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 47 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...


GSMArena

We know that deep down you feel disappointed by the Pixel 4 - it's the prevalent sentiment around the office too. There's little excuse for the poor battery life, the one-camera-short attitude that Google is sticking with, the only-sometimes-90Hz display, things like that. Plus, the Pixel 4 isn't ex...

- GSMArena
Ausdroid

Google, in striving to build a phone for the 80% has neglected several things we expect from a premium flagship smartphone in 2019. The camera is great, but it’s not class-leading exceptional. The display is good, but it’s not great — 90Hz refresh actually provides a welcome experience for users, bu...

- Scott Plowman, Ausdroid
Notebookcheck

We find it hard to include the Google Pixel 4 among the ranks of other high-end smartphones. It is much more akin to more affordable flagships, such as the OnePlus 7T or the ZenFone 6. Google continues to focus on software instead of hardware innovations. Touchless gestures are more intuitive than o...

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck
iMore

The desire to dogfood notches last year and 90Hz panels this year, and test Soli chips early, while not losing too much money by including a third, ultra-wide camera or more than 128 GB of storage, turns the Pixel into literally a device divided against itself.

- Rene Ritchie, iMore
Mobile Syrup

As a photographer, the Pixel 3 was a phone I could trust. The narrower focal length did limit it in some respects, but I could count on its image quality. That trend continues with the Pixel 4, which is still among the best in the business. However, it’s no longer a clear leader running neck-and-nec...

- Ted Kritsonis, Mobile Syrup


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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
More
Additional comments
  • Minimum 3 years of OS and security updates
  • Titan M Security Module
  • Pixel Neural Core
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Google's showcase of how Android should look and feel

We know that deep down you feel disappointed by the Pixel 4 - it's the prevalent sentiment around the office too. There's little excuse for the poor battery life, the one-camera-short attitude that Google is sticking with, the only-sometimes-90Hz display, things like that. Plus, the Pixel 4 isn't...More

We know that deep down you feel disappointed by the Pixel 4 - it's the prevalent sentiment around the office too. There's little excuse for the poor battery life, the one-camera-short attitude that Google is sticking with, the only-sometimes-90Hz display, things like that. Plus, the Pixel 4 isn't exactly priced to sell, and much better deals are available, even from the big names.

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Ausdroid

The Android experience is fantastic

from Ausdroid

Google, in striving to build a phone for the 80% has neglected several things we expect from a premium flagship smartphone in 2019. The camera is great, but it’s not class-leading exceptional. The display is good, but it’s not great — 90Hz refresh actually provides a welcome experience for...More

Google, in striving to build a phone for the 80% has neglected several things we expect from a premium flagship smartphone in 2019. The camera is great, but it’s not class-leading exceptional. The display is good, but it’s not great — 90Hz refresh actually provides a welcome experience for users, but it’s not bright enough. The battery life is woeful. So what is good about it? The design and the Android experience.

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Notebookcheck

No longer at the smartphone forefront

from Notebookcheck

We find it hard to include the Google Pixel 4 among the ranks of other high-end smartphones. It is much more akin to more affordable flagships, such as the OnePlus 7T or the ZenFone 6. Google continues to focus on software instead of hardware innovations. Touchless gestures are more intuitive...More

We find it hard to include the Google Pixel 4 among the ranks of other high-end smartphones. It is much more akin to more affordable flagships, such as the OnePlus 7T or the ZenFone 6. Google continues to focus on software instead of hardware innovations. Touchless gestures are more intuitive than on the LG G8s, however they lack functionality and deepness and feel unfinished overall.

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iMore

Feels far more like a singular object than any Pixel has before

from iMore

The desire to dogfood notches last year and 90Hz panels this year, and test Soli chips early, while not losing too much money by including a third, ultra-wide camera or more than 128 GB of storage, turns the Pixel into literally a device divided against itself.

Read full review

The desire to dogfood notches last year and 90Hz panels this year, and test Soli chips early, while not losing too much money by including a third, ultra-wide camera or more than 128 GB of storage, turns the Pixel into literally a device divided against itself.

