I love my Google 3A phone
I found that having had a Google 2 and and now a Google 3 it is the most reliable mobile phone I have ever owned and I think will ever own. The battery is outstanding the software is very reliable and the photography is absolutely amazing this is a picture of a sandgroaper that I took in my garden.
After using premium handsets for 10 years I opted for a mid-range handset in the Pixel 3A.
The phone over achieves in all categories, with the best features being the camera and battery life. The processor is noticeably mid-range which shows when trying to utilise multiple apps at once and unlocking the phone.
Great phone with fantastic photos
This is a great phone for a great price. It is not the fastest, but you won't notice any lag or delay in everyday use. Of course most users will be getting this phone for its fantastic camera, which is really something. Note that it's mainly the camera software and processing that stands out, not the hardware itself. What I mean by this is that the phone automatically analyses the photo, and enhances it. There is a few seconds delay after taking each photo so you can see the difference. I'm normally not a fan of this process (Samsung ie) as it ...often causes artifacts or oversharpening, but the Pixel does an extremely good job at this. I fully trust my phone, it is like you have a little freelance Photoshop gnome in there that edits and colour-corrects your pictures after every shot. Amazing phone!
Flagship camera at a great price
The pixel 3a is what all pixels should arrive to be . A well priced and we'll featured phone .
The screen is bright and clear being AMOLED and the camera is up there with the best for a single lense
There is sometimes lag when taking multiple photos and swapping between apps but it hasn't been a bother
Great phone, especially for the price
I'm pretty satisfied with the pixel3a. I switched to it from my original pixel about 3 months ago because the original became so slow that it was barely functioning at all and I still think the 3a was a great choice and upgrade even comparing it to the original before the issues started up.
My two favorite things about the pixel 3a are
#1 the storage space, and
#2 the camera
On every phone I've ever owned including the iPhone 5s and earlier models, I've had to constantly back up my photos to the cloud so I could delete them from my device to ...
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Good phone but Google Photos wiped an entire album
Up until recently I've loved this phone - good price point, great camera and pics, interface was great, etc.
But I recently discovered an entire album of photos on Google Photos was completely wiped. I had backed up offline so only lost half a dozen pics and videos, but this is super scary. Some Google searching showed this was common, and Google's only response was to push people to regularly back up via the cloud. Not a great response.
Will keep using it as over all it's a good phone, but this is a concerning development and I'll need to back up offline every week from now on
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Bought this outright as I wanted to change to prepaid. I have been so happy with this phone. The photo quality is out of this world, you can opt to blur the background and produce amazing images in portrait mode. Also there is an amazing feature that you can use at night which brightens images taken in dark settings or at night and it corrects the brightness and colours. Eg, can use for fireworks. The phone is very fast and has never lagged like some others do. Google allows for amazing voice recognition which I usually used for sending or replying to text messages when I am driving and I don't need to touch the phone at all.
GPS doesn't track location/ update directions
Cannot use GPS for maps as it doesn't track location. Therefore directions don't update and the phone doesn't know where we are on the map. Has caused multiple issues for me. Also phone arrived with a cracked screen after purchasing at jbhifi. No word back re these two waranty enquiries. Also fyi terrible battery life. Charged to 100% while on airplane mode. Left for 3 hours on airplane mode and now 70% battery left. Hugely disappointed.
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Wow! Amazing camera! Love this phone!
I spent a long time thinking about getting a new phone. Most importantly, I needed a decent camera to take photos of my 2 year old, I take a lot of photos! I also needed storage space and a good, basic, easy to use phone. I am so glad I got the Pixel 3a. The camera quality is fantastic for the price! The 'portrait' mode takes beautiful sharp photos, and the night mode is also great. Automatic back up to Google Photos is also great, as I know I won't lose any photos! Easy to back them up to the computer too, and transfer files to and from the ph...one and laptop. I thought the fingerprint reader on the back would be annoying but I got used to it within a few days. While it's not the fastest processor or the largest screen, just the camera makes it worthwhile for me. If don't want to spend $1000+ on a phone, this mid-range phone is definitely my pick!
I carry my phone in my pocket and when it rings and I pull it out of my pocket. I have no idea if it is going to terminate the call answer the call or wait for me do one of these things deliberately.
The video is great except when it gets jittery.
There are many things to like about this phone but the bugs aren't worth the hassle.
I have cheaper phones that didn't give me these problems.
