06-22-2019 09:38 AM
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  1. farocco's Avatar
    Should I look at new pixel or version 3?

    s10 is nice, but hate bloatware.

    Think it would be a mistake to exchange?

    Thanks
    05-21-2019 07:03 AM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'm personally coming from an iPhone XS and though I love that I can get software updates with a Pixel, I've gravitated to the S10 because I want a phone that can do a bit more.
    05-21-2019 07:15 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    05-21-2019 07:50 AM
  4. farocco's Avatar
    S10 128g, blue
    05-21-2019 08:08 AM
  5. farocco's Avatar
    It sounds like going pixel would be a downgrade
    05-21-2019 08:09 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It sounds like going pixel would be a downgrade
    Not at all. I have the S10+ ceramic and the 3XL.
    05-21-2019 09:20 AM
  7. farocco's Avatar
    Yes, but if you had to choose one?
    05-21-2019 09:36 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm not going to choose one at the moment. Samsung is still like a new pair of shoes to me.

    I still prefer Google mainly for it's camera, software, A.I., and timely updates.

    Samsung has a few novel things in it's software, however I rarely use them. I do like Samsung Pay. Google Play works in a lot of places but Samsung works almost anywhere with a credit card terminal.

    I can honestly live with both since I have to have 2 phones anyway.
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    05-21-2019 12:08 PM
  9. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'm not going to choose one at the moment. Samsung is still like a new pair of shoes to me.

    I still prefer Google mainly for it's camera, software, A.I., and timely updates.

    Samsung has a few novel things in it's software, however I rarely use them. I do like Samsung Pay. Google Play works in a lot of places but Samsung works almost anywhere with a credit card terminal.

    I can honestly live with both since I have to have 2 phones anyway.
    I have a Galaxy S10e and, for whatever reason, I would much rather use my Pixel 3a XL. I'm sure some of this comes from my "Nexus background" (I've owned the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, 5X, and 6P); I like the clean, bloatware free Android with the "Google touches" (like the Pixel launcher).

    What I'm finding, though, the 3a is fast enough for me (I don't notice much, if any, speed difference) and the "extras" Google put on are things I use. I like the spam call screening, the Pixel camera, etc. The only feature of the S10e I really miss is Samsung Pay. Then I consider that I got the 3a XL for about $150 from T-Mobile (traded in an OG Pixel for $400 that I bought on eBay for $70) and I can't see a reason to keep the S10e anymore.
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    05-21-2019 02:58 PM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    I thought this was a good place to drop this article: "I switched to Google's new $400 phone, and I'm never going back to $1,000-plus smartphones"

    It is interesting to see how many great reviews the 3a is getting; particularly people that like it well enough to replace their flagship phones.
    05-21-2019 03:09 PM
  11. anthonium's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S10e and, for whatever reason, I would much rather use my Pixel 3a XL. I'm sure some of this comes from my "Nexus background" (I've owned the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, 5X, and 6P); I like the clean, bloatware free Android with the "Google touches" (like the Pixel launcher).

    What I'm finding, though, the 3a is fast enough for me (I don't notice much, if any, speed difference) and the "extras" Google put on are things I use. I like the spam call screening, the Pixel camera, etc. The only feature of the S10e I really miss is Samsung Pay. Then I consider that I got the 3a XL for about $150 from T-Mobile (traded in an OG Pixel for $400 that I bought on eBay for $70) and I can't see a reason to keep the S10e anymore.
    That is one insane deal. Wow. Too bad I'm on AT&T!
    05-21-2019 03:54 PM
  12. farocco's Avatar
    What about the Pixel 3 vs 3a?
    Verizon has it for 500.00
    Would the 3a still be better?
    05-21-2019 04:37 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    What about the Pixel 3 vs 3a?
    Verizon has it for 500.00
    Would the 3a still be better?
    Depends on who you talk to but the 3 is a better device pretty much all the way around. You really have decide which features are important to you to determine which one suits you best.
    05-21-2019 05:12 PM
  14. farocco's Avatar
    Just wondering if any negative reasons for buying pixel 3 over 3a.
    I do not see any features on 3a that are not on 3.
    05-21-2019 05:14 PM
  15. benhmadison's Avatar
    I would definitely exchange for either Pixel model. While I haven't had the s10 primarily because I can't stand Samsung's bloat, I did have the One Plus 7 Pro for 2 days and can say without a doubt the Pixel 3a xl is a better experience for me. Don't get me wrong, the S10 and OP7P are fancy devices that are flashy and spec driven, however I find the user experience better on the Pixel. No unwanted bloat ware, 3 years of software updates, a flat display, (Samsung's curved display is one thing, but the OP7P's curved display is way too severe), superior battery life, a better camera than either an S10 or OP7P, and 3 years of guaranteed software updates strait from Google. Oh and it's a lot cheaper. The 3a reminds me of the original Moto X. On paper it was mid range, but in real world usage, it's a beast. As far as whether to get a 3 or 3a, that's up to you. I personally think the 3a's give you 90 percent of the performance of the 3's at half the price.
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    05-21-2019 06:01 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Just wondering if any negative reasons for buying pixel 3 over 3a.
    I do not see any features on 3a that are not on 3.
    4 quick ones

