If you are looking for a cheap smartphone with a good camera, you can choose the Pixel 3a – or its big sister, the Pixel 3a XL with a larger display. Here, too, there is the usual drop in prices: The recommended retail price of 479 euros has long been history. You can currently get the Pixel 3a XL with a trick at MediaMarkt for around 314 euros at a real bargain price.
After the large model of the Pixel 3a has returned to a price of around 370 euros in recent weeks, there is Google Pixel 3a XL now much cheaper again: At MediaMarkt you pay only 314.61 eurosif you use the newsletter voucher. There are no shipping costs for you.
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Pixel 3a XL: Price-performance insider tip with top camera
The Pixel 3a and its larger sister device, the Pixel 3a XL, made Google’s Pixel series of smartphones affordable in 2019. For the smaller model under 400 euros, there was enough memory, solid workmanship, a software experience as Google imagines it, along with an update guarantee, and above all a camera that is outstanding considering the price. No wonder that the Pixel 3a is reportedly selling like sliced bread.
According to the GIGA editorial team, the larger Pixel 3a XL model is not quite as popular – wrongly, because the performance data and camera are largely the same. The models only differ in size, weight, display diagonal and battery size. Maybe it’s just the price, because the Pixel 3a XL usually cost 50 to 80 euros more.
The price development of the Google Pixel 3a XL in the historical course
The Pixel 3a Xl had an MSRP (non-binding retail price) of 479 euros at the market launch in May 2019, but according to idealo, the historical best price was only 349 euros on the Black Friday weekend around six months later – a discount of a whopping 27%. At times the best online price hovered around the 400 euro mark. At the end of January 2020, the Black Friday price was almost reached at 355 euros, on February 5 the previous record was finally reached: Saturn and MediaMarkt currently get the Google Pixel 3a XL for 325 euros.
Pixel 3a and 3a XL use the same camera. This is what the pictures look like:
Pixel 3a XL falling in price: access or wait for a successor?
We are usually a little more cautious about recommending the purchase of mid-range smartphones; the situation with necessary software updates is often too uncertain in this area. The pixel row is, however, one of a few exceptions. According to Google, the Pixel 3a XL should be kept up to date in terms of security for at least 3 years, i.e. until mid-2022. We expect a successor in the form of a possible Pixel 4a for spring 2020 – of course, no judgment can be given on its quality before the official announcement. Our advice: grab it if you like the Pixel 3a XL and get it at a low price.