Google Pixel 3a XL Stories Today

Last week and ahead of the Pixel 6 series set to come (hopefully) very soon, we asked you just what you think the “best” Google Pixel device has been so far. Well, the results were not too unsurprising overall but interesting nonetheless.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories February 18

For those of you with the Pixel 3a, it looks like the December 2020 update may have done some weird things to the corners of your screen/display.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories November 18, 2020

Much like the potential upgrade path from the Pixel 4 series to the Pixel 5, suggesting that someone shoul09d “upgrade” from the Pixel 3a to the Pixel 4a is a bit silly. Despite maybe being a little overdue, we’re here to examine whether this might be something to consider for those shopping for a new smartphone on a budget.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories October 9, 2020

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL may have been superseded by the Pixel 4a — and recently released 4a 5G — but that doesn’t mean they are not great devices. While they still offer a “premium” Pixel experience at a lower cost, it looks as though some Pixel 3a and 3a XL owners are having issues upgrading from Android Pie to the newly released Android 11.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories September 2, 2020

[Update: Pixel 3a & 4 live] LineageOS 17.1 coming soon for Google Pixel 2, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 series

Following this year’s release of Android 11, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be approaching their end of life. To help fans of the phone squeeze a few more years of life out of their device, the team behind LineageOS is adding support for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 series not far behind.

Update: The Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 series are now supported, too.

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 7, 2020

The Google Pixel 3a still remains one the best affordable Android phones you can buy, simply because it offers the best bits of the Pixel series with only a few compromises.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories December 13, 2019

When the Pixel 3a was leaked — multiple times — it seemed like a weird device a little out of place with what Google has been trying to do over the past few years within the premium flagship space.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories August 20, 2019

A new report from Counterpoint Research has shown that the Pixel line remains one of the fastest-growing smartphone ranges in the United States — thanks to sales of the Pixel 3a.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories June 26, 2019

For the past year, Verizon has been running Visible, an MVNO that offers unlimited calls, texts, and data for a flat monthly rate. The main downside of Visible’s mobile plan—the hard limit on data speed—is being “uncapped,” while also gaining support for the Google Pixel 3a.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories June 20, 2019

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are fantastic devices that are an amazing value for what they offer. The cheaper polycarbonate builds and overall design has them feeling much more premium than their initial price-tag suggests. While having a mostly plastic build is great for durability, having the cheaper Dragon Trail glass is not, which is why we’ve shortlisted a few of the best Pixel 3a screen protectors to ensure your display is protected.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories June 19, 2019

While the July security patch is still two weeks away, some Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL owners this morning have reported receiving the update. Devices appear to have accidentally been included in a Googler-only internal OTA.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories June 16, 2019

If you were to ask me right now what the best value in smartphones is, I’d probably tell you it’s the Pixel 3a. Clearly, word is getting around on Google’s impressive budget device, as the Pixel 3a is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon for unlocked smartphones.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 30, 2019

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are fantastic devices for the price, and even though it’s made from typically more durable polycarbonate, it can still be prone to damage. That’s why protection is always recommended. For that reason, we’ve collated a few of the best third-party Pixel 3a and 3a XL cases for you to pick up. expand full story

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 20, 2019

With any at scale and closely watched hardware launch, hardware defects and other problems will come to light as more people receive devices. For example, some Pixel 3a owners over the weekend reported random shutdowns, while others are now encountering crooked cutouts for the USB-C and speaker grill.

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Some Pixel 3a, 3a XL users are reporting random device shutdowns

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are genuinely superb handsets that offer a ton even given their relatively low price tag. However, we are hearing reports from Pixel 3a and 3a XL users about random shutdowns.

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 13, 2019

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched at I/O 2019 with hardware SVP Rick Osterloh framing the devices as allowing “high-end experiences at a more accessible price point.” An interview with a Google product manager last week provides more insight into the phones, including the decision to include the headphone jack and how Google’s manufacturing capabilities have improved.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 10, 2019

We reported earlier today that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will remain on the March security patch until next month. The Android Beta Program has now been updated to note that the latest Made by Google devices won’t be eligible until June.

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For the past few years, Google seems to have tried to chase the sun a little with the Pixel line. That isn’t a bad thing by any stretch as, despite a few stumbles here and there, the Pixel line has become an exceptional Android alternative to the iPhone. Which brings us to the release of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, a phone targeted at a slightly different subset of the market. expand full story

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 8, 2019

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL specs: A Pixel 3 at half the price

After an amazing run of secrecy (not), we have the final official specs for the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL following Google’s announcement of the devices on stage at Google I/O 2019. The younger siblings to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will look to capitalize on the same software prowess and support that makes the Pixels a frequent recommendation among Android fans while coming in at a more appealing price point for the average consumer.

For the past few years, uBreakiFix has been one of Google’s repair partners for the Pixel phones in the US. The same is true this year, and same-day repairs for the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are already available at all uBreakiFix locations.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 7, 2019

Download the official Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL wallpaper here

At I/O 2019, Google made the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL official, with the device already appearing in stores around the world. For those of us who aren’t picking up a Pixel 3a, we can at least use the wallpaper shown in the renders and promotional content we’ve seen so far.

