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The Google Pixel 4 Review

The Pixel 4 is the latest attempt at making a google phone that’s the best that the Android has to offer, which offers new photography features, machine learning, and other AI aspects. It’s one of the best camera phones right now, but the problem is, the upgrades are minimal everywhere else. Google hasn’t’ tried to completely change everything with the Pixel 4, but instead, they play it safe with little upgrades here and there. This is a device that does offer a unique look that you truly wont’ see in other flagship phones.

The uniqueness of course, comes from the appearance, the materials that it uses, and the fact that it’s a bit smaller than the top devices, which means that it could be on the better side for those who think the current devices that the users have on the market. This does contain the 90 Hz refresh rate, and offers a better experience for scrolling through social media, or even playing video games, and there is  lot of power on tap, with a recent chipset and about 6 GB of RAM as well.

The biggest downside is the battery life, which is terrible on this phone. This does use a radar technology called Soli, and it’s made to identify where you are, in order to predict when you’ll reach for the phone, so that the screen is on and waiting for you. While it seems cool as a gimmick, it’s very limited. But, this google pixel phone is actually smaller in price than other the Pixel 3 series, which may help compensate for the lack of innovation on the part of these phones.

This phone is already out, and if you have it already, then great, but it is also available in most of the major carriers, and it is even going to work with Google Fi and spectrum too.  It also is available in other places such as the UK and Australia.

If you want to buy it outright, it’s right around $799 for the smaller storage option, with only a 100 dollar difference in the other version of this. The one downside to this phone, however, is that there are only some models of this, and the UK orange variant is available at only the 64 GB option, and you should look into this to see what option you can get before this.

The Pixel 4 has the same price as the Pixel 3 had at launch, which means that the launch price is much lower, and it is definitely a nice little bonus.

In terms of the design, it uses the rubberized black coating around the sides to make grip easier, and comes in three colors: black, white, and orange. It is one of the smallest flagship phones currently, and that’s something that some people may not realize. However, there isn’t a tone that’s new compared to some of the other phones on the market.  This isn’t significantly updated compared to the 3 as well, and it feels good in your hands if you have smaller fingers. The handset has a frame that’s aluminum, which runs the circumference of the device, giving you a solid structure, and rubberized black coating to this too.  This does feel a little bit odd to touch, but it is mostly due to the fact that the Pixel 4 doesn’t have the same higher-end appeal that the other phones do.

But, once you hold it for a few minutes, you’ll notice that it has a lot more of a grip compared to the rivals, which are all glass, or even metal, and it fits very comfortably in your hand.

This doesn’t feel as premium, but it is still a good phone for you to use, and it is one that you’ll definitely want to consider. Though, battery life is the one major thing holding this one back.

The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL vs. the Samsung Galaxy 11: Which is Better?

Both the Pixel 4 and the 4 XL are both out, and right now, they’re being called the best smartphone of the year.  While it does have amazing camera features, and AI machine learning, it is definitely an upgraded version of the Pixel 3, since google has been mostly playing it safe.  It would be wrong however to compare it with any apple product, since Apple products are a different league of their own though.

The Galaxy S10 was released all the way back in February, so it’s not really a part of the competition. But, the S11 is probably the best contender, and we’ll tell you here which one is better for your money.

In terms of camera, display and specs, the Pixel 4 and the 4 XL have the same look and feel as the previous devices, with the main difference being the metal coating, and of course the matte finish which feels both a little odd, but also incredibly comfortable. The Pixel 4 currently has a 5.7 inch display, while the XL currently has a 6.3 inch display size. While every other smartphone has the third camera being added, this one does not. While the S11 s rumored to have the second display on the backside, it will definitely have the triple camera, and it will be upgraded to 64 MP based on the reports the S11 will also have 5X optical zoom, but it will probably be similar to regular zooming more than anything.

Then there is price and release date.  The 4 and 4 XL are currently already out, and the lower-end version is $799 and it has a variant for a hundred bucks more.  There is a bit of concern because the storage is so low, but google is trying to introduce cloud service storage as well. The S11 on the other hand could be priced at more than a grand, given the price of the models beforehand.  While we don’t have a release date yet for that one, it probably will be around February 2020 more than anything else.

In conclusion, if you’re more concerned about the potential costs of the phone, you might be better off getting a Pixel 4 or 4 XL. The S 11 will be a very powerful smartphone however, but the problem with it is of course, the price of this. If you want something right now, your better option is the 4 and the 4 XL, but if you’re willing to hold off for a little bit, then you can get a quality one with the S 11.

Another upside to the S 11 is that the interface of this will be a bit more personalized, but the 4 and the 4 XL both have the stock android.

However, the Pixel series has an amazing camera quality, and some of the best camera options out there which means that if you’re someone who is super focused on making sure that they get the best camera quality for their buck, then this is the way to do it. You’ll be amazed at the difference this makes, and how important and useful this can be for you.

So you really can’t go wrong with one over the other it really just depends on what type of smartphone you need, and the type of content that you want to make and utilize with this, which in turn will change the overall nature of this, to make it better for you.

The iPhone 11 Vs. the Pixel 4

While it’s true that those who are loyal to one type of phone company or another may want to consider using the natural successors, it’s super easy to switch between one system or another. So, whether you’re deciding on a phone to get or not, you definitely will want to look at both the iPhone 11 and the Pixel 4.  As the cheapest options from both these companies, they’re excellent for those beginning with a phone for this year.

