Google has a catchy new slogan for its latest Pixel 3a-iPhone XS comparison ad

Google has a catchy new slogan for its latest Pixel 3a-iPhone XS comparison ad
We've seen Google compare Night Sight on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a to the "Phone X" which is actually the Apple iPhone XS. And three days ago, Google pointed out how the Pixel 3a offers its cool AR navigation for pedestrians on Google Maps while on the iPhone XS all you see are 2D lines and dots. But the big difference is in price; the 64GB iPhone XS will set you back $999 while the Google Pixel 3a is but $399.

When it became apparent that Google was going to release a mid-range Pixel line, many couldn't understand why it would do such a thing; now, it is apparent. By offering the same top photography experience found on Pixel handsets, cutting corners here and there, Google can offer a phone with a great camera, fast Android updates and solid features for a smidgen of the iPhone's price.

And now Google is taking advantage of the virtual personal assistant wars. Most neutral observers call Google Assistant the best of the digital helpers, followed by Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. So Google disseminated a tweet, spotted first by 9to5 Google, pointing out that while Phone X (again, the iPhone XS) has Google, the Pixel 3a is Google. And of course, we see the discrepancy in pricing at the bottom of the tweet.

What Google means is that the Pixel 3a has the Google Assistant built-in (and it can be summoned with a squeeze of the phone) while iPhone users have to install the Google Assistant app from the Apple App Store. Obviously, the iOS version of the app won't have all of the same functionality found on the Pixel 3a. And even many iPhone users recognize Siri's shortcomings.

While the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL don't have an IP rating or support wireless charging as the iPhone XS does, you do have less stress on your wallet. Ultimately, it might depend on which ecosystem you favor.

Phone X has Google; the Pixel 3a is Google

Phone X has Google; the Pixel 3a is Google

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13 Comments

1. Godlymansean

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Love it lol

2. Fred3

Posts: 389; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

If it was more screen to body and was named Nexus, they would have been selling like hot cakes.

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1133; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol, well played.

4. iloveapps

Posts: 521; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Every android phones desperately tried to take down iphone’s flagship. Sign of inferiority!

5. blingblingthing

Posts: 884; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

The spec sheet and real world comparisons have spoken. iPhones aren't a compelling purchase unless your not aware what the competition offer.

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Is just wrong to project your expectations on other people's choices.

10. oldskool50

Posts: 711; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

But you always do.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I don't tell people what they should need in a phone.

8. oldskool50

Posts: 711; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

You mean like how apple tried ot do with their Mac vs PC ads? That didn't go to well did it. Why does Android have to be desperate? Apple iOS is installed on 1.2Billion devices. Android is installed on 2.8B devices. Apple sold at the highest point in one year 220M smartphones running iOS. The largest selling of Android in their top year sold 430M phones. Android has a worldwide market-share of 74.85%, while iOS is 22.94%. Wait. So based on the numbers of fact, irregardless of profit, because Apple is no longer the most valuable company, who actually is desperate. Oh and let me ask this, if China decides to ban all exports from China to the US, or if they ban any an all products from US companies from shipping from China to ANYEHERE in the world; who is gonna be hurt most Apple or Google? Google doesn't make a lot of money selling phones, just like Microsoft doesn't make a lot of money selling computers with Windows. They make their money by making their offerings available to others, who make the money for them.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Even the pixel is hard to compare to the iPhone; Google must think people are on the last level of stupidity to compare the a models to the same iPhone...

9. oldskool50

Posts: 711; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

How is it hard?https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=9690&idPhone2=9320&idPhone3=9537 Here I just compared them. Which one is the better buy? Well it depends on the person. It doesn't depend on you. But we can gain some idea. if price is an issue, then the Pixel is the better buy. if price is not an issue, then what you get for the price could be. So for the higher price where the other 2 are double the cost, the S10e offers more for the same price point as the XR. The Pixel is like a regular hamburger from McDonald's to me. The XR is like a Quarter Pounder from McDonald's The S10e is like a hamburger from Fuddruckers where you can pile on all the toppings you want and have everythign exactly the way you want it for the same rpice as a Quarter Pounder. The only people who fond comparing phones are, are uneducated people. But even without education, any person can comparison shop if they want too. For someone who wants a nice device at a low cost, the Pixel is an option, when you consider other options like in the US, Huawei, Opps, Xiaomi and others are not readily available. So in the US, we have to choose from Google, Apple, Samsung, Motorola for the most part. And only Samsung offers a larger selection than all of them at any US carriers whether prepaid or postpaid. But someone may say, I don't wanna pay Samsung's or Apple's price, so what is the best device I can get on the cheap that carry's the world most popular operating system? The Pixel is simply the better buy. That's being objective and smart. Not being a biased fanboy. Only a bias fanboy wold say "Even the Pixel is hard to compare to an iPhone" Factually that is a complete an total lie. the only thing the pixel can't compare too the iPhone is sells. But only bias fanboys care about sells. Apple is the 3rd largest selling OEM. so if sells were really important to you, then you would choose from the other 2 big sellers because apple isn't the number one phone seller and they never have been and never will be. In fact they aren't even the top selling of a phone with a single brand name. "Galaxy" is the top selling singe branded handset, and has been for 10 years and counting.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 6616; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Comparing a 3a with a xr is like comparing a Big Mac with a White Label burger: the fact that you have more onions on the BM doesn't necessarily mean that all the meat was once a cow.

13. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Ok, I chuckled

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