Don't buy this phone. This brick is a hot mess of sensory overload it's hard to text with hard to make calls with hard to even put it in your pocket without it going sideways and launching several apps including Google Assistant
I'm never buying another Google phone
Whoever wrote this review might as well need an eye upgrade, at least when it comes to low light picture comparison. Why on earth you're saying 7T "is more sharp and has better details", when it's absolutely terrible compared to pixel? Just look at that underground parking lot photo. God damn, 7T is just a noisy mess with smeared details. Can't even read what's written on those plates. As some comment below said, comparing 7t and pixel was insulting.
I think that some people here never held the phone in their hands but make horrible comments. Maybe sponsored by some other manufacturers. The only negative points I can make is that here in Europe we only get the 64 GB version and the phone has no wide angle camera which may not be a deal for some people. In return, the Camera on this phone compensates you with phantastic pictures. Face unlock works fast and perfect and there was an update in March which corrected the issue with the eyes closed. With adaptive battery, my phone lasts me 2 days with moderate use. Also the brightness of the screen was improved. The audio is excellent. I ordered the Handsfree from google for 35 Euro. They have an excellent sound. All in all, the phone is very good and you get your regular updates for at least 3 years. The price has also come down. No need to shell out 1000 Euro when you can buy this for 700. Storage is overrated. Why do I need 256 GB on a phone. 128 GB should be standard. Please google consider this next time. And by the way, I have not had an issue with dropping signal.
Don't buy this if you live in an area with weak T-Mobile or Sprint systems. my phone drops calls all the time even when I'm standing next to a router with a fiber optic connection. I have been reduced to using Skype for calls from home. This never happened with my Huawei phone on AT&t. I thought the Pixel would switch over to internet or Wi-Fi to make calls when they were stronger, but it's incapable of doing this. I have spent 5 30 minutes sessions factory resetting the phone, changing cell providers, filling with settings. No one at Google support can turn this phone into something useful. It was great to use in Europe and Africa, but using it in the US is for me out of the question in upstate New York
The display of this phone is dull comparing to note 10 plus and there is no way that is has
435 cdm2 brightness level. It’s noticeably lower brightness than on note 10 plus and note 10 plus has around 380 cdm2 brightness.
Performance of the phone is excellent but home screen icons and layout are horrible!
The settings menu is even worse and very complicated with some basic settings are hidden deep inside.
Omg this phone looks bad on paper. Face unlock with eyes close, apps dont support it so you will type passwords like crazy. Worst battery life in all classes. Huge bezel doesn't even accommodate led diod? Gtfo
Love my 4xl no problem with battery life gets me through a day easily, the camera is amazing
I think this phone is great. Photo quality is actually so amazing, battery lasts ALL day and I am constantly on my phone.
I am someone who has had Apple for a long time and made the switch this year from the iPhone 8. I am so glad that I did. I still can not get over how good quality photos this camera takes in all modes. My boyfriend is even jealous of how well it takes photos especially night mode and portrait! (He has a Samsung S10)
I was terrified about the fact there is no finger print sensor at first but now now totally and utterly got used to it and kind of love it. My only gripe would be some banking apps have still not updated to allow face unlock but that is nothing to do with the phone itself.
Highly recommended this phone to anyone who needs an upgrade and is looking to either swap sides and join android from Apple or who is currently android and does wanna upgrade - I would say it is an upgrade from any phone - my boyfriend would agree having seen my phone in comparison to his S10!
I find it funny how everyone tries to roast the phone but they don't even have it. And yet the average person who does have it when asked loves it.
Why does everyone hate pixel, I don't get it.
For the record, the Pixel marketshare tells me not many people wanted the older phones either.
Why are there no pictures by the Pixel 4 (XL) in the Photo Compare Tool?
Anonymous, 11 Nov 2019I don't know a single person to recommend this phone to. It's not special enough for tech nerd... moreTrue. No one wants a plasticky yet bendable phone nowadays. Hardware is rubbish. For a similar price or cheaper there are many better alternatives, even an iPhone 11 is cheaper wth
I don't know a single person to recommend this phone to. It's not special enough for tech nerds, it's not potent enough for gamers, it's lacking cameras and video capabilities for media people, it's not affordable enough for Grandpa, it's not the best pick for everyday tasks for the usual customer, it's not premium enough for the rich guys...
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2019Android can look like iOS or Windows phone or Ubuntu or windows 10 or any other OS.
You can ... moreOne thing people ARENT getting is just what iOS is. Simplicity. Android is customizable, good for Android. Apple's iOS isnt made for that, its made for people who dont want to customize beyond settings and background. They dont care about the shape of icons, font,
or any of the other things Android users care about. The last iPhone I used was the 8 plus. and Im going back to Apples ecosystem due to the ultra pervasive nature of Google and
its search, etc. ever since a timeline of my locations popped up. I find that extremely unsettling and creepy. I dont need to know where ive BEEN, nor does Google. I'm so over
them. Orwell would be proud.
These photos are much worse than Pixel 2 by far.
I downloaded them to see on computer and I am shocked to know they come from Pixel.
Except those that are from very well lit scenes, the rest are horror show.
Nick Tagataka, 08 Nov 2019Probably Pixel 4 is now underexposing the frames more to preserve highlights better than Pixel... moreIf that's the case then I believe it's a very poorly done tradeoff. Pixel 4 itself can't be saved then, but since ported versions of Gcam always expose more of the framework, Pixel 3-like performance could probably be recovered with appropriate tweak of settings.
S Yu, 07 Nov 2019This makes sense, technically, but Pixel 3 was cleaner, the output from Gcam on other models i... moreProbably Pixel 4 is now underexposing the frames more to preserve highlights better than Pixel 3, and applying more aggressive tone curve adjustment which leads to higher noise level in the shadows. This time around there also seem to be less black crushing as well so the noise in the shadow area became even more visible than it already had been.