    Faster processor
    Water resistance,
    Wireless charging,
    Dedicated camera SOC chip
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    05-21-2019 06:37 PM
  17. mogelijk's Avatar
    Just wondering if any negative reasons for buying pixel 3 over 3a.
    I do not see any features on 3a that are not on 3.
    No, the advantage to the 3a is price, particularly with some of the deals. The 3 is a better phone, just a matter of how much extra you might be willing to pay for the 3.
    05-21-2019 06:59 PM
  18. farocco's Avatar
    just found out that the 300 off for pixel 3 is new line only. so 400 vs 750
    05-21-2019 07:30 PM
  19. farocco's Avatar
    I'm personally coming from an iPhone XS and though I love that I can get software updates with a Pixel, I've gravitated to the S10 because I want a phone that can do a bit more.
    What can the s10 do over pixel?
    05-21-2019 07:32 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    What can the s10 do over pixel?
    Samsung devices always have more features than just about any other Android. Coming from an iPhone, that's the change I want. But that's just me. It didn't matter to a lot of people.
    05-21-2019 07:36 PM
  21. anthonium's Avatar
    What can the s10 do over pixel?
    I would really recommend going to a physical store such as Best Buy if possible and hold and play around with both devices. I was dead set on getting the S10E over the 3A as I thought it was a better bang for my buck but there's just something about the build of the S10E I didn't like once I held it in person. Additionally, after years of using stock android I couldn't stand the bloat that Samsung phones have but some people are willing to live with it.

    I held the Pixel 3A and it too felt different in the hand to me than what I anticipated. I didn't quite like that it was a bit larger than the Pixel 3. I also kept comparing the screen to the regular Pixel 3 and I could tell the difference but again it wasn't a deal breaker considering the price difference.

    All this to say, you know the specs of each phone, but actually holding it adds a different experience that could turn you off to one phone and help in your decision making.

    Regarding price, as a tip, you could buy a used iPhone SE for around $80-$100 and then trade it in at Google Play store for $250 reducing the price on either the 3A or 3 model. A lot of people seem to be doing this tactic to bring down the price and save a few hundred dollars.

    Also, keep in mind in a few months the new Pixel 4 will be released so you might just want to hold off on your purchase and stick to your current phone rather than spending on something you're not in love with now to regret it later. I've chosen to wait for the 4 myself and if I don't like it then by that time I'll be able to get the 3 at a reduced price.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: I just simulated a trade in and it seems Google has stopped being generous. The trade in amounts have lowered significantly. Oh well.
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    05-21-2019 08:14 PM
  22. farocco's Avatar
    Thanks for the post, wish I could hold off, but need phone. Guess it is down to 3a or 3a xl
    Like 3a xl for battery, but 3a for size.
    05-22-2019 07:18 AM
  23. farocco's Avatar
    I choose the 3a xl and so far is is a really nice phone. I have 14 days, so will still look into the pixel 3 for 599.
    For me much better than S10.
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    05-23-2019 05:26 AM
  24. mogelijk's Avatar
    You might be interested in this review. While it is technically a 3a XL review, he compares it with his 3 XL. It is an interesting read.
    05-23-2019 10:13 AM
  25. farocco's Avatar
    Thanks
    05-23-2019 10:39 AM
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