It also handles many of the AI features like voice transcription and AR. This is one feature that works fantastically well – by the time you've lifted up your phone to your face, you're in. The weight is well distributed and I didn't have a problem holding the phone for extended periods.

The Pixel 4 XL measures 6.3 by 2.9 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 6.8 ounces. Battery life is the Google Pixel 4’s weak point, with only a 2,800mAh stack installed.

For example, if you're reading a specific story in Chrome and you want to share it with a friend, simply say, "Hey Google, share with [friend's name]," and Google Assistant will text a link to your chosen recipient. The Pixel 4 is the right size: it's a little taller than the Pixel 3, and slightly thicker and heavier, but they give it a solidity that doesn't make me miss the two-toned finish of previous versions. Speaking of AI, Google Assistant gets better yet again, and should now be able to respond to queries more quickly and with less reliance on the cloud. The Pixel 4 is essentially the same phone as the 4 XL, only scaled down in a couple of ways - display and battery. Compare

The process takes up to four minutes and requires the phone to remain perfectly still for the best shot.

On the front of the Pixel, you'll find an 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture along with a flood emitter and a dot projector to power Face Unlock, the Pixel 4's new authentication feature (more on that later). A 2,800mAh battery powers the Pixel 4. Peak earpiece volume comes in at 76dB, which is loud enough to hear in most situations.

I get through the day with about 4 hours of screen on time and idle for the rest of the day and it also has the new android 11 update which is nice. The iPhone 11 Pro comes in last here, with dark and muddy images and too much noise.

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When it comes to low-light selfies, however, the Pixel 4 takes a slight lead.

There's just one problem with Google Assistant—the latest verison doesn't work with G Suite accounts. It has an IP68 waterproof rating, so you don't have to worry about using it in the rain or dropping it in the sink. Interestingly, it has been discovered that the feature only remains on when screen brightness is set above 75 percent.

We compared the Pixel 4 with the iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, two other top shooters.

At its most simple, Motion Sense can illuminate the screen as you get close to the phone, or prepare it to unlock when you pick it up. You cannot add external storage via a microSD card. The likes of Samsung, Apple and OnePlus have made substantial steps forward with their handsets this year. You can search through your notes with ease, and even run searches for "applause" or "music" (Google can recognise those too).

We're glad that the notch now seems to have been consigned to Pixel history, though we do miss the two-tone backing that previous phones in the series had. Facebook Smooth Display, Google's name for its new 90Hz variable refresh rate, is the most noticeable change to the Pixel 4's screen. T3 is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. You're getting an 18W USB Power Delivery adaptor, essentially the same one that shipped with the original Pixel (1), and a USB-C-to-C cable to go with it. Google updated the Pixel 4's front-facing camera to include a flood emitter and a dot projector that is very similar to Apple's Face ID. © Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA.