Google Pixel 3a vs Motorola Moto G Play vs Google Pixel 3

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.6 inches
6.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution:

2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 442 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
P-OLED

Screen-to-body:

73.93 %
80.61 %
77.36 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SM4250-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 240, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 615
Adreno 610
Adreno 630

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
3GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB (eMMC), not expandable
32GB (eMMC 5.1)
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
2915 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 10.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP
5 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
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)
6.56 x 2.99 x 0.37 inches (166.59 x 75.99 x 9.36 mm)
5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.19 oz (147.0 g)
7.20 oz (204.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Splash
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
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
Misty blue
Black, Pink, White

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), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

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 5(850), 2(1900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging
Charging, Headphones port, 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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 25, 2019
Mar 28, 2021
Aug 31, 2018

FCC ID value:

A4RG020G
IHDT56ZD4
A4RG013A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.15 W/kg
0.65 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Body:

1.13 W/kg
1.43 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

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

Wireless Router:

1.19 W/kg
1.43 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399
$ 170
$ 799

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
Charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool
Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

May 07, 2019
Jan 08, 2021
Oct 09, 2018

Expected Announcement:

Oct 09, 2018
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