Hello Life, 01 Nov 2019Me? How did you guess I am using an Apple phone as my daily driver?. Infact I use an android. ... moreAndroid can look like iOS or Windows phone or Ubuntu or windows 10 or any other OS.
You can completely change the look of your device where you'd think you are using a OS from the future.
While iOS well, you can't make it look like Android or anything for that matter.
If I had to rate customizabilty for OS on a scale of 1-100,
Android gets 80-90 depending on OS, skin, etc.
Rooted Android gets 90-100.
iOS gets 5-10
Jailbroken iOS gets 15-20.
Nick Tagataka, 01 Nov 2019I'm a long term Android user and I never gave a single damn about "fresh"ness of my home scree... moreYou might not want to change your home screen, you are free to not change it.
But there are billion other users who want to and they appreciate the option available to them unlike iOS where you are stuck with the same thing.
So Android meets the requirements of the ones who want to customize as well as the ones who don't while iOS doesn't meet requirements of all users.
And yeah Android is way more simple and flexible along with deep customizabilty than iOS so plz stop lying. Only people with a single digit IQ get confused.
Crackling Doom, 01 Nov 2019Couldn't disagree more. I love setting up my home page/s to look however I want and keep it... moreI'm a long term Android user and I never gave a single damn about "fresh"ness of my home screen. When I got Galaxy S10 and P30, what I did on those phones was put shortcuts for the apps that I frequently use on the home screen, set the wallpapers and that's pretty much it. I don't want to change them frequently, I want them to be as static and consistent as they can so that they won't hinder my typical workflow on my phones. And most people prefer simplicity over confusing flexibility, that's one of the reason why they prefer iOS over Android.
Hello Life, 01 Nov 2019Me? How did you guess I am using an Apple phone as my daily driver?. Infact I use an android. ... moreThe truth is that you can make an Android phone look like an iPhone or Windows phone or Ubuntu or Windows 10 or whatever you want
But your iPhone can't do that even after jailbreaking.
Android allows deep customizations even on a 100$ device.
If we rate customizabilty of an OS on a scale or 1 to 100,
Android will be at 80-100 depending upon Operating system, rooted /non rooted etc.
iOS will be at 5-10
Jailbroken iOS will be at 15-20.
Crackling Doom, 01 Nov 2019Couldn't disagree more. I love setting up my home page/s to look however I want and keep it... moreMe? How did you guess I am using an Apple phone as my daily driver?. Infact I use an android. Iphone 6s barely.. as a secondary device.. amd an ipad pro. I really prefer the ios as much as you love your android phone. See the customisation isn’t really a functionality but a preference. As for widgets, apple has them, better at that. Regarding customisations, Apple has better customisations actually. The only thing apple doesn’t have is home screen. But that makes it unique. We never want 2 OS to be exactly same. What’s the point of that? Do you go and bash all the people around you because they aren’t a clone of you?
nomercy, 31 Oct 2019Google and security patches ? you joking right?
here is google and thier so called "security"... moreAnd that is why I never used Google Photos for online "backups" of my photos. I'd rather lose my private data than expose it to Google employees or random strangers.
I even use Google Drive only for storing media files only.
I'll be getting the Pixel 4 beacuse it's finally not a huge phablet, and it's not weaker than the XL version
more companies should do a smaller, compact version of their flaship models.
Why is there no indoor lab camera test this time (US dollar, doll)?
Hello Life, 31 Oct 2019Lol... that stops mattering after 1 week of owning a new phone. Apple widgets are way better i... moreCouldn't disagree more.
I love setting up my home page/s to look however I want and keep it fresh, new and exciting. You, on the other hand, get stuck looking at the same app covered screen with your background wallpaper barely seeping through. lulz
Slayer, 31 Oct 2019Why so salty? Not sure anyone is forcing you to buy it...! Unconvinced about the review as usi... morePointing out facts =/= salty.
It's fine if you like the phone, but I don't. I think it's a rip-off that sacrifices too much. Don't try to shove your opinion down my throat by invalidating mine with petty insults.
Pixel XL 4 is great, 31 Oct 2019Motion sense is not unreliable at allFace unlock is very reliable on the Pixel 4XL. It's very fast too. I couldn't believe it.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2019You comparing these phones to iPhone and pixel lol. Mate 30 pro it’s a dead phone no google se... moreGoogle and security patches ? you joking right?
here is google and thier so called "security" https://youtu.be/hLjht9uJWgw
They steal you info and they do not even protect your privacy. your privacy is all online for everyone to see lol. no security what so ever. So yea have fun with you Google spy/malware apps.
I also get around 1and half day of usage on my pixel 4 XL phone.
I have been using the phone for a week and have found no issues with the phone.
Crackling Doom, 31 Oct 2019So many cons and you still give it a 4/5 stars? lol wow.
And why no mention of the high pri... moreWhy so salty? Not sure anyone is forcing you to buy it...! Unconvinced about the review as using the 7T Pro which whilst aesthetically very pleasing I can't really connect to other for basic functional purposes. Will be getting the Pixel 4XL tomorrow, hopefully. P.S. I do not find the battery on my Oneplus7t Pro exceptional, see link below, it ran out quicker than the P 4XL in real time test...
Don't always believe what you read...!
Very good review, especially the conclusion and the pros and cons.
However ,no way does this phone deserve a 4/5 rating .Makes me think Google paid for that rating (rating only ,not review) or maybe GsmArena are scared of the consequences of giving this phone a 2.5 or 3 rating which is what it deserves.
XHalcon, 31 Oct 2019Why are they using a app to test for battery?! Why don't they actually use the phone? Real lif... moreProbably to make sure the Battery Endurance Rating is as accurate as possible.If they dit it manually it would be very easy to end up with slight variance in numbers of calls, screen on time and so on.
Why are they using a app to test for battery?! Why don't they actually use the phone? Real life people aren't using an app to see how long their battery last!
I'm on day two of using the Pixel 4XL and I get about 16 hours battery life. I haven't turned on the battery draining features yet, but I do use the phone for about 6 hours of navigation, 6 hours of music, internet here and there and an occasional video or game...
Start testing the phone in real life... You're suppose to be testing the phone... Not an app.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2019Hahaha, I bet you'd justify Apple Safari browser sending data to China as a safety precaution ... morehttps://www.theverge.com/2019/10/14/20913680/apple-tencent-privacy-controversy-safe-browsing-blacklist-explainer
"To accomplish this task, Safari receives a list of websites known to be malicious from Google, and for devices with their region code set to mainland China, it receives a list from Tencent. The actual URL of a website you visit is never shared with a safe browsing provider and the feature can be turned off”
"Apple offered ZDNet a further description of how the system works. It says Google and Tencent are “sending a copy of the database to a user’s browser and letting the browser check the URL against this local database,” so traffic never actually reaches those companies. It also says that Tencent’s blacklist is only used inside mainland China where Google domains are banned"