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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PattiCakeUS, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert
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    I was planning on getting the 4 when it came out, then due to the cost & no fingerprint sensor, I read up on the 3A (thanks to a mention by Mackey69 in another thread) & decided that would be a better upgrade for me so I picked one up for just 249 at tmobile during "Magenta days" or whatever they call it.

    I wasn't worried about the lack of water resistance, since I haven't dropped a phone in water in years, I didn't think this would be an issue. I forgot what a klutz I can be though, and just a few days after getting the phone & getting everything all set up, I dropped it in the tub & it was toast. $99 later (my tmobile deductible) I have a new phone, but now I'm super paranoid about water damage in the future.

    I'm watching for deals again on the 4, I don't think I can be trusted with a non-water resistant phone, lol.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    the 3a is not water resistant? i would have thought that all pixel phones were.......lame
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    For 1/2ish the price you forgo waterproof, front facing speakers, glass back, and a few other things. To me it was a fair tradeoff.
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  4. Mackey69

    Mackey69 Member

    Sorry it didn't work out for you. Luckily I haven't dropped mine, yet...
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  5. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert
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    I didn't expect to :p It definitely cheesed me off, I was being really careful, I'd used the P2 the same way with no issues, but apparently it's just not wise for me to take chances like that. I bought a waterproof case for it (that thing is fugly but it'll work for those times I need to be extra careful) - but I'm definitely watching for P4 deals again (they just had it for 100 off at the Google store but I'll wait for a bigger sale or price drop.

    It is a really nice phone for the price, though. Other than this user issue on my end :rolleyes: it's a great phone & I'm happy with it, so thanks for putting the idea in my head to look closer at it.
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The Google Pixel 3A release date was May 2019. Features and Specs include a 6.0" inch or 5.6" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 670 processor, and 3700mAh or 3000mAh battery.

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