iPhone X was not the only smartphone to have a NFC problem. Japanese users sites report that Google Pixel 3a models marked G020D have a FeliCa defect. Google Support on Twitter recommends users with affected units update to the latest version of Android and restart the device. It’s not clear if this fixes the issue or not.
The Mupon.net site digs deeper into Pixel 3a NFC issues and has found warped USB-C ports and shutdown during sleep problems as well on certain model numbers. The advice is simple:
The site advises Pixel 3a users in Japan with these issues to check the model number and get a replacement.