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Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G

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Moving from the Pixel 3 XL to the Pixel 4a 5G will bring some similarities and some improvements. As a starting point, both phones are roughly the same size. The Pixel 4a 5G has a 6.2-inch display and sits 6.1 (H) by 2.9 (W). In comparison, the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch display and measurements of 6.2 (H) by 3.0 (W). The Pixel 4a 5G ditches the top-center notch in favor of slimmer bezels all around, which are made possible (in part) due to the hole-punch style camera on the front. The front camera is an 8MP with an f/2.0 aperture and 83-degree field of view, and the rear camera setup includes a 12.2MP (f/1.7) dual-pixel and 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera. The Pixel 4a 5G also picks up support for 5G networks. Remaining features of the Pixel 4a 5G include a Snapdragon 765G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3,885 mAh battery with fast charging, and a soft-touch polycarbonate unibody design.

Price Comparison

Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Pricing

Pixel 3 XL prices start at $108, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4a 5G low price of $119.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Width 77 mm 3.0 inches 74 mm 2.9 inches
Height 158 mm 6.2 inches 154 mm 6.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 184 g 6.5 ounces 168 g 5.9 ounces


Camera Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Primary 12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4032x3024 4032x3024


Display Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Resolution 1440x2960 1080x2340
Screen Size 160 mm 6.3 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 522 ppi 416 ppi


Battery Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4a 5G
Capacity 3430 mAh 3885 mAh


Processor Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4a 5G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (Napali) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G SM7250-AA (Nairo)

Color Choices

Pixel 3 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Pink

Which Pixel 3 XL color should you buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

Which color Pixel 4a 5G is the most popular?

Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Colors

Both the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4a 5G share two colors: Black and White. However, the Pixel 3 XL does away with Pink, previously seen on the Pixel 4a 5G.

Storage Options

Pixel 3 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 3 XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 4a 5G is the most popular?

Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Storage

Both the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4a 5G share one storage option: 128GB. However, the Pixel 4a 5G does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the Pixel 3 XL.


Pixel 3 XL

94 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 4a 5G

33 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 3 XL vs Pixel 4a 5G Reviews

Both the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4a 5G earn 4.9 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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