Read full review

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Mobile Syrup

Shooting for the stars

from Mobile Syrup

As a photographer, the Pixel 3 was a phone I could trust. The narrower focal length did limit it in some respects, but I could count on its image quality. That trend continues with the Pixel 4, which is still among the best in the business. However, it’s no longer a clear leader running neck-an...More

As a photographer, the Pixel 3 was a phone I could trust. The narrower focal length did limit it in some respects, but I could count on its image quality. That trend continues with the Pixel 4, which is still among the best in the business. However, it’s no longer a clear leader running neck-and-neck with Huawei. Competitors closed the gap this year, and Google didn’t pull further away from the pack. Virtually all the new camera software features and modes were shipped out to Pixel 3, 3 XL and 3a devices via software updates, lessening the incentive to get the Pixel 4.

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Android Central

Managed to really nail the overall software experience

from Android Central

The Pixel 4 ends up feeling like it's trapped between multiple quantum states. A phone with some jaw-dropping technologies that has to service too many agendas, and lacks the singular focus or vision to be what everyone really wants it to be. More than the sum of those technologies. To be truly g...More

The Pixel 4 ends up feeling like it's trapped between multiple quantum states. A phone with some jaw-dropping technologies that has to service too many agendas, and lacks the singular focus or vision to be what everyone really wants it to be. More than the sum of those technologies. To be truly great. So, unlike most Nexus and nearly every Pixel past, like my friend and colleague, Daniel Bader, I can't really recommend the Pixel 4. If you really want a Google phone this year, the Pixel 4 XL will at least mitigate the battery issues.

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Ars Technica

Overpriced, uncompetitive, and out of touch

from Ars Technica

This year, the Pixel 4 feels like a bunch of software decisions designed to prop up hardware that has been cost-cut to death. The battery is tiny. The storage is small and slow. There isn't as much RAM as the competition. These problems aren't just spec sheet arcanery, because you'll feel them in...More

This year, the Pixel 4 feels like a bunch of software decisions designed to prop up hardware that has been cost-cut to death. The battery is tiny. The storage is small and slow. There isn't as much RAM as the competition. These problems aren't just spec sheet arcanery, because you'll feel them in the daily usage of the phone. The battery life is bad. The 90Hz mode can't run all the time, and that means the performance isn't great compared to true 90Hz phones. The display doesn't get as bright as it could, presumably because Google is again worried about the battery.

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Photography Blog

It’s more of a refresh than a full-blown upgrade

from Photography Blog

Overall, if you already have a Pixel 3 then there’s not a huge amount here to demand an immediate upgrade. If you can live without the extra telephoto lens, then you might be better off waiting until the Pixel 5 makes its debut. However, if you’re coming from either a different brand or an ol...More

Overall, if you already have a Pixel 3 then there’s not a huge amount here to demand an immediate upgrade. If you can live without the extra telephoto lens, then you might be better off waiting until the Pixel 5 makes its debut. However, if you’re coming from either a different brand or an older version of the Pixel, it’s well worth taking a look at the new Google Pixel 4. For the next iteration, we’d love to see an ultra-wide-angle lens and perhaps some more control for enthusiasts.

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Android Community

Grand vision, underwhelming execution

from Android Community

Despite the tone above, the Pixel 4 is still a great Android phone. Possibly one of the best this year, especially if a pure Google Android experience is the most important factor in buying a phone. It definitely has a great set of hardware and software features, save for the measly battery, but...More

Despite the tone above, the Pixel 4 is still a great Android phone. Possibly one of the best this year, especially if a pure Google Android experience is the most important factor in buying a phone. It definitely has a great set of hardware and software features, save for the measly battery, but it’s mostly just that. A great set of features.

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Android Police

Every Pixel has a silver lining

from Android Police

The Pixel 4 has an incredible, industry-leading camera, and the software experience is thoughtful. Google also nailed 3D face unlock on its first try. At the same time, Google doesn't provide as much storage or battery capacity as similarly priced phones. The shortcomings are something that I can...More

The Pixel 4 has an incredible, industry-leading camera, and the software experience is thoughtful. Google also nailed 3D face unlock on its first try. At the same time, Google doesn't provide as much storage or battery capacity as similarly priced phones. The shortcomings are something that I can forgive, but that won't be the case for everyone. After four generations, the Pixels still get some of the basics wrong, and we should be holding Google to a higher standard.

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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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