You may have noticed that our review for the Pixel 4 XL is not quite ready yet. The gates have lifted on Monday and many have already posted their full reviews but our review is currently underway. We’ll be putting the Pixel 4 XL through our thorough testing while we try to find the answers you want to know.
This is Google’s first smartphone with a dual-camera (technically the Pixel 3 if you count the dual-selfie cameras). But it isn’t quite the ultra-wide angle that many were hoping for. There’s a 12.2MP main camera and a 16MP f/2.4 telephoto camera. Along with Google’s Super Res Zoom, you can expect some decent looking photos from 5X and even 8X zoom.
The top bezel contains the Motion Sense chip that can detect more precise hand motions, but the supported applications and use cases are still limited. Otherwise, Google has officially replaced the fingerprint sensor for 3D face unlock. I was concerned that it was working with my eyes closed, but Google has confirmed it will push an update to require attention for face unlock.
The Pixel 4 XL has a bright and color-accurate display. It’s the same 6.3-inches as the Pixel 3 XL’s, but it can render animations and scroll in 90Hz refresh rates. The rate is variable, so we’re still figuring out when it kicks in and out.
There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64GB of base (non-expandable) storage and is all powered by a 3,700 mAh battery.
There always seems to be something off with the Google Pixel every year, and with the Pixel 4 XL it could be its thick upper bezel, or could it be the lack of 4K video recording at 60 fps? We’re still figuring out the verdict. In the meantime, leave your comments on what you’d like to know about the Pixel 4 XL.
Now that Pixel 4 has been exposed to use different refresh rate for different brightness, account for that in your tests.
Can't wait for the review! Google Pixel 4 XL - my next phone!
People overlook because of the forehead that the chin is even too big...