Google hit a grand slam with its mid-range Pixel 3a
and Pixel 3a XL
. After all, for $399 and $479 respectively, one can buy one of the best (if not the best) cameras found on a smartphone. A lot of that has to do with Google's image processing, which gets amazing results from a single rear-facing 12.2MP camera. Now, Best Buy has a deal on the Pixel 3a
that takes the price down to $299, a 25% price cut. Besides the $100 discount, those buying the phone will also get a free Google Home Mini smart speaker (a $49 value).
Here's the important thing to remember; the deal is only valid if the phone is activated on Sprint. The discount is upfront, which means no monthly bill credits here, folks. And the Pixel 3a XL also is $100 off at $379 (a 21% discount) with the same caveat; the phone must be activated on Sprint. Now we do need to point out that the carrier does charge a $30 activation fee, which will cut into your discount a little, but this is still a great deal for new and existing Sprint customers.
3a features a 5.6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 670 chipset powers the phone, which features 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 9 Pie is pre-installed. The Pixel 3a XL
has a larger 6-inch display with a 1080 x 2160 resolution for an 18:9 aspect ratio. The only other difference is the larger 3700mAh battery found inside the device. As for the colors available, both models can be purchased in your favorite color as long as your favorite color is Just Black.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both have a plastic build and no IP rating. But they do come with stock Android and get first crack at software updates just like any other Pixel model. In fact, the pair will receive Android Q, R, and S, and don't forget that users get free unlimited storage of photos in high quality.
Save $100 on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 XL at Best Buy