I have always had an iPhone, but they are now too expensive. I have had the Google Pixel 3a for about 2 months now, and it is amazing, and half the price of an iPhone. It is very logical and easy to learn, with some interesting screens and a great camera.
A good phone for the dollars
I bought this phone mainly because I was after a phone with a great camera and I didn't want to pay Samsung prices. Also I am a slave to google software so it made sense to have it all integrated. Whereas it hasn't changed my life, it is nevertheless a decent little phone. The battery life is much better than my old Samsung and the camera does live up to expectations. A few things to get used to, it took me ages to find where the photos were stored, how to get google assistant to work and how to take a screen shot. Also finding a good quality phone case is a challenge. But all these challenges have been overcome and overall I am very happy with my very reasonably priced new phone
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Google Pixel 3a smartphone
Got this smartphone as part of a promotional deal with Telstra/JB HIFI. I am not a fan of phones getting bigger and ridiculously bigger. I loved my iphone 5s, and the pixel is slightly larger but is much more worth bang for buck in terms of internal features and camera quality. I am very happy with it after a week of use I was adjusted to android from apple ios.
Good phone for reasonable price.
I purchased Pixel 3a to replace my ageing iPhone, it was a good decision, very happy with the purchase. Credits to Pixel 3a are thin, light weight, medium size, OLED screen, good battery, very good camera, does not cost a fortune to own one, love android OS system, quite different experience. By the way, my wife wanted to swap her iphone XR for my pixel 3a, but I said "No", :). Strongly recommended to people looking for a mid range phone.
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It's a Superb Camera, oh yes it makes phone calls too.
Google Pixel 3a is a competent, quality phone.
It's made by Google and boy can it Google!
What do i mean?
Well say Ok Google and this sucker is there. It can be in your pocket, on your car seat, across the room and it's there for you.
If you like the Google platform you will love this phone!
Screen, OLED and awesome.
Camera well brilliant.
Same as its big brother's the pixel 3 costing twice much
Best low light phone in the world.
So if you are after a brilliant camera get this phone. Oh yes it makes phone calls too.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$550.00.
Excellent phone for the price
Great phone works fast, great screen, nice size medium size, nice squeeze feature to access Google assistant. Smooth touch screen. No problem with lag time. Reccomened to people looking for a mid range phone
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Screen smashed from minor drop
I purchased this phone outright 4 days ago after much deliberation about whether I would give Google another chance, since I had speaker and bootloop issues with my previous Pixel and Nexus 6P. I was sold on the reviews about the quality of the phone and camera in this mid-range option so decided to pay an extra $200 rather than opt for the Moto G7 as this was an important feature for me. I have not had much chance to use it - I was very happy with the portrait option on the camera setting but hadn't had a chance to use night vision and other f...eatures. Unfortunately whilst putting the pram in the car it actually fell out of my handbag (which was on the ground) face down and the screen has smashed, and I've contacted Officeworks as well as other repairers and it's likely to cost in the order of $250-$300 to repair. Even where there is no crack the touch screen is very non-responsive. I understand this is considered user damage, but would argue that a phone designed for everyday use that can smash without even falling from a height is an inherent hardware fault or poor design. I have since seen a similar review online and it is apparently due to their use of substandard glass. It will probably be better value for me to purchase a new, cheaper phone than have it repaired. Incredibly disappointed and probably my last Google phone purchase.
Google’s IPhone XR
Switched to the Pixel 3A from an iPhone XR, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! It has an OLED screen (which the XR lacks), fast performance and strong battery life. Because it’s a Google phone, you’ll get updates straight away (unlike Samsung users who often wait months for major Android releases) and the user experience feels clean and simplistic (which I like). Oh and something else I should mention is that you won’t be disappointed with the camera if you do decide to take the plunge and purchase this phone. Pictures come out crisp, ...and pictures taken at night are stellar thanks to its Night Mode (which thankfully made its way over from the Pixel 3 and 3 XL). One drawback is the lack of water resistance, which you’ll find on every flagship (and even some midrange) smartphone these days. Granted, you’re not spending $1000+ on a phone, but the addition of an IP rating would have been nice. I’m not saying it’s likely that I’ll get my phone wet, but accidents do happen.
Very satisfied with my choice to upgrade to a Pixel 3a. Camera is fantastic. Especially in low light. Plastic design is a plus for me as it makes it very lightweight. Setup was extremely easy. Would definitely recommend.
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