Google entered the world of Android smartphones with its first Pixel phone in 2016. The company released its latest flagship phones; the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on 15 October 2019. Although most of us know what the term ‘XL’ means, many Android lovers want to know how these phones are different from each other.
Well, we are going to explore the specs and features of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in this article. After reading it, you would know the similarities and differences between these two Google smartphones.
|Specs||Google Pixel 4||Google Pixel 4 XL|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Display||5.7-inch Touchscreen (1080 x 2280) Resolution||6.3-inch Touchscreen (1440 x 3040) Resolution|
|Camera||Two (16MP+12.2MP)||Two (16MP+12.2MP)|
|OS||Android 10.0||Android 10.0|
On paper, the specs of both the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL look somewhat similar. Both have the same design, processor, RAM, storage capacity and features. In addition, both smartphones run on the latest Android version 10.0. Also, Google has equipped the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with the same cameras. Both phones feature an 8MP front selfie camera with two cameras (16MP+12.2MP) on the rear side of the phones.
Let’s find out where these two smartphones tend to differ from each other.
The first major difference between these two Google phones is the display size. The Pixel 4 has a 5.7-inch screen, whereas the Pixel 4 XL comes with a slightly larger 6.3-inch screen. However, both smartphones have OLED panels, a 90Hz refresh rate and support HDR.
Screen resolution of these two Google smartphones is also a bit different. The Pixel 4 phone comes with a Full HD+ resolution, while the Google Pixel 4 XL features a Quad HD+ resolution. This simply means that the Pixel 4XL offers a sharper screen than Google Pixel 4.
In addition to screen sizes, Google has equipped the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with different battery capacities. Google Pixel 4 features a 2800mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 4 XL carries a marginally bigger battery of 3700mAh.
There is a nominal difference between Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL in terms of physical size. The Pixel 4 phone weighs around 162g and measures 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm in physical size. on the other hand, the Pixel 4 XL weighs around 193g and measures 160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2mm in size.
As one would expect, both these models have a different price tag. You can buy the Google Pixel 4 for just £768.99, whereas Google Pixel 4 is available at £928.99.
Overall, the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4XL are great devices that you could get at reasonable prices. Both the Pixel 4 and 4 XL come with the same hardware and software with identical designs. However, both Google Android phones differ in terms of display size, screen resolution, battery capacities and price.
Which Phone Should You Buy?
If you need a Google smartphone at an affordable price, Pixel 4 is the right phone for you. In case you aren’t bound by the budget and like extra display with extended battery life, go for the Pixel 4 XL.