A DeGoogled version of the Google Pixel 7a. This is a legacy flagship phone produced by Google which, in our opinion, is one of the best quality DeGoogled phones on the market. The Google Pixel range are high quality phones with very secure hardware.
You also have the option of opting for GrapheneOS as your operating system on this phone instead of our usual go-to; LineageOS. GrapheneOS is a highly advanced operating system only developed for Google Pixel phones, and although we love Lineage, we do consider GrapheneOS superior in its level of security.
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What is it like to own a De-Googled phone?
De-Googled phones are given a fresh new Android operating system that looks and functions the same way as any other Android phone, just without anything invasive.
All of our DeGoogled phones are installed with alternative apps to the ones you usually use. So, instead of Google Maps, you will find Magic Earth. Instead of YouTube, you will find NewPipe. Instead of Google Play store, you will find F-Droid and Aurora store etc... Whatever you will likely need, we've got you covered!
Once you have experienced the quietness, the lack of pushy notifications, unwanted apps that cannot be uninstalled and the simplicity of owning a DeGoogled phone, you'll never want to go back!
Another benefit of owning a DeGoogled phone is usually superior battery life and performance too!
Dimensions: 152 x 72.9 x 9 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.35 in)
Weight: 193.5 g (6.84 oz)
Build: Glass front Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM: Nano-SIM and eSIM
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 min)
Colour: Charcoal is the usual colour we supply this phone in. Depending on availability, it may also come in ''Snow'', ''Sea'', ''Coral''
What apps does this phone come with?
DeGoogled Phones from Activists Toolbox come with the best range of open-source and tracker free apps to ensure you are still able to enjoy the convenience of modern life without being spied on!
You'll likely be surprised what tracker-free apps are available to ensure you can keep your modern lifestyle.
There are always around 26 apps we install in addition to the usual system apps (Camera, Messages, Call, Camera etc)
These apps cover you for social media, viewing YouTube, using Office apps, Secure VPN, Secure Messaging, Password Manager, Maps, Music, Weather, Notes and more!
All open-source and tracker-free apps only.
Is this phone unlocked to any network?
All of our DeGoogled phones are unlocked to any network, therefore will work with any sim card.
For your peace of mind
The Sandboxing feature of GrapheneOS
Some people prefer GrapheneOS because of it's ability to offer "sandboxing". This is where you create an isolated environment to run apps that you don't want to have access to any data or permissions outside of the sandbox on the phone. This Enables you to continue using apps that are invasive to privacy.
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Many apps, especially banking apps, rely heavily on Google Play Services to function correctly.With GrapheneOS, we are given an opportunity to use big brother style apps (apps that track us and ask for intrusive permissions) and use them in a locked down state.
We are happy to pre-install up to 10 apps that you simply cannot do without, think WhatsApp, HSBC bank etc on your new DeGoogled phone, HOWEVER, we would like to stress that the simple act of having an account with these types of services is in no way private or secure.
We can install these apps into a 'Work' profile on your phone that has a heavily sandboxed (restricted) environment for them to run.
They will have limited permissions and will not be able to pry on the personal side of your device. If you choose this option, your phone will come with Google Play Services installed inside this sandbox in your work profile.
We at Activists Toolbox highly suggest eliminating these services from your digital life entirely, deleting your accounts and removing your personal details via a lawful GDPR request to be fully DeGoogled.
Please note: We are not able to verify to what extent this sandboxing feature remains secure and would advise anyone deeply conscious about their privacy to not fully rely on this feature. What apps can I install on my DeGoogled phone?
It's important to understand that your De-Googled phone has been stripped of the software that has the ability to spy on you or intrude on your privacy. This means Apps like WhatsApp, Google Maps, Facebook and Instagram are not present on a DeGoogled phone, nor should they be added to one.
Although you can add any Android compatible apps to this phone, understand you start to compromise your privacy again if you start adding mainstream apps loaded with trackers.
With this in mind, we do include 4 privacy apps that still allow you to interact with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit without needing the official app.
What condition is this phone in?
For these Pixel 7a Degoogled phones, we utilise refurbished phones.
With our refurbished phones, we work hard to ensure we always source the highest quality phones that are Grade A or better condition, from reputable refurbishing specialists.
Although we strive for as close to perfect as we can source in any given moment, they are not brand-new phones and some phones will have minor use marks and will not always come with the original box and all of the accessories.
They will always come with at least a charging cable.
Need further support?
Do you have questions or need help with your new device?
We are always here to assist and guide you through what device is best for you and talk through any specific requirements you have. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to dive deeper, or have situations you require help with, you can book a one hour consultation with one of our technical and security experts to help you set up your device or talk through any privacy or security issues and concerns you have.
Add this consultation to your order from the drop-down options or make a booking here.Open-Source software note
These DeGoogled operating systems are crafted by a group of privacy-conscious developers. It's important to note that as free, open-source software, it may not have the same level of refinement and seamless operation as operating systems developed by big tech companies such as Samsung.
They usually operate seemlessly and are as highly functional and dependable as you would expect, but we kindly request that you keep this in mind when purchasing your device, as there is a slight possibility that the software may, on very rare occasions, encounter minor glitches.
While these issues are rare and unlikely to cause any significant inconvenience, they may appear somewhat unpolished if they happen.
**Customs Disclaimer for International customers outside the UK**
We are UK based, and although we supply to Europe, and globally, customs charges may be applied upon delivery.
It is up to you to ensure you are aware of any charges which may be added by customs in your country and make your own arrangements to work with or work around these charges. We ship internationally via Royal Mail as they have the best import agreements with other countries.