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Google Pixel 4 Vs Google Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4 Starting from £230.00
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Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4 XL Starting from £240.00
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Customer reviews

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
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4.1
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4.2
(80)
Value for money 2.8/5
3.1/5

Design

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Width 68.8 mm 75.1 mm
Height 147.1 mm 160.4 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm 8.2 mm
Volume 82.99 cm³ 98.78 cm³

Screen

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Resolution 1080 x 2220 px 1440 x 3040 px
Density 444 ppi 537 ppi
Size 5.7 inches 6.3 inches

Battery

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Battery capacity 2800 mAh* 3700 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power

Performances

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Maximum storage 128 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 6 GB 6 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Front camera resolution 8 MP 10 MP
Main camera resolution 16 MP 16 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

Google Pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

Google Pixel 4 vs Google Pixel 4 XL Comparison

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL: it’s really a matter of trade-offs

First of all, let me just start by telling you that there aren’t many differences between the Pixel 4 vs 4 XL. These are both essentially the same device, with the XL version being clearly bigger to accommodate a larger screen (6.3” vs 5.7”). The screen inside the XL also has a slightly higher pixel density (537ppi vs 444ppi) and resolution (1440 x 3040 vs 1080 x 2280). But the biggest differentiator between these two devices is the battery capacity (3700mAh vs 2800mAh). This gives the XL a total estimated 10 hours of battery life while browsing, while the Pixel 4 only averaged at about 8 hours in similar tests. What does this mean for the average user, like you? The Pixel 4 may have trouble getting you through a full day without recharging—this is actually the main complaint among many owners of the device.

Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL: make a choice based on how much battery life you need

To be honest, I love the smaller form factor of the Pixel 4. The XL version is a little too bulky for my liking, especially since I spend a lot of time using my device with just one hand, so I love a device that has a smaller screen, so I can easily stretch my thumb to touch any corner of the display using the same hand. But at the same time, I want a device with a battery life that’s long enough, so I don’t need to worry about it as I go about my day. My fear is that the Pixel 4 can easily be that device that dies way too quickly if you plan on spending extended time away from a charger. I also like to dabble in some gaming, which I’m sure would quickly eat away the puny battery inside the Pixel 4. But if battery duration isn’t that important to you, the refurbished Pixel 4 may be a great phone for you. Otherwise, the refurbished Pixel 4 XL will probably be a better fit for you.

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