The Pixel 3a XL may not have the latest hardware, but a great camera and clean software give it an unassailable edge.
Although Google pioneered computational photography, it hasn’t quite managed to mount an effective challenge to Samsung after four generations of Pixels. Middling hardware issues combined with unrealistic pricing held Google’s hardware ambitions back, and last year the company took a bold bet on the mid-range category with the Pixel 3a.
They’re the best mid-rangers on the market, and incredibly cheap with this deal
If you’re looking for a great phone that won’t break the bank, why not consider the one we awarded phone of the year for 2019? The Pixel 3a and 3a XL pack everything you need, and they’re currently down to $299 and $379, respectively, which is $100 less than their usual price.
At its full price of just $399, the Google Pixel 3a is the single best-selling unlocked smartphone on Amazon’s entire site. Honestly, we would be shocked if that wasn’t the case. The Pixel 3a is an absolutely incredible value at that price, and there’s really nothing else out there that can touch it. But guess what: you won’t even have to pay $399 if you head over to Amazon right now. The nation’s top online retailer just slashed $100 off the price of the Pixel 3a, cutting it to the unmissable price of just $299. The larger Google Pixel 3a XL is $100 off as well, so you can pick one up for $379.99 if you hurry!
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Best answer: Most people will be best off with the Pixel 3a XL, purely based on its larger screen and longer battery life. The standard Pixel 3a is compelling as a compact phone, but it may feel cramped for many people and its battery life is questionable — you can get so much more for about $100 extra in the Pixel 3a XL.
Our pick: Google Pixel 3a XL ($480 at Amazon)