Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on first impressions

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  • Published on Oct 15, 2019
  • It's official: Google has formally announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The new Pixel phones pack dual rear cameras, a 90Hz display, radar-powered face unlock and a slew of unique features like car-crash detection and live captioning when you record a video. The new Pixels are available in black, white or orange. The Pixel 4 costs $799 for a 64GB version and $899 for the Pixel 4 XL. You can upgrade either to 128GB for $100 more. Preorders are live, and the phones ship Oct. 24.You can buy the Pixel 4 directly from all major US carriers.
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  • CNET
    CNET  Month ago +60

    We are going to do a bunch of followup videos in the next few weeks! What do you guys want to see about the phone next? Camera comparison? Favorite feature? Let us know! :)

    • Nader Faro
      Nader Faro Month ago

      Battery life please!

    • DR128BIT
      DR128BIT Month ago

      Pixel is nice, but it is still 3rd rate compared to iPhone and the entire Apple ecosystem. Even if Pixel 4 is free, most people wouldn't care for it.

    • brutalhonesty07
      brutalhonesty07 Month ago

      2 concerns: battery life, and the cost. Other concerns is it’s a google product and how much is it data mining and selling that into?
      Other issue is android malware on various apps that get on the App Store.
      So 4 issues total.

    • Clayton Brown
      Clayton Brown Month ago

      I still don’t see any reason to buy anything in place of my iPhone 6 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Josh Witte
      Josh Witte Month ago +1

      @CNET *reverse* wireless charging?

  • HundredthJam
    HundredthJam 16 days ago

    It’s so ugly! It looks like those $30 phones you see at Kroger 🤮

  • Liam Patrinicola
    Liam Patrinicola 18 days ago

    Wow, he really likes jazz

  • Josh Manitowich
    Josh Manitowich 29 days ago

    i do like this phone, but most people are disappointed at least, and so i find this review strangely out of place with how positive it is

  • TraceguyRune
    TraceguyRune Month ago

    Night sight has long existed on Pixel 2 and Pixel 3. It's not new. I've used it a lot in the past years, and my friends think I'm lying when I tell them the photo was taken with no flash in the middle of the night.

  • TraceguyRune
    TraceguyRune Month ago

    I'll take a 2x zoom over wide angle any day. Which the power of the quality you get already with a Google Pixel phone, I'll finally be able to snap close ups of bugs in HD

  • #Nerves of steel
    #Nerves of steel Month ago

    They are running out of innovative ideas ...that's why these 4 cameras just to look modern.......Samsung's curve screen is what you call as innovation .i am not sumsung fan , but that's what made iphone to drop it's button and desperately search for new design such as notch .

  • gamez buddy
    gamez buddy Month ago +1

    good phone for $650

  • saff 125
    saff 125 Month ago

    looks sturdy

  • Altema22
    Altema22 Month ago

    Does the Pixel 4 have a selfie portrait mode?
    It's interesting that they went with Gorilla Glass 5. HTC used GG 5 and stopped because it was prone to scratching.

  • Luis
    Luis Month ago

    Samsung had motion sense with its galaxy S3 so thats nothing new 🤔

  • bilias hour
    bilias hour Month ago

    Emmm.... The chin is at the top

  • alida flus
    alida flus Month ago

    that.

  • mixio hili
    mixio hili Month ago

    that.

    • bilias hour
      bilias hour Month ago

      for half the release price in three months.

  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan Month ago

    Should be called Google Pixel 2004 because that's what year they're stuck in

    • alida flus
      alida flus Month ago

      There is one ☝🏻 big reason not the be excited. The price.

  • Valentijn van Ballegooijen

    This phone of the back of the camera is the same

  • J M
    J M Month ago

    looks like a cheap toy compared to iphone and note 10

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooi Month ago

    I mean, I've always kinda wanted to be an astrophotographer 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • xoobo vola
    xoobo vola Month ago

    Google would definitely send u a cheque under advertising their products so well

    • wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov Month ago

      All of the stuff google introduced is so unnecessary but so cool. But I'm sticking with my iPhone 11

  • Skyjade316
    Skyjade316 Month ago

    I was all for it till I found out it doesn't have an ultra-wide camera which I use a lot.
    Stick with my S10 and P30

    • xoobo vola
      xoobo vola Month ago

      Deadass playing rules of survival on the 4

  • alisuo toko
    alisuo toko Month ago

    Not everything sounds like a jazz album.

  • Nader Faro
    Nader Faro Month ago

    Please do a battery life testing. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Porto
    Elizabeth Porto Month ago

    Hi no me for us to if

    • wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov Month ago

      They got rid of that ugly notch: But added a forehead that's even uglier and ruins the whole phone.

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish Month ago

    No more unlimited original quality photo backup on Pixel 4
    R.I.P Pixel phones

  • Duy Nguyen
    Duy Nguyen Month ago

    wow local processing on the phone that is so new.

  • Michael Paul
    Michael Paul Month ago

    Nobody cares about all those stupid sensors GOOGLE!!!! Your DESIGN TEAM failed miserably AGAIN!!!

