Google Pixel 4 User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Internet
9.5
Call quality
9.5
Battery
7.5
Reception
9.5
Display
8.0
Build quality
9.5
Text input
10.0
Everyday usage
8.5
UI speed
10.0
Camera
8.0
Multimedia
9.5
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civicsr2cool posted on Oct 24, 2019, 6:20 AM
Posts: 277; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

8.0

Why did I even buy this phone?

civicsr2cool has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Just picked up from Best Buy and will be returning within my 14 day window. I loved the in hand feel of the Pixel 3 since it was the smallest flaghips out(sadly) and gave the pixel 4 a go as well. The matte glass is a bummer but the matte sides do give great grip and feel awesome in hand. The most glaring bad part about this phone is one I already knew would be a problem- the screen. I hate Oled phones in general compared to IPS LCD due to them not being able to produce whites accurately but this one is pretty bad, like the red tint s8 bad.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
7.0
Bad video stabilization "waves" and large white balance shifts.
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
6.0
Typical of Oled on Android is that is is very off white. Whites are more pink/warm than my S10e and a joke compared to the iPhones.
Battery
7.0
Havent had it long enough to test longevity but I am already feeling the anxiety due to its low mah.

Pros

  • Night mode stills.

Cons

  • everything else.

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ryan.g.jones posted on Nov 06, 2019, 11:34 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Oct 23, 2019

10.0

Solid Step Up But Not a Leap Forward

ryan.g.jones has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

We have another Pixel phone to look at and it's worth a look! The Pixel 4, like each previous model, features an improved screen, build and camera. The result is a phone that is pleasing to the eye, sturdy in your hand and takes the kind of impressive photos in nearly any lighting condition you expect from a Pixel. There are several negative reviews of this phone, but most of those reviews miss the point: Unlike most phone manufacturers Google is not seeking to revolutionize phone production each year. Rather, their goal is to produce a phone that is better than the model that came before. In an age where the drive to be revolutionary has produced phones that burst into flames the goal of being better is at least solid.

The Pixel 4 face unlock is a feature that impresses and worries at the same time. By removing the fingerprint scanner from the back of the phone and opting for a face bio-metrics for unlock the company neglected to ensure your eyes actually had to be open before the phone would unlock. The security implications are clear. Is this a deal-breaker for me, no. But be careful if you have reasons to keep your phone and the information on it ultra secure. Another new feature is the motion sense technology that allows you to use motion to switch songs or lower the volume on alarms. This is where Google invested in some gimmick tech. While the feature is interesting, it's hardly reliable or intuitive. Though, it's hard to believe that with all the data Google is collecting...  

Build quality
10.0
The phone has a solid, balanced feel.
Reception
10.0
The phone tends to maintain a solid mobile data connection even when displaying low to no bars.
Call quality
10.0
Crystal clear calls.
Internet
10.0
Speedy and smooth.
Multimedia
10.0
No issues.
Camera
9.0
Takes great photos with only a slight issue on the white balance.
UI speed
10.0
The phone is fast as is Google Assistant.
Everyday usage
8.0
Battery life is good for day to day use, but if you plan on going on an all day trip a charger will be necessary.
Text input
10.0
No issues here and the screen is large enough to make it easy.
Display
10.0
It looks beautiful and detailed beyond all reason. The best screen on a Pixel.
Battery
8.0
It simply will not last you all day if you are a "power user" or even a casual user.

Pros

  • Great Screen
  • High Camera Quality
  • Fast Google Assistant

Cons

  • Battery Life is Lackluster at Best
  • Not a Significant Upgrade from the Pixel 3
  • No Unlimited Original Quality Photo Storage

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