Google had to make a few sacrifices to bring the Pixel 3A back to $ 399, which is half the price of the Pixel 3. But according to JerryRigEverything & # 39; s video, which shows its rigorous telephone tests, sustainability is not something you have to worry about too much.
The Dragontrail screen of the Pixel 3A has responded to the distinctive scratch and bend tests of the YouTube channel as well as Corning & # 39; s Gorilla Glass. It has earned similar traces as Corning & # 39; s glass on the Mohs scale with mineral hardness, although your car keys are still likely to find a way to make small scratches. Since it was probably cheaper for Google to use Dragontrail instead of the popular Gorilla Glass, it is good to see that the switch does not seem to affect the quality of the glass.
The Pixel 3A's fully plastic housing makes the device cheaper (and easier) to produce than something like the Pixel 3. But despite the downgrade in building materials, the Pixel 3A remains good. While testing JerryRigEverything, the phone bent slightly, but it did not break. The fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, also covered with plastic, was able to recognize fingerprints after having resisted several deep scratches. All other functions of the phone also remained functional.
It is easy to assume that the Pixel 3A is a fragile device, especially since all plastic phones such as the Nextbit Robin JerryRigEverything's tests have failed in the past. But Google's budget-friendly phone has passed these tests, which is an encouraging sign that you don't have to spend a lot to get a phone that will last a long time.
According to Dieter Bohn's review of the Pixel 3A, the more notable sacrifices come in the form of a slow processor and lack of water resistance. Still, the phone is a great deal considering that it has the excellent camera of the Pixel 3 and, unusual for a Google phone, a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Oh, and it's also surprisingly durable.
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