Google Pixel 3a promo images leak alongside pricing, specs, features

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will allegedly retail at $399 and $479 respectively in the US. The smartphones will also ship with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670, up to 128GB of storage, and Android 9 Pie.
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31. alila2

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

BuffaloSouce when the leaked pictures was coming out few month ago it did have the exact notch as the 3xl

30. alila2

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

thank you for the update

10. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

2017 design and just 4 gigs of RAM. I would rather go for Samsung A60.

16. shawman

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I wish they used Snapdragon 730. That would have been awesome.

18. inFla

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

Why the two with the weird color power buttons? If they were same color as their phones they wouldn't look so cheap.

19. Jmar72

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

Google just doesn't understand that no one wants to spend money on a phone that looks like it's from 4 years ago. The back is fine they need to go bezeless/ small notch. I really don't think they needed to make this model of they had a better design with the flagships and charged less money. The american phone companies don't compel the the users to buy their products then complain if they don't sell they way they expect. Samsung and the chinese phone makes jam their phones with innovation so we buy their phones. Very easy fix to this issue. They just have to do it or become another blackberry or htc. Apple will obviously survive but will lose a lot of market share.

50. User123456789

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Since it is the midrange version of P3, of course they would share design

20. Jmar72

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

it's funny since Huawei stepped up last year, samsung and apple seem to be copying their features. Competition works. If google steps up like huawei I would absolutely buy a google phone.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Too expensive for what they offer, IMO. The competition is offering more for around the same price. Why not go with the SD7xx series instead? And will the software/hardware be up to snuff, as Google’s Pixel line has had too many issues from one Pixel generation to the next with issues. Google has definitely been dropping the ball there. Google’s only saving grace with the Pixel line has been the camera, and even those have been getting beaten by some flagships of today. The design on both are horrible, also. I’ll stick with HMD’s Nokia branded smartphones for Stock Android fix.

29. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

How are they "too expensive?" They are priced just fine even though technically price hasn't been announced yet. The Pixel phones have not been getting beat by other devices when it comes to cameras. There's a reason why the Gcam is always sideloaded onto other devices. As for issues, let's not even go there. The Nokia phones, while being well made and designed for the most part, are a cesspool for issues that are reported on their own forums.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Compared to how much more the competition offers at this price point, they are too expensive. And they are getting beat by other phones when it comes to the cameras. Do the research. Nokia branded smartphones are nowhere near the cesspool for issues that the Pixel line has been for three generations now. Not even close.

54. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If I wanted to, I could get a phone with more RAM, a better processor, and a nicer, flashier, more unique design, with mobile-gaming super-powers, for the same price. Yeah, perhaps the camera on the Pixel 3a will be better, but for somebody like me, almost all of the cameras are pretty decent nowadays. base model Google Pixel 3a has: Snapdragon 670 Adreno 615 4GB of RAM price of $399 base model ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars has: Snapdragon 845 Adreno 630 6GB of RAM price of $399 See: https://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/nubia-Red-Magic-Mars,Google-Pixel-3a/phones/11083,11060 And both of them are made in China - see the leaked Pixel 3a box label. Just an FYI... As for the Nokia "cesspool comment," now you're going to try to tie Nokia and Google to each other just to bring Nokia down and lift Google up...

59. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

There's always going to be a better phone spec wise out there, but you sacrifice having a software skin, a shady OEM if you go for one of the poorly made Chinese models, lack of updates, etc. You don't paint the full picture and for the record, stock Android devices tend to hold up better than the "better spec" devices. As for bringing Nokia down to lift Google up, I don't see you giving the fake genius the pep talk since he's pretty much doing the same thing you're accusing me of doing. Next.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You think Chinese OEM’s are shady, but what you call “the best phone ever”, OnePlus 6T, is made and sold by a Chinese OEM. How can you not see the hypocrisy of that statement? I haven’t done the same thing as you mxy, I’ve only referred to documented fax concerning Google. You are literally trying to equate HMD to Google when it comes to phone issues, and that’s not the case. Far from it. Next.

77. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Documented fax? Wasn't aware faxing was still a thing. I'm not trying to equate anyone anything. You don't get a free pass of bringing up Pixel or Essential issues when it's not even relevant but cry when I do the same thing with Nokia. Doesn't work that way.

86. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao there is a whole lot that you aren’t aware of. Whole libraries full. You are trying to equate HMD to Google in regards to horrible updates for 3 generations of smartphones, and as you found out to your dismay, I’m not the only one that’s noticed it. You’ve been exposed yet again.

25. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

OMG. These devices are DOA . Such a terrible crap: badly overpriced, with huge bezels and desing elements of 2 years old smartphones. They would better never release these phones to production to minimize losses and shame...

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree. I don’t see these being a hit at all.

26. kotan24

Posts: 305; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Oled or lcd?

51. User123456789

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I think it is oled from LG ... Leaker called Goled

79. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Ugh, LG. I was hoping for LCD and anything but from LG. LG is terrible.

32. Vogue1985

Posts: 390; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Can't tell the difference between these and the other 3 and 3xl. Too bad,they aren't sell to sell

39. Sparkxster

Posts: 1186; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good that they will be coming to both T-Mobile and Verizon hopefully at&t too. I think they will do quite good in sales.

42. onlydudeonly

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

At this price it will be DOA (dead on arrival)

49. User123456789

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Colourful power button is ridiculous ..

56. Krjal

Posts: 418; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Without a 3.5mm port it's not worth recommending to the kind of people who are looking in this price range. Looks like it has one on the top though? I guess my mates in the market for a mid-ranger will have a new option soon

62. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I hope so. I'm so sick of OEMs eliminating the headphone jack. Has to be one of the dumbest decisions that OEMs have made and I've seen some pretty terrible things like a horrible camera setup.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or a pop up camera that the makers of what you call “the best phone ever”, OnePlus, are going to do with the OnePlus 7 series?

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