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Free Google Home Hub with any new Google Pixel 3a Mobile Phone from £399 Argos

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Free Google Home Hub with any Pixel 3a purchased at Argos at the moment!

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Derek_Dymond08/05/2019 12:55

Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 …Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 standard for the phone.Google is doing us over :-(


The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas the UK price does include VAT at 20%. It's still a bit cheaper in the US though (just not as much as it first seems).
Same deal at Google Store for 95p cheaper. Exceptionally good customer service from Google Store from my experience so I'd take the Google Store deal.

Still voted hot though as it's a good deal for those who want to just go and buy a phone in a shop, but if ordering online for delivery I'd go for Google Store over this
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Some old processor in this model
Shame that there's no 128gb options with the new Pixels
wakkaday08/05/2019 09:19

Some old processor in this model


Well, these are mid-tier handsets.
9 months interest free to anyone with A Argos card witch ain't to bad.
Edited by: "HalCapone" 8th May
HalCapone12 m ago

9 months interest free to on the Argos card if anyone has one witch ain't …9 months interest free to on the Argos card if anyone has one witch ain't to bad.


Nice spot! That's pretty good
Same deal at Google Store for 95p cheaper. Exceptionally good customer service from Google Store from my experience so I'd take the Google Store deal.

Still voted hot though as it's a good deal for those who want to just go and buy a phone in a shop, but if ordering online for delivery I'd go for Google Store over this
Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 standard for the phone.

Google is doing us over :-(
Derek_Dymond08/05/2019 12:55

Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 …Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 standard for the phone.Google is doing us over :-(


The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas the UK price does include VAT at 20%. It's still a bit cheaper in the US though (just not as much as it first seems).
Not the google nest as direct from google offer but the google home hub, hence it’s a different deal
ArvinderSingh08/05/2019 15:17

Not the google nest as direct from google offer but the google home hub, …Not the google nest as direct from google offer but the google home hub, hence it’s a different deal


Google Home Hub has just been renamed to Google Nest Hub, they said that in Google IO
andrewworrall145 m ago

Google Home Hub has just been renamed to Google Nest Hub, they said that …Google Home Hub has just been renamed to Google Nest Hub, they said that in Google IO


Yes that's my understanding also. Exactly same product
Waiting for bt to sue google over the home hub branding.
Derek_Dymond08/05/2019 12:55

Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 …Although the combination is a good price. Considering the US price is $399 standard for the phone.Google is doing us over :-(


American prices are ex. VAT.
You are paying for the camera and screen, no new phone at this price comes close. The amount of megapixels means nothing and in fact quite often pictures will look worse worth over inflated mp sensors.
Nokia 7 Plus with GCam mod is brilliant and a fraction of the price... Don t be conned by the camera story or an overpriced freebie!
acm2000109/05/2019 06:39

You are paying for the camera and screen, no new phone at this price comes …You are paying for the camera and screen, no new phone at this price comes close. The amount of megapixels means nothing and in fact quite often pictures will look worse worth over inflated mp sensors.


I'd wager that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Xiaomi Mi 9 are pretty close that unless you had them side-by-side you wouldn't miss the camera. Interested to see how well it sells - mediocre specs (despite a good camera) and small storage I'm not expecting to do any favours, especially when the Pixel 2 used sells for half this price.
plewis0013/05/2019 07:33

I'd wager that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Xiaomi Mi 9 are pretty close that …I'd wager that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Xiaomi Mi 9 are pretty close that unless you had them side-by-side you wouldn't miss the camera. Interested to see how well it sells - mediocre specs (despite a good camera) and small storage I'm not expecting to do any favours, especially when the Pixel 2 used sells for half this price.


There is a difference. You are not aware of it until you try Pixel .
rakipiotr13/05/2019 07:51

There is a difference. You are not aware of it until you try Pixel .


Well I have and unless I had them side-by-side I don’t miss it. Yes, it’s better, but the loss of other premium features or things I want isn’t a trade-off I’m prepared to accept. £399 for a phone with a great single camera and poor specs otherwise, seems like a weak purchase.
wakkaday08/05/2019 09:19

Some old processor in this model


I'd rather have this old processor than have a one plus camera.

I don't see why people don't just get the 2 XL though.
I went the honor View 20 for this price instead.

I get why people would get this, great stock android and great camera and I bet majority of people won't tell its a slower CPU but my biggest issue is just how dated the design is, those absolutely huge bezels really ruin it, after using almost edge to edge phones for a while now I can't go back.
How much can I sell Home Hub for?
dvs08/05/2019 12:58

The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas …The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas the UK price does include VAT at 20%. It's still a bit cheaper in the US though (just not as much as it first seems).


