2019-05-08

Google Pixel 3a | The $399 Smartphone That Changes The Game (video)

Meet Pixel 3a -- The New Smartphone from Google that 'Changes the Game'
Pixel 3a Colors: Black, White, & Purple-ish  https://store.google.com/category/phones 
Pixel 3a: the helpful (and more affordable) phone by Google: "These days, you expect a lot from a smartphone. You want a premium camera that can take vivid, share-worthy photos wherever you go. You need a tool that connects you to the world with all your favorite apps and also helps out during the day. And you want a phone that has a battery that’s reliable for long stretches, while it stays secure and up to date with the latest software. You also don’t want it to break the bank. The new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are all of those things and more, for half the price of premium phones.Pixel 3a is designed to fit nicely in your hand, and includes an OLED display for crisp images and bright colors. It comes in three colors—Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish—and two sizes, with prices in the U.S. starting at $399 for the 5.6-inch display and $479 for the 6-inch model." Read more here.
Google Pixel 3a: This Changes Everything

MrMobile [Michael Fisher] video above published May 7, 2019: "The new Google Pixel 3a was announced today at Google I/O 2019, and I think it’s a turning point for smartphones in the U.S. See, while my fellow phone geeks know what a Pixel is and why it’s important … the majority of regular folks don’t. Because it doesn’t matter how great it is to have guaranteed software updates, or a camera that kicks out the most striking photos – if the phone is only sold on one carrier, at the same price as iPhones and Galaxy smartphones with much more eye-catching design, people aren’t going to buy the thing. When I was building this video, the seven-month-old Pixel 3 was on sale for 200 dollars off … but even so, it started at $599. With the Pixel 3a, Google is changing the game. The camera is nearly identical to that of the Pixel 3, right down to the sensor. The software is the same too, including the squeeze-shortcut for Google Assistant and the guaranteed three years of updates. The phone comes in two sizes just like before. But instead of being available only on Verizon or Google Fi, the Pixel 3a will hit the shelves of almost every US carrier ...  and it will start at $399. That’s just over half the price of the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S10, over a hundred dollars cheaper than the OnePlus 6T. If it delivers on its promises, the Pixel 3a will become the new go-to for Android users on a budget. Check out the Pixel 3a hands-on from Google I/O 2019!"

Editor's note: the full specs here indicate all models have NFC but only Models G020C & G020G have LTE Band 71 (may be important for T-Mobile users). UPDATE: Google Pixel team says the unlocked North American Pixel 3a has band 71-- specs here for all global variations (models) of the Pixel 3a (and 3a XL).

Google Pixel 3A review: a $399 phone with a great camera

The Verge video above published May 7, 2019: "Google’s Pixel 3A or Pixel 3A XL is the best phone under $500, and it’s actually competitive with more expensive phones in one very important way. The Pixel 3A has a great camera. While it has many of the same compromises you usually make when you buy a cheap phone, the photos it takes are nearly indistinguishable from what comes out of a Pixel 3."

Meet the Google Pixel 3a - The one you should get!

Pocketnow video above published May 7, 2019: "This is the Google Pixel 3a, what the company calls as its way to bring the Pixel experience to everyone, and while I thought I'd be underwhelmed by yet another midranger, it turns out that this phone is far more important than I thought it would be. Reporting from Google I/O I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow, let's go hands-on."

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