Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL - Future Bestsellers

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Comments • 2 731

  • TheChico868
    TheChico868 2 months ago +2314

    They got rid of the notch thank god

    • Arnav Kumar
      Arnav Kumar 6 days ago

      @His Supreme Clarkson-ness he is a holocost denier and believes in qanon
      just look at his twitter

    • CJ S
      CJ S Month ago

      @Arnox Immordium bluetooth emits radiation via microwaves so in theory its another source of radiation being put directly into your head...... or you could use a non bluetooth headset and not worry about that and minimize the radiation you are exposed to. Just my 2cents

    • Nazim कवि
      Nazim कवि Month ago

      that's just why I bought it, plus the battery

    • pat cola
      pat cola 2 months ago

      @Kalazakan There should be phones with removable backs. How is that a backward thing ?

    • J Arnett
      J Arnett 2 months ago

      @Rens Ro Fuck off no he's not

    S†EPFΔM STUDiO 2 hours ago

    so a pixel 3 XL is still better than a pixel 3a XL ? they're simply just trying to create affordable products after releasing "flagship" products, to compete with apple?

      S†EPFΔM STUDiO 2 hours ago

      kinda ruthless lol it says "trade iphone in" on their offers lmao

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 5 hours ago

    I bought a Pixel 3(non-a) for 389€ today.

  • adriano raffaele
    adriano raffaele 22 hours ago

    i have a pixel 3a and its a must buy.

  • Neptune
    Neptune 2 days ago

    Picked this over the OnePlus 7 pro. I'm not a "power" user, so specs weren't at the forefront of my needs. I mainly watch video, read, and listen to music. I hate notches, but I need something to hold onto, and the 7 Pros screen, even though beautiful, I worry about the economics. Plus, all I need is 1080p for videos, which will save for battery. The headphone jack is a bonus, but I've migrated to Bluetooth for regular listening, all my wired ones are for my HiFi.

  • Tainted Flare
    Tainted Flare 5 days ago

    I've had it for about a month and I am so amazed, I love this phone so much, especially *THE HEADPHONE JACK*

  • Jennifer Case
    Jennifer Case 11 days ago

    look at the new Foxx Miro from Metro PCS - T-Mobil its a Oreo OS pretty black. Let me know what you think

  • אור פאר
    אור פאר 14 days ago

    why the fuck didn't they just put a wireless charging, the back is plastic, not metal so wireless charge can pass through it.

  • Wong Tik Ki
    Wong Tik Ki 21 day ago

    the xr is a pieve of shit, feels like an oversize toy iphone for children.

  • eny
    eny 24 days ago

    I just got the google pixel 3a and its surprisingly big I'm lucky I didn't get the 3a xl

  • newfnshow031
    newfnshow031 Month ago

    He didnt even mention the battery life.... Dude prob never even used these

  • Funny High
    Funny High Month ago

    I will buy 3a xl soon.

  • 4WerdMotion 1
    4WerdMotion 1 Month ago

    Finally a reviewer that hasn’t drank 10 cups of coffee before doing a video 😂

  • eddy
    eddy Month ago

    in 2019,google design phones looks horrible. looks like they are in crisis of imagination.

  • Andrew Junior
    Andrew Junior Month ago

    Google Pixel 3a XL=> My DREAM PHONE.

  • Folorunso Daniel
    Folorunso Daniel Month ago

    Lol he sounds like Linus himself. Are you sure you're not a Skrull

  • LamboKang
    LamboKang Month ago

    I would expect phone lik this to have more RAM. Not going to lie, im tempted to purchase these but the lack of Ram is not selling it to me. It probably doesnt bother most ppl tho.
    But not going to lie, its a pretty good phone that has great value for its price, its probably very tempting to most ppl out there.

  • Aut Tark
    Aut Tark Month ago

    They at Linus are either stark raving mad or they get good money from Google. Is ok imho. They also do objective reviews. Kinda weird.

