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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL - Are these the best smartphones in 2019?

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

So here we are, Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL are finally out now and there's a lot about these 2 phones.


Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL
A Phone Made by Google


Are you surprised? of course, you are not surprised. These are probably the most leaked and teased phones in the history of phone leaks. In Fact, Google itself posted a photo of the phone back in June. What could possibly the most surprising here.

Design & Build


These 2 Pixel phones looks stunning with a new industrial design and a square camera rig on the back and are belted together by a new aluminium band that wraps around the sides. Good news the Pixel 4 XL loses the ugly notch that Pixel 3 XL had. The overall size is similar the predecessors but it feels more solid and robust. Pixel 4 comes with a 5.7" FHD+ flexible OLED display at 444 ppi(pixels per inch) and Pixel 4 XL comes with a 6.3" QHD+ flexible OLED display at 537 ppi. Now, These two devices comes with a 90 Hz display and automatically switches between 60 Hz and 90 Hz based on the usage. They called it as Smooth display. These devices also has new feature called Ambient EQ. It adjusts the color temperature in different lighting situation to make the screen look more clean and Natural.




Motion Sense


These Pixel devices has a Motion Sense, It uses a mix of sensors, Infrared and Radar to let you unlock the phone with your face. Google has announced the it is the most secured face unlock ever. You can use it for Google Pay and other password apps. It can be used for other instances too like if you're listening to music then you can swipe your hand over the screen to forward and reverse a track and interact with the live wallpapers built in like wave at a Pokemon live wallpaper and it will wave back and stuff much more.

Battery & Processor


The Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL both runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM. Though Snapdragon 855 is not the latest, Google decided to ship these amazing pixel devices with Snapdragon 855.

Since the Pixel 4 XL has a bigger screen to power you’d expect it to boast a bigger battery and it certainly does. The Pixel 4 comes with a 2,800 mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL has a 3,700 mAh battery. But, If we take the screen sizes into account, we expect a lot more stamina for Pixel 4 XL. But, Android 10 should help maximize the battery's efficiency, but we look forward to see how it handles in real life, especially with that high refresh-rate screen. Apart from that, Both support fast wired charging via the USB-C ports which charges at 18W and also supports Qi wireless charging.


Camera

Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL Camera
Pixel devices are know for their camera. Pixel devices tops the list every year with the camera. But they managed to get the best shots with a single shooter. But,for the first time ever, Google has planned to ship their flagship devices with a dual-camera. Both the devices ships with a 12.2 MP main sensor and a 16 MP 2X telephoto sensors on the back and a 8 MP shooter on the front.

Google claims that Pixel devices can now capture the stars during the night. they call it Night Sight. It is an amazing feature added to the camera. Now, we can click night portraits.


Check out - Comparison of Google Pixel 4 XL and One Plus 7T Pro 

Neural Chip


Pixel devices now comes with a live HDR+ live preview, which means that HDR+ photos can now be directly viewed at taking a picture rather that waiting for a while to process it. All thanks to the new neural chip which process the HDR+ photos on the go.

The neural chip that powers the camera is also used for car crash detection. If a serious car crash is detected, It will automatically call 911. This feature is a part of safety app and is only available in US.

Google everywhere


Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL Google Assistant

Google voice commands in English is now available offline in pixel devices. Google voice module is now present in the device locally. So, now google assistant can work offline and do everything it used to in a faster way. Google has claimed that while recording a video we can actually live caption the video. We can now type a note using our voice commands offline and some more exciting stuff like these.


You can still trigger Google assistant by squeezing the sides of the phone or by saying, "Hey Google," but you can also activate it by swiping up diagonally from one of the bottom corners of the phone. Google say's that the assistant is now better and improved after having voice commands offline.

More Details:

Key Specifications
ProcessorSnapdragon 855 octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
RAM6GB
Storage64GB & 128GB
CameraRear - 12.2 MP & 16MP
Front - 8 MP
OSAndroid OS, v10
BatteryPixel 4 - 2,800 mAh
Pixel 4 XL - 3,700 mAh
ColorJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
PricePixel 4 - 799$ (64 GB) & 899$ (128 GB)
Pixel 4 XL - 899$ (64 GB) & 999$ (128 GB)
Announced onOctober 2019


Verdict:

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL continues the tradition of putting AI-powered features at the heart of its smartphones. From the Neural Chip to the 90 Hz display, Ambient EQ to motion sense, Night sight to Live HDR+ and the new gesture controls, the Pixel 4 devices has exciting stuff going on. 

Final thoughts, The Best smartphones got much smarter and better.