While they have only 100 dollars difference in their retail prices, many of the retailers and carriers are offering discounts, which will lower the prices completely, or you might get some money back. here, we’ll weigh each of these and the comparisons between both as well.

First, let’s talk the iPhone 11. While this one doesn’t have the same display level as the Pixel 4, there is a lot of cool features. This doesn’t’ have the anthropography features or the touchless gestures that the Pixel 4 does, but it’s still a great phone. It is future proof, and it does have some decent storage options, and a great camera that does record some wonderful video.

The Pixel 4, in contrast, is a first-rate phone that’s in it of itself. This does have some cool software options, and some sensing and live audio technology, which is useful, and the display on the phone has a wonderful refresh rate in order to keep things nice and smooth, and it does have a good camera. However, the storage options are limited the price tag is higher, and probably the worst part of this is the battery life kind of stinks with this phone.

So, they both look very similar to the predecessors, and they both have familiar designs. Both of these are incredibly comfy to navigate however, especially with one hand. The smaller frame of the Pixel 4 makes it slightly better, and they both are incredibly water resistant. But, the iPhone 11 looks a little bit better. The backside is a little more elegant and refined, and it comes in a lot more colors.  Both of them have camera bumps, but the dual camera setup of the 11 offers a nicer layout compared to the black square with the Pixel 4’s back having it practically stamped on there.

The Pixel 4 does have a trick, and that is the display.  It’ll ha e a higher Pixel density, so it’ll be sharper, and it has an OLED screen, which makes the black hues inkier and deeper than the 11.  It does have less of a purity in terms of whites than on the 1. Overall, the colors are very vibrant on both, and they both are nicely contrasted on each phone, and you really won’t notice a difference until you hold each of them side-by-side.  The Pixel 4 has a display refresh rate that’s much higher than the iPhone 11.  By refreshing more often, it makes everything super fluid.

The cameras are awesome on both, and you’ll be satisfied with each, but there are certain aspects of one over the other. The Pixel 4 takes sharper and more vibrant pictures with a wonderful HDR effect, making the photos appear much more cinematic and dramatic. It’s got a digital zoom too which is excellent, and the colors are good, but the iPhone 11 has really good image processing.

Probably the one place that the iPhone beats the Pixel 4 is of course, the battery life. The battery life on the Pixel 4 is awful when in contrast the iPhone 11 is much better in terms of battery life. Both of these are decent phones however, and if you’re someone who is pressed for a good camera, this may be the better option.

The Pixel 4 vs the 3 and the 3A: Which is right for you?

Last year we saw two types of google Pixel phones released within the year.  The 3 series, which is the first budget Pixel phones, and then the true successor: the Pixel 4.

We’ve compared a few of the phones already, but how do they compare today in general as a phone? Well, we’ll go into that here? We’ll tell you whether you should save some cash and get the 3A or the 3, or if splurging and getting the 4 is the better option.

The range of Pixel phones has had a consistent smart, but also unassuming look ever since the 2, but the 4 made some great tweaks to the formula, where instead of the frosted glass back, this one had only one panel, with a matte finish.  The glossy option is just black, but also comes with a metal frame.  The 3A of course, still has the polycarbonate version, and it’s still very premium.

All three of these come in different colors, and each of them has their own special edition too, with quirky names. The 34 comes in a few wild colors, and the 3 has more subdued colors. Many of these also come with accented power buttons of more vibrant colors.

The bezels on this are slowly being taken out of most smartphones, but for the moment, they’re still on all of these, with the 3A being the largest, and the 4 has more of a punch-hole pop up.  The google phones still have a lot of sensors to them too.

Now, the sensors on the Pixel 4 allow for google to take on the 3D unlock technology, where various attempts at the hardware facial biometrics was seen, and it is some of the best that’s out there, since it’s fast and accurate. But, there is no in-display fingerprint reader or a mounted scanner on the 4, which the 3 and the 3a both have, which is something that is pretty nice, since it can be used as a face unlock for your apps.

There are many censors on the 4, especially the soli chip, which allows for faster face unlock, and can be used for motion sensing, which is a good name for inconsistent hands-free gestures. Google has always promised this functionality, but Soli is still lacking.

What is probably the biggest upgrade is of course that OLED display, which is a really nice panel, and it has a super high refresh rate, but that does make it a little bit buggy, since there is a brightness limitation.

Each of these phones, however, have the 1080p resolution, but the 3 XL and the 4 XL both have the QHD+ on them, so it’s good because even if you’re looking for a budget phone, you’ll still have a nice budget phone to it.

The 4 adds new RAM, and it solves the RAM issues that the 3 would have, and they can stay open a little but longer. This is a good reason to get the 4, since it is a good device, but it doesn’t get the improved graphics like in the way the other android phones do, but the Snapdragon 670 handles normal tasks pretty well.

The biggest downside to the Google Pixel 4 is of course the battery life. It has the smallest battery life of the 3, and while it does have Qi wireless charging, it definitely is very bad.  It’s one of the major downsides. But, you get a good camera out of this instead, and this is something that you should definitely know about.

At the end of the day, if the newer specs are what matters, then you should get a 4, and if you’re a camera snob, this is definitely something that you’re going to want to consider too. But, if you’re not interested, the 3 and the 3A do the job well.