  • haider firas
    haider firas Month ago

    eMMC storage is a real downgrade .

  • Wendigo
    Wendigo Month ago

    Wtf this is perfect for me.

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

    No notch and a headphone jack. Win-win. That's what I'm getting.

  • Joe
    Joe Month ago

    what i dont like is that the xr has flagship performance.. but the budget pixel has a low end snapdragon 670... so it doesn't really compete. because the XR is going to be best overall. gaming or whatever you want it has the software, and the performance. the only reason to not want the XR is if you need android.

  • Reazon Giovanni
    Reazon Giovanni Month ago

    I have the first pixel xl. Im trying my best to hold off until the pixel 4. But this phone is soooo tempting

  • IamMe
    IamMe Month ago

    that is still the price of a mid tier lap top aka scam territory expensive. The iPhone not the pixel.
    What a waste to have an OLED but not dual front speaker ...

  • Chloe Prater
    Chloe Prater Month ago +1

    considering getting a 3a xl upgrading from the og pixel xl. worth it or nah?

  • RiShift
    RiShift 2 months ago

    meanwhile the 3a is 692$ in sweden. hm

  • Wacypro_gamez
    Wacypro_gamez 2 months ago

    Better than my SE

  • Sir Porg
    Sir Porg 2 months ago +1

    Is it better than a oneplus 6 or 6t?

  • Justin McAdory
    Justin McAdory 2 months ago

    0:12 You're goddamn right.

  • Atif Mehmood Khan
    Atif Mehmood Khan 2 months ago

    Very poor quality phone buy it but waste of money

  • Donald Roberts
    Donald Roberts 2 months ago

    He did his homework👌

  • luka r.
    luka r. 2 months ago

    I bought it because of you😃😊

  • Kuroji
    Kuroji 2 months ago

    no. I want high perf with ip rating with headphone jack. not low perf, uncert ip rating and headphone jack. id rather save up more for a better phone

  • Simon Garcia
    Simon Garcia 2 months ago

    This phone has definitely been great for the time Ive had it, feels better than my S8+, unfortunately it cracked badly first time I dropped it so I knew right away it wasn't quality glass

  • xorkatoss
    xorkatoss 2 months ago +1

    Finally we are getting back to cheaper phones :D can it beat the Redmi Note 7 Pro though? time will tell

    • Aaron Wang
      Aaron Wang 2 months ago

      I definitely like the Pixel 3a more than the Redmi Note 7. I used the Redmi and returned it after a day and got a Pixel 3a.

  • Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz 2 months ago

    1:22 that is just plain wrong/misleading. With Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 Google offered ORIGINAL QUALITY cloud storage in Google Photos for free - that was a Pixel-only feature. With the Pixel 3a they don't - you can upload unlimited COMPRESSED photos to Google Photos but you can do that on any other smartphone running Android. This entire "review" sounded like it was written by a Pixel fanboy.

  • MrMJJ23
    MrMJJ23 2 months ago

    This is not Linus, Linus Tech Tips

    EΔSY HEΔVY 2 months ago

    Still to broke for the 3a, I need a better job tbh.

  • Karl E
    Karl E 2 months ago

    If I were to design the perfect phone I would try and make exactly this. They nailed it. *Question:* Is there a big difference in battery life? I would prefer the smaller phone, but not if the battery is much worse.

  • MaHmOuD H
    MaHmOuD H 2 months ago

    to ANDROID fan , I'm considering buying new cellphone , but I hear some manufacture companies doesn't install or allow full android OS in their devices , so my question is this :
    what are the devices in the market which can give me a full android OS experience ??

  • Reprisal
    Reprisal 2 months ago

    Down vote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

  • Evencrux
    Evencrux 2 months ago

    So I can get the 3a XL and the LG G7 ThinQ from Sprint for $480 each. On the spec sheets, the G7 looks superior although shipping with Android 8.0.

    I'm upgrading from a Galaxy S6 (Can't stand the battery life any longer) Which phone should I buy?

