New flaw emerges in Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL devices

Yolanda Curtis
May 23, 2019

The Google Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL (review), courtesy of its stellar camera, has certainly impressed us, but things haven't been great for a number of users who've already bought the phones. The issue appears to be with the software or hardware of the device itself, and this revelation came after a user tried running his phone in safe mode which would negate any effects from third-party apps. One Redditor said "Her dad also got the 3a XL and that phone was buggy as hell until I rebooted it which fixed the issue".

Google is no stranger to issues with the Pixel line of smartphones; the company has settled a class action suit that has to do with a microphone issue on the original Pixel smartphones. These random issues of the new devices have once again reminded the typical Pixel device problems that the device owners face right after the launch. One user claimed that they faced the issues three times in a row in a single day.


The phones just die and require a hard reset of holding the power button down for like 30 seconds before they turn back on.

Another user has suggested a factory reset of the smartphone as the proper solution to the issue. Many others, meanwhile, have opted to return or exchange their phones.


The Google Pixel 3a may not be as expensive as the Pixel 3 or other flagships, but it's definitely not cheap at $400.

Google at its developers' conference a.k.a Google I/O 2019 has unveiled its new mid-range smartphones - the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL alongside the latest Android Q. The fault affected the device's microphone, and while Google acknowledged the problem at the time, it continued to sell the handset and even handed out replacements with exactly the same fault.


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