Google just announced the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the latest addition to its smartphone lineup and the first Pixels to come at prices that could be considered less than high-end. The Pixel 3a shares great similarities with the Google Pixel 3 line that proceeded it. These two phones appeal to a different subset of the market, though, with lesser specs, cheaper materials, and a lower price…

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Google Pixel 3a day one availability in the UK: EE, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone

The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be available in the UK from day one at EE, the Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone; three of the largest smartphone retailers in the nation.

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 3, 2019

While the Pixel 3a and 3a XL have not even been properly announced yet, details have slowly been coming out that indicate Verizon’s exclusivity period with the Google Pixel series of phones is coming to an end. The latest leak seems to point to not only the Pixel 3a phones but also at least the Pixel 3 XL coming to Sprint stores in the near future.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 2, 2019

[Update: Inside retail box] Google Pixel 3a packaging leak corroborates ‘Purple-ish’ name, screen size, hints at pricing

We’re just a week from Google I/O, and also the debut of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Today, we’re getting a leak of the packaging for the Pixel 3a and it seems to corroborate a lot of details we extensively leaked about the device last month.

Pixel 3a XL already spotted at Best Buy, suggests imminent availability

Google on May 7th is widely expected to announce the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at I/O 2019. The past few days have seen a number of leaks, with the latest revealing that the mid-range phone is already at U.S. retail stores.

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories May 1, 2019

This morning, retail packaging for the Pixel 3a leaked corroborating screen size, pricing, and the “Purple-ish” variant. Another leak today includes images of all three colors, and marketing copy that Google will be using to highlight the key features.

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With the official US launch of the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL set for May 7 during Google I/O 2019, we are merely days away. We were expecting an Indian launch for the mid-range handsets, and thanks to online retailer Flipkart, it seems we have an official Pixel 3a launch date of May 8 in the country (via FoneArena).

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 19, 2019

We already told you basically everything there is to know about the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and Google itself has even — accidentally — confirmed their existence. Now, we have our first hands on an image of some new third-party cases for the phones…

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 18, 2019

Sketchy Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL renders leak out showing essentially nothing new

In usual Google fashion, we’re seeing quite a few leaks and renders of the company’s upcoming Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Today, we’re potentially seeing the first “official” renders of the two smartphones.

Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 17, 2019

With the Pixel 3a and 3a XL rumors now whipping us up into a frenzy, the upcoming mid-range device is set to offer much of the same experience as the excellent Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but without the associated price-tag.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 15, 2019

Over the past several weeks, there have been a slew of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL rumors. The names were officially confirmed by a Google Store leak, while we reported on a handful of specs. Made by Google today teased that “something big is coming to the Pixel universe” on May 7th.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 8, 2019

Much like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that came before it, there aren’t many surprises left to be uncovered about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. From the things we can assume thanks to the name it shares with its sibling, to various in-the-flesh leaks, to information from our own sources, we know just about everything. We’ve also pieced together most of the spec sheets for both phones, so here’s what we know.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories April 5, 2019

Just last month, our sources confirmed that Google’s rumored mid-range devices would indeed be named “Pixel 3a” and “Pixel 3a XL.” We also learned several specs about the phones, with the Google Play Developer Console today seemingly providing an official confirmation for many of them.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories March 27, 2019

We told you a couple of weeks ago that Google’s forthcoming mid-range Google Pixel will indeed be called the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and also noted some new details and specs, including the addition of a third color. A new leak further corroborates the name, a third ‘iris’ colorway, and offers the first hint at a rough price point.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories March 18, 2019

According to a source familiar with the phones, the forthcoming mid-range Google Pixels are indeed called the “Google Pixel 3a” and the “Google Pixel 3a XL”, as was first rumored last week. We can also independently confirm some previously-rumored specifications and offer some more details about the devices…

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories March 14, 2019

It’s been rumored for a couple of years at this point that Google has been developing a pair of “budget” Pixel smartphones. Now, thanks to the first Android Q beta release, some code is seemingly confirming Pixel 3a XL as the name of one of Google’s upcoming mid-range devices.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories February 25, 2019

Six Google-made devices — both identifying as a “smartphone” — have just passed through the FCC this morning. These models line up with a previous leak about the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories February 5, 2019

For the past few months, we have been tracking leaks of Google’s budget-friendly “Pixel 3 Lite” and “Pixel 3 XL Lite” phones, which are beginning to follow in the leaky footsteps of the standard Pixel 3. The latest info drop claims to reveal the model numbers for both “Pixel 3 Lite” devices.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories December 27, 2018

Last month, alleged photos of a device referred to by many as the Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ leaked suggesting that Google was developing a mid-range phone. This reveal was followed by a notch-less Pixel 3 XL ‘Lite’ in early December, with both Made by Google phones reportedly launching this spring in the U.S.

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Google Pixel 3a XL Stories December 9, 2018

After a handful of reports over the past several months, we’ve recently been seeing the first images of Google’s “budget” Pixel lineup hitting the web. Today, new renders have revealed a closer look at the Pixel 3 Lite, as well as its larger brother, the Pixel 3 XL Lite.

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