- 5.7 inch OLED, HDR10+, 90 Hz display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7nm)
- Android 10 (Stock Android upgradable upto Android 11)
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 64 GB/6 GB and 128 GB/6 GB (Storage not expandable)
- 12.2 MP+ 16 MP|8 MP
- 2800 mAh Li-po non-removable battery
- IP68 Water/Dust resistance certification
The Google Pixel 4 is priced $799 / £669 / AU$1,049 for the 64GB of storage model, while the 128GB is priced $899 / £769 / AU$1,199. The Pixel smartphones are well known for their excellent camera quality and the stock Android that they provide. The phone as usual has a simple design with a matte finish at the glass back and comes in Clearly White, Just Black and Oh So Orange color options.
The Google Pixel smartphones are simple and their main purpose is to provide excellent cameras to their users. Of course, the Pixel 4 beats some of the flagship smartphones in terms of camera quality. The Google Pixel 4 has a dual rear camera set-up and a single selfie camera at the front. It has a 12.2 MP primary sensor and a 16 MP Telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom at the back. the telephoto lens is great and has 30x digital zoom which enables you to discover things that your eyes cannot see clearly. There is a 8 MP selfie camera and a TOF 3D sensor at the top left of the screen. The TOF 3D camera is a depth sensor which resolves the distance of the camera from the object and creates a sense of depth in the images. The camera quality is awesome and the pictures have accurate colors, HDR, sharpness (Edge detection) and enough detail.
Many people have a misconception that megapixels are the most important thing when it comes to judging the quality of a camera. Let me clear your misunderstanding and tell you that it is the Image Signal Processor (ISP) that matters and not the megapixels. Megapixels provide a better resolution to your images which will prevent pixels from tearing when they are zoomed in. Pixel count does matter but they are secondary and the Pixel 4 easily beats even those smartphones which have 64 MP primary camera. Needless to say, this smartphone has got the best camera in its range.
The photos are optically stabilized to improve the image quality in case of slight shakes while clicking photos. The rear camera features Auto-HDR, Panorama and LED flash. The front camera features Auto-HDR and supports 1080p video recording @30 fps. The rear camera supports 4K video recording @30/60 fps, 1080p video recording @30/60/120 fps. Slow-mo videos can be perfectly shot with this smartphone and the videos are electrically stabilized using Gyro sensor which reduces shakes in the videos and produces a neat, stabilized video.
Display and Design:- A simple One
The Google Pixel 4 features a 5.7 inch P-OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and HDR support. Google Pixel 4 has a 79.8% screen-to-body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio and 444 ppi (pixels per inch) density. The contrast ratio of the display is infinity and the Google Pixel 4 has a glass back with a matte finish. There is corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides and IP68 certification for water resistance (upto 1.5m for 30 mins). It has Always-on-display feature which displays minimum information like the date and time even when the phone is asleep.
Performance And Chipset
Google Pixel 4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) processor which offers excellent performance and is good for gaming and other heavy stuff.
Another aspect of Google Pixel smartphones that have won the hearts of people is the stock Android experience they provide. The Pixel 4 runs Android 10 and will be upgradable to Android 11 with a software update. It has a Adreno 640 GPU (Graphics processing Unit).
Storage/Memory And Battery
The Pixel 4 comes in two storage configurations of 64 GB/6 GB and 128 GB/6 GB. The storage is not expandable and the phone packs a 2800mAh battery. The storage is based on UFS 2.1 and the RAM type is LPDDR4X.
Google Pixel 4 supports 18 W fast charging, wireless charging and USB Power Deliver 2.0. The charger is given in the box.
There are a bunch of connectivity options on the Google Pixel 5 and here’s a list of all of them.
Wi-fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-fi direct, Hotspot, Dual-band, DLNA
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB: USB Type-C 3.1
Sensors include a rear mounted finger print sensor, Face ID, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Magnetometer, Barometer and Soli Sensor.
Sound quality is one of the best in the Google Pixel 4 and it has stereo speakers. The 3.5mm headphone jack is absent and the user will have to use wireless or USB type-C earphones.
If photography is your passion and you want to get into it don’t have $800 to spend on a good camera then Google Pixel 4 is your best bet. Camera quality is supreme and it is one of the best in the market. However if your budget is some $100 or $200 less then you can buy the Google Pixel 5 which also offers excellent camera quality but it doesn’t have the Telephoto lens. The astronomy photography is amazing and will surprise you. There is an in-built editing software which will provide you with enough editing tools to beautify your shot. So, that’s all about the Google Pixel 4; hope you have learned the pros and cons of this smartphone. Do check out Google Pixel 5 which is also a good smartphone with a camera and is cheaper. .