Google Pixel 4 XL – review

Google Pixel 4XL

Google introduced its Pixel phones back in 2016, and with every release came new and improved features that were not available in the previous versions. The latest Pixel 4 XL followed the same footsteps.

Available for $899, the base model of Pixel 4 XL comes with 64gb of storage space. An upgrade to 128GB costs an additional $100.

To delve into some of the features:

Display

Featuring a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Smooth Display, it comes with smaller bezels and offers a wider view angle, as compared to its Pixel 4 counterpart. Further, the 90Hz OLED screen is certainly amongst the best in the market.

Camera

The signature feature of the phone is its amazing camera. Offering 12MP Dual-Pixel and 16MP Telephoto cameras, they are undoubtedly the best in the market right now.

The 2x Telephoto lens lets you take zoomed-in shots with the best possible quality. It also comes with an astrophotography feature which is pretty great. However, the phone does not come with a wide-angle feature.

Credits: Androidpit.com

Main Camera

  • 12.2 MP sensor
  • 1.4μm pixel size
  • f/1.7 aperture
  • 77 degrees FoV
  • OIS + EIS, PDAF

2x Telephoto Camera

  • 16 MP sensor
  • 1.0 μm pixel size
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • 52 degrees FoV
  • OIS + EIS, PDAF

Software

Google Pixel 4 XL features Android 10 and 3 years of operating system and security updates. Thanks to the 90Hz display, paired with 6GB RAM, the phone offers a smooth and seamless experience. It also includes the new Google Assistant which is relatively faster and secure.

There is also a new Recorder App which is “blazing fast” and capable of transcribing your speech in real-time. It can also search your recording for a particular word or phrase – specified beforehand.

Another addition to the software is a surprise “feature drop” update. It is meant to be the first one in the series and would be capable of adding new functionality to the phone.

Battery

Pixel 4 XL comes with 3,700 mAh battery and features USB-C along with wireless charging. With a 12-hour on-screen time, the battery that great though.

To sum up:

Pros

  • 90Hz OLED display
  • Fluid software
  • Incredible camera
  • Durable build
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t that great
  • Limited storage options
  • Google assistant has its quirks
  • Face unlock is not fully supported
  • Radar is unreliable

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