Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs: Flagship features, but no powerhouse

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The most leaked phones in perhaps the entire history of smartphones are finally official. But with so much rabid speculation and rumor mongering prior to launch, what Google Pixel 4 specs are actually real and what was pure fantasy?

Google has never been a company to push for the very top specs with its Pixel family and while there are some notable upgrades over the Pixel 3 series, Google’s features first, raw power second approach is still in full effect.

Here are the full Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs!

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs

 Google Pixel 4Google Pixel 4 XL
Display5.7-inch pOLED Smooth Display
2,280 x 1,080 resolution, 444ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
6.3-inch pOLED Smooth Display
3,040 x 1,440 resolution, 537ppi
19:9 aspect ratio, 537ppi
90Hz refresh rate
Ambient EQ
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Pixel Neural Core
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640
RAM6GB6GB
Storage64GB, 128GB64GB, 128GB
MicroSDNoNo
Battery2,800mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
3,700mAh
18W fast charging
Qi wireless charging
CamerasRear:
12.2MP Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP telephoto, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF

Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV

Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS

Rear:
12.2MP Dual-Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 1.4μm, 77 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF
16MP telephoto, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 1.0μm, 52 degree FOV, OIS + EIS, PDAF

Front:
8.1MP, ƒ/2.0, 1.22μm, 90 degree FOV

Video:
1080p @ 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS
720p @ 240 FPS
4K @ 30 FPS

IP ratingIP68IP68
Headphone jackNoNo
SensorsActive Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
Active Edge
Motion Sense
Dot projector
Soli radar
Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor Barometer (Altimeter)
Face ID
Gyroscope
Proximity
SecurityFace unlock
Titan M Security Module
Face unlock
Titan M Security Module
ConnectivityWi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2
MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX
HD, LDAC)
NFC
Google Cast
USB-C
SoftwareAndroid 10Android 10
Dimensions and weight68.8 x 147.1 x 8.2mm
162 g
75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2mm
193g
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So OrangeJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs: What you need to know

The most obvious upgrade that we’re dying to test out fully is the addition of a telephoto sensor to the world-beating Pixel camera.

While the primary 12.2MP camera is largely unchanged from the Pixel 3, the secondary 16MP zoom lens is brand new. Unlike some of its rivals which have gone up to three or even five times optical zoom, the Pixel 4 settles for 2x zoom with OIS.

Read more: Behind the scenes: Google’s Pixel cameras aren’t trying to be cameras at all

The phone’s processing core has been upgraded to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Some may be disappointed that it isn’t the Snapdragon 855 Plus with its superior gaming performance, but it should suffice for everyday use.

Google has come to its senses and finally added more RAM to the Pixel line. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL come with 6GB of RAM as standard and options for either 64GB or 128GB storage. It’s not the 8GB RAM you’ll find on most 2019 flagships, but hey, it’s a step in the right direction!

google pixel 4 xl just black back with orange background

Other notable Pixel 4 specs include the improved pOLED display which now has a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as the addition of face unlock biometrics that utilizes Google’s Soli radar tech and a bunch of other front facing sensors.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are impressively spec’d phones, though power users will quickly notice some surprising omissions considering the duo’s price tags. There’s no fingerprint sensor, UFS 3.0 storage, or a headphone jack (even more of a shame following the Pixel 3a).

Likewise, it’s a real shame we’re not getting to see Google’s take on an ultra wide-angle camera, or see the search giant match some of its rivals with faster charging tech.

What do you think of the Google Pixel 4 specs? Let us know in the comments.

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