Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Remarkable Phone. Small Battery. | Digital Trends


Google Pixel 4 XL Just Black (Unlocked) – 64GB

“Google’s newest Pixel again has a winning camera, and again falters on battery life.”

  • Excellent cameras
  • Great efficiency
  • Bright, sharp, and easy 6.3-inch display
  • Face Unlock is quick
  • Genuinely useful, good software program
  • Battery life is not nice
  • Barely any apps help Face Unlock
  • Paltry 64GB of storage

The Google Pixel 4 XL was launched over six months in the past — just a few lifetimes in smartphone years. Since then, we’ve been dazzled by the Galaxy S20, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and distracted by speak of a Pixel 4a and 5G telephones. Does the Pixel 4 XL nonetheless maintain up? Should you maintain out for a 5G mannequin? Let’s discover out.

Want a smaller telephone? Check out our Google Pixel 4 review, the place we take an in depth have a look at the 5.7-inch mannequin.

A minimalist and placing design

I’ve been reviewing Google’s Pixel telephones since they launched back in 2016, and there have been two constants: a killer digital camera and an inadequate battery. This theme continues with the corporate’s newest, the Google Pixel 4 XL. It’s incredible in virtually each division, from a wonderful display to sensible software program, however the battery nonetheless trails the competitors. It’s not dangerous sufficient to place me off from utilizing the telephone utterly, however energy customers beware. This telephone will wrestle to final you a full day. There’s lots to get pleasure from earlier than that final battery proportion level slips away, although. Let’s take a more in-depth look.

I’m a sucker for distinction, vibrant colours, and minimalist designs, which implies the Pixel 4 XL is exactly up my alley. I spoke to the designers in regards to the means of redesigning the phone — that is the primary main redesign of the Pixel line — and I’m pleased with the adjustments made.

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Gone is the road on the again of the telephone that used to separate two completely different textures, which additionally means there are now not two textures on the again. Instead, this two-tone design is achieved utilizing the perimeters of the telephone; there’s a black band across the edges, which helps masks some elements just like the USB-C port, the speaker grill, and the SIM slot, nevertheless it additionally helps body the rear panel, making it stand out. I additionally love the feel of this black band because it feels such as you’re touching a sturdy eggshell.

The again makes use of Gorilla Glass 5, which has us questioning: Why don’t extra telephone makers use Gorilla Glass 6? Does it come at a premium too pricey to afford? Regardless, it’s cleaner than ever earlier than, particularly since there’s now not a fingerprint sensor, however there’s now a “Pixel square,” which is what the designers name the digital camera module. Unlike the iPhone 11 Pro, the place the triple-camera system distinctly stands out, Google masked the lenses with a black filter, making the sq. module itself bolder and extra pronounced. Paired with the black band across the edges, it’s straightforward to acknowledge this telephone, and the accented shade of the ability button provides a bit extra visible aptitude.

I can’t cease staring on the Pixel 4; it’s lovely, and the design actively makes me need to present it off.

I’ve heard others name the design bland — generally even ugly. I disagree, clearly, however you’ll be able to’t deny it’s distinctive. I used to be taking pictures with it at a canine park in Manhattan, and three folks approached me at separate occasions asking whether or not I used to be utilizing a Pixel 4.

If you’re going to purchase one, go for the Clearly White or the Oh So Orange colours (the latter is a restricted version), as a result of the Just Black is simply too plain. Worse but, the black is the one one with a shiny glass texture on the rear, whereas the opposite two colours go for a matte glass. The matte texture feels easy to the contact and has the additional advantage of hiding smudges and fingerprints. The similar can’t be stated of the shiny black choice, which, on prime of this, is a mud magnet.

I can’t cease staring on the Pixel 4. It’s lovely, feels incredible within the hand, and the design makes me need to present it off.

A 90Hz display

Google has put an even bigger emphasis on the display’s look with the Pixel 4 XL than it did on final yr’s Pixel 3 XL, which has a dreadful notch that looks hideous. This time, there’s a sizeable bezel on the prime and a slimmer one on the underside, which isn’t terribly fashionable however acceptable; it’s straightforward to overlook about when you begin utilizing the telephone.

