Google got a lot right with the Pixel 3a. It has wonderful cameras, dependable performance, respectable battery life, and clever software. Best of all, at $400, the Pixel 3a prices half the unique price of the flagship Pixel 3. And this components of compelling options at a comparatively lower price has confirmed profitable. Google stated Pixel sales for this quarter are double what they had been a year in the past.
Of course, that can’t all be attributed to the Pixel 3a, and Google hasn’t broken down what precisely pushed this growth. The pricier Pixel 3s have gone on sale a few occasions since their launch, which may have helped drive numbers up. But it’s almost a no-brainer: the corporate is selling more units, just by providing more options and at a lower price. It is not simply in regards to the affordability, though. The Pixel 3a doesn’t compromise too much for the reduced worth, which might have helped it shake off some of the stigmas that come with cheaper phones.
The 3a has a smaller, lower-res OLED screen and a slower processor than the 3, and is lacking water resistance and a second front camera. However, compare that to the iPhone XR, which is fatter and has a less-sharp LCD panel compared to the XS’ Retina OLED. The XR additionally loses the second rear camera from its flagship sibling. It isn’t an enormous step-down. However, the XR’s $750 price makes its tradeoffs harder to take.