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  1. Lambertoid's Avatar
    So I just came across a nice little deal for a new 3A for 151.00. I have been using the iphone xr and before that I was using the LG V60 but that thing was massive and the amount of bloat on it was horrible. So I cracked the back of my Xr And decided to look for a deal and found this one.

    Is anyone still using it as a daily driver? I know people do but just wondering on the forums?

    It's going to take some time to get used to the size but it's a pixel and loved my nexus 5 and pixel 3xl.
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    02-02-2021 06:05 PM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    I have a friend who is still using his Pixel 3 (as far as I know) and he's really liking it. I'm pretty sure quite a few users here are still rocking their 3 line phones.

    Personally, I think that's a great deal and that the 3/3a lines were underrated. I preferred the 3 line to the 4,TBH.
    02-02-2021 09:27 PM
  3. tfitzpat03's Avatar
    I have been using mine since July 2019. Still works great. No real complaints outside of the camera app lag for me.
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    02-03-2021 03:33 PM
  4. livetovacation60's Avatar
    I've had a 3a xl since October 2019....great phone.
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    02-03-2021 03:56 PM
  5. wcavaliere88's Avatar
    So I just came across a nice little deal for a new 3A for 151.00. I have been using the iphone xr and before that I was using the LG V60 but that thing was massive and the amount of bloat on it was horrible. So I cracked the back of my Xr And decided to look for a deal and found this one.

    Is anyone still using it as a daily driver? I know people do but just wondering on the forums?

    It's going to take some time to get used to the size but it's a pixel and loved my nexus 5 and pixel 3xl.
    I was up until last week, it was a great device. I would probably still be using it but couldn't pass up $100 off a pixel 4a5g from Google Fi. The 3a served me well for a year and a half, never any issues. My wife is still using her 3aXL and has not had any issues either. For the cost they are definitely worth it.
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    02-03-2021 07:28 PM
  6. HighwayBob's Avatar
    I've been using my 3a XL as my daily driver since July 2019 and still love it. I won't be replacing it for at least another year.
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    02-03-2021 09:31 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've been using my 3a XL as my daily driver since July 2019 and still love it. I won't be replacing it for at least another year.
    Pixels do have that longevity "gene", so to speak... When you get one, you want to keep it for as long as possible!
    02-03-2021 09:35 PM
  8. HighwayBob's Avatar
    When you get one, you want to keep it for as long as possible!
    No reason not to!
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    02-03-2021 10:09 PM
  9. kmcochran's Avatar
    I'm still using my 3aXL that I got at launch. One son is still using his 3a and other son got a 4a for his birthday last Nov. No issues with any of the phones. I generally keep my phones until they are unbearable to use, generally in the 3yr range.
    Morty2264, J Dubbs and Lambertoid like this.
    02-04-2021 05:40 AM
  10. livetovacation60's Avatar
    Just the idea of getting a great software experience along with a great camera is more then worth it.
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    02-04-2021 05:59 AM
  11. grumpyalbertm's Avatar
    I have the pixel 3a XL since it first came out and it's been my daily driver have not fully committed to upgrading to the pixel 5 yet mostly because I have to many phone cases and a battery case .. ya I keep it protected and I like the battery case for extra juice when I am not near a charger. Best part of the pixel 3a XL is the stereo speakers that the pixel 5 does not have.
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    02-04-2021 02:00 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    Pixels do have that longevity "gene", so to speak... When you get one, you want to keep it for as long as possible!
    I'm still using my 2 (with the latest camera app). I haven't seen anything but astrophotography on the newer ones, and I have a camera for that.
    02-04-2021 03:02 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm still using my 2 (with the latest camera app). I haven't seen anything but astrophotography on the newer ones, and I have a camera for that.
    I miss my Google Pixel 2 so much! I gave it to my brother to use and he loved it too! You're right about the camera working for those "extra" needs. Do you have the regular 2 or the 2 XL?
    02-04-2021 07:27 PM
  14. Lambertoid's Avatar
    I love seeing how many people still use it. I haven't swapped yet but have used it on wifi. I tried to swap but my text were not coming through from the wife. She of course is on iOS and never understands why I always switch back to android.

    This weekend I hope to mess with it and get imessage completely turned off to go full time with the 3a to hold me over for until I get something newer or switch back lol.
    02-04-2021 10:40 PM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    Do you have the regular 2 or the 2 XL?
    Just the plain old black 2.


    my text were not coming through from the wife. She of course is on iOS
    She has to send you one text as SMS - then the rest of her texts will come through.
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    02-04-2021 10:56 PM
  16. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I'm still using my 2 (with the latest camera app). I haven't seen anything but astrophotography on the newer ones, and I have a camera for that.
    I'm still using my 1, and except for a reluctance to charge sometimes when it's turned off (I just charge it while on and problem solved), it's still working great. I have a brand new 3XL I need to put into service though
    02-05-2021 04:06 AM
  17. Lambertoid's Avatar
    Just the plain old black 2.


    She has to send you one text as SMS - then the rest of her texts will come through.
    We will give that a shot today thanks !
    02-06-2021 02:07 PM
  18. Lambertoid's Avatar
    I'm happy to say I am on the pixel 3a and it's working. Text and all are working! I've always jumped back and forth from iOS to android but I wanted to see how the 3a has aged and so far it works great!
    02-06-2021 05:37 PM
  19. stevenjb2020's Avatar
    Pixel 3a here, nice phone. I am considering swapping the OS to CalyxOS.
    02-15-2021 11:47 PM
  20. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    My son uses a pixel 3a. I bought it on a whim new to try and never got round to selling it.

    He loves it. He is quite into photography ( shoots with an old canon DSLR of mine normally ) and has taken some amazing shots with the 3a.

    Outside the camera , the rest of the device suits him perfectly.
    It's like new , battery lasts him well and he likes the clean ( boring as hell to me ) OS.

    Great wee device.
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    02-16-2021 05:08 AM
  21. Lambertoid's Avatar
    The only issue I am having compared to the iphone Xr and V60 I use to ha e is websites. This just does not load websites very well.

    That's really my only issue
    02-28-2021 07:47 PM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I’m XR and 3a dual carry user. I replaced a V30 with 3a recently and definitely a great value phone. I expect to carry for at least another 12 months at least.
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    02-28-2021 09:31 PM
  23. ras47's Avatar
    I'm dual wielding an 11 Pro Max and a 3a XL. Trying to keep it to one phone at a time but sometimes I have to carry both. Work & personal.
    04-08-2021 09:27 PM
  24. davidtm's Avatar
    Still using my 3a. Recently stepped up its duties when driving: simultaneous use of Android Auto, Torque Pro, and ABRP (A Better Route Planner) thru AA. Smooth, no hiccups at all.
    Getting 8.25 hrs screen time per AccuBattery. Careful to avoid charging over 80%.
    05-01-2021 08:21 AM
  25. Alniter's Avatar
    Still using my 3a as well, zero compaints.
    05-20-2021 04:53 PM
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