83points

Google Pixel 3 XL

73points

Google Pixel 3a XL

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Google Pixel 3 XL vs Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a XL
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Google Pixel 3 XL
73
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Google Pixel 3a XL

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

  • 28.73% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs2 x 2 & 6 x 1.7GHz
  • 30.1% higher pixel density
    523ppivs402ppi
  • 5% bigger screen size
    ?

    6.3"vs6"
  • 1.83x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs1080 x 2160px
  • 2x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MP & 8MPvs8MP
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
    ?
  • 64GB more internal storage
    128GBvs64GB
  • 2x faster downloads
    1200MBits/svs600MBits/s

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

  • 7.87% more battery power
    3700mAhvs3430mAh
  • 17g lighter
    167gvs184g
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • 0.6mm narrower
    76.1mmvs76.7mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs4
  • Shoots raw
    ?
  • Has timelapse function
    ?

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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Google Pixel 3a XL
3.thinner
?

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

7.9mm

8.2mm

4.lighter
?

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

184g

167g

5.shorter
?

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

158mm

160.1mm

6.narrower
?

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

76.7mm

76.1mm

Display

1. higher resolution
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

1440 x 2960px

1080 x 2160px

2. higher pixel density
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

523ppi

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. bigger screen size
?

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

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

6.3"

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

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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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 normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

For example

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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Performance

1.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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2. higher ram speed
?

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

Best

Vernee X (64GB / 4GB RAM)

3200MHz

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

3.Has integrated graphics
?

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

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4. more CPU threads
?

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

5.Has out-of-order execution
?

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

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6. more memory bandwidth
?

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Asus Zenfone 6 (2019) 128GB / 6GB RAM

31.79GB/s

29.9GB/s (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

13.91GB/s (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

Cameras

1. more megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

12.2MP

12.2MP

2. more megapixels (front camera)
?

Best

Honor 20

32MP

8MP & 8MP

8MP

3.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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4. better video recording quality (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

Honor 20 Pro

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

5. wider aperture at minimum focal length
?

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. larger 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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Google Pixel 3a XL
3. more microphone(s)
?

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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Google Pixel 3a XL
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. more battery power
?

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

3430mAh

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.

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Google Pixel 3a XL
4.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Punkt. MP02

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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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Google Pixel 3a XL

Features

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

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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