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The different drawback Google solved is the display’s brightness. I’ve bother studying the Pixel 3 XL’s display in sunny situations, however that’s now not the case on the Pixel 4 XL. Is it brighter or extra bezel-less than the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus? No, however I haven’t had a lot bother right here regardless of this.

The 3,040 × 1,440 decision is sharp and blacks are fantastically deep, although colours aren’t as saturated as they’re on Samsung’s telephones. The 6.3-inch display measurement additionally doesn’t really feel too massive, although I do have giant fingers.

The massive display is right for watching motion pictures and reveals, particularly due to HDR10 help. Shows like Disenchanted and Peaky Blinders look crisp with vibrant colours that pop, although ultra-dark scenes are admittedly not as straightforward to see as they’re on the Galaxy Note 10 or iPhone 11 Pro.

The display’s highlight characteristic is the 90Hz refresh price, like we’ve seen on the OnePlus 7T, and it’s incredible. This means you’re seeing 90 frames per second (FPS), which is greater than the normal 60FPS on most smartphones. The Pixel doesn’t always refresh at 90Hz, nonetheless. It generally refreshes on the typical 60Hz refresh price, if display brightness is low. This unusual truth undercuts what ought to’ve been one of many telephone’s standout options.

Because the smaller bezel is slimmer than its predecessor, the front-facing speaker has been moved to the underside edge. It’s a disgrace, however fortunately audio nonetheless sounds good and might fill a small room with out sounding too distorted at excessive volumes. There’s no headphone jack, so for those who’re available in the market for wi-fi earbuds, think about Google’s Pixel Buds 2.

Face Unlock is nice

It took me a day or two to get used to the lack of the fingerprint sensor on the again of the Pixel 4 XL. I didn’t simply use it to unlock the telephone, but in addition to swipe down on it to tug down the notification drawer. While I do miss this operate, I additionally admire Google’s addition of Face Unlock. It’s a part of the rationale why the bezel on the highest of the display is so massive: There are quite a lot of sensors, together with Google’s Soli technology, which the corporate has been engaged on for a number of years.

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Soli makes use of radar to determine 3D objects, and on the Pixel 4 it’s used to acknowledge when your hand is approaching the telephone, so it may possibly prime up the Face Unlock digital camera to unlock the telephone shortly or decrease the quantity of calls and alarms when your hand nears the telephone. Handy! You also can use it for gestures to manage some features of the telephone, however we’ll get to that quickly.

Face Unlock is snappy and correct, and I like that it goes straight to the house display as a substitute of requiring a swipe up. There are occasions once I have to faucet the display to ensure the digital camera is in search of my face, however in any other case, I haven’t had bother utilizing it to entry the telephone.

Android has a brand new BiometricPrompt API so apps can goal it to help fingerprint sensors and facial recognition techniques for gadgets working Android 9 and Android 10, and it took a while for builders so as to add help. At launch, I complained that there have been barely any apps that help it; right now, most main apps do, together with banks like Citibank and American Express, passwork keepers like LastPass and 1Password, procuring apps like Dashlane and Venmo, and extra. If you’re curious, Android Central retains a pretty comprehensive list.

Another challenge with Face Unlock was only recently resolved: At launch, Face Unlock might unlock even if your eyes were closed. That’s a safety concern, since somebody can simply take your telephone and level it at your face to unlock it, even for those who shut your eyes to cease it. The April 2020 safety replace provides the choice to require eyes to be open. There is one quirk with Face Unlocked that also lingers, nonetheless: There’s no choice to add an alternate face or look, which is one thing you are able to do on Apple’s iPhone with Face ID. I do know a colleague that’s utilizing the Pixel 4, and she or he’s having a tough time getting it to determine her face after placing on make-up.

Helpful gestures

I discussed the Soli expertise earlier — properly, it’s a sleeper hit. Having it flip down the quantity as I strategy the ringing telephone, whether or not it’s throughout an alarm or telephone name, is nice, however I’m a fair larger fan of Motion Sense. This new characteristic allows you to wave your hand left or proper above the telephone to snooze an alarm, silence a name, and even change between tracks whereas listening to music.

