If you like stock Android and bargains, you'll love this new Google Pixel 3a XL deal

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If you like stock Android and bargains, you'll love this new Google Pixel 3a XL deal
Originally priced at $479, the 2019-released Pixel 3a XL unsurprisingly had to go away (alongside its little brother) last summer as Google was preparing to unveil the arguably prettier and objectively faster $349 Pixel 4a

Because it's so incredibly cheap, however, the search giant's latest 4G LTE-only mid-ranger is almost never discounted without a lengthy carrier commitment, trade-in, or various other strings attached, which might make stock Android-loving bargain hunters think twice before disregarding the 6-inch 3a XL.

After all, that thing may no longer be sold directly by its manufacturer, but a number of major third-party retailers still have the Pixel 3a XL in stock, occasionally charging much less than its regular price back in the day. Case in point, B&H Photo Video is currently running an essentially irresistible sale on a Sprint/T-Mobile-locked version of the Snapdragon 670 mid-ranger in a single black hue.

If you hurry, you can get the handset at $239 with a limited 1-year warranty included, which undercuts not just the superior Pixel 4a but also many of Motorola and Samsung's popular mid-end models commercially released stateside over the last 12 months or so.

While nowhere near as speedy as its Snapdragon 730-powered sequel, the Google Pixel 3a XL has an objectively better single rear-facing camera than the vast majority of those modern dual, triple, and quad shooter-rocking devices available at under 300 bucks right now.

That relatively large OLED screen is obviously no pushover either, despite its love-them-or-hate-them bezels, while the 3,700mAh battery under the phone's plastic hood is almost uncharacteristically hefty for a Google-made handset. Bottom line, this bad boy has quite a lot going for it at 240 bucks, culminating with its silky smooth Android 11 software and early Android 12 update guarantee.

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Pixel 3a XL

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.0
  • Display 6.0 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3700 mAh
  • OS Android 11

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