Google Pixel 4 Review
Verdict: The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL offer powerful hardware, innovative software that actually makes your life easier, and the best cameras you'll find on a flagship phone line.
Since Google released its first Pixel handset in 2016, the line has quickly become the darling of serious smartphone shutterbugs. And while the Google Pixel 4 ($799) and Pixel 4 XL ($899) maintain this tradition, it is reductive to think of them as just smartphones with excellent cameras. In fact, the Pixel 4 is the most innovative smartphone line we've seen in some time. In addition to an attractive design overhaul, the phones have many thoughtful new features like Face Unlock, Live Caption, and Motion Sense that genuinely make your life easier, and earn our Editors' Choice.
Design, Display, and Durability
Sleek has never been a word you would use to describe Google's Pixel lineup; utilitarian or whimsical, maybe, but certainly not sleek. But that changes with the Pixel 4 line, which definitely looks sharp enough to turn heads.
From the front, the phone look nearly identical to its predecessors, but that is where the similarities end. Flip it over and you'll find a glossy pane ...
- Attractive design
- 90Hz display
- Class-leading cameras
- Live Caption and Recorder are excellent accessibility additions
- Not enough storage options
- Battery life could be better