Before the official launch, there were rumors and leaks about the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Now, we could confirm whether those reported details are true.
Design and display
Visually, there’s nothing strikingly unusual about both Pixel 4 models. The thick bezel makes the phone looks top-heavy. It has an aluminum frame and at the rear, you could find the matted glass. There are two color options, black and white. For biometric authentication, Pixel 4 uses 3D face unlock and there’s no fingerprint scanner. The regular Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch OLED FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio at 444ppi. The larger Pixel 4 XL offers a 6.3-inch OLED QHD+ display at 533ppi. A noteworthy feature of both models is the 90Hz display, ensuring smooth animation on the display when watching movies and playing fast-paced games.
The Soli radar in the thick top bezel of Pixel 4 allows users to control different aspects of the device by using gestures. The radar provides great accuracy to track hand gestures at a sub-millimetre level. Also, compared to camera-based gesture detection, the Soli radar can detect gestures in completely dark situations.
Both Pixel 4 models have 12.2Mp f/1.7 primary camera and 16Mp f/2.4 telephoto lens. There’s no ultra-wide-angle camera. Features include Dual Pixel autofocus, electronic stabilization, and optical stabilization. The machine learning technology shows the HDR+ preview before you take the actual shot. The software could also automatically fine-tune details and the amount of brightness in different environments, such as during sunset.
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are high-performance smartphone models with 6GB of RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It’s a one-step improvement compared to Pixel 3 with 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 845 SoC. The regular Pixel 4 has a measly 2800mAh battery, but with an 18W fast charging feature. The bigger Pixel 4 XL includes a 3700mAh battery. There’s support for wireless charging as well.
Interface and features
It’s not surprising that these new Pixel devices come with the latest Android 10 OS out of the box. It includes a dark mode, new parental controls, and monitoring sensors. The Google Assistant is improved so that it could jump from one task with another more smoothly.
Price and release date
The major US carries will introduce Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on October 24. The regular Pixel 4 with 64GB storage will be $799 and the 128GB version, it will be $899. The Pixel 4 XL with 64GB storage will be $899 and the 128GB version, it will be $999.