The Pixel 3a is available in Black, Clearly White, and Purple-ish. Armed with a Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB of RAM, it has a good price for a Linux phone. What else? An adequate battery capacity of 3,000 mAh, vivid 5.6-inch OLED display, Type-C USB, headphone jack, and good camera quality.

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

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Functioning well

Automated Usability (beta)

Runs very smoothly without any flaws. The experience on this device will be comparable to other mobile OSes on the market.

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • Carrier info, signal strength
  • Data connection
  • Incoming, outgoing calls
  • MMS in, out
  • PIN unlock
  • SMS in, out
  • Change audio routings
  • Voice in calls
  • Volume control in calls
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • Anbox patches (deprecated)
  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • RTC time
  • Shutdown / Reboot
  • Wireless External monitor
  • Waydroid
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
Xenial stable OTA-25 4/17/2023 Stability over newer features (recommended)
Xenial rc 2023-W16 4/17/2023 Testing before the next stable release
Xenial devel 2023-05-14 4/18/2023 Daily built development releases

Google Pixel 3a/3a XL


CPU Octa-core 64-bit
Chipset Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 (10 nm)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 615
Storage 64GB
Memory 4GB
Android Version Android 9.0
Battery 3000 mAh
Display 1080x2220 pixels, 5.6 in
Rear Camera 12.2MP
Front Camera 8MP

Preparatory step

Make sure to revert to factory image PQ3B.190801.002 before continuing:

Report an Issue for
Google Pixel 3a/3a XL

Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.

Couldn't find it?

Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.

1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.

2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.

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