  • Cesar R. Gabeiras
    Cesar R. Gabeiras 2 months ago +22

    6:14 ...he says "two hundred" but you hear "four hundred" brain almost crashed

  • Freeman
    Freeman 2 months ago

    Yep, that Sony camera is a great selling point ...... and a great reason to buy a phone by the company that made that camera.

  • Vyshak SK
    Vyshak SK 2 months ago

    Every android phone has unlimited google photos at high quality. Unlimited google photos at original quality is what differs regular pixel. This pixel doesn't have original quality unlimited backup.

  • WegZurHölle
    WegZurHölle 2 months ago

    1:35 oh that is so sweeeeeeet! now i dont have to worry to send manually my personal information to google with correcting stuff, it knows exactyl with whom i calling and about what, that is so amazing, it makes NSA work so much easier....

    WTF, have people become that stupid? Unbelievable... just crazy stupid.

  • Asociacion Funebre
    Asociacion Funebre 2 months ago

    Good review!

  • Bagus Kusuma
    Bagus Kusuma 2 months ago

    More look like my MI A2

  • Johnny Nguyen
    Johnny Nguyen 2 months ago

    Wow, the Google Nexus 7 looks great.

  • Tom Nuckols
    Tom Nuckols 2 months ago +5

    It's got a headphone jack and no notch or cut out....done, sold.

  • broccolidood
    broccolidood 2 months ago

    Is noone gonna mention the fact that the iPhone XR doesn't even have a 1080p screen?

  • Yugi Oh
    Yugi Oh 2 months ago

    It's still an ugly looking phone. Camera it just the matter of software processing and tons of Pixel3 camera mod already out there and used by many other android phone that give the similar result. So?
    It'll be perfect option if it's more better looking

  • Joel Diaz
    Joel Diaz 2 months ago

    2 things I don't give a crap about : wireless charging and headphone jack. Honest to my mom. Feel free to argue and thumbs down my comments. True though.

  • deminybs
    deminybs 2 months ago

    When people are buying a phone based on the camera....why not just buy an actual good camera?

  • sunil dhanoa
    sunil dhanoa 2 months ago

    I like this guy

  • William Lowery
    William Lowery 2 months ago

    Grade A...3A... I don't get it..did I miss something ?? lol great review, I might just get this over Samsung!

  • Sam M.
    Sam M. 2 months ago

    "Right after we find out about our sponsor, Paul Sway!"

  • Armando Debergues
    Armando Debergues 2 months ago f*****g Canadian talking $**t about Huaweii.........give up you sellouts, Huaweii is far superior.
    According to the reviewers that their country doesn't have a beef with China.

  • Tom's Gate
    Tom's Gate 2 months ago +14

    Good job James! Now Linus finally has more time to do some CEO sh**... You know, hang out by he coffee machine, browse the web for new holiday destinations... :)

  • Booblla
    Booblla 2 months ago

    I'm outsourced to a Canadian wireless provider and the 3A was mentioned in a teleconference meeting the other day and they said "The 3A is practically the same as the 3, only cheaper"... At which point I chimed in and said "Saying that the are basically the same thing is like comparing a high class escort with a transsexual escort. They may appear to look identical. But underneath is a different story"... I got a n email lecture from my supervisor after that!

  • Noel Negron
    Noel Negron 2 months ago

    @6:27 forgot to add the “A” to the name.

  • LazerdipOfficial 808
    LazerdipOfficial 808 2 months ago

    People Stop buys Phones for playing game!!!!
    Who need best camera just take Pixel...!

  • Wolfram
    Wolfram 2 months ago

    Plastic is literally better than metal because it is more easy to grip and less vulnerable to damage/deformation. Plastic elastically bends (this is good).

    CUSTOMADE13 2 months ago +2

    Everybody talking about headphone jack and I only check if it has Bluetooth 5

  • Против Глобал

    2:1 aspect ratio display - fail.

