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:
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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:
- 90Hz OLED display
- Fluid software
- Incredible camera
- Durable build
- Great performance
- Battery life isn’t that great
- Limited storage options
- Google assistant has its quirks
- Face unlock is not fully supported
- Radar is unreliable