Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3a XL

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Those upgrading from a Google Pixel 2 XL to a Pixel 3a XL will see some similarities between both devices. But with the 3a (and 3a XL) serving as the more affordable option in the Pixel 3 family, the price is the real draw, and upgrading to a Pixel 3a XL means saving money. And nicely, it means saving money and keeping a high-quality experience when it comes to the camera. Similar to the Pixel 2 XL, the Pixel 3a XL features a 12.2MP dual-pixel camera on the rear, with an 8MP camera on the front. The Pixel 3a XL also features Night Sight, Top Shot, HDR+, Portrait Mode, and more.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3a XL Pricing

Pixel 2 XL prices start at $63, which is cheaper than the Pixel 3a XL low price of $66.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3a XL
Width 77 mm 3.0 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 160 mm 6.3 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 175 g 6.2 ounces 167 g 5.9 ounces

Camera

Camera Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3a XL
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024

Screen

Display Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3a XL
Resolution 1440x2880 1080x2160
Screen Size 152 mm 6.0 in 152 mm 6.0 in
Pixels Per Inch 537 ppi 402 ppi

Battery

Battery Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3a XL
Capacity 3450 mAh 3700 mAh
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor Pixel 2 XL Pixel 3a XL
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Color Choices

Pixel 2 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Black & White
  • Blue

Which Pixel 2 XL color should you buy?

Pixel 3a XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • Purple
  • White

Which color Pixel 3a XL is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3a XL Colors

The Pixel 2 XL introduces two new colors not found in the Pixel 3a XL color palette: White and Purple. Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3a XL share one color: Black. However, the Pixel 2 XL does away with Black & White and Blue, previously seen on the Pixel 3a XL.

Storage Options

Pixel 2 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 3a XL

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 64GB

Which storage Pixel 3a XL is the most popular?

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3a XL Storage

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3a XL share one storage option: 64GB. However, the Pixel 3a XL does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the Pixel 2 XL.

Reviews

Pixel 2 XL

57 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 3a XL

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 3a XL Reviews

Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3a XL earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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