Pixel 4 Review


Google launched the Flagship Pixel series smartphone Named Pixel 4. Pixel 4XL was released in Globally in the US on 11 October 2019.

Google released Another model named Pixel 4 XL Along with Pixel 4. when I’m using Pixel 4 I felt it is premium in the hand and had a Dual-Camera Setup and features a Quad HD AMOLED screen. but is also has the DNA of the Old Pixel series.

This Pixel 4 Smartphone has a Dual-Camera setup which comprises a 12MP+16MP Sensor and 8MP+ TOF 3D sensor for Selfies. this Smartphone has AI integrated into Software makes the User take Good Pictures in Daylight and Low Light Conditions. Google Also managed to Put Portrait mode In-Camera With AI Which Works Good.

it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 855 which is available on Oneplus 7 Pro. this chip is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 6 x Kryo 460 low power cores which are clocked at 1.7GHz, second part features 2 x Kryo 460 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz. it has Adreno 612 GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to SD 670 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm in 2018. it has an X12 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai built in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Pixel 4 and Jump into the Review

Pixel 4:

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  • 5.7” Full HD+ P-OLED display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core CPU
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Single nano sim + E-sim Option
  • 64 / 128 GB Internal Storage
  • 12.2MP F/1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS (Main) + 16MP F/2.4, 50mm (telephoto)
  • Video Recording up to 4K @ 30fps 
  • 8MP F/2.0 + TOF 3D Camera Front cameras
  • 1080 @ 30fps video recording
  • Android 10
  • Dual 4G
  • 2800 mAH battery with 18W fast charging support / 10w wireless Charging
  • Face ID
  • Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • Active Edge / NFC
  • stereo speakers / Titan M security Module 

Review:

5.7″ Quad HD P-OLED screen :

Here in the Display Department Pixel 4 Features an Excellent Full HD+ P-OLED panel 18:9 screen with 537 pixels per inch, the color reproduction from Oled Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Pixel 4. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight Like OLD generation Pixel 3. 

Stereo Speakers and USB-C Port:

In Pixel 4 Google Used their traditional Stereo Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal than their Pixel 3. In terms Of Loudness, it is very loud Which is Comparable with a Mini Bluetooth Speaker. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is good and Produce accurate Sounds. Earpiece performance is also Awesome 

Coming to USB-C Port and earphones, In terms Of Headphone Audio, Pixel 4 and Pixel 3 are Equal. the USB-C provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio and it is direct Copy of Pixel 3 With Headphone jack. the Pixel headphones are present in the Box Which a Good Experience While Taking Calls And Listening Music. Google Has Done a Good job By providing USB-C Headphones.

Build Quality : 

 Pixel 4 is Build with aluminium on the side and the front and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. it provides a good look and feels Premium. Although this Pixel 4 was Build with Aluminium Frame and GlassBack there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 5.7” AMOLED screen.

Face ID: 

Pixel 4 Features a TOF 3D Camera and flood illuminator sensor which is present on the top of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the face of the user.

Weight balance:  

Pixel 4 feels a bit Heavy with 5.7” Screen and 2800 mAh battery equipped because of Aluminium Frame. This Pixel 4 can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Pixel 4 is done very well.

Battery life:

 My Pixel 4 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 11% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 2800 mAH Battery. We got 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 5.7hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Pixel 4 is very low. the 18W makes a difference and charges the phone in 90min which is a bit good.

Stock Android 10 Operating System :

Here the Pixel 4 comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 10 which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 10. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Pixel 4 Google has also Conformed this.

Performance: 

My Pixel 4 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Younger Brother Pixel 4XL. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Pixel 4.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Pixel 4. It features 6GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Pixel 4XL. the Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9, Godfire, Leo’s Fortune and PUBG at High graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. 

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Pixel 4 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. The earpiece is loud enough.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, Pixel 4 features a Dual-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera + TOF Camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Pixel 4. lets divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: 

the 12MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7 with EIS + OIS. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain very good details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting conditions.

16MP Telephoto camera

the 16MP Telephoto Camera With 50mm Lens is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.4. The Telephoto camera is Extraordinary and provides Awesome bokeh and Zoom in Pictures. the 3x Zoom Pictures are also Good

in low light Conditions, Google Night Mode Changes Everything and Provides Excellent pictures With Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see. here AI used in the Camera App Allows us to capture pictures with good portrait Effect. 

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Excellent.  

Selfie camera :

 Pixel 4 features an 8MP selfie camera with a large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal low-light images compared to the rear camera. There another camera to take portraits images from the front which is Perfect to see.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p @30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. 

Widevine L1 support:

 Pixel 4 has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see.

All Sensors : 

Google is providing all sensors Like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Auto-Brightness Sensor which is good to see.

Pros:

  • P-OLED Full HD+ Display gives a Premium look, With Super brightness and Excellent Vibrant Colours
  • Excellent 12MP + 16MP Pixel Series Camera With Excellent Low light & Day Light images and Perfect portrait Images
  • 8MP + TOF 3D Front Cameras Competes With Rear Camera With Excellent Selfies in all Conditions
  • Awesome Performance With SD 855 Soc which does Heavy Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily.
  • Faster Face Unlock, and secure after updates.
  • Guaranteed Updates up to 3 Years
  • Unique Textured Rear Design with IP68 Rating.

CONS:

  • 90Hz Display is not Smooth as other Phones
  • Irritating Motion sense Features 
  • Average Battery Life
  • Ultrawide camera missing
  • NO Fingerprint sensor ( Gone in Favour with Face Unlock )

VERDICT:

Who can Get Pixel 4: if you want a Pixel device with Stock Android, SD 855 Soc, Great Flagship Camera’s Then Pixel 4 can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware with Price to Value Mobiles Then

Huawei Mate 30

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

iPhone 11

Oneplus 7T can be your Alternatives to Pixel 4.

If you are using Pixel 4 then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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