1. rexxsor's Avatar
    Hi team Pixel 3a!

    Have recommended the Pixel 3a to my aunt since she needs a smart phone. It has a good discount at the moment and Pixel 4a is just taking too long.

    Been using a Pixel 3 since launch (Nov 2018) and been very pleased with it (besides the so-so battery life). No idea how the Pixel 3a has held up in comparison, so wanted to get some input.

    How is the Pixel 3a performance after a year or so? Battery life and software/UI speed still good?

    Thanks!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-13-2020 08:47 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    My nephew loves his!
    rexxsor likes this.
    06-14-2020 04:48 PM
  3. Scott337's Avatar
    I can't comment on a year in, but my wife has been using hers since February and loves it. It's still smooth and snappy after several monthly updates & feature drops. Battery life is decent, no complaints there if you are not a power user. For most folks I think the battery life will be just fine. For heavy gamers or heavy movie watching it might be different.
    rexxsor likes this.
    06-14-2020 05:04 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think, for 99.9% of people, it is still an adequate smartphone for 2020.
    rexxsor and Scott337 like this.
    06-14-2020 09:03 PM
  5. rexxsor's Avatar
    Thanks for the response all! My gut tells me it is still a great buy, especially at a discount.

    Hope my aunt will find the Pixel 3a amazing. She's been using an iPod touch mostly plus an Amazon tablet, but this will actually be her first smartphone.
    TgeekB likes this.
    06-15-2020 04:22 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've heard that the 3a line has held up well! I think the entire Pixel 3 line has been quite future-proof. I'd still grab the 3a today if I could! I actually prefer the entire 3 line to the 4 line.
    Scott337 and rexxsor like this.
    06-16-2020 12:32 PM
  7. tfitzpat03's Avatar
    Mine has held up well after a year of owning it. Performance is still rock solid.

    The 64gb of storage is the only thing that concerns me a bit going forward but I can manage. I don't have an urge to get another phone anytime soon.
    rexxsor and TgeekB like this.
    06-22-2020 12:06 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    Mine has held up well after a year of owning it. Performance is still rock solid.

    The 64gb of storage is the only thing that concerns me a bit going forward but I can manage. I don't have an urge to get another phone anytime soon.
    I’ve downloaded Android 11 beta to mine and it’s running like a top.
    rexxsor likes this.
    06-22-2020 01:29 AM
  9. rexxsor's Avatar
    My aunt's Pixel 3a Purple-ish just arrived today.

    Feeling good about my recommendation thanks to all your responses. Appreciate it.

    Have a great day all!
    06-23-2020 01:38 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    My aunt's Pixel 3a Purple-ish just arrived today.

    Feeling good about my recommendation thanks to all your responses. Appreciate it.

    Have a great day all!
    Hope she enjoys it!
    rexxsor likes this.
    06-30-2020 07:12 PM
  11. Scott337's Avatar
    My aunt's Pixel 3a Purple-ish just arrived today.

    Feeling good about my recommendation thanks to all your responses. Appreciate it.

    Have a great day all!
    Awesome, hope she likes it!
    rexxsor likes this.
    06-30-2020 07:21 PM
  12. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    So, I’m happily awaiting Pixel 3a to replace my V30 that is stuck on Android 9 Pie through simple old age.
    10-26-2020 02:22 PM
  13. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I’ve been using the Pixel 3a today since changing out the SIM from my V30 and I love it so far.
    Scott337 likes this.
    10-30-2020 03:39 PM
  14. wcavaliere88's Avatar
    I’ve been using the Pixel 3a today since changing out the SIM from my V30 and I love it so far.
    It is a great phone, been using mine since June 2019. It has held up well overtime. I was thinking of getting the 4a to replace it since Google Fi has it for $216 at $9 a month. Other than the screen I don't think the upgrade would be worth it. Maybe the 5a next year.
    10-30-2020 05:39 PM
  15. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I'm really liking the Android 11 too.
    10-31-2020 02:16 PM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    It is a great phone, been using mine since June 2019. It has held up well overtime. I was thinking of getting the 4a to replace it since Google Fi has it for $216 at $9 a month. Other than the screen I don't think the upgrade would be worth it. Maybe the 5a next year.
    How do you like Google Fi service and coverage?
    10-31-2020 02:52 PM
  17. wcavaliere88's Avatar
    How do you like Google Fi service and coverage?
    Overall I like it, have not had any service issues since signing up. I have found a few rural areas where there is no coverage, I was previously on AT&T. I primarily stay on tmobile and switch to Sprint as I leave a highly populated area. Coverage is good in like 90% of the areas I usually go. Definitely check t-mobile coverage in your area if interested
    10-31-2020 07:23 PM
  18. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Overall I like it, have not had any service issues since signing up. I have found a few rural areas where there is no coverage, I was previously on AT&T. I primarily stay on tmobile and switch to Sprint as I leave a highly populated area. Coverage is good in like 90% of the areas I usually go. Definitely check t-mobile coverage in your area if interested
    Thanks for the reply.
    11-01-2020 09:24 AM

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