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By smartuser8, Senior Member on 19th May 2019, 03:24 PM
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G020A : Verizon (USA)
CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66

G020C : USA, Canada
CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
LTE: Bands B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/38/40/41/66/71
eSIM10

G020B : UK, Europe, APAC (International version)
CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66
eSIM10

G020D : Japan
UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: All global bands and 6/19
LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/8/12/13/17/18/19/21/26/28/38/41
FeliCa
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27th May 2019, 07:06 PM |#2  
The scary part about the G020C (the unlocked for-every-carrier model) is, in fact, the wide availability. Even though the closest Best Buy is out of Just Black, Amazon is not - and due to faster shipping being a thing, they are actually a solid alternative to Best Buy (at least for me). Even better, the price is the same - literally.
27th May 2019, 08:26 PM |#3  
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And what about G020G? This is the one in hands here 😉
27th May 2019, 09:09 PM |#4  
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And what about G020G? This is the one in hands here

Wrong forum, G020G is Pixel 3a, not 3a XL.

It's 'simple', Google made 4 models of each version (8 models) of the Pixel 3a and 3 XL (the G020x):

There is the A/B/C/D for 3a XL and E/F/G/H for the 3a.

There is one model for:
- The world (International standard version)
- USA (because, you know... 'Merica!)
- Verizon (because, you know... 'MERICAAA!)
- Japan (because, you know... Japan!)

USA doesn't really like standards (Netwroks, Celsius vs. Fahrenheit, Metric vs. Imperial, DD/MM/YY, MPH vs. KMH ...), so there is often a specific version for them and a 'standard worldwide' version for others countries with standards. So there not really 'different models' but one wordwide model + specific model(s) for specific country who want his own stuff instead of complying with standards
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27th May 2019, 09:14 PM |#5  
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Oh, yes, my bad 🙂 XDA Labs by mistake moved me to this as it though I have 3a XL
30th May 2019, 02:48 AM |#6  
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Wrong forum, G020G is Pixel 3a, not 3a XL.

It's 'simple', Google made 4 models of each version (8 models) of the Pixel 3a and 3 XL (the G020x):

There is the A/B/C/D for 3a XL and E/F/G/H for the 3a.

There is one model for:
- The world (International standard version)
- USA (because, you know... 'Merica!)
- Verizon (because, you know... 'MERICAAA!)
- Japan (because, you know... Japan!)

USA doesn't really like standards (Netwroks, Celsius vs. Fahrenheit, Metric vs. Imperial, DD/MM/YY, MPH vs. KMH ...), so there is often a specific version for them and a 'standard worldwide' version for others countries with standards. So there not really 'different models' but one wordwide model + specific model(s) for specific country who want his own stuff instead of complying with standards

Stuff that is "global" is like Mexican soccer - it comes here and gets killed. (And I'm not kidding - and the comment about Mexican soccer came from the Mexican Soccer Federation - which has *never* won in Columbus, OH. While the US has only one win in Azteca Stadium, we *have* actually won there. The one Interstate highway that was signed according to standards (I-19, to be precise) was forced to go back to the American signage standards - by maintenance and repair crews - not users.) We Americans are actually *proud* our our nation - we aren't taught that "nationalism is a sin" - unlike most of the rest of the world - which is, in fact, taught exactly that.
30th May 2019, 05:42 AM |#7  
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30th May 2019, 06:16 PM |#8  
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I'm not talking about politic but about standards in tech, networks and science in general.
30th May 2019, 11:15 PM |#9  
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Entitlement is a peculiarly American trait which we hold dear, it's right up there with ignorance and self interest. As a proud US citizen II didn't want anyone to think it was just an inability to divide by 10 that separates us from the rest of the world.
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30th May 2019, 11:39 PM |#10  
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It's not a good thing to always think worldwide, but we are on XDA, we speak about technology, dev, networks, ... So yes, tech, Internet, science, ... Are worldwide, standards are important. I just tried to explain someone why there is a ''US model'' and ''worldwide model'' of a phone. It's because US are not in tech and networks standards enough for having the worldwide model.
31st May 2019, 02:46 AM |#11  
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It is as simple as: The US requires more bands due to a far more varied and complex cellular network topology. It has little to do with standards or politics and far more to do with the size and spread of the country and the fact that it was "built" by multiple different institutions.
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