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At launch, Motion Sense on the Pixel 4XL was extremely restricted, though Google stated it was exploring different forms of gestures it may possibly incorporate so as to add additional worth. Speaking to different reviewers, I really feel like I’m within the minority, however I discover Motion Sense works properly for me, and I’ve been utilizing it to dismiss alarms within the morning simply by waving my hand. I additionally love utilizing it to change tracks as I work and take heed to music; I can do all of this with out having to select up the telephone, and that’s fairly nice.

In March, Google added the flexibility to pause and resume music playback, however that’s it. What Motion Sense wanted on the time — and nonetheless desperately wants — is extra gestures and actions. Can you utilize it to cycle by way of pictures after casting them to a Chromecast-enabled TV, for instance? Nope. There are a whole lot of potential use instances for it, and I do hope Google follows by way of on enhancing the performance additional as a substitute of merely abandoning it like many of its other projects. There is a sport known as Headed South that helps this characteristic, and it’d be cool to see it adopted in different apps if Google opens up the API.

A story of two cameras

Google has lengthy held agency that it wants just one digital camera to ship glorious pictures, drawing on its experience in computational photography, as different producers proceed so as to add a number of cameras for versatility. That’s beginning to change, because the Pixel 4’s 12.2-megapixel foremost lens with an f/1.7 aperture is now paired with a 16-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.4), which gives up 2× optical zoom. Despite this, Google continues to indicate us that you just don’t want 48-megapixel cameras to provide beautiful pictures, which is what most Android producers are veering toward.

But nonetheless, Google ought to have taken Apple’s route and added a triple-camera system right here, as a result of I’ve by no means felt as if the zoom capabilities on Pixel telephones had been missing. Google debuted a characteristic on the Pixel 3 known as Super Res Zoom, which makes use of synthetic intelligence to scrub up digitally-zoomed pictures, delivering high quality that’s surprisingly similar to telephoto photographs from different telephones. It would have been very nice to pair this with an ultra-wide-angle digital camera for extra diverse photographs. Ah, properly. I’ll need to hope the Pixel 5 comes with this type of setup. Rumor has it it should.

The picture sensor for the principle lens is identical because the one on final yr’s Pixel, besides the aperture is barely wider, so it ought to seize higher low-light pictures, and there’s improved dynamic vary. The digital camera app additionally feels far snappier than ever earlier than.

The telephoto lens does assist guarantee optimum high quality for zoomed-in photographs, however we’ve seen telephoto lenses on telephones for a lengthy time now — couldn’t Google not less than have opted for a 3× optical zoom lens, like on Huawei’s P30 Pro? As the smartphone market develops, this stands out as a sore spot: The Huawei P40 Pro comes with a 5× optical zoom that leaves the Pixel 4 XL within the mud. It’s a disgrace.

Regardless, the standard seems to be good, and in contrast to some telephones, Google’s glorious Night Sight mode works with the telephoto lens, which means you’ll get good high quality pictures, irrespective of the time of day. As you’ll be able to see under, it edges out over the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung’s Note 10 Plus at 5× digital zoom, with barely stronger particulars and extra depth.

There’s a selected kind of look Google’s Pixel telephones seize — numerous distinction in addition to cooler and darker tones. It’s a mode I’ve at all times loved, nevertheless it’s not for everybody. You would possibly want the brighter and hotter pictures from the iPhone 11 Pro, for instance. Nevertheless, I feel the newest iPhone typically does edge out the Pixel 4 in picture high quality and flexibility (the additional ultra-wide-angle lens helps), although that’s not at all times the case. There are occasions when the Pixel 4 snaps a way more pleasing photograph with higher element, so it’s fairly an in depth competitors.

There are a number of enhancements that make the digital camera expertise higher, although. First is Live HDR+, which helps you to see what the photograph will seem like after it’s been processed — earlier than you even faucet the shutter button. It’s helpful, as a result of I don’t want to attend just a few seconds to see what the consequence shall be, and I can re-frame the photograph if wanted.

The new dual-exposure mode additionally gives extra artistic management, letting you regulate shadows and brightness earlier than snapping a photograph. There’s additionally learning-based white balance, which makes an attempt to determine the scene you’re in and apply true-to-life colours in all photograph modes, although leads to darker scenes nonetheless are typically greatest in Night Sight mode.

