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Pixel 3a vs Pixel 4 XL

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Those upgrading from a Google Pixel 3a to a Pixel 4 XL will see an overall performance boost, along with a bigger, and nicer display. The performance boost comes by way of the Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM. The Pixel 4 XL also has up to 128GB of internal storage, a 3700 mAh battery, is water-resistant and has a soft-touch glass back with Active Edge. This upgrade also means an improved camera experience, which comes courtesy of the newly added 16MP telephoto camera on the back. Remaining camera details include the Pixel 4 also having a 12.2MP dual-pixel on the back with an 8MP wide-angle on the front.

Price Comparison

Pixel 3a vs Pixel 4 XL Pricing

Pixel 3a prices start at $79, which is cheaper than the Pixel 4 XL low price of $128.

Specs Comparison



Size Pixel 3a Pixel 4 XL
Width 70 mm 2.8 inches 75 mm 3.0 inches
Height 151 mm 6.0 inches 160 mm 6.3 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 147 g 5.2 ounces 193 g 6.8 ounces


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


Display Pixel 3a Pixel 4 XL
Resolution 1080x2220 1440x3040
Screen Size 142 mm 5.6 in 160 mm 6.3 in
Pixels Per Inch 441 ppi 534 ppi


Battery Pixel 3a Pixel 4 XL
Capacity 3000 mAh 3700 mAh
Longevity hours 32 hours


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

Color Choices

Pixel 3a

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Purple

Which Pixel 3a color should you buy?

Pixel 4 XL

Available in 3 colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Orange

Which color Pixel 4 XL is the most popular?

Pixel 3a vs Pixel 4 XL Colors

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

Storage Options

Pixel 3a

Choose from 1 storage option:

  • 64GB

Which Pixel 3a storage should I buy?

Pixel 4 XL

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Which storage Pixel 4 XL is the most popular?

Pixel 3a vs Pixel 4 XL Storage

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


Pixel 3a

60 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 4 XL

131 reviews 4.9 stars

Pixel 3a vs Pixel 4 XL Reviews

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

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