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.
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.
- eBay: From $849 (international version).
- Google Store: From $649.
- Officeworks: From $649.
- Harvey Norman: From $649
- JB Hi-Fi: From $649.
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
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, 2220×1080 resolution (Pixel 3a); 15cm, 2160×1080 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.