1. tori729's Avatar
    So my Pixel 3 suffered a tragic ending due to a combination of heating/charging issues I presume and is unusable.
    I'm currently using a borrowed Moto G horrible Play on Android 6. Was planning on using it until the 4a came out but now it looks like that won't be for a few more months which puts me back at square one b/c I don't think I can deal with this phone for that long. What do I buy?

    I was happy with the Pixel 3 overall but since we are a few months from a 4a which I'm very interested in for the larger battery, processor, fingerprint scanner (as opposed to the 4), smaller bezels, and headphone jack.

    So my issue is: Should I just buy a cheap 2 to get by, a 3 again for longer term, or a 3a for in between?

    Right now, my needs are: Better camera b/c I regularly sell online and need to be able to take good pictures. My hubby's Pixel 1 does fine w/ this so I know any Pixel I get would be sufficient. Faster processor/storage b/c I always have many apps installed and need it to be relatively fast. Fingerprint scanner
    Wants are: headphone jack, possibly AR compatibility for a game my kids like to play, NFC for Google Pay

    I don't care too much about water resistance and will not be using wireless charging. Battery life with the 3 was fine, I could usually go all day on one charge.

    If I end up buying the 4a, I don't really care about long term Photos storage or OS updates

    I'm leaning towards a 2, but that's one I skipped so I don't know how it compares to the 1 and 3.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-22-2020 09:58 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    3a think should hold you over
    05-22-2020 10:34 AM
  3. tori729's Avatar
    3a think should hold you over
    Why that over a 2? Just looking at 2s, I can get one locally for $100 which I *might* be able to get out of my 3 if I sell for parts.
    05-22-2020 11:05 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Why that over a 2? Just looking at 2s, I can get one locally for $100 which I *might* be able to get out of my 3 if I sell for parts.
    Pixel 2 will lose updates soon , but 100.00 hard to pass up also
    05-22-2020 11:08 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm so sorry your Pixel met such a tragic end! To lose any phone is depressing, but to lose a Pixel? That is the Achilles heel of phones to lose, IMO.

    As agonizing as it might be, maybe hold on to your Moto and wait for the 4a. That way, you won't have to invest in a temporary phone. In the meantime, is there another phone you could borrow?

    And I totally agree with you. I LOVE that the Pixel 4a will have a fingerprint scanner!
    05-22-2020 11:20 AM
  6. Theot's Avatar
    Why that over a 2? Just looking at 2s, I can get one locally for $100 which I *might* be able to get out of my 3 if I sell for parts.
    Pixel 2 will lose updates soon , but 100.00 hard to pass up also
    For that price and only for a few months I'd just get the 2 for now if you intend to get a 4a anyway. Then just keep it for a backup device.
    05-22-2020 11:21 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    For that price and only for a few months I'd just get the 2 for now if you intend to get a 4a anyway. Then just keep it for a backup device.
    Yeah 100.00 can't go wrong
    05-22-2020 11:34 AM
  8. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    05-22-2020 06:58 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    05-22-2020 10:11 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Nothing is concrete on the 4a right now. If you can wait, I'd wait until the 4a is announced to make a decision.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-22-2020 11:54 PM

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