8.2/10
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The Google Pixel 4 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 37 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


AndroidPIT

The latest flagship still represents the best compact Android smartphone in my opinion. In terms of performance and the camera, it has everything I need and I am converted to 90 Hz displays to the point of no return. Sure, I will be charging the thing twice a day and probably ignoring Motion Sense f...

- David McCourt, AndroidPIT
The Guardian

The Google Pixel 4 is a potentially great phone hampered by really poor battery life. It doesn’t really matter how good you make a phone if it dies before the day is out.

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
The Next Web

Generally, the Pixel 4 feels like a premium phone. But… there’s something about it that doesn’t quite match the price tag. The base model comes in at $799, the same price range you can get souped-up flagships from a company like Huawei. Which, specs-wise, run rings around the Pixel 4. I know you cou...

- Callum Booth, The Next Web
T3

There's lots to like about the Pixel 4: the camera (of course), the AI, the software. But it also has its flaws, and the competition has got much stronger this year.

- David Nield, T3
Techgoondu

While any Android phone is good enough to enjoy the many benefits of the Google ecosystem, the Pixel 4 brings the user experience to a new level. For power Google ecosystem users, this could be a big draw. Alerts, notifications and how the phone behaves when various parts of the ecosystem are in use...

- Amit Roy Choudhury, Techgoondu


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Common Questions


Google released the Pixel 4 on October 24, 2019.


The Pixel 4 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel 4 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Google backs up the Pixel 4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Pixel 4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Google support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Google's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Google Pixel 4's screen size is 5.7 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery. Google's performance ratings are 1020 minutes.

Pixel 4 Specs

Overview
Release date October 24, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600/3600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 660 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1020 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.71 x 6.88 x 0.82 cm (5.8 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 162 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 444 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Ambient EQ, 90 Hz Refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12.2 MP, F1.7), Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, NIR flood emitter, NIR dot projector, 90° field of view
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments
  • Minimum 3 years of OS and security updates
  • Titan M Security Module
  • Pixel Neural Core
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Critic Reviews


AndroidPIT

Still the best compact Android phone

from AndroidPIT

The latest flagship still represents the best compact Android smartphone in my opinion. In terms of performance and the camera, it has everything I need and I am converted to 90 Hz displays to the point of no return. Sure, I will be charging the thing twice a day and probably ignoring Motion Sens...More

The latest flagship still represents the best compact Android smartphone in my opinion. In terms of performance and the camera, it has everything I need and I am converted to 90 Hz displays to the point of no return. Sure, I will be charging the thing twice a day and probably ignoring Motion Sense for now, but I'm not ready to put it back in the box yet.

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The Guardian

A good phone ruined by poor battery life

from The Guardian

The Google Pixel 4 is a potentially great phone hampered by really poor battery life. It doesn’t really matter how good you make a phone if it dies before the day is out.

Read full review

The Google Pixel 4 is a potentially great phone hampered by really poor battery life. It doesn’t really matter how good you make a phone if it dies before the day is out.

Read full review

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The Next Web

Still a damn good phone

from The Next Web

Generally, the Pixel 4 feels like a premium phone. But… there’s something about it that doesn’t quite match the price tag. The base model comes in at $799, the same price range you can get souped-up flagships from a company like Huawei. Which, specs-wise, run rings around the Pixel 4. I kno...More

Generally, the Pixel 4 feels like a premium phone. But… there’s something about it that doesn’t quite match the price tag. The base model comes in at $799, the same price range you can get souped-up flagships from a company like Huawei. Which, specs-wise, run rings around the Pixel 4. I know you could level the same accusation at Apple’s iPhones, but there’s something about them that feels more premium. They’re weightier, feel more robust, and — importantly — have an air of prestige the Pixel doesn’t quite have. Yet.

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T3

The best Pixel yet might not be good enough

from T3

There's lots to like about the Pixel 4: the camera (of course), the AI, the software. But it also has its flaws, and the competition has got much stronger this year.

Read full review

There's lots to like about the Pixel 4: the camera (of course), the AI, the software. But it also has its flaws, and the competition has got much stronger this year.

