Google Pixel 4 review

29 Nov 2019


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Anonymous, 10 Dec 2019One plus, Samsung and xiaomi would like to disagree with you...Don't talk about Xiaomi and OnePlus... only bad experience with them...

I had a very bad experience (software experience) with Xiaomi... after a year I was unable to cast anything on any TV... lots of bugs... I switched to OnePlus (because on paper it looks great also)... OnePlus is 10 steps over Xiaomi... but can't be compared with a pixel...

About Samsung... what can I say... great quality... great specs... and that's all...

I use the assistant for almost all tasks... initiate calls/send messages/reminders/notes/cast youtube videos on my tv... house temperature... without touching the display...

So... my opinion is that the result is what really matters... not the specs...

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Dolanescu, 09 Dec 2019iPhone 11 Pro is over Pixel 4... But if you like android/do... moreOne plus, Samsung and xiaomi would like to disagree with you...

  • Anonymous

I have ordered Pixel 4 XL thru Fi, they claimed they have delivered my phone and signed by "reception a"! well my name is not "reception a" and I have not received my phone which I paid $1,100 (including taxes). that can happen for any shipment, worst part is how Fi reacted when I reached to their support. The only information they provide is "we have escalated this case to shipment department and they will contact you via email"!!! that's it. no explanation on how long it will take or what they have found so far and they havent send a replacement yet! They have the worst customer support I have seen. I am already regretting buying from Fi and suggest never buy anything from Fi if you care about customer support.

This has to be the worst phone to preorder. The price literally drops 20% or more two weeks after release. Why does Google let this happen to it's flagship product?

  • Anonymous

Is an overpriced cheap phone. Old sensors, low RAM, cheap chassis and construction, small battery... even a cheated 90Hz display.

Nick Tagataka, 06 Dec 2019If people around me were looking to buy this phone, I would... moreiPhone 11 Pro is over Pixel 4... But if you like android/don't like iOS... a pixel is the best option(android market) from my pov...

Very crappy phone for $700. Small 2800mAh battery (which is the least of the problem), Low amount of RAM, ugly camera hump, plastic-covered weak frame, Google's spying on you and tracking you more than ever now, and awful software. Will never, ever buy any choogle phone ever.

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Anonymous, 09 Dec 2019One of the worst things about the Pixel 4's camera is its w... moreEasily done on third party apps

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One of the worst things about the Pixel 4's camera is its white balance. Google needs to give us the option to turn machine learning white balance off and bring back the white balance presets.

  • Alex

I am using a lot of phones in the moment huawei pixel samsung and testing them everyday, only can say nothing come close to iphone 11 pro max, the best phone ever made, smooth performance with anything you can imagine even the most intensive apps that lags sometimes on other phones, 11 pro max can handle everything. A13 is beast and the others need a few years to catch up, the camera is really good and video quality is the best on the market, and the battery is amazing love this phone, i am not fan boy love ios and android both.

  • p.y

hey google its 2019 !

  • Anonymous

Did it just say 2800 mah?

AlexG, 06 Dec 2019iPhone 11 doesn't even come close to Pixel 4... Pixel 4 is ... moreBuild quality: iPhone's side frame is made out of stainless steel, whereas Pixel uses soft aluminium frame that bends and snaps thanks to horrible antenna band placements. iPhone 11 Pro wins the first round.

Display: Pixel 4's panel has a higher refresh rate, which is nice, but iPhone 11 Pro has a higher resolution and can get twice as bright, while also being more colour accurate with no calibration issue whatsoever. iPhone also wins here.

Camera: They are equally good in daylight and nighttime photos, in some scenes Pixel performs better, in others iPhone does. However, iPhone 11 Pro has a third UWA lens and massively superiour video recording capability. iPhone wins easily.

Battery: According to GSMArena's battery test, iPhone 11 Pro lasts 38% longer in browsing and 35% longer in video playback. And in standby iOS drains less juice compared to Android, which is especially the case when you have opened a lot of apps in the background. iPhone wins, again.

