Google Pixel 4 XL Review
Google Pixel 4 XL: What to Expect?
The journey of pixel series has quiet often disappointed people but generation 4, has completely changed the game. One of the biggest releases of 2019, this Google Smartphone has tremendously given significant improvements compared to previous generation Google smartphones. Although Google has launched its phone with a hefty price tag, it surely makes up to its value. Built-in with the latest technology and features it balances out the positive and negative pointers of the phone. The Google Pixel 4 XL runs Android 10 smoothly and consistently, without the random bugs and errors of prior Pixels generation phones.
The new Google Pixel 4 XL is a camera-centric phone, one of the main features Google has bragged about for years and years. Pixel 4 XL comes with a higher quality in capturing images and videos with an alluring high resolution and pixel spread.
A Closer Look: Google Pixel 4 XL Camera
Design and Display
Running on Pure Android software Google Pixel 4 XL a waterproof phone that measures at 160.4×75.1×8.2 mm and weighing at approximately 193 grams. Pixel 4 XL has an impeccable design, while the materials are basically the same as in the last few phones i.e. metal (aluminium) and glass. It is equipped with gorilla glass 5 at both front and back. Although, the coatings and finishing on the phone make it feel a lot more rugged and much more gripping feel on to the phone. Google has launched the phone in three vibrant colours,
- Clearly white
- Just black
- Oh so orange
Pixel 4 XL comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×3040 pixels. Working at a 90Hz refresh rate, allowing the user to use the smartphone smoothly and lag-free. Installed with P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, exuding 16M colours, a pure HDR feel at 537 pixels per inch (PPI) with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Google Pixel 4 XL has the latest version of the OS. Combined with QualcommSM8150 Snapdragon 855 chipset on an Octa-core CPU, along with Adreno 640 GPU and in a total of 6GB RAM. Pixel 4 XL match is unbeatable and has ultimate performance with minimum bugs. It comes in two storage variations i.e. 64GB and 128GB, having no additional memory card slot.
When it comes down to the camera, Google always makes sure it delivers the best in class camera quality. The cameras are equipped with 12-megapixel f/1.7 main camera and 16-megapixel f/2.4 2x telephoto camera and 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide) selfie camera featuring with auto HDR and a whooping 8X zoom. Pixel 4 XL also has an improved night sight camera, giving you a crystal clear night time images or videos. Beyond that Google also introduced astrophotography mode, an extension to the night sight mode this feature allows the user to take pretty decent pictures during night time.
Platform and Features
Running on Pure Android 10 OS, the latest release of android developers. Together combined Pixel 4 XL’s hardware it is one of the topmost performance-based phones in its category and amongst its rivals.
Pixel 4 XL comes with several features that include,
- Face ID security.
- Smarter Google assistant.
- Gyro scope sensor.
- Proximity sensor.
- Motion sensor (hand gesture).
- Ambient light sensor.
Google Pixel 4 XL works on dual SIM and is compatible with all the latest connectivity technology, LTE, CDMA, GSM, HSPA and EVDO. This latest smartphone accepts Nano-SIM and eSIM cards.
Wi-Fi 802.11, dual-band and hotspot. Making sure you stay connected to the world all the time. Uses Bluetooth version 5.0 and enabled GPS and NFC functions. Connects on USB 3.1 type C and 1.0 type reverse connector.
Battery and Performance
Google Pixel 4 XL has a significant improvement with the new battery installed on it, comes with a long-lasting and reliable battery holding capacity up to 3700mAh capacity compared to 2800mAh capacity battery of its previous version that is Google Pixel 4.
Pixel 4 XL comes with a non-removable battery and supports exclusive fast charging. This particular smartphone has gotten a significant upgrade in the terms of performance, tests conducted on the smartphone had shown significant performance outputs, delivering approximately 15 hours of activity in a single charge.
What Do You Get?
Google Pixel 4 XL has a generic and safe packing, includes the phone of course. The box comes with,
- A SIM tool.
- Quick switch adapter.
- Power adapter (USB Type-C 18W).
- USB-C cable V2.0.
- A quick start guide.
Missing from the box is a pair of earphones and a 3.5mm-to-USB C converter. As a result, one has to fork out extra money in order to enjoy music or taking calls without using the smartphones’ in-built stereo speakers.
Verdict: Google Pixel 4 XL
Although, it is a bit pricey for its class of smartphones. Google’s latest addition to its smartphone family has once again proven to have the best in class features as compared to its rivals. Consisting of a camera sings and exudes a quality function that provides exceptional outcomes of images and videos. In addition, Pixel 4 XL has a lot of improvement compared to Pixel 4, with a lot better battery capacity, OS, software features and its design. Compatibility with all the latest connectivity sources and platforms and has up-to-date security inbuilt with the smartphone.
To sum up there are quite a few pros and cons to the phone, i.e.
- Amazing camera performance, several features.
- Exquisite colour display screen.
- Quick and secure face unlock feature.
- Exclusive textured design.
- The screen works on a 90 Hz rate.
- Not up-to mark motion sense features.
- Battery performance is above average, but not too amazing.
- Lacks in ultra-wide-angle camera feature.
- It comes without a fingerprint reader.
- No cables, adapters and earphones are included within the box.
- Compared to its rivals, Pixel 4 XL is a bit pricey.
- Face ID doesn’t support banking apps.
- It comes without any expandable storage.