Google launched its premium flagship device on October 15.
Pros: The Pixel 4 XL is having a big screen with a 90 Hz display and this is a pretty nice feature as we have seen this in Razor phone and One plus 7T pro. With this display, everything looks really smooth. It is also having a good camera and it is also having a face lock with a good speed.
Cons: The phone comes with a high price tag. You will be surprised that Google pixel 4 is having a higher than iPhone 11. You might laugh but that’s true. Furthermore, the phone does not come with earbuds in the retail box. It is also not having expandable storage options.
There is no denial in the fact that the Pixel 4 XL is having best cameras but this will not justify the price tag. If you are willing to afford this price tag, then consider Note 10 or the OnePlus 7T. Moreover, Pixel 3 XL is also another great candidate at a discounted price of $600.
Pixel 4 XL Vs Competition
|Specs||Google Pixel 4 XL||Samsung Galaxy Note 10||OnePlus 7T Pro||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Display size||6.3-inch OLED||6.3-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels||6.55-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080-pixels||5.8-inch OLED Super Retina XDR; 2,436×1,125 pixels|
|2.9 x 6.3 x 0.3 in||5.94×2.83×0.31 in||6.34×2.93×0.32 in||5.67×2.81×0.32 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||75.1×160.4×8.2 mm||151×71.8×7.9 mm||160.94×74.44×8.13 mm||144×71.4×8.1 mm|
|Mobile Software||Android 10||Android 9 Pie||Android 10 with Oxygen OS||iOS 13|
|Weight (Ounces)||6.8 oz; 193g||5.93 oz; 168g||6.70 oz; 190g||6.63 oz; 188g|
|Camera||12.2-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (telephoto)||12-MP (wide-angle), 16-MP (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||48-megapixel (standard), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide-angle)||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Processor||2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, or Samsung Exynos 9825||2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+||Apple A13 Bionic|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB||8 GB||Not Specified|
|Battery||3,700-mAh||3,500-mAh||3,800-mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 4 hours longer than iPhone XS|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB||256GB||128GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Other Features||Solow motion sensing, gesture,90Hz display, water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM: (nano- and e-SIM), wireless charging||S Pen stylus; Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water-resistant (IP68)||90Hz display; dual-SIM; Warp Charge 30T||Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging|
|Price Off Contrast||$899 (64GB), $999 (128GB)||$949||$599||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,279 (64GB), AU$1,429 (128GB)||AU$1,499||Converted: About AU$890||AU$1,749 (64GB), AU$1,999 (256GB), AU$2,349 (512GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£829 (64GB), £929 (128GB)||£899||Converted: About £485||£869 (64GB), £969 (128GB)|
Most Leaked Phone
You will admit the fact that this phone is one of the most leaked phones on the planet. But Pixel 4 and 4 XL was having some new surprises when Google finally unveiled it on Oct 15. The device is having a new facial recognition feature, a 90Hz screen, and an exceptional camera.
Pixel 4 and 4 XL is having a fantastic camera. But this feature is now available on many other phones as well. Some smartphones are offering dedicated low-light camera mode that can compete with the Pixel 4 such as iPhone 11. The price of the iPhone 11 is having a price of $699 at Amazon and the price of OnePlus 7T price is $750 at Amazon.
Note that the Pixel 4 XL is not offering expandable storage and earbuds bundled in the box or free unlimited photo storage at original quality. Pixel 4 XL is a great phone and it is having a superlative camera. It is having a price of $900 (£829, AU$1,279) for 64GB and for 128 GB variant the rice is $1,000 (£929, AU$1,429). There is no doubt that Google’s new flagship is not offering enough specs in comparison to the price of its rivals.
Google Pixel 4 vs. Pixel 4 XL: What’s the Difference?
Price: The price of Pixel 4 XL is having a $100 more price than the Pixel 4. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL is having a price tag of $799 (£669, AU$1,049) and $899 (£829, AU$1,279) respectively for the 64GB base model. The price goes up to $899 for the Pixel 4 or $999 for Pixel 4 XL if you want to upgrade to the 128GB version.
Display: The Pixel 4 is having an FHD display with 444 pixels-per-inch density and the Pixel 4 XL is a higher definition. It is a QHD display and a pixel density of 537 PPI. Both phones feature a 90Hz OLED Smooth Display.
