7.9/10
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The Google Pixel 4 XL currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Hothardware

Hats-off to Google for continuing to innovate with Motion Sense, great new camera features and technology (as well as shot quality), and top-notch general performance as always with a whistle-clean Android 10 OS setup. And there are further refinements and features forthcoming for Pixel 4 / 4 XL ear...

- Dave Altavilla, Hothardware
What Mobile

While the camera is mostly excellent and the phone is a top-notch performer (not to mention the new Google Assistant, which works more rapidly than ever before and is a worthy rival to Siri and Bixby), there’s disappointment to be found in the weak Pixel 4 battery, the lack of storage, the missing w...

- Jasper Hart, What Mobile
Daily Express

Make no mistake, we adore the Pixel 4 XL. However, there are just way too many asterisks holding it back from greatness. It's got a great camera (but there's no ultra-wide... unlike every one of its rivals), the 90Hz display is gorgeous and smooth (but it steamrollers the battery life to the point t...

- Joseph Carey, Daily Express
Cnet

There's no denying the Pixel 4 XL has one of the best cameras around, but its shortcomings don't justify its high price. Instead, consider the Note 10 or the OnePlus 7T. The Pixel 3 XL is another great candidate and is discounted at $600 now.

- Lynn La, Cnet
Droid Life

Really, this phone will test what Pixel fans truly value. If all you care about is photography with your smartphone, it’s a great phone. But if you need a multitasking phone with all-day battery life and the flexibility to handle hardcore gaming, I’d look elsewhere.

- Tim, Droid Life


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Common Questions


Google released the Pixel 4 XL on October 24, 2019.


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


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Google Pixel 4 XL's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1440 x 3040 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
3700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3700 mAh battery. Google's performance ratings are 1080 minutes.

Pixel 4 XL Specs

Overview
Release date October 24, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
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 3700 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: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14 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] 16.04 x 7.51 x 0.82 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 193 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 1440 x 3040 pixels
Pixel density 534 pixels
Size 6.3 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


Hothardware

Ticks many of the check boxes that most consumers look for in a top tier device

from Hothardware

Hats-off to Google for continuing to innovate with Motion Sense, great new camera features and technology (as well as shot quality), and top-notch general performance as always with a whistle-clean Android 10 OS setup. And there are further refinements and features forthcoming for Pixel 4 / 4 XL...More

Hats-off to Google for continuing to innovate with Motion Sense, great new camera features and technology (as well as shot quality), and top-notch general performance as always with a whistle-clean Android 10 OS setup. And there are further refinements and features forthcoming for Pixel 4 / 4 XL early adopters as well. As is typically the case with Google Pixel devices, you'll also get the latest Android software and platform innovations before virtually any other Android device manufacturer, if you decide to rock a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL.

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What Mobile

A top-notch performer

from What Mobile

While the camera is mostly excellent and the phone is a top-notch performer (not to mention the new Google Assistant, which works more rapidly than ever before and is a worthy rival to Siri and Bixby), there’s disappointment to be found in the weak Pixel 4 battery, the lack of storage, the miss...More

While the camera is mostly excellent and the phone is a top-notch performer (not to mention the new Google Assistant, which works more rapidly than ever before and is a worthy rival to Siri and Bixby), there’s disappointment to be found in the weak Pixel 4 battery, the lack of storage, the missing wide-angle camera and fingerprint scanner, and finicky Motion Sense.

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Daily Express

So near, yet so far

from Daily Express

Make no mistake, we adore the Pixel 4 XL. However, there are just way too many asterisks holding it back from greatness. It's got a great camera (but there's no ultra-wide... unlike every one of its rivals), the 90Hz display is gorgeous and smooth (but it steamrollers the battery life to the poin...More

Make no mistake, we adore the Pixel 4 XL. However, there are just way too many asterisks holding it back from greatness. It's got a great camera (but there's no ultra-wide... unlike every one of its rivals), the 90Hz display is gorgeous and smooth (but it steamrollers the battery life to the point that you can't count on it to last your entire 9-to-5), and the Oh So Orange colour is fun (but the front of the Pixel 4 looks like a flagship from five years ago and the lack of symmetry is a slap in the face).

