Google has just revealed the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL mid-range phones, bringing its flagship Pixel 3 experience to a more affordable line-up of smartphones. The core experience is mostly identical and both phones feature a similar aesthetic to their flagship siblings, even if the actual build quality and devices themselves use different materials.

Both phones have the same awesome camera found on the Pixel 3, but some of the internal specs have been downgraded in order to achieve the lower mid-range price tag. Here's a closer look at all the specs inside the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

Category Google Pixel 3a Google Pixel 3a XL
Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Display 5.6-inch
2220 x 1080
OLED
18.5:9
6.0-inch
2160 x 1080
OLED
18:9
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
2.0GHz + 1.7GHz
Octa-core
64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
2.0GHz + 1.7GHz
Octa-core
64-bit
RAM 4GB
LPDDR4
4GB
LPDDR4
Storage 64GB 64GB
Rear Camera 12.2MP
Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363
Optical + electronic image stabilization
f/1.8 aperture
76° field of view
1.4μm pixel width
12.2MP
Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363
Optical + electronic image stabilization
f/1.8 aperture
76° field of view
1.4μm pixel width
Front Camera 8MP
f/2.0 aperture
84° field of view
1.12μm pixel width
8MP
f/2.0 aperture
84° field of view
1.12μm pixel width
Security Rear fingerprint sensor Rear fingerprint sensor
Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
Google Cast
Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
Google Cast
Ports USB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
USB-C
3.5mm headphone jack
Audio Stereo speakers
AptX
AptX HD
Stereo speakers
AptX
AptX HD
Battery 3,000 mAh
18w fast charging
3,700 mAh
18w fast charging
Dimensions 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2mm 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2mm
Weight 147g 167g
Colors Just Black
Clearly White
Purple-ish
Just Black
Clearly White
Purple-ish
Security Updates Minimum 3 years of security updates Minimum 3 years of security updates
OS Updates Minimum 3 years of OS updates Minimum 3 years of OS updates

Budget flagship

Google Pixel 3a

Google's first mid-range Pixel is a very worthy contender.

If you've been wanting to get your hands on the Pixel 3's amazing camera, but the $800 starting price is out of your budget, look no further than the Pixel 3a. It has everything that made the Pixel 3 one of the best phones of last year, at a significantly more affordable price tag.