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Dimensions: The Pixel 4 XL is big and heavy than the Pixel 4. It is measuring 6.3 by 2.9 inches to the Pixel 4’s 5.7 by 2.7-inch body. The two phones are having the same 0.3-inch (8.2mm) depth.
Weight: The Pixel 4 XL’s is larger in size and heavy as well with a weight of 6.81 ounces (193 grams). Pixel 4 is having a weight of only 5.71 ounces (162 grams).
Battery: This phone is having a poor battery life. Pixel 4 is having a 2,800-mAh battery that is even lower capacity as compared to its predecessor Pixel 3. The Pixel 4 XL is having a 3,700-mAh battery.
Main Features of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Now, we will be looking at the main features of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL:
The Pixel 4 is the first smartphone to ship with the latest version of Android 10. It comes with the system-wide dark mode, full theme support for changing colors, icon shapes, typefaces and more. It is having vastly improved gesture navigation. This phone is having at least three years of software updates from the phone’s release and it will get the Android version updates before the majority of other devices.
The Pixel 4 is having a new on-device natural language processing that was impressive on the larger Pixel 4 XL. Google Assistant is very fast and works without an internet connection for the majority of the tasks. Google’s voice transcription app is excellent as the Live Caption feature.
The new Assistant is not working with Google’s own commercial G Suite accounts though and this is a bit of a blunder. According to Google, they are working on a fix.
Pixel 4 XL Camera
Pixel 4 XL has impressed us all with its camera. The overall quality of the picture is sharp, colorfully rich, and it is having a great contrast. The camera’s digital zoom is very excellent and it is not able to take steady shots of objects that are far.
The second telephoto lens will provide a better portrait shot and it does a great job at smoothing out tricky areas like hair and fur in comparison to the past. The camera’s handling of white balance is very precise.
The Pixel’s lowlight mode is known as Night Sight. It is still impressive, brighten up, and sharpen dark scenes. Google has also introduced the astrophotography mode and it is also very good that this will not be used by everyone. We believe that if Google as provided a dedicated Night Mode, then this will be great. It will be giving a competition to the iPhone 11 and Note 10.
Motion Sense is utilizing the radar to track motions around the phone. It will light up the ambient screen when you are within a distance of 60cm. With this, you can silence calls or snooze alarms when you are reaching for the phone. You can also skip music tracks when you are swiping in mid-air above it.
Google Pixel 4 and 4XL are not having a fingerprint scanner. It is now having a new Face Unlock that uses a 3D face recognition technology similar to Apple’s Face ID. It is very fast and worked even with polarized sunglasses. You just have to look at the phone and it will unlock.
Technically you don’t need to actually look at it because it will unlock with your eyes closed but this might be a problem for some people. Google said that they will add the option for requiring attention at a later date.
The big issue here is that the majority of the third-party app that will not recognize Face Unlock. Due to this, without a fingerprint scanner assume that Pixel 4 is not having a biometric input that forces you back to enters pins or passwords that are tedious.
Pixel 4 XL design
It is featuring a prominent camera bump and a new orange color that is called Oh So Orange. The Pixel 4 XL is having an expansive 6.3-inch screen on which you can comfortably watch videos or play games. You might be happy that Pixel 4 XL is not having a notch. But the top bezel is thick and you can but still, you can enjoy watching content seamlessly and uninterrupted screen.
The big display is also using a faster refresh rate. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL’s displays refresh at the rate of 90 times a second. Most of the phones refresh 60 times a second. This is definitely not a because this is available in OnePlus 7T and the Razer Phone 2. They are having 90Hz and 120Hz displays respectively. It is refreshing for playing games and scrolling through webpages and apps feel smoother.
Pixel 4 XL Performance and Battery
The Pixel 4 XL is having a Snapdragon 855 chipset. Just like Pixel 4, the phone is having no trouble with day-to-day tasks like opening apps, launching the camera, and captioning audio. The Benchmark scores of the Pixel 4 tell us that it is comparable to other Android phones of the same class but the iPhone 11 beat out all others with the proprietary A13 processor. It is important to note that S10 Plus is having a price of $1,000 at Amazon and S10E is also having the same processor.
Let us know your thoughts about Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Are you willing to spend the money knowing that you can get smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Note 10, One Plus 7T Pro, iPhone 11?