Google Pixel 3a vs Google Pixel 4 XL vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.6 inches
6.3 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI
3040 x 1440 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 534 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED
LCD

Screen-to-body:

73.93 %
82.21 %
85.80 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 615
Adreno 640
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB (eMMC), not expandable
64GB, not expandable
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
3700 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

16 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 45 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front:

8 MP
8 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF))
8 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)
6.31 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.19 oz (147.0 g)
6.81 oz (193.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Purple, White
Just black, Clearly white, Oh so orange
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
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
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 25, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A4RG020G
A4RG020J
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.15 W/kg
1.35 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.13 W/kg
1.18 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.19 W/kg
1.00 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Phablet:

3.57 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399
$ 899
€ 179

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

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
18W USB-C power adapter, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

May 07, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Nov 24, 2020
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