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Virgin Media
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 2GB
  • Minutes 1500
£9
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
Vodafone
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
EE
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.25GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£419.00
upfront cost
EE
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB White
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.25GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£419.00
upfront cost
Vodafone
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
Vodafone
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
Vodafone
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£11
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
Virgin Media
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB White
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 4GB
  • Minutes 2500
£12
per month
£449.00
upfront cost
O2
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£434.00
upfront cost
O2
Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 3a XL 64GB Black
  • Term 12 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 500
£12
per month
£434.00
upfront cost

About Pixel 3a XL - Review, Specs + more

The Pixel 3a XL is Google's affordable mid-range smartphone with extra-large OLED display, if you're looking for the same phone but in a smaller guise then consider the Pixel 3a.

Contents

  1. Google Pixel 3a XL - quick facts:
  2. Larger screen, fully OLED
  3. Highly specced, brilliant design
  4. Pixel 3a XL - Camera review
  5. Our verdict on the Pixel 3a XL
  6. Google Pixel 3a XL price in UK

The powerful main camera of the Pixel 3a XL is best suited for shooting great photos, and while it's packing a serious punch in the specs department, it does have a few shortcomings as you would expect at this reduced price. Let's delve in and take a closer look at this ever-popular smartphone from Google:

Google Pixel 3a XL - quick facts:

  • Brilliant Full HD Plus display
  • Main camera with night vision function and portrait mode
  • Sturdy 3700 mAh battery
  • Larger screen that its little brother, the Pixel 3a

The cheap Google Pixel 3a XL differs from the smaller counterpart called the Pixel 3a primarily through the display. While the smaller model features a 5.6-inch screen in a slightly longer 18.5: 9 format, the XL version gives you a lush 6-inch display. It also boasts Full HD Plus quality on its screen with a resolution  total of 2160 × 1080 pixels.

Larger screen, fully OLED

To accommodate that larger screen, the case (again with plastic back) is slightly larger and heavier. With dimensions of 16 × 7.6 × 0.8 cm, it is about 1 cm longer and 6 mm wider than its compact counterpart. Also, rather obviously, the battery has a higher capacity due to the larger energy requirements from that screen -  coming in at a total of 3700 mAh. Ultimately these changes make themselves felt; the higher weight of 167g instead of 147g doesn't sound like much , but it is noticeable when you compare them side-by-side.

Otherwise, the bigger XL model offers you the same mid-range ingredients as the Pixel 3a. These include a fast Snapdragon 760 processor, and the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of internal memory. As this is Google we're talking about, expect Android One shortly to be added to your downloads list... we're told it will be fully supported by default.

Highly specced, brilliant design

You’ll find the same Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor here as on the Pixel 3/XL, and the same single camera module. The Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor continuously improves detection rate and security with repeated use. The Pixel 3a XL also includes the Titan M security module from the flagship Pixel phones. Titan M brings added security to all Pixel phones and is responsible for storing all biometric and lock code data.

On to the design, and how elegant this thing actually looks... It's a real product of human endeavour: Be it the pastel orange on the button, or the soft transition between matte and glossy elements at the back of the phone, there’s a soft, human approach to design here.

Do note that within a week of use, the white polycarbonate has already picked up a few scuffs and stains. It’ll be very hard to keep this phone looking pristine. I suspect the black variant might fare better.

Pixel 3a XL - Camera review

What makes the mid-range smartphone particularly attractive - particularly for mobile photography fans-  is the main camera. With a resolution of 12.2 megapixels and an image angle of 76°, expect high-quality photos. Indeed, according to this review they saw some pretty impressive image results. On to the 8 megapixel front camera, however, here the manufacturer waived the dual function with 2 different focal lengths.

The fully fledged Pixel 3 XL might be a better bet if you've got a larger budget and want to stay loyal to Google. Ultimately the 3a is a slimmed down version of that model after all, and that is reflected in the price.

Our verdict on the Pixel 3a XL

If you’re after an affordable alternative to the increasingly expensive top-end devices out there, yes is the answer. This isn’t a cheap phone, but it offers a lot for the money, and can compete with impressive mid-range handsets like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

So to summarise, buy this if you want a top camera phone, but don’t want to spend thousands of pounds on something that may just get lost or stolen. If however you want blistering performance or a stunning-looking display this won’t be able to offer that - if so, then consider something like the Huawei P30 Pro.

Google Pixel 3a XL price in UK

At launch the Pixel 3a XL costs £499 in the UK however this has significantly fallen since then. You can also get a Pixel 3a XL on pay monthly contract with all the major UK networks, from as little as £11 a month. Compare Pixel deals above with oneCompare.

Google Pixel 3a XL: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 167 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 3700
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Back Camera: 12.2 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

Pixel 3a XL Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 589 Google Pixel 3a XL contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the EE network
  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the Vodafone network
  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the iD network
  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the O2 network
  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the Virgin network
  • Google Pixel 3a XL deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Pixel 3a XL: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Pixel 3a XL currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Google Pixel 3a XL available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Pixel 3a XL deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Pixel 3a XL?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Google Pixel 3a XL, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Google Pixel 3a XL ee contract or a Google Pixel 3a XL Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Google Pixel 3a XL contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 589 Google Pixel 3a XL deals, covering 2 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Google Pixel 3a XL handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 589 Google Pixel 3a XL deals, our cheapest Google Pixel 3a XL deal over the entire life of the contract is £455.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Google Pixel 3a XL SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Google Pixel 3a XL handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Google Pixel 3a XL Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Google Pixel 3a XL phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Google will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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