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Google Pixel 4 XL, data sheet of characteristics and price

26 mayo, 2021

After filtering ad nauseam, Google has made the new Pixels official. As on previous occasions, there are two mobiles that make up the Google catalog, the little brother being the Google Pixel 4 and the older brother the Google Pixel 4 XL, which is the one that concerns us in this text. We already anticipate that the differences between the two are scarce.

They are so similar that the only thing that makes the Google Pixel 4 XL special is its size, which results in a higher battery capacity and, of course, a higher price. Otherwise, same processor, same RAM, same internal storage capacity and same camera. Let’s get to know the largest and most powerful mobile created by Google to date.

Google Pixel 4 XL datasheet

GOOGLE PIXEL 4 XL

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

160.42 x 75.13 x 8.2 mm
Weight to be determined

SCREEN

6.3 inch OLED
QHD + resolution (3,040 x 1,440 pixels)
82% of the front
Refresh rate: 90 Hz dynamic

PROCESSOR

Snapdragon 855
Adreno 640 GPU

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4X

INTERNAL STORAGE

64/128 GB

REAR CAMERA

16 + 12.2 MP
Optical zoom x1.8
Double OIS
UltraDepth

FRONT CAMERA

8 MP

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android 10

DRUMS

3,700 mAh
18W fast charge
Wireless charging

CONNECTIVITY

LTE Cat.18
WiFi ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
USB type C

OTHERS

Motion sense
Now Playing
IP68 certification
Stereo speakers
Facial recognition

PRICE

64 GB: 899 euros
128 GB: 999 euros

Goodbye notch, hello module

Google Pixel 4 Xl 1

We started talking about the design and the screen. The back is completely clean saving the Google logo and the huge iPhone 11 Pro style module that hides the double main camera and the LED flash. On the lower edge we have the USB type C and on the sides (which can still be pressed to invoke Assistant) the volume buttons and the home, but no headphone jack. The Google Pixel 4 XL will be available in black (glossy) and white (matte) color, orange is reserved for the standard Google Pixel 4. We do not mention the fingerprint reader because Google has removed it from its configuration. Biometric security is now the sole responsibility of facial recognition.

The module monopolizes all the prominence of the rear, while the fingerprint reader disappears

And speaking of the screen, Google once again repeats the move of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, mounting on its most powerful model a QHD + panel. This is 6.3 inches diagonal and occupies 82% of the front because the new Pixels do not have a notch. Rather, it has generous top and bottom frames. As for the refresh rate, yes, Google has opted for the 90 Hz, but dynamic. What does that mean? That the screen will change the refresh rate depending on the context, setting to 90 Hz when we play and to 60 Hz in situations that do not require such speed, for example.

One of the most striking points of the new Pixel 4 is Motion Sense, codename Project Soli. It is a system in which Google has been working for five years and that, in a few words and roughly, creates a “virtual bubble” around the phone to detect user gestures. Thus, it can be used to change song or pick up calls And, according to Google, it helps improve face unlocking. It works with the mobile unlocked and is so precise that, theoretically, it can detect the movement of the fingers.

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Google Pixel 4 Xl 3

Seen the mobile from the outside, we will know it from the inside. The Google Pixel 4 XL arrives with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 64 or 128 GB of internal storage and Snapdragon 855 processor with Adreno 640 GPU. It is not the most powerful on the market in strictly numerical terms, but it is not that it falls short either. In total, two versions with a difference of 100 euros between them.

The battery amounts to 3,700 mAh (900 mAh more than its little brother) and it supports 18W fast charging and wireless charging. This stack will be in charge of giving life to Android 10, the latest of the latest in Android seasoned with a pinch of functions developed by Google, most of them focused on photography. Among the already known we have “Now Playing” and among those that will come in the future are a Google Assistant that will improve its response time thanks to will run locally and instant subtitles in Spanish.

Double camera and more computing

Google Pixel 4 Xl 4 Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL share the photo module.

But if there is a section in which the Google Pixel have always known how to stand out, it is in photography. Despite having added a lens and the rest of the brands have made the leap to 48 and 64 megapixels, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL continue betting heavily on computational photography, And this translates into three very interesting functions. But first, specs: the rear camera has two 16 and 12.2 megapixel sensors with 1.8x optical zoom and OIS on both lenses. The front camera stays at eight megapixels with an angled lens.

With that said, let’s talk about features. The first one is the astrophoto mode. What is it for? Literally to see the stars. In order for it to work, the mobile has to be placed on a tripod or on a flat, stable surface and, simply put, it takes a long exposure shot which is then processed to enhance detail and color. Some results were recently leaked and it promises a lot.

Google Pixel 4 Xl 2

The second is the double exposure, which we could summarize by saying that it is like a manual HDR. When we open the camera, the mobile will allow us to control separately and in real time the amount of light to which the highlights and shadows are exposed. In this way, the user can avoid burnt skies and dark backgrounds by controlling the exposure of both elements before taking the photo. Very interesting, although we will wait for the analysis to issue a verdict.

Google continues to bet on computational photography with functions such as astrophoto mode or double exposure

The third has to do with third-party photo apps like Instagram or Snapchat. Google promises that its Pixel 4 and 4 XL will get take full advantage of the photographic sensor so that in the camera of Instagram stories (for example) the quality is the same as that which would be achieved with the native camera app. They have not detailed more information on how they are going to achieve it, but Google has the CameraX project underway that aims to achieve that, precisely.

Versions and price of the Google Pixel 4 XL

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will hit the market next October 21 and they can be purchased in the Google Store. They will be available in black and white and in two models, one 6/64 GB and the other 6/28 GB. The prices are as follows:

  • Google Pixel 4 XL 6/64 GB: 899 euros.
  • Google Pixel 4 XL 6/128 GB: 999 euros.