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Cnet

Doesn't offer enough at the right price compared to its rivals

from Cnet

There's no denying the Pixel 4 XL has one of the best cameras around, but its shortcomings don't justify its high price. Instead, consider the Note 10 or the OnePlus 7T. The Pixel 3 XL is another great candidate and is discounted at $600 now.

Read full review

There's no denying the Pixel 4 XL has one of the best cameras around, but its shortcomings don't justify its high price. Instead, consider the Note 10 or the OnePlus 7T. The Pixel 3 XL is another great candidate and is discounted at $600 now.

Read full review

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Droid Life

This phone is overpriced for what it offers as a package

from Droid Life

Really, this phone will test what Pixel fans truly value. If all you care about is photography with your smartphone, it’s a great phone. But if you need a multitasking phone with all-day battery life and the flexibility to handle hardcore gaming, I’d look elsewhere.

Read full review

Really, this phone will test what Pixel fans truly value. If all you care about is photography with your smartphone, it’s a great phone. But if you need a multitasking phone with all-day battery life and the flexibility to handle hardcore gaming, I’d look elsewhere.

Read full review

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ITProPortal

A Soli excuse for a battery

from ITProPortal

There is a lot to love about the Pixel 4 XL, such as the display or the extra camera, but our favourite addition is the motion sensor which could play a big role in its future. However, it doesn't do enough to recommend it, we're Soli to say.

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There is a lot to love about the Pixel 4 XL, such as the display or the extra camera, but our favourite addition is the motion sensor which could play a big role in its future. However, it doesn't do enough to recommend it, we're Soli to say.

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The Guardian

Not quite ready for primetime

from The Guardian

There will be a time when the Google Pixel 4 XL might be a great phone, but that time isn’t now. Once Google fixes the problems and apps have been updated, the only thing really holding the phone back is below-average battery life. If that’s something you can live with, and you trust Google...More

There will be a time when the Google Pixel 4 XL might be a great phone, but that time isn’t now. Once Google fixes the problems and apps have been updated, the only thing really holding the phone back is below-average battery life. If that’s something you can live with, and you trust Google to fix things, then by all means buy the Pixel 4 XL.

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GeekSpin

Despite some shortcomings, it’s fantastic

from GeekSpin

Despite some shortcomings, the Pixel 4 XL is a fantastic phone that’s super enjoyable to use. That is because it prioritizes what matters most to most people – usability and camera.

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Despite some shortcomings, the Pixel 4 XL is a fantastic phone that’s super enjoyable to use. That is because it prioritizes what matters most to most people – usability and camera.

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GSMArena

The best that Google has to offer

The Pixel 4 duo is off to a rocky start. Reports of the company's shortcomings have been making headlines in tech news. The 90Hz display doesn't always render at 90fps while Google's new Face unlock works with the user's eyes closed when it shouldn't. These features have one thing in common - the...More

The Pixel 4 duo is off to a rocky start. Reports of the company's shortcomings have been making headlines in tech news. The 90Hz display doesn't always render at 90fps while Google's new Face unlock works with the user's eyes closed when it shouldn't. These features have one thing in common - they are going to be addressed in a future update. The Google Pixel is supposed to be Google's own interpretation of Android. Given the state of incohesive features, poor battery life, and half-baked Motion Sense, perhaps this is how Google feels about its own platform: It needs other OEMs to make its own platform better.

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Tech Advisor

A great device

from Tech Advisor

The Google Pixel 4 XL delivers on the promises set out by Google at the phone's launch event, with a beautiful new 90Hz display, the fastest and most robust Google Assistant experience ever, plus impressive and eye-catching camera abilities from its new dual-sensor setup. However, everything tha...More

The Google Pixel 4 XL delivers on the promises set out by Google at the phone's launch event, with a beautiful new 90Hz display, the fastest and most robust Google Assistant experience ever, plus impressive and eye-catching camera abilities from its new dual-sensor setup. However, everything that the Pixel 4 XL brings to the table each comes with a notable caveat that you'll have to consider before you make the decision to live with it.

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