Released this past May, the Pixel 3a is one of the best mid-range smartphones currently available on the market. Between its incredible camera performance, AMOLED display, clean software, and guaranteed updates, it more than justifies its competitive $399 price.

As much love as we have for the Pixel 3a, however, whether or not you should buy one in mid-September is a more difficult question than it was just a few short months ago. While the upcoming Pixel 4 will be more expensive, it's also expected to deliver big upgrades in the form of face unlock, even better cameras, and a bold new design.

When asked whether or not now was a good time to buy the Pixel 3a, this is how some of our AC forum members responded.

flippyfloop

Want to buy a Pixel 3a but wondering if I should hold off as a new Pixel is just around the corner. Wondering if A, they may also announce a new budget model ? B, maybe another sale on 3a’s ? Any thoughts ?

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Morty2264

I see you are a new user here - welcome to Android Central! I too am thinking about snagging the Pixel 3. I think it depends on the following: - do you need the latest and greatest? The 3's Snapdragon will be just as snappy as the Pixel 4's - if camera experience is important to you, the 3a will still get the job done but the Pixel 4 is supposed to have an impressive camera setup - if...

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EMGSM

If it's within your budget, I would hold off and see what Google has to offer in terms of the Pixel 4.

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