Speaking of which, Night Sight mode has a number of the most notable enhancements. Night Sight takes a number of pictures at completely different exposures and stacks them for a extra detailed and brighter low-light photograph. Colors are nonetheless a bit of over-saturated, nevertheless it continues to impress, delivering beautiful pictures from the darkest of scenes. Even crazier, in case you have a tripod, level the telephone on the sky and Night Sight mode will set off “Astrophotography mode,” which is able to set an publicity time that may go on for so long as 4 and a half minutes.

You can take some breathtaking pictures just like the one under, shot by my colleague in Scotland. You can see my try within the gallery above, which I shot in New York City with its heavy light-pollution, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a tremendous photograph contemplating the conventional digital camera delivers a blotchy mess with no particulars.

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Portrait Mode is now barely higher, too, and whereas there are enhancements within the blur software round a topic over the Pixel 3’s efficiency, there’s nonetheless numerous room to develop. You can discover some areas of hair round my canine and different folks can look a bit of tousled in some pictures, so that you’ll need to take heed to the background once you’re taking pictures portraits. The much less occurring within the background, the higher.

These outcomes are nonetheless a number of the greatest you’ll be capable to get from a smartphone, rivaling these captured on Apple’s iPhone and Huawei telephones.

Google’s Pixel 4 XL has an 8-megapixel entrance digital camera with an f/2.Zero aperture, and it snaps some glorious selfies, particularly in Portrait mode and Night Sight mode. Unlike the Pixel 3, which had two cameras on the entrance so you may change between a large and a traditional lens, the one lens on the Pixel 4 XL is a large lens, so you’ll be able to nonetheless seize lots within the scene behind you, or snap group selfies with out struggling to suit everybody.

The Pixel 4’s digital camera has improved, maybe not considerably over its predecessor, however in the proper areas that assist make it among the finest digital camera telephones to purchase proper now. One factor to notice, Google no longer offers free, limitless storage of full-resolution pictures to Google Photos. You can nonetheless add your pictures without spending a dime at a excessive decision, simply not on the authentic decision.

The newest software program: machine studying FTW

The subsequent greatest a part of proudly owning a Pixel telephone is the software program. Naturally, the telephone is working the newest model of Android 10, with up-to-date safety as properly. It’s an enormous perk as a result of, as Google develops Android, Pixel telephones are among the many first to get updates, which implies new options and improved safety. Google’s promising this type of help on the telephone for 3 years, which is greater than virtually all Android telephones.

If you’re the kind that installs beta software program, one perk of a Google-built gadget is the flexibility to put in the newest developer construct of Android — proper now that’s the primary beta of Android 11. No, it received’t have a enjoyable title like Jellybean or Gingerbread, however it should convey new options. We’ll study extra at Google I/O shortly; for now, you’re superb with the present OS.

Android 10 has nice options like a system-wide darkish theme, an improved gesture navigation system, in addition to extra transparency about what apps are accessing your location knowledge and different sensors on the telephone. You can examine all Android 10’s best features for those who’re in search of extra particulars.

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What retains me coming again to Pixel telephones, outdoors of the digital camera, are a number of of the useful options which are powered by machine studying. Now Playing continues to be current, so the telephone can let you know the title of songs enjoying in your environment (even with out an web connection); then there’s Call Screen, which screens potential robocalls so that you don’t have to speak to a telemarketer. The Motion Sense gestures additionally fall into this class of useful options that make a small impression on my day-to-day use of the telephone.

A brand new app known as Personal Safety gives up peace of thoughts, permitting the telephone to alert your preset emergency contacts within the occasion of an emergency, and the Pixel 4 may even detect automotive crashes by way of sensors on the telephone. It can then place calls to emergency companies and ship your location, in case you’re incapacitated. Helpful certainly, although I can’t precisely check it to see how properly this all works.

My favourite new addition is the Recorder app, which may transcribe interviews in real-time. It makes use of on-device machine studying, so no knowledge is distributed to Google and also you don’t want an web connection for it to work. The transcribing isn’t excellent, nevertheless it’s fairly good and glorious for folks like me that do a whole lot of interviews and hate the handbook transcribing course of afterward. This app made its technique to Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 2 telephones in December.

