Google Pixel 2 vs Google Pixel 3a XL

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.92 %
76.19 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.2 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Blue, White
Black, Purple, White

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 615

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 15, 2017
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: NM8G011A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.79 W/kg
1.33 W/kg

Body

0.11 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.47 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.12 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 749
$ 479
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