Biometrics: Although Pixel 4 is on an equal ground to iPhone 11 Pro when it comes to face unlock speed, the former is still waiting for an update that prevents a random stranger from picking up and unlock your phone even when you're sleeping. For now iPhone wins.

Performance: SD855 vs A13, enough said. iPhone wins.

Software: Each of Android and iOS has their own pros and cons. It's up to a personal preference, so it's a tie. As for the file management system, iOS has a pretty decent file system now and I don't think it'll cause an issue for most users.

Ecosystem: No other companies beat Apple in this category. iPhone wins.

Pixel 4 can't compete with or even remotely get close to iPhone 11 Pro, sorry. You see a huge difference in price between those two because in this case the more expensive one is an overall better phone. At best Pixel 4 is a close enough rival to the regular iPhone 11, but still not exactly on the same level.

Nick Tagataka, 06 Dec 2019If people around me were looking to buy this phone, I would... moreiPhone 11 doesn't even come close to Pixel 4... Pixel 4 is a direct competitor to iPhone 11 pro even though there big price gap between two phones. iPhone 11 pro only better in wide shots as it has third Len and battery, while the Pixel better AI, photos, face unlock with the new feature and file management as it always been.

Dolanescu, 06 Dec 2019I have a Pixel 2XL and a Pixel 3... both phones are great..... moreIf people around me were looking to buy this phone, I would recommend them to buy an iPhone 11 instead, for real. There's no real benefit of buying this thing over Apple's offering (which is especially true for this year) - Top notch SoC specs for at least next 2 years, minimum of 4 years of software support, quality display, great battery life, premium build quality, powerful ecosystem... none of which are being offered by Pixel 4. Oh, and iPhone retains value for longer period of time and is more affordable than Pixel. What's not to like about it?

Overall, there's no way to deny that Pixel lineup has been Google's miserable attempt to copy iPhone, and this time around it's more pathetic than ever. There are plenty of Android phones that are more attractive than Pixel 4: S10, Mi 9, OnePlus 7T, etc... Heck, personally I would even buy Xperia 5 or Google-less Mate 30 Pro over this phone.

  • Anonymous

What a joke. Incredible the blind fans. Now if a phone is not updated with new software features is a "brick" after one year... I have 5 or more years old phones never updated that works like the first day and perfectly useful today even with old Android versions, even one with the Android 4.2.1 and it rocks and more confortable for my pocket that the big actual whales i own too.

This phone has a poor hardware for its price and that can't be hidden by software. Several Pixel phones already have a poor history with a lot of hardware failures, bad displays, microphone issues, antennas, bad audio, etc, that needed to be addressed by their poor and slow custom services. Not even worth consider buying a Google Pixel out of USA due to that too.

I have a Pixel 2XL and a Pixel 3... both phones are great... no competition on the market...

With pixel's your phone is always updated and receive more functions...
I have on both Android 10... Night Sight/Astrophoto/digital zoom/Live focus/ live caption/Google Recorder... etc... etc...

Compare this with an S8/S9 or other phones in the same years(not with Chinese craps where after one year your phone will be an expensive brick with nothing new)...

If you buy a Pixel you will be happy over 3 years... if you buy any other android phone... you will be happy maximum in the first-year ;)


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Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019You cannot want a relatively small phone and then buy one w... moretotally agree. i'm a big fan of google (in general) but this is not how 2019 phones look like

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Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019It's a lovely size though. Apparently, lots of people still... moreYou cannot want a relatively small phone and then buy one with large top and bottom bezels. Get a proper Galaxy S10 or S10e instead of that rip-off.

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Wolty, 01 Dec 2019 Battery life sucks, overall system performance is average... moreIt's a lovely size though. Apparently, lots of people still want a relatively small phone, so that's one good point.