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Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 3a: which one to choose (detailed comparison on specs, features, performance and price)

ByGB Blog Official 2019-07-20 3019

Xiaomi Mi A3, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Google Pixel 3a are three budget mid-range phones newly released this year. They have gained wide popularity thanks to their more excellent specs and performance in the same price range phones. But if we just talk about these 3 popular phones, which one is the best? That’s what we are discussing about today.

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 3a 

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 3a: specs

Let’s take a look at the bare specs of the three phones first.

 

 

Xiaomi Mi A3

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Google Pixel 3a

Size

6.04 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches

6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches

5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches

Display

5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 in

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display size

6.08 inches

6.3 inches

5.6 inches

Display resolution

720 x 1560 pixels

1080 x 2340 pixels

1080 x 2220 pixels

Screen-to-body ratio

80.3%

81.4%

75.0%

Processor

Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)

Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)

Snapdragon 670 (10 nm)

RAM

4GB

3GB/4GB/6GB

4GB

Storage

64/128 GB

32/64/128 GB

64GB

Rear cam

48 MP +

8 MP +2 MP

48 MP + 5 MP

12.2 MP

Front cam

32 MP

32 MP

8 MP

Battery

4,030 mAh + 18W fast charge

4,000 mAh +18W fast charging

3,000mAh

Color options

White Lover, Blue Planet and Dark prince

Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black

Black, white and purple-ish

Xiaomi Mi A3: identical to Mi CC9e, great battery life and in-display fingerprint sensor

Pros

Cons

 Battery life

 Cameras: 48 MP + 32 MP selfie cam

 In-display fingerprint sensor

 720P display

 a 6mm chin

 

The Xiaomi Mi A3 follows the success of the Xiaomi Mi A2 launched last year. However, the model is not exactly new as it seems to have exactly the same specs as the earlier released Mi CC9e and is even available in the same color options.

Xiaomi Mi A3  

Surprisingly, the phone comes with a downgrade in display resolution: it comes with a 6.08 inch 720 x 1560 display (compared to the Full HD+ display on the Mi A2). This, however, works in favor of the phone’s battery life. Compared to the 3000mAh battery on the previous model, the Mi A3 sports a giant 4,030 mAh battery paired with 18W fast charging.

A key upgrade on the Mi A3 is the bump in camera specs: the phone features a triple camera setup: a 48 MP primary sensor with an f/1.78 aperture and PFAD, an 8 MP ultra  wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP dedicated depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The selfie camera on the front of the phone has a 32 MP sensor and uses Xiaomi’s signature  “perfect selfie” AI technology.

When it comes to the hardware, the Mi A3 packs the Snapdragon 665 processor with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

Price: starting at under $300

Redmi Note 7 Pro: impressive hardware for a budget price

Pros

Cons

 Solid performance

 Impressive battery life

 Reasonable price

 Good camera setup

 Bloatware in the UI

 Reports of the phone heating up while gaming

 

 

The Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the most feature packed phones in this price range. It comes equipped with the Snapdragon 675 processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM. There is a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) LTPS display protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Redmi Note 7 Pro 

You get a nice camera setup on the back including a 48 MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF and a 5 MP dedicated depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The selfies are captured by a 32 MP front camera.

On the battery side, you a get a massive 4,000mAh paired with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 (18W).

Price: starting at a bit over $200

Google Pixel 3a: unbeatable camera performance for the price

 

Good

Not so good

 Unbeatable camera performance

 Good battery life

 Fast and glitch-free

 No wireless charging

 Plastic body

 Smaller display

 

The Google Pixel 3a is a very interesting phone. On paper, it does not look impressive — at all. You get the mid-range Snapdragon 670 with 4GB of RAM, a bare-minimum 1080p screen and very modest sounding cameras. With that, the phone looks and performs just like or better than phones that cost twice as much. As Google has optimized Android specifically for its Pixel phones, everything seems to work really fast, despite the mid-range hardware.

Google Pixel 3a 

Most users look at the Pixel 3 phones for the cameras — and for a good reason. The Pixel 3a gets the same cameras as the Pixel 3: a 12 MP main sensor with the aperture of f/1.8 and optical image stabilization and an 8 MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Though the cameras look very unimpressive on paper (especially at a time when even the “budgetest” of smartphones feature triple camera setups), the Pixel 3a offers one of the best camera experiences on the mid-range market. Instead of relying on high-end hardware to do the heavy lifting, the Pixel 3a has done most of the hard work in the background using clever image processing to create mobile photos that rival those taken with a professional camera.

On the battery side, the Pixel 3a comes with a 3000mAh battery, which is pretty standard. However, paired with Pixel 3a’s processor dedicated to low power consumption, the phone lasts longer than its counterparts in the same price range.

The phone comes equipped with Active Edge: a feature that lets the user launch apps, dismiss alarms or trigger any action by squeezing the phone.

Price: starting at under $400

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Google Pixel 3a: which phone to choose?

All the phones in today’s review to very well for their price points. The Mi A3 follows Xiaomi’s traditional approach to a budget smartphone and is packed with plenty of functionality and a modern design.

The Redmi 7 Note Pro is a very similar story. The phone comes with a better display than the Mi A3 but is very similar in processing power and has the same capacity battery (even though it may be less long-lasting because of the higher resolution display).

The Google Pixel 3a is your best bet when it comes to capturing great photos and the phone’s overall performance is closer to that of more expensive devices. Plus, you get to avoid the bloatware typically found on Chinese devices. With that, it may look a bit boring when compared to the other two models in this review: you get a smaller display and sizeable bezels.


 You may also want to read:
 Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7: what does the two budget smartphones offer and which one is the best choice?
  Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Realme 3 Pro: comparing performance, cameras and prices
 Xiaomi Mi A3 specs, release date, design and all we know before its presentation
 Xiaomi Mi A3 FAQ - Things you may want to know before buying it
 How to take a screenshot on Xiaomi Mi A3? 3 easy ways

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