From the past few years, after a lot of leaks and rumours, Google has finally unveiled their Pixel 4 series today at the Made by Google event. As we are seeing from the beginning of Pixel series, there are total two devices. This time also it’s same, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. This year we are going to see some different things like a secondary camera at the back, 3D face unlock, etc. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Google Pixel 4:
Starting off with regular Pixel 4, it has the similar glass material on both front and back, along with aluminium edges to hold up the smartphone. It sports a 5.7 inch P-OLED display with Full HD+ (2220×1080) resolution and 444 ppi. This display supports refresh up to 90hz, which shifts to 60hz when nothing much is happening on the display. This is an HDR supported panel with DCI-P3 colour gamut and Ambient EQ support. Both front and back are covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Also there is support of IP68 for dust and water resistance.
This device comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 octa core chipset clocked at 2.96Ghz and built on 7nm process. For graphic intensive tasks there’s Adreno 640 GPU. It’s a bit disappointing that Google didn’t gave Snapdragon 855+, but it’s okay because 855+ don’t make any noticeable difference. In terms of storage, for the first time it has 6GB of RAM, along with 64/128GB of internal storage. This device runs on latest stock Android 10 out of the box, with promise of 3 year updates. It packs in a very small 2800mAh battery with 18W fast charging and QI wireless charging.
In terms of optics, Pixel 4 series is first to have dual camera setup at the back. The primary camera is a 12MP lens with f1.7 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, OIS, EIS, and dual pixel PDAF. The secondary camera is a 16MP Telephoto lens with f2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom, 1.0μm pixel size. OIS, and dual pixel PDAF. Lastly there’s a depth sensor as well. The portrait mode and night site are also improved here. It can record videos up to 4K at 60fps, but EIS is supported only up to 1080p at 30fps. At the front there’s 8MP lens with f2.0 aperture and 1.2μm pixel size. There’s a ToF sensor and other 3D sensors for Motion Gesture.
Motion Gesture is a new feature by Google through which users can give commands to the device by just waving their hand in front of the smartphone. Sadly there’s no fingerprint sensor on this year’s Pixel, so this device rely only on face unlock for security. But as there are 3D sensors for this work, it’s quite secure. For audio it has stereo speakers. For connectivity it has 4G, dual band Wi-Fi, eSIM (in supported regions), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, aptX HD, and Type-C port. It weighs at 162 grams and is 8.2mm thin.
Google Pixel 4 XL:
This is the bigger and slightly more advanced version of Pixel 4. It sports a bigger 6.3 inch P-OLED display with Quad HD+ (3200×1800) resolution and 537 ppi. It has all the features from his brother like 90hz refresh rate, HDR support, etc. It has relatively bigger 3700mAh battery with support of same 18W fast charging and wireless charging support. It weighs slightly heavier at 193 grams and is same 8.2mm thin. Rest all specs like storage, processor, camera, and security are exactly the same as regular variant.
Pricing & Availability:
- Pixel 4 (64GB) is priced at $800
- Pixel 4 (128GB) is priced at $900
- Pixel 4 XL (64GB) is priced at $900
- Pixel 4 XL (128GB) is priced at $1,000
- There are Just Black, Clearly White, and Oh So Orange colour options for both Pixels.
- Both are available for pre-order from today itself.
- It will be available in USA and Europe starting from 22nd October.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. As always I found regular variant a better value as compared to XL variant. There’s no compromise on this device, the bigger version just has some additional perks which are good as add-on but no marginal difference are there. Well, what are your thoughts on both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.