Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories

Buying a case alongside a new phone is something a lot of people do, and ever since the days of the Nexus 6, Google has offered some pretty unique cases for its first-party phones. First we had Live Cases, which could be matched to a live wallpaper and even featured an NFC button on some models that could be used … Continue reading

Pixel 3a headphone jack was a heavily debated decision

By now, the Pixel 3a has sunk into most mobile-focused people’s consciousness. It has been praised for a lot of things but one understated feature is perhaps the return of the headphone jack. If you were hoping that Google has finally reconsidered its decision to banish the venerable port. Not exactly and product manager Soniya Jobanputra briefly explains the thinking … Continue reading

Google Pixel 3a shows us high-end phones are unnecessary

Humanity’s obsession over edge-to-edge bezels, triple cameras and future-proofed specs has brought about the inevitable, to quote Thanos. But instead of an evil purple sociopath, this inevitable response to our pursuit of smartphone excellence comes in the form of the $399 Google Pixel 3a. Everything about it from its build and features are a timely reminder that maybe we’ve been … Continue reading

Our readers tell us what’s wrong with the Google Pixel Slate

Though he's well-known around the Engadget office for being a Chromebook enthusiast, deputy managing editor Nathan Ingraham found little to recommend about Google's Pixel Slate. It would appear, given the responses from our user reviews page, that ma...

Pixel 3a vs Galaxy S10e: the better Android for your wallet

For the first time, Google has offered a more affordable version of its flagship smartphone. Of course, it’s somewhat late to that trend. Last year, Apple launched the iPhone XR and just a few months ago Samsung did a similar thing with the Galaxy S10e. Naturally, the Google Pixel 3a is being compared with the Galaxy S10e but which “cheaper” … Continue reading

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL vs. Pixel 3 and 3 XL

New Atlas compares the specs and features of the Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a and ...

Google's Pixel phones have traditionally been high-end devices, but for the first time the company has launched a pair of mid-range phones – the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. These strip out a few premium features of the current flagships, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, in favor of an easier-to-swallow price tag. But just what do you get and what do you lose? Here, New Atlas compares the specs and features of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL with the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

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T-Mobile Pixel 3a won’t support RCS

There may have been a great deal of rejoicing when Google announced that the Pixel 3a and even the Pixel 3 would no longer be a Verizon exclusive. Unfortunately, that might not mean that they will all be treated equal. Even as early as now, one fine print is coming to light after the rejoicing has died down. It turns … Continue reading

Pixel 3a and 3a XL iFixit teardown bodes well for repairs

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were everything we expected them to be from leaks. That said, there were also some disappointing details we took for granted, like IP rating and wireless charging. While those are mostly seen as a downside, they also come with some advantages. As iFixit finds out, they make it a lot easier to open … Continue reading