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who here is gonna buy a new 'lite' Pixel?

Mr. Friendly

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I'm tempted to get the Pixel 3a XL and give my wife my iPhone 8 Plus...but the $650 entry price is just shy of what I'd have to pay to get a new iPhone XS Max on a 2 year plan, which makes it a hard pill to swallow.
 
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It seems a good choice for most people. You don't really need a SD845 for normal things, it just chews up battery. Camera performance seems equivalent from what I've read and screen quality is about on-par too.

If I didn't buy the Pixel 3 at launch, stupidly since there was so many sales shortly after, I would likely grab the 3A.
 

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I've been out of the Android game for quite some time, so thought I'd give it a shot again and see. I've navigated my family over to iOS products for phones/tablets as it's easier to manage.

honestly, I want a Phablet...but there's not much out there like that. heck, even the Galaxy Note isn't very big anymore :blarg:


edit - oh, my carrier (Fido) has it listed at $0 on a 2 year term. this might actually work out! :haha:
 
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I still have my Pixel 2 and am happy with it. I should do a specs comparison between the 3a and my Pixel 2; haven't yet.

But it is nice, based on a skim of a couple reviews, to see a lower priced phone with reasonable compromises that don't hit the important stuff.
 

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It's probable the best Android experience for what you pay at the moment.
If my Pixel XL craps out anytime before xmas this year, I will be getting a 3a XL.
That CPU is fast enough, battery will likely last longer than on the 3 XL, while the camera is pretty much the same.
 

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pretty much too pricey for my liking, not enough bang for the buck I have also heard of random reboots on the bigger model never really been a fan of Google-branded products. not that there bad really just not for me. I try to never spend more than 500 for a device that pretty much has a 2-year shelf life. all IMHO

FYI I am rocking a Huawei p10 lite and love it cost me just over 300 really like Huawei and Xiaomi models in the last few years for price and performance
 

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than your only options or the Asian off-brands or the Moto G7 series and the like. :)



if she's on a term plan, mebe there's a decent phone you can upgrade to for free or small cost out of pocket?
 

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