SoundP, 10 May 2019Of course you can pay the same, more or even less for phones with better all round specs &... more"You can't beat this phone for the camera and OS support"
You need to try using a wider selection of phones to see just why the 'claim to fame' of Pixel phones (camera, software updates) are not exactly 'rare' in the Android world. If there's anything rare here, it's the exorbitant price for such a mediocre smartphone package: low specs with NO dual SIM, NO micro sd expansion, low battery capacity (below 4000mAh), mediocre midrange processor. Get some other phone, any brand/model at this Pixel phone's price and you are bound to get a way much better deal.
Anonymous, 10 May 2019Don't you think AKG earphones are better than htc earphones?Apple has in fact released a dual sim iphone but only in China. The rest of the world gets and e-sim and 1 nano sim slot.
Of course you can pay the same, more or even less for phones with better all round specs & benchmarks. Google says fine go ahead but you can't beat this phone for the camera & OS support at this price, and still have a phone that runs fine for most people barring benchmark watchers. That's the point of this phone which makes it a winner for me. The headphone jack is a great bonus these days.
Noot Noot M effer, 10 May 2019No they didnt apple have never released dual sim handsetYou are wrong. They did.
Don't get confused, the regular models DID cost 700/800, but went down in price heavily after release! They are now 550/600 new at where I live. Compared to 400/480 you lose too much to justify this price. The 3a should have a 710 or 712 like the 3a XL for the hefty pricetag of 400. And no I'm not making prices up here. The Xiaomi mi9 is 430 over here, offering a 855, better cam than Pixel3, Dual SIM, 6GB RAM. Also, I am using a regular pixel 3 right now: awful product for the pricetag. I understand that people preffer Apple for this reason, same price, better product...I think I will go xiaomi or oneplus after the pixel. Can't reccomend google phones at all.
Anonymous, 09 May 2019Nice low light photos. Certainly not 'dSLR' quality --- not by a long stretch of the imaginati... moreThe only reason why Google NEVER make/design microSD-supported smartphone is PURE BUSINESS.
99% people who buys phones with microSD-supported NEVER bothered using Cloud Storage service. They just need to remove the microSD and replace it with another one to get more storage with MUCH CHEAPER price (compared to Cloud storage costs annually).
True that GDrive offers 15 GB free space, but DOES PEOPLE ONLY use that much?
No way, that's the reason why storage manufacturers (Samsung, Sandisk) keeps making bigger and bigger storage card, up to 1TB as of now.
For me, the first deal-breaker when deciding whether to buy the phone is EXTERNAL STORAGE support, and then 3.5 mm jack slot.
Without these 2, a smartphone is just another DUMB PHONE similar to Nokia 3310 back in 2000s
The.Chosen-One, 09 May 2019Nowadays, no one bundles decent headphones with their phones except for HTC...Don't you think AKG earphones are better than htc earphones?
Anonymous, 09 May 2019Only single SIM :( Even Apple released dual-SIM iPhoneNo they didnt apple have never released dual sim handset
Nowadays, no one bundles decent headphones with their phones except for HTC...
for 480 +- u can get a oneplus6t better screen, better materials, oxygen os
what that needs to talk about is $200 specs phone selling for $400+. nothing is worth for this overprice phone. maybe because its name by google. not selling here
Funny that the review complains about the plastic back. I, for one, will not buy a phone with a glass back in my lifetime. A glass back looks cheap, feels cheap and is also cheap to manufacture. And unlike glass, plastic doesn't really break under normal conditions.
Glass backs do pretty much require a case which in turn just shows how useless it is in the first place.
Wonder what the design engineers in google are up to. They seem to be in a deep hibernation. This should be the ONLY phone to come up with such huge bezels in 2019. Even 100 $ phones from china have a much better physical appearance. Googles design and advert team has to learn from the saying, "the first impression is the best impression".
If you were deciding between a last year flagship (like S8 or even S9 or Pixel 2 XL or something else) and Pixel 3a XL, would you still pick plastic Pixel? Or would you go with metal/glass body with all the bells and whistles for the same price?
I'd pick an older flagship device over a new mid-ranger. I'd get water, dust resistance, metal / glass body, all the modern features at the price of a new mid-ranger. Phones didn't change all that much in the last 3 or 4 years. I'm still using Samsung Galaxy S7 and it still doesn't feel "old" - good performance, nice camera, I don't feel I'm missing something by not buying latest and greatest. Heck, I even have wireless charging in a device that cost me less than Pixel 3a.