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Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3a XL

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Upgrading from a Google Pixel 2 to a Pixel 3a XL means you will be getting a larger display, bigger battery, and a new polycarbonate unibody design. The Pixel 2 had a Cinematic 5.0-inch display and the Pixel 3a XL has a 6.0-inch Fullscreen display. The battery goes from 2700 mAh in the Pixel 2 to a 3700 mAh in the Pixel 3a XL. The camera hardware is similar between both models, however, the Pixel 3a XL did arrive with some extra camera features such as Top Shot, Motion Auto Focus, and Super Res Zoom. Otherwise, the Pixel 3a XL has 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor.

Price Comparison

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3a XL Pricing

Pixel 2 prices start at $82, which is cheaper than the Pixel 3a XL low price of $117.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 2 Pixel 3a XL
Width 70 mm 2.7 inches 76 mm 3.0 inches
Height 146 mm 5.7 inches 160 mm 6.3 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 143 g 5.0 ounces 167 g 5.9 ounces


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


Display Pixel 2 Pixel 3a XL
Resolution 1080x1920 1080x2160
Screen Size 127 mm 5.0 in 152 mm 6.0 in
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi 402 ppi


Battery Pixel 2 Pixel 3a XL
Capacity 2700 mAh 3700 mAh


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

Color Choices

Pixel 2

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Blue

Which Pixel 2 color should you buy?

Pixel 3a XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Purple

Which color Pixel 3a XL is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3a XL Colors

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

Storage Options

Pixel 2

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 2 storage should I buy?

Pixel 3a XL

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 64GB

Which storage Pixel 3a XL is the most popular?

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3a XL Storage

Both the Pixel 2 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.


Pixel 2

No reviews at this time

Pixel 3a XL

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 3a XL Reviews

Users rate the Pixel 3a XL at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for Pixel 2 are not currently available.

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