Read full review

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Techgoondu

The ultimate machine for the Android warrior

from Techgoondu

While any Android phone is good enough to enjoy the many benefits of the Google ecosystem, the Pixel 4 brings the user experience to a new level. For power Google ecosystem users, this could be a big draw. Alerts, notifications and how the phone behaves when various parts of the ecosystem are in use make the experience really seamless.

Read full review

While any Android phone is good enough to enjoy the many benefits of the Google ecosystem, the Pixel 4 brings the user experience to a new level. For power Google ecosystem users, this could be a big draw. Alerts, notifications and how the phone behaves when various parts of the ecosystem are in use make the experience really seamless.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

Shooting for the stars

from Pocket-lint

The Pixel 4 looks like a healthy update, a slightly more compact phone than the 4 XL, but also coming in at a cheaper price than the Pixel 3 asked in 2018. That's great news, although the Pixel 3a still undercuts it, offering a number of similar experiences.

Read full review

The Pixel 4 looks like a healthy update, a slightly more compact phone than the 4 XL, but also coming in at a cheaper price than the Pixel 3 asked in 2018. That's great news, although the Pixel 3a still undercuts it, offering a number of similar experiences.

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Digital Trends

Smooth, but lacking stamina

from Digital Trends

The Google Pixel 4 is an outstanding Android phone that’s hobbled in its bid for best smartphone status by a battery that’s simply too small. The question is: are some snazzy new software features and a wonderful camera enough to persuade you to accept battery anxiety?

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The Google Pixel 4 is an outstanding Android phone that’s hobbled in its bid for best smartphone status by a battery that’s simply too small. The question is: are some snazzy new software features and a wonderful camera enough to persuade you to accept battery anxiety?

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ITProPortal

A mixed bag of blistering cameras and battery woes

from ITProPortal

The Pixel 4 is a clever little phone that’s undermined by a series of rather basic flaws, including one of the worst battery lives we’ve seen on a modern flagship. The camera is still outstanding, but you’ll have to look past a few irritations to get the most out of it.

Read full review

The Pixel 4 is a clever little phone that’s undermined by a series of rather basic flaws, including one of the worst battery lives we’ve seen on a modern flagship. The camera is still outstanding, but you’ll have to look past a few irritations to get the most out of it.

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SlashGear

Self-sabotage

from SlashGear

Android 10 is a treat, and the photography is fantastic, but Google made a dumb decision around the battery and the Pixel 4 is too expensive. Whether you can stomach those compromises comes entirely down to where your priorities lie.

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Android 10 is a treat, and the photography is fantastic, but Google made a dumb decision around the battery and the Pixel 4 is too expensive. Whether you can stomach those compromises comes entirely down to where your priorities lie.

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Expert Reviews

Best Android software to date, impressive camera

from Expert Reviews

It isn’t quite the phone I was hoping for, though, and while some of its issues like the lack of microSD support and the omission of the fingerprint reader could perhaps be justified, the potential security risks with the phone’s face unlocking are a much harder pill to swallow. Does the Goog...More

It isn’t quite the phone I was hoping for, though, and while some of its issues like the lack of microSD support and the omission of the fingerprint reader could perhaps be justified, the potential security risks with the phone’s face unlocking are a much harder pill to swallow. Does the Google Pixel 4 represent the very pinnacle of what Android can muster? Absolutely. Is it currently the best smartphone on the market? The answer to that question, I’m afraid, isn’t clear.

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User Reviews


Grumpy Jeff

The best camera still at the top

I've been a fan of the Google Pixel since the Google Pixel 2 and since I had all generation. The display is great, the 90Hz display is a great implement! The software is still the best one possible. 

Both camera are awesome. The fact that the phone doesn't have a Ultra Wide Angle lens don't change anything. It a cool feature, but more like a gimmick. It's my opinion! ...

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I've been a fan of the Google Pixel since the Google Pixel 2 and since I had all generation. The display is great, the 90Hz display is a great implement! The software is still the best one possible. 

Both camera are awesome. The fact that the phone doesn't have a Ultra Wide Angle lens don't change anything. It a cool feature, but more like a gimmick. It's my opinion! 

The only reason why it can't have a 10/10 is the fact that the battery is small. But I'm always near a place where I can charge my phone so I never had any issue.

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