Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs: What Google changed

At its hardware event in New York City today, Google announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, succeeding the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, respectively. The headphone jack is still missing, but at least the notch is gone.

Preorders begin today, and the devices will begin shipping on October 24. Before you get out your credit card, you might want to see exactly what you’re getting with the newest Pixels.

We’re assuming you’re not into Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, nor Samsung’s Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10+, and Galaxy Note10+ 5G. You want the latest Android software and the fastest updates, plus all of Google’s mobile software smarts.

The tables below show you what Google changed in terms of specs, comparing the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 3 XL to the Pixel 4 XL.

Pixel 3 versus Pixel 4

Pixel 3 Pixel 4
Price $799, $899 $799, $899
Storage 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
Display 5.5-inch, 443ppi, up to 60Hz 5.7-inch, 444ppi, up to 90Hz
CPU/GPU Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630 Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640
RAM 4GB 6GB
Sensors Pixel Imprint, Active Edge Motion Sense, Active Edge
Rear camera 1 12.2MP, 1.4 μm; f/1.8 12.2MP, 1.4 μm; f/1.7
Rear camera 2 N/A 16MP, 1.0 μm; f/2.4
Video recording 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
Front camera 1 8MP, f/1.8 8MP, f/2.0
Front camera 2 8MP, f/2.2 N/A
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Battery 2,915 mAh 2,800 mAh
Resistance IP68 IP68
Height 5.7 inches (145.6 mm) 5.7 inches (147.1 mm)
Width 2.7 inches (68.2 mm) 2.7 inches (68.2 mm)
Depth 0.3 inch (7.9 mm) 0.3 inch (8.2 mm)
Weight 5.22 ounces (148 grams) 5.71 ounces (162 grams)
SIM card eSIM eSIM
Project Fi Yes Yes
Connector USB Type-C USB Type-C
OS Android Pie Android 10
Colors Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

Pixel 3 XL versus Pixel 4 XL

And now for the bigger phones:

Pixel 3 XL Pixel 4 XL
Price $899, $999 $899, $999
Storage 64GB, 128GB 64GB, 128GB
Display 6.3-inch, 523ppi, up to 60Hz 6.3-inch, 537ppi, up to 90Hz
CPU/GPU Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630 Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640
RAM 4GB 6GB
Sensors Pixel Imprint, Active Edge Motion Sense, Active Edge
Rear camera 1 12.2MP, 1.4 μm; f/1.8 12.2MP, 1.4 μm; f/1.7
Rear camera 2 N/A 16MP, 1.0 μm; f/2.4
Video recording 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
Front camera 1 8MP, f/1.8 8MP, f/2.0
Front camera 2 8MP, f/2.2 N/A
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Battery 3,430 mAh 3,700 mAh
Resistance IP68 IP68
Height 6.2 inches (158.0 mm) 6.3 inches (160.4 mm)
Width 2.9 inches (76.7 mm) 3.0 inches (75.1 mm)
Depth 0.3 inch (7.9 mm) 0.3 inch (8.2 mm)
Weight 6.49 ounces (184 grams) 6.81 ounces (193 grams)
SIM card eSIM eSIM
Project Fi Yes Yes
Connector USB Type-C USB Type-C
OS Android Pie Android 10
Colors Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

 
If you’re going from the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 4, you’ll get a slightly larger and heavier phone, with a bigger screen but smaller battery. If you’re going from the Pixel 3 XL to the Pixel 4 XL, the same is true, except you will get a slightly larger battery. In both cases, you’ll be paying the same, swapping dual front facing cameras for dual rear facing cameras, and getting a faster processor. Oh, and Google has finally upped the RAM, though other Android flagships still have way more.

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