The smartphones are getting all type of technical upgrades these days with every company looking to offer something different than the others. This has led to an array of innovations in the smartphone industry and that’s why we bring you a comparison of the recent innovations of the rotating camera, pop-up cameras in the form Samsung Galaxy A80, Oppo Reno, and Google Pixel 3a XL

 

Samsung Galaxy A80 vs. Oppo Reno vs. Google Pixel 3a XL

FEATURES

Samsung Galaxy A80

Oppo Reno

Google Pixel 3a XL

Display

6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 393 ppi, Super AMOLED

6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 402 ppi, AMOLED

6 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 402 ppi, 18:9 ratio, OLED

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, octa-core 2.2 GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, octa-core 2 GHz

Memory

8 GB RAM, 128 GB

6 GB RAM, 128 GB  – 6 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB

4 GB RAM, 64 GB

Software

Android 9 Pie, One UI

Android 9 Pie, Color OS

Android 9 Pie

Camera

Triple 48 + 8 MP + TOF f/2.0 and f/2.2
(similar rotating camera for front and back)

Dual 48 + 5 MP f/1.7 and f/2.4

16 MP f/2.0 front camera

12.2 MP f/1.8

8 MP f/2.0 front camera

Battery

3700 mAh, fast charging 25W

3765 mAh, fast charging with VOOC 3.0

3700 mAh, Fast Charging 18W

Design

Oppo Reno and Samsung Galaxy A80 feature a futuristic design approach with a notch-less display and a high screen-to-body ratio. Thanks to their rotating and pop-up camera modules, they leave behind Google Pixel 3a’s thick bezel design. Google Pixel 3a XL also has a full plastic body giving it poor build quality. On the other hands, Samsung Galaxy A8 comes strong with a metal finish in the design. But we personally like Oppo Reno’s glass back finish. Unlike its older smartphones from the Pixel 3 line-up, Pixel 3a also lacks an IP certification.

Winner: Oppo Reno

Oppo Reno

Display

All these devices feature beautiful OLED displays with deep blacks and vivid colors. While Samsung Galaxy A80 offers a bigger display size due to higher 20:9 aspect ratio, we can still put Oppo Reno ahead for its incredible color accuracy. But if you are a multimedia lover, you will only all three displays but you will choose Google Pixel 3a XL over the other two for its louder stereo speakers.

Winner: Google Pixel 3a XL

Specs & Software

Someone looking for the best performing device can blindly choose Samsung Galaxy A80 for its most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset running with eight cores at a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz. Furthermore, the device from Samsung also has an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option but there’s no storage expansion available with a microSD card. On the other hand, the Oppo Reno offers a good chipset alongside 8GB RAM and 256GB storage available. When it comes to Google Pixel 3a, it will offer quick security patches and updates on the stock Android but it lacks to compete with the RAM and storage options by the other two.

Winner: Oppo Reno

Oppo Reno

Camera

Even though Google Pixel 3a XL has a single rear sensor, it is still the best camera among the three thanks to the similar sensor as the Pixel 3. The low-light shots are amazing and day-time shots fall in flagship level photos. The second place goes to Samsung Galaxy A80 which has an ultrawide sensor as well as a TOF 3D lens. This same camera also clicks the selfies thanks to the rotating camera setup. Oppo has a big configuration on the lenses but it, unfortunately, fails to compete with the other two.

Winner: Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL Camera Shot

Battery

With a slight margin, Oppo wins this battle whereas Samsung Galaxy A80 and Pixel 3a XL has similar battery power.

Winner: Oppo Reno

Oppo Reno

Verdict

Even though Google Pixel 3a XL has a lower price than the other two and Samsung Galaxy A80 is the most expensive among all, we still think that the Samsung device can outperform the other two. Though it has not stood out as a winner in any of the segments, it still has the perfect balance of pros and cons to outshine the other two in this price segment.