  • axllebeer
    axllebeer 2 months ago

    6:14 for $400 less yes but almost slipped that overdub by me lol ($200 less ) lol

  • Martin Ambre
    Martin Ambre 2 months ago

    Please pledge to ban Google Pixels in India

  • snika123
    snika123 2 months ago

    damn phone of my dreams alright, i know what ill be upgrading to next now

  • wolfranger
    wolfranger 2 months ago +2

    You kind of alluded to it but didn't actually mention that the budget pixels ONLY offer HQ unlimited photo backup, not original quality like the flagships.

  • HeyZeus
    HeyZeus 2 months ago

    Can we have a Pixel 3a and a Galaxy S10e comparison please?

  • Ed. B.
    Ed. B. 2 months ago

    I'm not an Android fan and I still wouldn't buy Apple.

  • Shah Auckburaully
    Shah Auckburaully 2 months ago

    There is no visual core in the 3a. If you want great pictures, use the native camera. Third party apps like Instagram can't tap into the great computational photography algorithms - no Visual Core

  • kartik kanwar
    kartik kanwar 2 months ago

    hahaha sd 670

  • Markus Mala
    Markus Mala 2 months ago +1

    Watching this video on a Pixel 3a XL. Im freaking loving it.

    • Markus Mala
      Markus Mala 2 months ago +1

      @KennyT nah, it seems to be a known issue with some routers. I think my router might just be one of them. When I stand next to my router it is way better, but with some walls in between the signal starts to break down sometimes. The "antenna" is maybe not as good as the one in my old phone.

    • KennyT
      KennyT 2 months ago

      @Markus Mala That suck man, maybe contact Google and get a replacement.

    • Markus Mala
      Markus Mala 2 months ago +1

      @KennyT I just have one problem. Sometimes my WiFi connection is really bad and sometimes web pages just refuse to load. Apparently resetting your connections and so on should fix it, but it didn't work for me.

    • Markus Mala
      Markus Mala 2 months ago +1

      @KennyT I also think that it's not as bright as my previous phone (Huawei Mate 10 lite) , but you don't have to be worried about it draining your battery as its capacity is quite beefy. You should be able to get a decent amount of battery life out of it.

    • KennyT
      KennyT 2 months ago

      My 3a xl brightness suck comparing to my v20. It's brighter @50% brightness on v20 than @70% brightness on 3a xl. Do you find it the same with your 3a xl? I'm afraid with that brightness, it will eat up the battery fast. Let me know. Thanks

  • Markus Mala
    Markus Mala 2 months ago +6

    Watching this vid on a Pixel 3a XL. It's great!

  • Dmitri S
    Dmitri S 2 months ago

    Until tested and compared, it's just a matter of looks at the moment.

  • Griever Blade
    Griever Blade 2 months ago

    the notch is not an issue ... i gladly take a cheaper notched phone than one of those bestseller Pixels, little example ... Pocophone F1 ... in my country i get 140chf less than the lowest price (the non XL) get 0.58" more 2gb RAM more 64gb storage more 1000mAh more and a Snapdragon 845 instead of a 670 (i prefer IPS over OLED i confess ... more direct sunlight readability and view angle), the pixel 3a and 3a XL seems kinda overpriced (although i know the F1 is underpriced or adequately priced with some compromises)

    • Griever Blade
      Griever Blade 2 months ago

      @richard lobo funny you mention Nokia, because the F1 is the second phone i don't have to resort to custom roms after my previous Nokia 8 (which was same price as the Pixel 3a when i bought it .. and had a Snap 835) i don't even need to install a 3rd party launcher like Nova since Poco Launcher pretty much do all the same without needing extras, as for issues reported from some users i never had them with mine ... users sides issues can be quite confusing, isn't it?

    • richard lobo
      richard lobo 2 months ago

      That depends from people to people. The OS of pocofone isn't as great as pixel and inspite of inferior hardware specs sone people will prefer 3a over pocofone.

