This makes me disappointed. Why? It is because in the first place, it is a brick. Small screen to body ratio. The second thing is no card slot, and only 64 GB of internal storage, and price is not that low.
Google could do better, this is my opinion.
Holy Smokes, that's a lot much hate about this phone.
I guarantee you, 90% of those hate comment didn't really own Pixel phone or hands-on this 3a XL. Yes, this phone is way down worse than Oneplus 6T and Mi 8. It lacks of build quality, protection glass, no IP Rating, and ugly bezel that seems too big with that dimension of phone.
Personally, I'm using Pixel 2XL and I'm happy using this phone by in terms of experience.The Main selling of Google Pixel lineup is experience and computational processes, like Camera Machine Learning, Vanilla Operating System, and Long-Term Update. Pixel lineup, also, not intended for hardcore gamer, through using powerful processor, noted that.
Comparing OP6 and RN7 just like comparing banana-to-apple which has no correlation and quite absurd. OP6 is intended for people who likes the speed, simple UX, and bang for buck aspect--OP6 roughly at 500 EUR, that brings OP6 snappier. OP6, however, bumps at camer processing--OP6 got 98 in DxOmark and Pixel 2XL way better than OP 6.
Redmi Note 7, yes, it's budget king, in terms of cash. Has really good hardware specification to price, low-pricing--see Xiaomi philosophy, and intended for people who wants tech in low price. RN7 bumps at build quality design, UX friendliness--some Xiaomi app using ads, camera debuff, and relatively long waiting updates.
So... ? What's point of this ? Pixel 3a XL selling software comfortness, with premium camera with DSLR quality, overall experience, but with relatively "bit" overpriced--Google didn't know how cheap 2XL is today. Oneplus 6 selling almost vanilla OS, premium spec, but bumps at relatively low performing camera, and slow updates. Redmi Note 7 is soo cheap, even you can stack up 10 RN7 with just a single Iphone XS Max, with powerful chipset, big of memory, RAM, but bumps in term experience in software, camera, audio, display. RN7 is also my favorite Smartphone of 2019, besides P30 Pro.
I'm also former Xiaomi user for about 3 years with Redmi Note 3.
You can disagree with me, yes, opinion. But, think first and experience the phone you want to give an opinion, and don't be a stupid tech "master" that judges phone that bad, but you not experienced that. Thanks
C'mon guys give Google a little credit here. I know this phone doesn't have the latest and greatest for the asking price. But if you compare it with the latest Nexus devices it's definitely not bad. The Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p launched in September of 2015, Nexus 5x was tagged at U$S379 for the 16GB model and U$S429 for the 32 GB variant (a lot more expensive in Europe at Â€479 and Â€529 respectively). And Nexus 6p cost was U$S 499 for 32GB model, U$S 549 for 64GB and U$S649 for the 128 GB version (Â€649, Â€699 and Â€799! in Europe) Maybe you could say that Nexus phones had the best hardware at the time. But seriously, how much better this phones are compared to them, tech has advanced tremendously and so I think these phones are a good replacement for the Nexus phones.
Divyang, 08 May 2019Why do you need so much chin in the phone when the competitors have got rid of it already.Worst part is not the chin, but empty chin... Why such retarded companies dont put navigation buttons on the chin...
Why do you need so much chin in the phone when the competitors have got rid of it already.
Worst design ever!
Google not again >.
Anonymous, 03 May 2019People that want a budget phone that takes really good pictures. Huawei P30 Lite @ US$ 200 would be a better phone for taking pictrue than this Pixel 3A XL.
93rdDarkLord, 08 May 2019Welcome to 2018 Google!
Mark my words @Google...
Both the phones are gonna be a massive flop... moreagree...
This won't sell in India or any other South East asian country.
Redmi Note 7 / Redmi Note 7 Pro will kick this phone ass very badly.
At this price point maybe you can wait for the Xiaomi Mi A3 powered by android one OS.
It's plastic and expensive
Google: "You want the best point-and-shoot camera on your phone but can't afford our overpriced Pixel 3? Well here it is, the stripped down version of our Pixel 3, made with less premium materials and slower processor. Yes it's still slightly overpriced compared to Chinese phones, but you'll get the exact same camera as our latest flagship Pixels!"
In all honesty the Pixel phones are all about the camera, you're getting 2018 flagship level camera at just ~$399; everything else doesn't really matter to most people (not talking about you tech enthusiasts) because the Pixels are known for their CAMERA, not bleeding edge bezel-less display and hardware design. For those saying you should get a Pixel 2 instead - you people are missing the point, yes the Pixel 2 and 2 XL indeed have better hardware but these 2 phones came out in 2017 and you're supposedly going to receive longer updates and support with the 3a.
Yes you can get a discounted 2018 flagship Chinese phones (OnePlus or Xiaomi) with better hardware at somehow similar price but you're not going to get a flagship-tier camera on those phones. Install Gcam? Sure, but only if you don't mind spending extra time fiddling with your phone because the app isn't working correctly. Gcam on non-pixel phones is just a buggy, laggy mess.
There's no IP rating albeit understandable due to the price point, the SD 670 will do fine for average people unless you do heavy games, lots of editing and switch back and forth between them. I do however wish that Google would have waited for SD 730 instead of rushing to launch the product just because the Pixel 3 isn't selling well. Also Google should have made the 3a as the compact midrange version of the Pixel 3 just like what OnePlus did with their OnePlus X with much less smaller screen and overall size (looking at ~5.2" display).
$400 midranger with arguably the best and most consistent camera, OLEDs, advanced x-axis haptics, active edge, stereo speakers and a freakin headphone jack, I mean what more could you ask for? cheaper price? Well, this is made by Google phone, not Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei or Nokia.
Now that is cancelled phone.
Simply because there are so much better phone with that price in terms of design, specs, and build quality than Pixel 3a series
Go Home Google, Your Are Drunk....
I can't believe the ugly dimensions of this phone, so wide and tall for only having a 6 inch display. So unattractive. Too expensive as well for only SD 670. I'll take the latest Xiaomi Redmi Note phone any day over this thing.
snap 670 and 450us dollars, Have peoples gone mad in 2019???Lmao Google.... Rather a oneplus device will be enough for me....Peace Google
Waste mobile. Not worth for money. We don't be in trap of Google.
No notch, no buy. LOL!