Google Pixel 4 review
Google Pixel 4 is the fourth smartphone the tech giant has built in-house. Google keeps insisting that it cares more about function than it does the appearance. But reactions to the Google Pixel 4 have been mixed.
Some argue that true to Google’s word, the phone’s design is sorely lacking. Others have criticized the device for failing to deliver any features and functions of significance. Regardless of whether or not these criticisms are earned, the Pixel 4 isn’t without its charm. And there are plenty of components beneath its rough exterior that are worth noting. For instance:
1). Speaking of rough exterior, the phone has what some might call a large forehead. It doesn’t necessarily make the phone ugly. But it is off-putting. That being said, the large top bezel is a necessity. It is used to house some of the phone’s functions.
2). If you look at the back of the phone, you will notice that the smooth glass surface is only marred by the camera bump. This is because the fingerprint sensor is gone. When you first acquire the Pixel 4, it will prompt you to add a profile of your face.
Once you accomplish this task, the phone will allow you to unlock it using your face and nothing else. You have to hold the camera right in front of your face for this process to work. Some technical experts have highlighted the danger this feature poses. If someone steals your phone, they can unlock it by simply waving it in front of your face.
Fortunately, Google has promised to remedy this issue in the next few months
3). Motion Sense is one of the more prominent features of the Google Pixel 4. The phone uses radar to track your hand movements. Not only does this enable you to perform tasks such as skipping through your music with the wave of a hand but the phone will detect your hand as you reach for it, and it will quickly prepare the facial recognition program, expediting the unlocking process.
Everyone agrees that the fingerprint sensor was easier and faster but the facial recognition system has its charm.
4). The Pixel 4 offers a 16MP camera (f/2.4 aperture) and a telephoto 1.2MP (f/1.7 aperture) lens. This is the first time Google has added a second lens to the camera. The result is a product that takes crisp, clear photos. Night Mode enables the phone to maintain this quality even in dim settings. There are no wide-angle lenses but the second camera provides amazing zooming capabilities.
5). As far as the performance is concerned, you get 6GM of RAM instead of 4GB. But the battery will barely get you through the day which is a disappointment.
This isn’t a bad phone. The specs are not necessarily the highest on the market. And the difference in features between the Pixel 4 and its predecessor is small. But the Google Pixel 4 isn’t a bad phone. The right word to describe it is ‘adequate’.