Google’s Pixel 3a/3a XL phones recently came out and they bring the Pixel experience at a lower price. That means mostly the same as a Pixel 3/3 XL (including the widely-renowned main camera) at half the price.
But Google’s latest ads for the Pixel 3a shine a light that the Pixel 3a also costs less than half as much as an iPhone XS , claiming that Phone X “Has Google” for $999 while Pixel 3a “Is Google” for $399.
What that means is that while iOS has all the Google Apps you’d want – like Photos, Maps, Assistant, Home, Calendar, Gmail – they’re just apps and aren’t built into the OS.
Google’s Pixel 3a has Google’s deep integration – Photos sync in the background, Maps tracks your timeline, Assistant can be invoked by ‘Hey Google’ or a squeeze of the frame, and more.
This isn’t the first time Google uses the iPhone to make its Pixel stand out. A few months ago it put out an ad comparing the Pixel 3’s Night Sight to the iPhone’s plain dark picture.