Adaptive Battery, Night Side mode, App Timers: 10 things you need to know about Pixel 3a

Google’s, one of the most-anticipated devices of the year, has finally been launched. The device has been unveiled at2019. The new device, priced at Rs 39,999, is the 7th addition in Google’s Pixel series – the one that took over from the tech giant’s Nexus range of devices. While some specifications of the new Pixel device leaked hours before its launch, here’s a compilation of 10 things you need to know about the Pixel 3a.

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1. Brilliant screen and beautiful design

The 3a’s design is strongly inspired by Pixel’s iconic language. It features the two-tone design and an ergonomic unibody, something all Pixel users are already familiar with. It comes in two colours, Clearly White and Just Black which goes with the colourful power button on the device. It also includes features the Pixel Imprint which allows users to unlock the phone easily. The smartphone comes in two sizes and sports an OLED display facilitating immersive video streaming.

2. An extraordinary camera, for all your moments
The Pixel range of phones have been hailed for their camera quality; the 3a lives up to the name. It features a Night Side mode which puts an end to the need for using flash mode. It takes good pictures even in the dark. The portrait mode allows users to click selfies and these can further be improved with depth editing. The device hasbuilt in, so users can save all pictures and videos in good quality without the need to worry about storage limitations.

3. Charges fast and lasts all day
The Pixel 3a has a battery that lasts for 7 hours on a 15-minute charge. The Adaptive Battery allows the phone to last for as long as 30 hours on a full charge. The smartphone, on the basis of use, learns your favourite apps and prioritises power use for the devices accordingly.

Google Unveils Pixel 3a at 2019 I/O: Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Device


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What’s New?

Pixel 3a was unveiled at the 2019 Google I/O event today. The Pixel 3a came with major upgrades from its predecessor. The new smartphone sports a better camera, a smarter Google Assistant and also has Digital well-being features.

Here’s a sneak peak into the specifications of Google’s Pixel 3a.


– Display: 5.6′ (142.2mm) display, FHD+ (2220 x 1080) gOLED at 441 ppi, 18.5:9, Dragon Trail, Always-on Display, Now Playing

– Size & Weight: 6.0 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches, 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm, 147g

– Battery: 3000mAh, Up to 7 hours of go with 15 minutes of charge, LTE Standby: Up to 13 days, Video Playback: Up to 12hrs

– Design: Polycarbonate unibody

– Memory: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM

– Display Characteristics: 100,000:1 super contrast ratio, True black level, Full 24-bit depth or 16 million colors

– Storage: 64GB

– Processors: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670, 2.0GHz + 1.7GHz, 64Bit Octa-Core, Adreno 615, Titan M Security Module

– Rear camera: 12.2MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363, Autofocus with dual pixel phase detection, Optical + electronic image stabilization, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 76° field of view, 1/2.55′ Sensor Size, 1.4µm pixel width

– Front camera: 8MP, 1.12µm pixel width, f/2.0 aperture, Fixed focus, 84° field of view

– Camera features: Night Sight, Top Shot (Off by Default), Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus (Off by Default), Super Res Zoom, HDR+

– Video: Rear Camera: 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps, 4K @ 30fps,
Front Camera: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 30fps, 480p @ 30fps

– Sensors: Active Edge™, Proximity / Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer / Gyrometer, Magnetometer, Pixel Imprint™ – back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking, Barometer, Android Sensor Hub, Haptics

– Charging: USB-C™ 18W adapter with USB-PD 2.0, 18w fast charging

– Ports & slots: USB-C™ USB 2.0, Single Nano SIM, 3.5mm audio jack

– Media: Stereo speakers (1 front firing, 1 bottom firing), 2 microphones, Noise suppression

– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX HD), NFC, Google Cast

– Location: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

– Network: 3xCA, DL 4×2/2×2 MIMO, 60 MHz*, CAT 11 Up To 600Mbps download, CAT 5 75Mbps upload, [Verizon] Models G020A / G020E, GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8, CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10, LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66

4. Do more with the.
Google’s smart assistant is the easiest way to get things done on the go. With just your voice, you can get reminders, send texts and also get directions. For quicker access to the Assistant, all you need to do is squeeze the phone.

5. More doing, less worrying
An important feature of Pixel phones is that it takes Operating System updates for three years and keeps the device safe from threat. The Pixel 3a comes with a custom-built Titan M chip which keeps sensitive data safe. The device has been designed by Google, inside and out. Therefore, users get Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps andbuilt in. It also gives access to new features and updates first.

New Pixel 3a & 3a XL Drop Features, Price For New Audiences

New Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL spell good news for those who thought Pixel phones were too expensive. Some features are dropped but core Pixel experience is intact. The devices have same unibody design and dimensions as Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Tune in as Hitesh Raj Bhagat brings you all the details about Pixel 3a and 3a XL in this unboxing and first impressions video.

6. Built for tomorrow with helpful AR
The new Pixel device allows users to explore more with. It lets users look up clothing, home décor options, food reviews, menus and translate text in real time. The device lets users bring pictures and videos to life with interactive Playmoji, animated stickers and captions in Playground.

7. Premium audio your way
The new device lets users listen to their favourite tracks and podcasts on own terms. It lets users blast music on stereo speakers and use the ultra clear USB-C digital audio or by plugging in headphones into a 3.5 mm audio jack.

8. Friends of Pixel
Users can also adorn the new Pixel device with Google’s accessories like premium fabric cases in complementary colours. For the audiophile, the device offers good quality sound and quick access to Google Assistant with the Pixel USB-C digital earbuds.

9. Ready when you want to disconnect
Pixel 3a sports Digital Wellbeing features which allow users to focus on important things. Users can silence notifications by flippig the phone facedown. It lets users keep a track of screen time and set limits with Digital Wellbeing Dashboard and App Timers. The Wind Down mode, which turns display to grayscale at night, prevents distractions while trying to sleep.

10. Switch to a Pixel and keep everything you love
The new Pixel phone sports a Quick Switch adaptor which facilitates faster transfer of photos, music and media. It also offers 24/7 support from Google6 with just a tap. Users can also share screen for more assistance.