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    Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    The 5.6-inch Pixel 3a and 6-inch 3a XL will cost from $399 and $479, respectively.
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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Where are the small, compact phones suitable for normal pockets...
    Come on Google, bring out a proper compact device.

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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfsbane2k View Post
    Where are the small, compact phones suitable for normal pockets...
    Haven't been any since 2005, when Samsung brought out the last of the pocket phones, the SGH Z500.
    These days it's all about the large, thin, highly breakable pane of glass taking up all your pocket space.
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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    I remember when the Note came out back in 2011 which was a huge 5.3 inch for the time.
    Glad to see google targetting the cheaper end of the market with a decent camera now that Oneplus has abandoned that segment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibjab View Post
    I remember when the Note came out back in 2011 which was a huge 5.3 inch for the time.
    Glad to see google targetting the cheaper end of the market with a decent camera now that Oneplus has abandoned that segment.
    I had a note 1. People mocked me at work for having a phone to big for my pocket and more suitable for a handbag! Now try finding something smaller! I'm pretty sure everyone who mocked me now have 6"+ phones

    Back to the article - this looks like a good move by Google but its still no Nexus 5 pricing. I miss that phone. £250ish and it had everything but a decent camera (snapdragon 800, decent ram, reasonable storage). £250 barely gets you a snapdragon 600 series phone now a days...
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    With that camera for that price, oneplus will have a hard time.
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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by abychristy View Post
    With that camera for that price, oneplus will have a hard time.
    I'm due an "upgrade" which may end up being a downgrade. Google phones are known for being well optimised and if the camera is decent enough I've no need for a really powerful SoC and I don't do mobile gaming. So, as long as it's responsive and has decent support then this might be a winner for me. The only downside is that some of the Samsung bloatware is very useful to me and I just disable what I don't want so it's not a problem.

    The HTC M7 was a flagship which didn't run on a flagship SoC. As long as it's well optimised, it's not really an issue.

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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abychristy View Post
    With that camera for that price, oneplus will have a hard time.
    I'm due an "upgrade" which may end up being a downgrade. Google phones are known for being well optimised and if the camera is decent enough I've no need for a really powerful SoC and I don't do mobile gaming. So, as long as it's responsive and has decent support then this might be a winner for me. The only downside is that some of the Samsung bloatware is very useful to me and I just disable what I don't want so it's not a problem.

    The HTC M7 was a flagship which didn't run on a flagship SoC. As long as it's well optimised, it's not really an issue.
    Actually a lot of people have been complaining about poor performance on the latest Pixel's particularly due to the relatively low amount of RAM compared to other flagships. I think MKBHD has mentioned it a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza63 View Post
    Actually a lot of people have been complaining about poor performance on the latest Pixel's particularly due to the relatively low amount of RAM compared to other flagships. I think MKBHD has mentioned it a few times.
    Yeh 4GB did stand out to me as perhaps being a little low. That said, there should be less bloat running.

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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Back to the article - this looks like a good move by Google but its still no Nexus 5 pricing. I miss that phone. £250ish and it had everything but a decent camera (snapdragon 800, decent ram, reasonable storage). £250 barely gets you a snapdragon 600 series phone now a days...
    £299 in 2013 for a non waterproof, plastic device with 16 GB of storage and a horrendous camera.

    So £335 in today's money, which will net you a pocophone which is better in every way, other than software

    Don't personally see a problem?

    If the new one launches at £379, that would be a decent deal for the specs/experience
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    Am glad I picked up a Sony XZ1 Compact last year for 250. The last of the small phones without too much compromise, battery life brilliant.

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    Re: Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaks: images, prices, and more

    Meh!

    Seems overpriced for what it is. Snapdragon 675, I would expect at least a 730 at that sort of price. Better still, go for a Mi 9 which has a Snapdragon 855 for not much more money. Oh yes, plus a AMOLED screen bundled in. Not surprising Google isn't selling enough Pixels. Their pricing strategy isn't based on value for more money or even on quality.

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