What would you buy: LG G8 or Google Pixel 3a XL?
by Preslav Kateliev / May 23, 2019, 9:26 AM
That's a price very close to the $480 tag of the recently released Google Pixel 3a XL. The latter, we expect, will be a midrange market hit, as it comes with the same design of the flagship Pixel line, the same Google epxerience, and — most importantly — the same top-notch camera!
So, here's a conundrum — do you go with LG's decked out flagship phone or do you go with Google's "we cut some corners here and there" plastic midranger? The G8 definitely has the more powerful processor, a metal and glass build with wireless charging, an ultra-wide-angle secondary camera on the back, more storage and a microSD card slot. Yeah, it also has that air gesture control feature, but let's not ever mention it. But hey, it doesn't have that Pixel pizzazz, a.k.a. the promise for quick software updates and a clean and fast Android interface.
So, if it were to come down to making a choice with the $490 in your pocket — which one of these would you buy?
LG G8 or Pixel 3a XL?
LG G8 - give me that flagship!
Pft! Pixel 3a XL all day every day!
Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009
LG has smaller & better phone dimensions even though slightly bigger screen, also dual camera setup. So LG wins.
posted on May 23, 2019, 9:35 AM 5
Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2019
LG. As a longtime fan of google's phones, i see crap that they haven't address even after 8 nexus phones and 3 generations of pixels. Such as bootloops, countless bugs, many self-inflicted hardware failures, and just lack of quality controls; pixel's bad mic solder joints, pixel 2's botched screens, pixel 3a's misaligned speakers, etc. LG phones have their own rich history of errors and bootloops. But at least they're fixing it, cuz hardwares are their main business. Google on the other hand, never learned and never fix anything. After generations and generations of phones, now i have the utmost believes that they never interested in doing so.
posted on May 23, 2019, 12:11 PM 0
Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 21, 2014
Terrible comparison of phones I chose the Pixel because of it's camera, UI, first to receive updates, and such. I can't stand LG's devices anymore. Unless LG switches to stock Android, and can drastically improve their update schedule, I won't get another LG device
posted on May 23, 2019, 9:34 PM 2
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