arguably the most common thing that pops up on a person’s mind when they think internet. According to recent surveys, over 92% of users in the entire world use their search engine for
their internet browsing needs. They also have a stake at the mobile phone
market with their Google Pixel series.
Their latest creation, the Pixel 4, promises amazing perks – but will it live
up to the hype?
Google’s newest creations are
the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL. The main difference between
the two is the screen size and battery. For similarities, we have to
go to the specs.
One of the main selling
points of the Pixel series is its camera.
They offer supreme camera specs for those wanting to get that magnificent
snapshot. The Pixel 4 is no different in this regard. The newest Google phone
offers a decent 8 MP front (selfie) camera, and a dual 12.2 MP + 16 MP for its rear cameras. The rear cameras are
capable of 2x optical zoom, giving
your photos a lot of reach.
Tougher than it Looks
Since Google itself backs
this phone, you can be sure that it has up
to date Android technology at its disposal. The Pixel 4 has the Android v10 as well as updates it will
have in the future.
The Pixel 4 is also durable,
offering a water resistant exterior
as well as a scratch resistant Gorilla Glass v5. While the phone can survive
any accidental drops, an underrated perk of the Pixel 4 is its smaller frame. This means that you can
hold on to the phone easier with one hand, perfect for those who love to
multitask. A tighter grip also means
incidents of dropping phones would be a thing of the past.
While the Pixel 4 offers
amazing specs, it does have its negatives. For example, it does not have a fingerprint scanner. In the fingerprint
scanner’s place, Google opted to have a facial
recognition unlock – similar to Apple’s route for newer iPhone releases. Its
battery life is also underwhelming
with only 2800 mAh (3700 mAh for the Pixel 4 XL).
Another issue users have with
the Pixel 4 is its lack of a headphone
jack. This however is not a unique problem for the Pixel 4. More and more
smartphones opt to remove the jack to favor a wireless connection for earbuds.
The absence of the jack creates a sleeker, thinner, and cleaner look that phone companies these days tend to prioritize
The internal storage is also
a bit of a let down, with only 64 GB
to work with, compared to the 128+ GB offered by the competition. It also has a
memory of 6 GB – combine it with the smaller storage and it provides a limited
device not suited for those looking for a gaming
phone. Even the Pixel 4 XL has the same RAM and storage specs. Compared to
its competition, the Pixel 4 is a bit behind in these parts.