Live Caption is yet one more one among these additions that I by no means thought I’d want to make use of. It robotically generates captions for any video with audio, and all of this occurs on the system. I’ve used it once I’m on the subway and don’t need to placed on my earbuds, however need to perceive what’s occurring in a video — Live Caption’s largely correct captions saved the day.

In a December “Pixel feature drop,” Google improved a number of the Pixel 4 XL‘s best features, including the A.I.-powered Call Screen, background blur in photos, and Duo video calling. It’s good to see these options proceed to enhance.

Google Assistant continues to dazzle

What’s additionally spectacular is the new Google Assistant, which used to run on algorithms that required greater than 100GB of storage, now shrunken to underneath 500MB. That means it’s quicker, it may possibly work on-device extra usually, and it doesn’t want an web connection for some duties, like opening an app or setting a timer.

Not solely does the UI look considerably nicer, taking over much less house on the display, however the most effective addition is Continued Conversation. It’s a characteristic obtainable on Google Nest gadgets, and it allows you to preserve speaking to Assistant with out having to maintain triggering it. You’ll see the underside of the telephone glow with Assistant’s colours after you carry out a question, indicating that it’s nonetheless listening, in case you need to ask one thing else. It’s glorious and truly makes me use Assistant much more, particularly with the Active Edge, the “squeeze the phone to trigger Assistant” characteristic that’s nonetheless obtainable on the Pixel 4.

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Assistant has improved in lots of different methods. For instance, now for those who’re in an app like Google Maps, you’ll be able to merely squeeze the telephone and ask Assistant to “Search for nearby restaurants”; it should robotically run the question by way of Maps as a substitute of Assistant. Looking at a photograph you want? You can ask Assistant to ship it to somebody in your contacts, and you’ll even reply to texts as they arrive in simply by triggering Assistant and saying, “Reply to John,” earlier than dictating your response.

I’m utilizing Google Assistant much more now, which I’m positive makes Google joyful because it will get extra knowledge on me, although there are extra strong choices to manage how a lot of your knowledge is saved. But ultimately, I’m utilizing Assistant as a result of it’s genuinely useful, and that’s greater than I can say about most different voice assistants.

Snappy efficiency

The Pixel 4 XL has 6GB of RAM and is powered by the identical chip inside most 2019 Android flagship telephones: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. In December, Qualcomm unveiled the next-gen 865 chip, which you’ll discover within the OnePlus 8, the Galaxy S20 collection, and a few Chinese telephones from Xiaomi and Oppo. If you’re in search of the newest and biggest, this ain’t it proper now — however that doesn’t actually matter. The telephone had no bother dealing with any of the apps I sometimes use, opening them up shortly. Switching between apps and even multitasking is a quick affair.

Here are just a few benchmark scores:

  • AnTuTu 3DBench: 362,158
  • Geekbench 5 CPU: 606 single-core; 2,056 multi-core
  • 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme: 4,007 (Vulkan); 4,564 (OpenGL)

By comparision, right here’s some numbers from the Galaxy S20:

  • Geekbench 5: 905 single-core; 2,753 multi-core
  • 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme: 5,198 (Vulkan)

The Pixel 4 XL’s scores aren’t too completely different from different telephones utilizing the identical processor, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and it stays within the higher echelon of highly effective smartphones. But the extra fashionable chip is clearly quicker (and clearly, considerably costlier). Oh, and the iPhone 11 Pro nonetheless maintains a large lead.

Games like PUBG: Mobile, Alto’s Odyssey, Pako: Forever all carried out with no hitch. You received’t have any bother with efficiency on this telephone.

I’m not a fan of the quantity of storage you get for the bottom Pixel 4 XL: 64GB. That’s far too little for a $900 telephone, particularly when $350 telephones just like the Nokia 7.2 provide the identical quantity. Google, you might want to bump up storage choices and make 128GB the usual.

A missing battery

All the wonderful options on this telephone are overshadowed by the battery Google determined to pack inside. At a time when most Android producers are tossing in batteries larger than 4,000mAh, Google’s use of a 3,700mAh cell appears like a joke. It can get you thru a workday with medium to excessive use, however I ceaselessly would hit 30% round 5:30 p.m., generally even much less. It’s not dangerous for mild to medium customers, however not so nice for energy customers.