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom Month ago

    "people prefer to use the zoom lens" No Google, people prefer to have a zoom lens AND ultra wide angle lens when spending $900 for a phone after tax and case

  • Hello Tuesday
    Hello Tuesday Month ago +1

    tell me the phone doesn't look like the apple iPhone 11

  • Noah C
    Noah C Month ago

    Epic fail for Google when there was so much potential. Google, people do want an ultra wide lens and don’t really care about motion sense BS. I predict these phones will sell for half the release price in three months.

  • JR Richards
    JR Richards Month ago

    There is one ☝🏻 big reason not the be excited. The price.

  • JR Richards
    JR Richards Month ago

    The presentation should have been dubbed Google Ambien. 😴

  • Luke Pruscino
    Luke Pruscino Month ago

    All of the stuff google introduced is so unnecessary but so cool. But I'm sticking with my iPhone 11

  • less kiss
    less kiss Month ago

    64 GB? So disgusting to even make phones with that space. Also "only" two cameras, no headphone Jack and the list goes on...

  • Bonjo
    Bonjo Month ago

    This is a iPhone 11

    • less kiss
      less kiss Month ago

      This is just the iPhone 11

  • MartialClaw2663
    MartialClaw2663 Month ago

    Deadass playing rules of survival on the 4

  • TheOfficialGorms
    TheOfficialGorms Month ago

    They got rid of that ugly notch:
    But added a forehead that's even uglier and ruins the whole phone.

  • Dillan Mistry
    Dillan Mistry Month ago +1

    It’s an iPhone II pro

  • Thomas Schwiertz
    Thomas Schwiertz Month ago

    The Pixel 3 was disappointing, so is the 4. The Hardware is totally disappointing, especially for that price. I prefer no bezels and could even live totally fine with no front camera at all. Hardly can remember when I ever used it at all except for face unlock but fingerprint unlock is also ok for me. Who cares about motion sense? Useless gimmick. Even 90Hz is not much of any use except for gaming which I practically never do on the phone. I prefer longer battery life and fast charging. The top bezle is just ugly and only 64Gb for that price? The rest is mostly just Software improvements. No in Screen fingerprint reader, no headphone jack, no 5G. At least USB C and Wireless Charging. See you next year Google. Until than I stay with my OnePlus 6T. I wouldn't give more than 400-500 Euros for that phone. The oh so Orange color would be perfect for Donald "Orange" Trump even so to big for his Hands 😂

  • Kane Yang
    Kane Yang Month ago

    Who clicked on this video for the double chin?

  • Toy_J
    Toy_J Month ago

    Why does it have a iPhone 11 look to it😟

  • Eric Cartman
    Eric Cartman Month ago

    #26 on trending

  • Benjamin Brewer
    Benjamin Brewer Month ago

    Sub to jack Sherwood

  • Emily An
    Emily An Month ago

    How many of you want the Google Hardware Design team to be fired?

  • Eric Champlin
    Eric Champlin Month ago +4

    Should be called Google Pixel 2004 because that's what year they're stuck in

  • absolutetruthgirl
    absolutetruthgirl Month ago

    wow...phones have just made life irrelevant.

    • Emily An
      Emily An Month ago

      Did my man just say rog?

  • dirkman
    dirkman Month ago

    Weak offering. Has less than Samsung device's, less than apple, but similar pricing. This phone will fail like their other phones.

  • Job Work
    Job Work Month ago

    How ridiculous, when I look back there have been a lot of hate on IPhone 11 PRO because of its design (Apple lacks innovations, recycling design whatever), but Pixel 4 looks like at the best case similar to the iPhone PRO11 but I would say its much uglier than iPhone. This only assures me that iPhone 11PRO is good choice.

  • SaFaT zimi
    SaFaT zimi Month ago

    Ugliest display design even

  • AustinMcConnell
    AustinMcConnell Month ago

    Sigh. Having the same ugly square camera bump. Can they just make the phone thicker by 0.1mm to not have a bump and have a larger battery?

  • James Welsby
    James Welsby Month ago

    This is just the iPhone 11

  • REVENGE OF THE SITH

    Super ugly phone come back again Nexus

  • Hector G.
    Hector G. Month ago +1

    Live transcription option, all I hear is Google listening in on all my videos and keeping the metadata.

  • SM Nation
    SM Nation Month ago

    *Laughs in iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • René Moncayo
    René Moncayo Month ago

    Star photos , get on it Apple

  • osoifamf
    osoifamf Month ago

    At least it outdid apple .........most disappointing flagship release this year .......

  • Mr BrightSide
    Mr BrightSide Month ago

    Eww. No.

  • Ahmad Hafiz Yahaya
    Ahmad Hafiz Yahaya Month ago

    Snooze 😴

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni Month ago +1

    They could've added more color options. Imagine a red one instead of the orange.

  • SpAmDuNg
    SpAmDuNg Month ago

    Is this an advert#

  • H_Hog
    H_Hog Month ago

    Did my man just say rog?