Also only a 90 day warranty in the US whereas, thanks to Europe, we get 2 years.
alg08/05/2019 09:29

Well, these are mid-tier handsets.


That may be true, but the fact is the performance will be more than good enough for 95% of users. I've gone from iphone 10 to 3aXL and notice no practical difference in performance.
rakipiotr13/05/2019 07:51

There is a difference. You are not aware of it until you try Pixel .


I tried it. I hade a Mi 9 for a few weeks. The hardware is nice; the software is a mess. The Pixel's is in a different class.
I have a 3a in my hand - Google got the balance of features perfect - a superb device overall - the software and camera are the big winners. The screen is competent, and the soc is fast enough from what I can tell. The design is fine - it feels pleasent, light and extremely comfortable to hold and use. That camera though, it just has to be seen to be believed - it's not just head and shoulders above competition in the price range, it's up in the stratosphere - make no mistake, this is a game changer.
I'll put it another way - I much prefer this to the old Nexus 5x I used a couple of years ago, it's that good.
What do you guys think of this vs the samsung s10e?
wakkaday08/05/2019 09:19

Some old processor in this model


You could say that but it's an SD 670 which has the raw performance around an 820|835 but with a great focus on power efficiency. Given that basically no software even really pushes the current flagship processors to their limits, I'd say you're not missing out on much and the extra battery life is much appreciated.

If there's a reason for criticism, it's the paltry 4GB of ram and the very ordinary battery sizes within the phones.

Google repeating past mistakes. 20% natural battery degradation will wipe out the efficiency gains the processors provide. Headphone jack isn't even anything special with a quad DAC either.
I have a google pixel 3a - brand new sealed for sale if anyone interested. Looking for £330
plewis0013/05/2019 07:33

I'd wager that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Xiaomi Mi 9 are pretty close that …I'd wager that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Xiaomi Mi 9 are pretty close that unless you had them side-by-side you wouldn't miss the camera. Interested to see how well it sells - mediocre specs (despite a good camera) and small storage I'm not expecting to do any favours, especially when the Pixel 2 used sells for half this price.


Comes down to what the targeted market value in features. Do they want quick updates (not really the highest expectations), a good|great camera at the budget price and headphone jack? Or would they rather have a previous years flagship with all of that but possibly bigger batteries, expandable storage, better screens and designs? Even this year's phones are coming down all the time. S10|S10e for around £500.

I can't see people buying this overpriced midrange device. It's not even a premium midrange device. People will see through Google cutting corners.

The thing that swings it for me is Google's track record of good quality bug free updates going to pot. Pixel series have slowed down over time since second gen. Bluetooth bugs and glitches which still haven't been resolved properly across the whole range of devices over a long period of time.
Edited by: "kwl147" 13th May
kwl14713/05/2019 09:05

Comes down to what the targeted market value in features. Do they want …Comes down to what the targeted market value in features. Do they want quick updates (not really the highest expectations), a good|great camera at the budget price and headphone jack? Or would they rather have a previous years flagship with all of that but possibly bigger batteries, expandable storage, better screens and designs? Even this year's phones are coming down all the time. S10|S10e for around £500. I can't see people buying this overpriced midrange device. It's not even a premium midrange device. People will see through Google cutting corners.The thing that swings it for me is Google's track record of good quality bug free updates going to pot. Pixel series have slowed down over time since second gen. Bluetooth bugs and glitches which still haven't been resolved properly across the whole range of devices over a long period of time.


That sums up my thoughts exactly. They’re selling a 2016/17 spec device at upper mid-range pricing and chucking freebies in to tempt people. I could be wrong but people look for more than just the camera in a phone - when you get to ‘good’ cameras, the incremental next step up is very small.
plewis0013/05/2019 09:09

That sums up my thoughts exactly. They’re selling a 2016/17 spec device at …That sums up my thoughts exactly. They’re selling a 2016/17 spec device at upper mid-range pricing and chucking freebies in to tempt people. I could be wrong but people look for more than just the camera in a phone - when you get to ‘good’ cameras, the incremental next step up is very small.


The freebies part makes me want to see Google fail miserably. It simply not good value. Google trying to clear stock of their hubs that haven't sold. Just lower the price of the phone to get people to buy it but no. Google does not care about selling handsets.