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If I wished to increase my evening out and hit a restaurant or bar, my telephone would die round 9:30 or 10 p.m. if I didn’t have a conveyable battery on me. I’m undecided why Google can’t work out the battery life on its Pixel telephones, as a result of it’s been an issue for me with each single Pixel telephone I’ve ever reviewed. Toss in an even bigger battery, Google! Do what Apple did this yr and make your telephone thicker. It’s not exhausting. I’ve hit 20% round midnight on the iPhone 11 Pro Max due to its wonderful battery life, and I want Google’s telephone might do the identical.

Thankfully the issue will be mitigated by utilizing a Qi wireless charger by your desk as you’re employed or by way of a portable battery pack, nevertheless it’s not nice that you need to go to those lengths.

In our normal video playback check, the place we play a 1080p YouTube video on max brightness over Wi-Fi, the Pixel 4 XL lasted 9 hours and 31 minutes. That’s respectable, however falls behind rivals just like the iPhone 11 Pro, which scored 12 hours and 30 minutes, and the OnePlus 7T Pro, which lasted 12 hours and 19 minutes.

I’ve hit 20% battery round midnight on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I want Google’s telephone might do the identical.

It’s a disgrace Google didn’t decide to improve its fast-charging tech, both. It nonetheless makes use of the Power Delivery 2.Zero normal as a substitute of the newer PD 3.0; you’ll be able to absolutely cost the Pixel 4 XL from zero to 100% in round an hour and a half, however you don’t get the burst of juice once you initially plug it in that you just get with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which is useful in a pinch.

Price, availability, and guarantee info

The MSRP on the Pixel 4 XL is $900, however if you need the smaller Pixel 4, it prices much less at $800. Both telephones have been obtainable from all main U.S. carriers and a number of other retailers since October 24, 2019.

However, the telephones are presently on sale. The Pixel 4XL is $600 and the Pixel 4 is $500. This doesn’t essentially make them a greater deal than at launch as a result of, in comparison with different telephones, they {hardware} is now a bit outdated. Still, the value reduce drops these telephones into the mid-range market.

Google gives a typical restricted guarantee that protects the telephone from manufacturing defects one yr from the date of buy.

Our take

Do you need the most well liked, the quickest, the latest? There’s at all times one thing higher, and right now, the Pixel 4 XL is none of these issues. That stated, it would nonetheless be the telephone for you. When the Pixel 4 XL got here out, there was no Android telephone I’d quite use than the Pixel 4 XL, due to its useful, good software program and killer digital camera. The 90Hz display helps, too. But that does imply sacrificing the all-day battery life discovered on rivals — and being tethered to a conveyable battery pack.

That stated, the quickest, latest, and hottest are sometimes the costliest as properly. The Galaxy line begins at $1,000 and climbs from there, for instance. The Pixel was initially listed at $899, however Google dropped the value to $799, and due to quite a lot of Pixel smartphone deals, yow will discover it right now for round $500 — a wonderful worth for a nonetheless very spectacular system.

Is there a greater various?

Yes. You ought to most undoubtedly think about the OnePlus 8, which is superior to the OnePlus 7T in each manner. It’s acquired a rockstar 4,510mAh battery, warp velocity charging, will get updates quick, and has extra customizable software program. And it at $700, it’s an actual steal — although it has a smaller display.

Beyond that, the iPhone 11 Pro Max has important deserves, reminiscent of even higher efficiency, a flexible digital camera, and beautiful battery life, nevertheless it prices considerably extra. If you don’t care a lot for the digital camera on a telephone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will fulfill in each manner, and might nonetheless ship stable, diverse photographs … if yow will discover one at a cut price. Check out our information to the best smartphones for extra.

How lengthy will it final?

The Pixel 4 XL will final you two to a few years, if not a bit of extra earlier than the battery begins to depreciate. It has an IP68 water-resistance ranking, so that you don’t have to fret about dips within the pool, nevertheless it’s wrapped in glass so that you’ll nonetheless need to nab a case.

Should you purchase it?

Yes. The Pixel 4 XL may not be the most effective Android telephone of 2020, feeling considerably dated and being hampered by its sub-par battery life, nevertheless it nonetheless kicks butt, and yow will discover it discounted for an actual cut price right now. It’s a stable selection for Android followers in search of an amazing telephone with no flagship price-tag.

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