Pixel 4 Camera First Look: real-life sample shots

Pixel 4 Camera First Look: real-life sample shots
Google announced the long-awaited Pixel 4 this week, and, of course, it launches with some truly exciting photography features. We’ve got a full review coming next week, but here are some sample shots to whet your appetite.

These shots were all taken on the Pixel 4’s main camera mode. Unfortunately, we’re not able to share samples for the improved Night Sight or Super Res Zoom, but those will certainly be included in our full review, so stay tuned for that!

Related phones

Pixel 4
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2800 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

27 Comments

1. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

The king of Android is back! Pixel has no rival in the Android space when it comes to camera. Samsung is prince but Google will remain king of Android. Hail mother Pixel. Next will be the pixel buds they just can't be stopped.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Is the king of camera in any os.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I have a Nokia 808 PureView that has something to say about that. A certain Microsoft Lumia 950 would also like to chime in on that conversation.

7. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Plus one Crispin! In certain situations my Lumia 650 gives these new flagships a run for their money. I've even shown pics to a few iPhone users that were blown away by what a $99 Lumia was able to produce.

10. Techno4

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 31, 2019

Samsungs camera isn't better than huawei

15. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

A year ago, I would've agreed on that. But with the RYYB sensor and it's awful color science, plus the average video recording, Huawei phones no longer have a better camera than Samsung phones.

26. Alex_12

Posts: 57; Member since: May 30, 2018

Huawei never been good in camera... They had the optical zoom that's all.

28. djinn

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Camera (photos) yes, but video no.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Lot of negative reviews about this phone. Only because of the lack of wide angle camera?

5. jmill75

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Well that and because everyone is a hater these days..

17. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

No.. because itnis in no way, shape, form a premium phone in '19. You need to go take a look at what's coming out of Asia with 5000 batteries 512 storage with MicroSD 120 refresh rates better chips.. and CHEAPER! We get garbage in the United States that phone makers want to give us not what we want is just incremental baby steps forward when the rest of the world is making huge jumps. There's literally nothing impressive about this phone and that's just a simple fact even the design is lame

25. Vancetastic

Posts: 1710; Member since: May 17, 2017

So, you don't like it?

8. thxultra

Posts: 470; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Meh I would take telephoto over wide angle. The super zoom on this phone looks amazing. 3 lenses would have been nice but if we only get 2 I think they made the right decision.

11. Techno4

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 31, 2019

The negative reviews are because of the hype, like most flagships these days the oems are charging more while giving the consumers less. Instead of the competition standing up and charting their own path they are all blindly following the apple model to squeeze as much money out of the customer.

14. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Do you really believe that? Lol People are mad because of the small battery, no fps, ugly design, 64GB of storage, 855 instead of 855+, and yes, the lack of the ultra-wide angle lens.

6. Boslo82

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 22, 2015

I am really looking forward to seeing the pixel 4a

12. User123456789

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I bet clouds were not that gray. Those phones with excess of HDR enhance colours to make light gray clouds into dark gray.

20. Eugene_Jeong

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 08, 2019

I agree that color accuracy can suffer with HDR in some cases, but for the shots here I can verify that the clouds were actually rather dark.

21. User123456789

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Thanks

13. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

The photos are underexposed on Pixel 4. Lots of detail loss.

22. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1462; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Maybe we should just make everything look as off color as the iPhone...

16. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

8 photos in Hi res - is your measly 64gb used up yet?

19. Eugene_Jeong

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 08, 2019

I've yet to take a photo more than 8MB or so. 64GB isn't a lot, but I wouldn't call it measly.

24. wickedwilly

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

What about videos and music? These can take-up far more than 8mb per file. If you are paying upwards and beyond $1000 for a phone you should expect a lot more memory than an average budget phone. For phones at this price it is indeed miserly.

27. Alcyone

Posts: 542; Member since: May 10, 2018

I believe the same could be said for a base iphone 11. Aren't they 64gb starting?

18. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

these are probably close to real scenes, but I prefer warmer colors..

23. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2272; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Photos look great!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.