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Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 4


Swappasaurus says...

Google introduced the “a” model (3a and 3a XL) as the more affordable option in the Pixel lineup, so those choosing to upgrade from a Pixel 3a XL to a Pixel 4 will experience a rather nice performance boost. You would be going from a Snapdragon 670 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, to a Snapdragon 855 processor, with 6GB of RAM and options for 64GB or 128GB of storage. The front-facing camera goes from a standard 8MP camera to an 8MP wide-angle, and the rear camera adds a new 16MP telephoto alongside the existing 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera.

Price Comparison

Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 4 Pricing

The Pixel 3a XL fetches a higher starting price at $117 compared to the Pixel 4, which starts at $77.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 3a XL Pixel 4
Width 76 mm 3.0 inches 75 mm 3.0 inches
Height 160 mm 6.3 inches 160 mm 6.3 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 167 g 5.9 ounces 193 g 6.8 ounces


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


Display Pixel 3a XL Pixel 4
Resolution 1080x2160 1440x3040
Screen Size 152 mm 6.0 in 160 mm 6.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 402 ppi 534 ppi


Battery Pixel 3a XL Pixel 4
Capacity 3700 mAh 3700 mAh
Longevity hours 32 hours


Processor Pixel 3a XL Pixel 4
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150 (Hana)

Color Choices

Pixel 3a XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Purple

Which Pixel 3a XL color should you buy?

Pixel 4

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Orange

Which color Pixel 4 is the most popular?

Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 4 Colors

The Pixel 3a XL introduces one new color not found in the Pixel 4 color palette: Orange. Both the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 4 share two colors: Black and White. However, the Pixel 3a XL does away with Purple, previously seen on the Pixel 4.

Storage Options

Pixel 3a XL

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 64GB

Which Pixel 3a XL storage should I buy?

Pixel 4

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 4 is the most popular?

Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 4 Storage

The Pixel 4 introduces one new storage option not found on the Pixel 3a XL: 128GB. Both the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 4 share one storage option: 64GB.


Pixel 3a XL

48 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 4

56 reviews 4.8 stars

Pixel 3a XL vs Pixel 4 Reviews

The Pixel 3a XL scores higher with users earning 4.9 of 5.0 stars compared to the Pixel 4 with 4.8 stars.

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