Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Pixel 3a ≠ Nexus 5

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4,167
    Carrier(s)
    Virgin Mobile Canada
    Feedback Score
    0
    vBActivity - Stats
    vBActivity - Bars

    Post Pixel 3a ≠ Nexus 5

    Name:  pixel-nexus.jpg
Views: 201
Size:  163.0 KB

    Let's nip this one in the bud... Sure, the Pixel 3a is an uncharacteristically affordable phone from Google—but any comparisons between it and 2013's Nexus 5 have to stop. Immediately. It's not fair to either device.

    Both share plastic bodies, FHD screens, big-a$$ bezels, average amounts of RAM and storage (for their time) and better than average cameras. The smaller, non-XL 3a lists at $399 USD, the exact same price as an upgraded Nexus 5 with 32 GB of storage back in the day. But... for this same amount (less if you adjust for inflation) the Nexus 5 gave you a top of the line Snapdragon 8xx processor and wireless charging—which as a feature six years ago, was definitely ahead of its time.

    Like the Nexus the new Pixels will almost certainly have unlockable bootloaders, but were designed for two very different types of users. The Nexus was built for developers first, with savvy consumers also able to enjoy a hackable phone that happened to run the purest expression of Android. In stark contrast, the Pixel is a consumer-first smartphone, the go-to choice for anyone seeking a Google-branded iPhone equivalent.

    If it seems like I'm dumping on the Pixel here I don't mean to; I just want to ensure that the reputation of the best-ever Nexus phone remains intact.

    Sources: Android Central, Wikipedia
    Last edited by acurrie; 05-08-2019 at 01:28 PM.
    My mobile memoirs — free ebook available here.
    My HoFo feedback... is that still a thing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    565
    Device(s)
    Motorola RAZR HD
    Carrier(s)
    Fido
    Feedback Score
    0
    vBActivity - Stats
    vBActivity - Bars
    Pixel 3a = iPhone 5c

    Same quality internals ( or almost ) as the flagship but with a plastic built and some cheapers internals to cut corners.

    Sent from my LG-H933 using HoFo mobile app
    Of course I'd like to sit around and chat. Of course I'd like to sit and chew the fat....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,750
    Feedback Score
    0
    vBActivity - Stats
    vBActivity - Bars
    While I liked my 5X, I still LOVE my 6P. It's been a beast as my daily driver and no issues at all. Paid $150 new (Total Wireless had them) and even today, I consider them to be the best sub $250. phone. Can still be found new on eBay for $160.

Similar Threads

  1. Here’s the Pixel 3a and 3a XL
    By acurrie in forum Android
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-02-2019, 02:21 PM
  2. Google Pixel Phone Nexus S1 Middle Frame Housing with LCD Holder
    By SSTparts.com in forum Cellphone Spare Parts & Repair Tools - LCD Digitizer Flex Cable from USA www.SSTparts.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2017, 03:46 PM
  3. Google Pixel Phone Nexus S1 LCD Screen Display with Digitizer Touch, White
    By SSTparts.com in forum Cellphone Spare Parts & Repair Tools - LCD Digitizer Flex Cable from USA www.SSTparts.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-07-2016, 04:31 PM
  4. Google Pixel XL Phone Nexus M1 LCD Screen Display with Digitizer Touch, Black
    By SSTparts.com in forum Cellphone Spare Parts & Repair Tools - LCD Digitizer Flex Cable from USA www.SSTparts.com
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-07-2016, 04:30 PM
  5. P7689 Dead Pixels
    By MBXB in forum Motorola
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-14-2001, 01:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks