Unsurprisingly enough, Google is back once again with their newest original, in house smartphone. Over the past four years, the Pixel line of smartphones has been gaining an increased amount of traction amongst the hardcore smartphone masses. It has eventually earned it’s spot in the current big four of the industry, alongside the iPhone, Galaxy S, and OnePlus. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were some of the very best smartphones at the time of release, and since then, people have been eagerly awaiting the newest Pixel smartphone. Thankfully, just a few days back, our wishes were answered, and Google launched both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to the world.
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What is Google Pixel 4 XL?
The Google Pixel 4 XL is the newest addition to the Pixel lineup of smartphones. Released in the tail end of the year 2019, the Pixel 4 is a refresh on the Pixel formula, featuring a completely new body, and parts as well. The XL moniker comes from the fact that it is the larger of the two phones which releases every year from Google. The XL features many advantages over it’s smaller brother, far exceeding size and other factors as well. Below, we’ll break down the key and highlight specs of the new Google Pixel 4 XL.
What are the Specifications of the Google Pixel 4 XL?
- P-OLED Display, with 6.3 inch screen. This is the primary difference between the Pixel brothers, the size of the display. Obviously, the XL features a much larger screen than its smaller brother.
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on all devices. This is a great addition to the series, considering that the Pixel is the cutting edge flagship of Google. It’s great to see a drop resistance feature finally added to the lineup.
- 90Hz always on display. A very 2019 feature, so to speak. This screen features a higher refresh rate from most conventional devices, a feature also seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro, released earlier this year.
- Android 10 preloaded on all devices. Coming to another fundamental unique selling point of the Pixel series. Being an in house Google phone, all pixel devices get the newest updates Android has to offer, before any other brand can snag it.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Shockingly, this new 2019 flagship doesn’t feature the Snapdragon 855+, but settles for the less powerful chip. Surely Google will optimize the software around it, so one should not worry about the performance too much.
- 6GB RAM across the range with either 64GB or 128GB ROM. Again, 6GB of ram is a nice touch, and should allow the phone to run buttery smooth at all times. However, perhaps offering a 256GB or 512GB option would have been a better option, seeing as 128GB isn’t a great standard to set in 2019.
- Dual rear camera, with regular shooter, and wide angle lens. Finally, Google has accepted the fate of featuring two distinct lenses on the phone. Featuring a regular, and wideangle, Google is the undisputed king of smartphone cameras, so this one shouldn’t let anyone down in the slightest.
- Dual front selfie camera, with 8MP primary shooter. This is another polarizing feature of the Pixel 4 XL. Having two front facing selfie cameras is a bold move, but is required for the face unlock technology Google has chosen to focus on this year.
- Face unlock technology using front cameras. Speaking of the dual front cameras, Google has so much faith in their face unlock technology, that they’ve completely eliminated any kind of fingerprint sensor from the phone. If Google is confident, consider it reliable.
- 3700mAH battery onboard. Quite a small battery, considering even budget phones feature larger batteries now, but Google has a great habit of optimizing their phones for the given hardware, so expect battery life to be a non-issue.
- Fast charging and QI wireless charging enabled. Finally the Pixel gets wireless charging in a mainline flagship, great to see this feature make an appearance.
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