The Cheapest Google Pixel 3a Deals In Australia

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In the past, Pixel phones weren’t always the easiest to procure, especially at launch due to limited retailer support and notoriously short pre-order supplies. The newly announced Pixel 3a and 3a XL are expected to be more widely available - but only if you're buying it outright. Below is an overview of the newest additions to the Pixel smartphone line, and all the places you can buy them.

Buying a Pixel 3a and 3a XL on a plan

If you want to buy the Pixel 3a or 3a XL on a plan you're currently limited to Vodafone which is running the handset exclusively in Australia. Here are the available plans.

12 Month

24 Month

Buying a Pixel 3a or 3a XL unlocked

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are available to buy now directly through Google. You can also snap the phone up from a handful of Australian retailers including JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks and eBay. Prices are identical at this stage, so choose the merchant you trust the most below.

All 3a and 3a XL purchases include 3 months of free YouTube Music premium regardless of where you bought it or what network it’s on — though you can’t be a current subscriber to either YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium in order to qualify for the extra perk.

Pixel 3a and 3a XL specs and pricing

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are leaner, more affordable versions of the premium Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones that launched last year. Both the 3a and 3a XL come with similar specs, including:

  • Memory: 4GB RAM

  • Internal storage: 64 GB

  • Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 670

  • OS: Google-based Android OS

  • Back camera: 2.2-megapixel, f/1.8 lense

  • Front camera: 8-megapixel

  • Integrated headphone jack

  • Battery: 3,000mAh (Pixel 3a); 3,700mAh (Pixel 3a XL)

  • Screen size: 15cm, 2220x1080 resolution (Pixel 3a); 15cm, 2160x1080 resolution (Pixel 3a XL)

  • Price: Pixel 3a: $649; Pixel 3a XL: $799

While the 3a versions aren’t as capable as the premium Pixel 3 handsets — due to slower processors, no waterproofing, and no wireless charging feature — they do share one important aspect: Their cameras. These are some of the best smartphone cameras available, with current features like Night Sight, Portrait Mode, and Top Shot. They’ll both be receiving the upcoming Time Lapse mode, as well.


Comments

    Got it from JBHIFI. Dude gave us a free google home mini. Looked are receipt later, phone was $604, mini was $45. Also got a 'G' Google pin and white balloons with google colour confetti in them (unblown up).

    We've already got 2 minis and thinking of returning the other as we don't really have a use for it.

    So if you are getting one from JB, ask about a free mini and you might get lucky.

    Those minimum costs on the plans don't seem to add up. For example, on the cheapest plan 12 months x $89.08pm is $1068.96. However, the minimum is much less.

    It seems to be calculated by paying one month, cancelling the plan and then paying back the balance of the handset cost.

    Whilst it is technically the minimum, it's not the plan cost over its life. I'd be much more comfortable if you showed both costs.

      Yeah it’s a bit deceiving listing them that way, considering the accepted way minimums for phone plans work.

      It's cheaper for a pixel 3 than a 3a on plan....

    I'm sorry, but this is still pretty damn expensive... The (much cheaper when they were released) 2012 Nexus 4 and 2013 Nexus 5 were more than capable devices, and as some custom ROM creators have demonstrated, both of those devices are STILL capable of running up to date Oreo and Pie ROMs.

    If Google just remade the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 (with a slight bump in specs so that they can run Android Pie, Q, R etc adequately), they could market these as budget Pixel devices. I reckon they would absolutely CLEAN UP. Offer 3 tiers, budget ($400 or less), mid-range ($600-$800) and premium ($1000+), and there is something for everyone.

    There is a whole market they are basically giving to companies like Nokia and Motorola by refusing to offer devices for less than $600.

      Agree jdt1986 AU $400 tops more like, is better. Ok camera is good but that's about all, are we paying for name?

    On plan the original 3 is cheaper in most cases even at Vodafone who being made exclusive agents for purchasing the 3a that way. Compare the 100gb plans, it's the same price at Vodafone for the 3 and 3a, Optus has it $10 cheaper per month for a 3 + better provider + better perks. Google really messed up relying on Vodafone, you think they would have learnt exclusive networks throttles sales like how Telstra was exc for the pixel 2.

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