Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: That can compete with the iPhone 11?Although our focus is on Apple and its products, we always include important competitors’ products in our coverage. Google today announced two new smartphones at its madebygoogle event. For the first time, it has to be said that these are “twins”. One of them is a bit bigger than the other.
Technically, however, the new Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL are almost identical.
That can be Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
The two Android smartphones use the same processor, a Snapdragon 855 from Qualcomm. In addition, you differ in size, and thus also in the display diagonal. The “smaller” Pixel 4 uses a 5.7 inch OLED screen, the larger one uses 6.3 inches. The page format is 19: 9. The refresh rate is 90 Hz.
Both models are available in the colors white and black, the smaller device but also in orange.
The cameras are also identical in both models. Also, Google promises in taking photos in low or bad light significantly better results than before. There is now a triple optical zoom, which can be digitally up to eight times magnified. The long exposure in night mode “Nightsight” allows a maximum of four minutes of recording with 15 episodes of 16 seconds each. Google demonstrated the benefits of this feature through photos of the starry sky.
Motion Sense: Radar-controlled gesture recognition
Probably the “new” feature of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is named Motion Sense. Google has integrated a radar system in the front of the smartphone. This allows gesture-based control, even if you can not or do not want to take the device in hand. You sit on the sofa or sweat on the exercise bike …? Wipe your hand in the air just above the device and make it clear, for example, that the device should play the next or previous songs.
Face ID on the pixel?
In addition, the new Pixel 4 but also offers a face recognition in the style of Apple’s Face ID. This is made possible by many new sensors in the front of the smartphone.
Prices and availability
You can already pre-order the devices on Google. The company will deliver it on the 24th of October. A pixel 4 with 64 GB of storage costs you 749 euros. 100 euros more will be needed for the variant with 128 GB of memory. The Pixel 4 XL costs with the same storage capacity 899 or 999 euros.