People need reassurance of the devices life and there's nothing reassuring at this price. 4gb ram, updates that have in recent times, broken their flagships, flagships with much better specifications that have slowed down. People need no reason to cast doubt on Google's abilities when it is so plainly obvious given what we know has happened.

Data compression on messaging services or social media means even the best camera quality is going to be reduced. Says it all when people in MKBHDs phone camera tests across multiple platforms, voted the pocofone in the final.
bfar13/05/2019 08:54

I have a 3a in my hand - Google got the balance of features perfect - a …I have a 3a in my hand - Google got the balance of features perfect - a superb device overall - the software and camera are the big winners. The screen is competent, and the soc is fast enough from what I can tell. The design is fine - it feels pleasent, light and extremely comfortable to hold and use. That camera though, it just has to be seen to be believed - it's not just head and shoulders above competition in the price range, it's up in the stratosphere - make no mistake, this is a game changer.I'll put it another way - I much prefer this to the old Nexus 5x I used a couple of years ago, it's that good.


64GB is way too little storage though.
FinbarMcDougal13/05/2019 08:48

That may be true, but the fact is the performance will be more than good …That may be true, but the fact is the performance will be more than good enough for 95% of users. I've gone from iphone 10 to 3aXL and notice no practical difference in performance.



This. I've been using a Moto G6+ as a cheap replacement phone, and it's S630/4GB RAM combo has handled everything I usually chuck at my phone (messaging, social media, streaming etc) with such little problem that I've not rushed buying a next flagship. The Pixel 3a's processor (and Google optimisations on top of that) should be a big step up from that, & should be more than enough for most users outside nerdy powerbencers. My 3a XL is on order, so looking forward to an upgrade to arguably the best smartphone camera and better battery life. And I keep the headphone jack too.

Not sure what I'll do with the home hub though, does it make a good alarm clock radio lol? I need one.
DelTarrant13/05/2019 09:46

.... and better battery life. ...


For info, I've just gone from Saturday morning to Sunday evening without having to charge my 3aXL (and it stil had 20% left). Can;t remember ever doing that with any of my iPhones.
FinbarMcDougal13/05/2019 10:02

For info, I've just gone from Saturday morning to Sunday evening without …For info, I've just gone from Saturday morning to Sunday evening without having to charge my 3aXL (and it stil had 20% left). Can;t remember ever doing that with any of my iPhones.


wow, thats impressive. what sort of usage was you using? ie, browser? listening music? or just a few text and a couple minutes chat most of the time?
ErChivo13/05/2019 09:36

64GB is way too little storage though.


On a mid-ranger it's fairly standard. Depends on your habits. I store my photos on the cloud, and stream my music and tv. Even 32gb did the job tbh.
DelTarrant13/05/2019 09:46

This. I've been using a Moto G6+ as a cheap replacement phone, and it's …This. I've been using a Moto G6+ as a cheap replacement phone, and it's S630/4GB RAM combo has handled everything I usually chuck at my phone (messaging, social media, streaming etc) with such little problem that I've not rushed buying a next flagship. The Pixel 3a's processor (and Google optimisations on top of that) should be a big step up from that, & should be more than enough for most users outside nerdy powerbencers. My 3a XL is on order, so looking forward to an upgrade to arguably the best smartphone camera and better battery life. And I keep the headphone jack too.Not sure what I'll do with the home hub though, does it make a good alarm clock radio lol? I need one.


I switched to mid range devices phones a few years ago - my most recent being a Moto G5 Plus. The only thing I missed was a good camera and regular software updates. The 3a's nail it.
bfar13/05/2019 10:52

On a mid-ranger it's fairly standard. Depends on your habits. I store my …On a mid-ranger it's fairly standard. Depends on your habits. I store my photos on the cloud, and stream my music and tv. Even 32gb did the job tbh.


Sure, but most mid rangers have an micro sd slot.


My problem is when travelling, you don't always have access to data, usually none during flights and roaming can be too expensive
dvs08/05/2019 12:58

The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas …The $399 doesn't include sales tax which is usually around 8-9% - whereas the UK price does include VAT at 20%. It's still a bit cheaper in the US though (just not as much as it first seems).


While this is true, it's not like Google will be paying tax in the UK.
I would have been so tempted by this, but the one crucial thing it misses for me is the wireless charging. May not seem a big deal, but I've really become accustomed to it and have a few wireless chargers around the house that I can just plonk my phone on when not in use.

Seems like an odd omission considering the sale of their own Pixel Stand (which is great, but expensive), but I can understand it's another reason to push towards the standard Pixel 3, commercially.
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