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Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4a 5G


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Choosing to upgrade from a Pixel 3 to a Pixel 4a 5G means getting several quality improvements. As a starting point, the Pixel 4a 5G has support for 5G networks. You’ll also be getting a better-looking phone due to the slimmer bezels. Google also uses an 8MP (f/2.0) hole-punch style camera on the front. The Pixel 4a 5G has a 6.2-inch (2340 x 1080) always-on display with HDR support, and Gorilla Glass 3. The phone measures in at 6.1 (H) by 2.9 (W). In comparison, the Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch display with measurements of 5.7 (H) by 2.7 (W). The Pixel 4a 5G also has a soft touch polycarbonate unibody design. Hardware features of the Pixel 4a 5G include a Snapdragon 765G processor along with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage space, and a 3,885 mAh battery with fast charging. The rear-camera setup includes 12.2MP dual-pixel and 16MP ultrawide cameras with features such as Night Sight, Live HDR+, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, and Motion Auto Focus.

Price Comparison

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4a 5G Pricing

Pixel 3 prices start at $89, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4a 5G low price of $99.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 3 Pixel 4a 5G
Width 68 mm 2.7 inches 74 mm 2.9 inches
Height 146 mm 5.7 inches 154 mm 6.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 148 g 5.2 ounces 168 g 5.9 ounces


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


Display Pixel 3 Pixel 4a 5G
Resolution 1080x2160 1080x2340
Screen Size 139 mm 5.5 in 158 mm 6.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 439 ppi 416 ppi


Battery Pixel 3 Pixel 4a 5G
Capacity 2915 mAh 3885 mAh


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

Color Choices

Pixel 3

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Pink

Which Pixel 3 color should you buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Available in 2 colors:

  • Black
  • White

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

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4a 5G Colors

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

Storage Options

Pixel 3

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which Pixel 3 storage should I buy?

Pixel 4a 5G

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 128GB

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

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4a 5G Storage

Both the Pixel 3 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.


Pixel 3

81 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 4a 5G

33 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 3 vs Pixel 4a 5G Reviews

Users rate the Pixel 3 with 4.8 stars, compared to the Pixel 4a 5G with 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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