There is no doubt that Google has attempted to get a foothold in the mid-range smartphone market with the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL.
These phones are extremely unique with a camera that can be considered the best in any smartphone range. It also helps that they will be given speedy software updates until 2021. Two aspects that are making buyers at least seriously consider, if not buy the phone.
This is a hopeful indication and Google wants to build on it. In fact, Google even recently confirmed to Android Police that it will extend the “a” series beyond the Pixel 3a/3a XL and venture into the mid-range Pixel phones in the future. We can expect to see affordable versions of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL as well.
A lot is riding on user response to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. If these phones perform well in the market, then Google has a sure-fire formula that has seen real-time success. If not, then will Google really attempt a feat that did not succeed the first time? Do they hope that they will get the formula right the next time?
There are some painful compromises in the Pixel 3a for which the exceptional camera makes up. However, is it fair to accept compromise on the build quality of a device just because it takes great pictures? These are conundrums that Google needs to address if it hopes to find success in the mid-range smartphone market.
What do you think? Do you look forward to buying the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL — if they do materialize — in future if 3a sets receive good reviews?