Google Pixel 4 Review
A pair of Android smartphones from Google that are a part of the Google Pixel product line are the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. They act as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's combined successors. They were released in the US on October 24, 2019, after being first introduced on October 15, 2019, at the Made by Google event. They were replaced on September 30, 2020, by the Pixel 5.
Design, Display, and Durability
Google's Pixel series has never been referred to be sleek; it may be odd or functional, but not sleek. But that all changes with the Pixel 4 range, which undoubtedly has a sharp enough appearance to draw attention.
The phone resembles previous versions from the front, but that is the only place where the similarities end. When you flip it over, you can choose between a white, black, or orange glossy glass panel. The textured surface and fingerprint sensor from the Pixel 3 have been replaced by a new square camera stack in the top left corner. A textured black aluminium frame that is nearly undetectable on the black version of the gadget and beautifully contrastive on the orange and white versions holds the display and backplate together.
The tiny 2,800mAh battery capacity of the Pixel 4 was one of the main concerns about its overall performance as a smartphone. By comparison, the Galaxy S10e and Xperia 5 both had batteries with capacities of around 3,100mAh.
Various tests revealed that the concerns were justified. The Pixel 4 only lasted a little over 11 hours of looping films and could not reach the 10-hour mark with web browsing. The Xperia adds even more minutes, while the S10e can go for an additional hour and a half online and 4 hours longer.
However, the Pixel 4 could also make 3G voice calls for about 21 hours - the same amount of time as the S10e, 3 hours longer than the iPhone, and around 8 hours less than the Xperia. With the standby draw factored in, the calculations concluded that a dismal overall Endurance rating for the Google Pixel 4 of 62 hours is far from impressive.
It took 1:27 hours to fully charge the Pixel 4's battery with the provided 18W USB Power Delivery charger, with 49% remaining at the halfway point. It is not the best of outcomes, especially considering the limited capacity and relatively poor endurance you would get from the 49% that a 30-minute charging session will give you.
We will now evaluate the Google Pixel 4's audio output via its jack. Its lack of a dedicated 3.5mm jack required the usage of a USB-C to 3.5mm converter for the test. The official adapter that the manufacturer sells was used because Google does not even include one in the retail packaging. Fair warning: Your results may vary if you use a different adaptor.
The Pixel 4 fell short of the expectations for a 2019 smartphone, let alone a flagship, when connected to an active external amplifier. Its stereo separation, overall volume level, and signal-to-noise ratio exceeded expectations. When you start as low as the Pixel 4, a minor increase in stereo crosstalk and intermodulation distortion from headphones is not a significant concern. Still, it results in a bad overall score.
Pros and Cons of using Google Pixel 4:
The Google Pixel 4 smartphone was unveiled on October 15, 2019. A 5.70-inch touchscreen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a resolution of 1080x2280 pixels, and a pixel density of 444 PPI is featured on the phone. Gorilla Glass protects the display for security. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor powers the Google Pixel 4. There are 6GB of installed RAM. The Google Pixel 4 runs Android 10 and has a 2800mAh non-removable battery. The Google Pixel 4 has a unique quick charging system.
A 12.2-megapixel (f/1.7, 1.4-micron) camera and a 16-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.0-micron) primary camera are found on the back of the Google Pixel 4. The setup of the back camera is capable of phase detection autofocus. The 64GB Google Pixel 4 runs Android 10 and has built-in storage. The Google Pixel 4 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and eSIM cards. The Google Pixel 4 measures 147.10 x 68.80 x 8.20mm (width x height x thickness) and weighs 162 grams. The colours Clearly White, Just Black, and Oh So Orange were released for it. Glass makes up its glass body.
The connectivity choices for the Google Pixel 4 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G with active 4G on both SIM cards. The phone has a proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, compass/magnetometer, and ambient light sensor. The Google Pixel 4 supports face unlock. As of July 9, 2023, the Google Pixel 4 has a starting price of Rs. 17,999 in India.