Google Pixel 3a teardown shows that the phone is easier to fix

Pixel 3A a lot easier to repair than Pixel 3, according to iFixit

The affected devices range from the Pixel 3 variants all the way to the original Pixel from 2016. Digital Wellbeing is created to be a feature that gets you to use your smartphone less, so this sounds a bit more like a feature rather than a bug.

Now that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are finally official, and even available to buy, the teardown experts at iFixit chose to do what they do best and take them both apart.

Google's Digital Wellbeing service is one such app, promising to transparently track and measure phone usage while offering ways to minimise screen time in certain apps. The Wind Down feature, for example, which allows users to schedule a time for Do Not Disturb mode, Night Light mode and the grayscale filter to appear at certain hours, still works fine.

We've noticed. There are times where it all gets to be too much for the little phone and it freezes up, something that we haven't really seen much of in these days of ample RAM.

I've also been running the very latest versions of the Android Q beta since they began with beta 1, beta 2 and now beta 3 running on my Pixel 3 XL 128GB. It's also not affecting all Pixel 3a smartphones.

Turning Digital Wellbeing off is pretty easy - you just have to take away its Usage Permissions in your settings, or by pressing the three-dot menu in Wellbeing and following the menus.

This just adds on to the many issues that Pixel smartphones have had in this generation of releases. And now the Pixel 3a hasn't even been available for a week, and users are finding a ton of issues with the devices already.

Google Pixel 3 XL.

Unlike the Pixel 3, the Pixel 3A doesn't have wireless charging and a second, wide-angle front-facing camera.



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