  • Creative Inc
    Creative Inc 2 months ago

    What a deal a pixel 3 xl for 479$ 6:24

  • John Ayap
    John Ayap 2 months ago

    and Poco F1 is 100USD cheaper....
    Which you can flash Pixel XP....

    • John Ayap
      John Ayap Month ago

      or is it..

    • Ian Templin
      Ian Templin Month ago

      Except the Pocophone isn't available anywhere in North America, so your point is moot.

  • I LightenStar I
    I LightenStar I 2 months ago

    And it has a headphone jack?!
    *Take My Money!*

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious 2 months ago

    But it's not water resistant dammit.

  • Ryan RaTMaN
    Ryan RaTMaN 2 months ago

    needs sd card slot :/

  • Akib Ahmed
    Akib Ahmed 2 months ago

    how much has the actual pixel 3s Price reduced???

  • Joseph Maldjian
    Joseph Maldjian 2 months ago

    Thats not a bad thing for Google, they probably know that this is going to end up like the Xr and they probably already know this is going to sell better

  • Sijun Fu
    Sijun Fu 2 months ago


  • bradleyh82
    bradleyh82 2 months ago

    Not bad for a mid range. But only 64gig space and no way to add more. hell no

  • Dysstatic
    Dysstatic 2 months ago

    I still have the original pixel xl 128gb. Still beats 95% of my friends phones handily and I'm still yet to find a reason to upgrade it. Can't get better phones glad they made a budget set to give more ppl a chance to use them. Well done Google.

  • Maxim Salnikov
    Maxim Salnikov 2 months ago

    Best Pixel Devices period
    The Spirit of the Nexus is strong here

  • Vijay Padmakumar
    Vijay Padmakumar 2 months ago

    I've never used a Pixel before but I've heard that the phone begins to slow down after a year or so. This phone has a less powerful processor than the Pixel 3 so wouldn't it be affected more gravely.

  • diggtech
    diggtech 2 months ago

    I disagree with the cold open about not considering flagships anymore. The Pixel 3a (and XLa): doesn't have IP certification, wireless charging, or a faster CPU. The money savings aren't worth it to me. With the Pixel 3, you get what you pay for. This coming from an iPhone user.

  • Thomas Motley
    Thomas Motley 2 months ago

    Good review, *except* that storing unlimited photos at *high* quality is something any smartphone with Google Photos can do. Only the regular Pixels can store unlimited photos at *original* quality for free.

  • Mutahir Ahmed
    Mutahir Ahmed 2 months ago

    Just for clarification, Apple's "Liquid Retina Display" is simply a traditional LCD with a fancy name, right?

  • Sidharth Satheesh
    Sidharth Satheesh 2 months ago

    $571 in India. Same price as Pixel 2 right now. FAIL.

    • richard lobo
      richard lobo 2 months ago

      Wait for a couple of months.. it will drop and reduce to 67% of original price.

  • Benjamin Peterson
    Benjamin Peterson 2 months ago

    I wanna see this reviewed against the 10e. Even though the 10e has better specs, I wonder if the software could give the 3a a tie or even a lead on the 10e

  • Murat Selcuk
    Murat Selcuk 2 months ago +1

    Wow this is thick! This is a plastic, inferior processor, huge bezel phone but 10 times you call out to the iPhone xr for retina screen? Wow! Google must be paying desperately well!

  • Bob Coffee
    Bob Coffee 2 months ago

    How it compares to other $400 phones

  • dudebro
    dudebro 2 months ago

    And the best midrange phone is...

    the OnePlus 6T.

  • Jonathan Tagalog
    Jonathan Tagalog 2 months ago

    Im ok with this if it can play pubg smoothly

  • älä tule
    älä tule 2 months ago

    tbh the plastic body and the snapdragon 670 processor suck

  • marquas ellis
    marquas ellis 2 months ago

    Bye Bye Apple !