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73points

Google Pixel 2 XL

71points

Google Pixel 3a XL

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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3a XL
73
points
Google Pixel 2 XL
71
points
Google Pixel 3a XL

Why is Google Pixel 2 XL better than Google Pixel 3a XL?

  • 22.54% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2 & 6 x 1.7GHz
  • 33.83% higher pixel density
    538ppivs402ppi
  • 1.78x higher resolution
    1440 x 2880pxvs1080 x 2160px
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • 64GB more internal storage
    128GBvs64GB
  • 1.71x faster downloads
    1024MBits/svs600MBits/s
  • Weather-sealed
    ?
  • 0.3mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.2mm

Why is Google Pixel 3a XL better than Google Pixel 2 XL?

  • 5.11% more battery power
    3700mAhvs3520mAh
  • 8g lighter
    167gvs175g
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • 0.6mm narrower
    76.1mmvs76.7mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 178MHz higher ram speed
    ?

    1866MHzvs1688MHz
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs4
  • Shoots raw
    ?

Price comparison

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Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

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2.Weather-sealed
?

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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3.thickness
?

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

7.9mm

8.2mm

4.weight
?

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

175g

167g

5.width
?

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

76.7mm

76.1mm

6.height
?

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

157.9mm

160.1mm

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

1440 x 2880px

1080 x 2160px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

538ppi

402ppi

3.has branded damage-resistant glass
?

Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

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4.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

6"

6"

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

Realme 3i

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6.has an IPS screen
?

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

For example

Realme 3i

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Performance

1.RAM speed
?

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Huawei Nova 5

4266MHz

1688MHz

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

2.Has integrated LTE
?

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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3.RAM
?

Best

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

12GB

4GB

4GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

8 x 2.6GHz

4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz

2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

5.Has integrated graphics
?

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

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6.CPU threads
?

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Motorola Moto G6 Plus (64GB / 4GB RAM)

8

4

8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

12.2MP

12.2MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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3.megapixels (front camera)
?

Best

Xiaomi Mi CC9e (64GB / 6GB RAM)

32MP

8MP

8MP

4.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

5.widest aperture
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.2 & 1.2f

f/1.8

f/1.8

6.pixel size
?

The pixel size measures the length of the individual photodetectors (pixels) in the image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more light, providing better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Best

Vivo Y95

2.2 & 2.4µm

1.4µm

1.4µm

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

2

2

4.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

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5.Has dedicated media keys
?

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

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Battery

1.battery power
?

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

3520mAh

3700mAh

2.Supports fast charging
?

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

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3.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Doogee S70 Lite

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4.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Realme 2 (32GB / 3GB RAM)

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5.Has an ultra power save mode
?

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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6.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Google Pixel 3a XL
2.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Google Pixel 3a XL
3.Supports Java
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Google Pixel 3a XL
4.Has offline voice recognition
?

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

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5.Is free and open source
?

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

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6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
?

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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