Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the new Android phones available in the market. Pixel phones are one of the best mid-range smartphones you can get in the market. Last year’s “pixel 3” is still highly appraised for its camera, and this time the new “Pixel 4” gets a whole new level upgrade. Here are some of the specs you need to know before you buy.
(Note: Pixel 4 XL has a larger display and better battery capacity than Pixel 4)
Bezel is Back
2019 is a time for bezel-less and notch phones; from the budget-line to top-line smartphones, most smartphones these days come with the bezel-less display. But the upcoming both “Pixel 4” and “Pixel 4 XL” replace the notch from “Pixel 3” with visible top thick bezel making it less appealing smartphone for 2019.
Overview of Pixel 4 & 4 XL
The new Pixel 4 & 4 XL comes with Android OS 10 and is available in three different colors: Oh So Orange, Clearly White, and Just Black.
Pixel 3 is wide-appraised for its excellent camera quality, but this time, these new pixels comes with new “Telephoto” on which as Google claims, “wide-camera can be fun but telephoto is more important.” The latest version of Google Assistant will support continued conversation, which allows you to interact with Assistant without having to wait for a response to ask another.
Both Pixel 4 & 4 XL boasts a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience and features Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which will become quite a downer being the latest Pixel flagship device since it’s not Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. Both devices come with 6GB of RAM and support 18W fast-charging, and wireless-charging but lack reverse charging.
Google has never been so confident lately that this time, they get rid of the fingerprint sensor. Google introduced the new “Radar sensor” in Pixel 4 & 4 XL to detect movement around the phone; the Radar sensor will detect your near presence and activate the face-scanning infrared cameras for quick face-unlock. It can snooze alarms, silence phone rings, control music player, and many more with just a gesture. The new “Pixel 4” starts at $799 for the 64GB base model and up to $899 for the 128GB model. “Pixel 4 XL” costs $100 more than the Pixel 4 (Both 64GB and 128GB).
Comparison of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with Pixel 3 Specs
Apart from Bezel and Notch, here are some of the differences between Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 3:
- Pixel 4 XL: 6.3-inch OLED, QHD+, 90Hz and 537ppi
- Pixel 4: 5.7-inch OLED, full HD+, 90Hz refresh rate and 444ppi
- Pixel 3: 5.5-inch OLED, 2,280×1,080 and 443ppi
- Pixel 4 XL(Rear-camera): 16MP (telephoto), 12.2MP (wide)
- Pixel 4 (Rear-camera): 16MP (telephoto), 12.2MP (wide)
- Pixel 3(Rear-camera): 12.2MP
- Pixel 4 XL (Front-camera): 8MP
- Pixel 4 (Front-camera): 8MP
- Pixel 3 (Front-camera): Dual 8MP
Processor, RAM and Battery
- Pixel 4 XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 6GB and 3,700 mAh
- Pixel 4: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 6GB and 2,800 mAh
- Pixel 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4GB and 2,915 mAh
(Note: All the above-mentioned smartphones are and will be available with two Internal storage options i.e., 64GB and 128GB and doesn’t support any external storage)
“Pixel 4 & 4 XL” specs have shocked a wide-ranged audience again; no fingerprint sensor as Google has shocked us enough already by removing the headphone jack and external storage capability from “Pixel 2” and on. I have no idea how “radar” sensor enhanced face-unlock can substitute fingerprint sensors in dark places. Pixel 4 gets a battery downgrade. That’s right! From 2,915 mAh in Pixel 3 to 2,800 mAh. Pixel 4 uses the telephoto lens like Huawei Mate 30 and OnePlus 7T to create better depth and night sight for better photography and comes with a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience.
Pixel 4 is an overall great phone that comes with the latest Android OS and the new Google Voice-assistant. Still, there are plenty of android phones with the bigger battery, reverse charging, headphone jack, and external storage support on which “Pixel 4” lacks. Both Pixel 4 and 4 XL are Google’s flagship phones, which means they are well compatible with other Google devices. I will still recommend “Pixel 4 XL” over “Pixel 4” due to its bigger battery capacity.