Pixel 4

Discussion in 'Smart Phones and Devices' started by Supersnake, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    I don't mind those bezels compared to a notch or the distracting camera "dot" like Samsung has. Then again, I'm rocking a normal Pixel 2 which has bezels from the iPhone 3G era :p
    Until they're able to hide/shrink front-facing cameras, it seems like there is always going to be a trade-off.
    I'm still not biting if there's no 5G, though. Especially knowing what this thing is gonna cost.
     
  2. Supersnake

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    Pixel 4 will bring some major moves for software and hardware.
     
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  3. Zorachus

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    Wait, the 4 XL will have 8GB RAM, not just 6GB?

     
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    So with the Vietnamese factory workers leaking these phones, do we have an exact spec sheet now?

    -Battery size for the XL?
    -RAM amount for the XL?
     
  6. T4rd

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    Looks like 6 GBs unless they put 8GB in the more expensive variant with more storage as well like Samsung and Oneplus has been doing.



    Shows the RAM at 4:45 with 5406 MB available RAM on the 4 XL with 109.59 GBs of internal storage, so unless 128 GB is the base model, which is quite possible, I doubt there will be a higher model with more RAM.
     
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  7. exlink

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    Really disappointed Google went with a telephoto lens opposed to a ultrawide lens for its second camera.
     
  8. Domingo

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    No leaks seem to reference 5G, so I'm guessing that isn't a feature. Guess I'm waiting for the refresh.
     
  9. exlink

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    Not sure why this is a deciding factor for some people. The 5G infrastructure is incredibly immature. It still needs a lot of work to get it to perform as expected reliably and is extremely limited in its availability. Not to mention 5G chips in phones tend to drain battery and get very hot. Getting a 5G phone now is pointless as it’ll likely be obsolete in many other aspects by the time 5G is viable and widespread.

    If you’re in the market for a new phone now, basing your purchase decision whether it has 5G is not a good approach IMO. It’s a marketing buzzword now to drive up the prices of 5G phones more than anything.
     
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    if you live in one of those 8 cities with 5G, you might have a different opinion on the importance of having 5G, especially if you keep a phone for more than a year. More power to them I say.
     
  11. exlink

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    Even if you’re in one of those cities you have to be near a node and have relatively unobstructed signal. If you move a block or two away from a node then your back on 4G LTE. Like I said, it has a LONG way to go still. Not to mention you likely paid several hundred extra for this extremely limited feature.
     
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  12. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ard as it Gets

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    In Denver they're quite literally everywhere. Apparently we're a test city and they started putting up the access points everywhere about a year ago. I didn't even learn what they were until recently.
    There's one in front of my neighborhood and one in the parking lot of my office. I have a coworker with a Samsung that is able to access it just fine.
     
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  13. SteveJobs

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    Hey I have been hanging for the new Pixel 4.
    BUT
    I cannot buy a phone at the end of 2019, with a battery size of 2700 mha?
    What is going on?
    Is this a ploy by Google to make you buy the bigger more expensive phone with a bigger battery?
    My 2 year old Samsung has a bigger battery, and it only lasts half a day.
    Other phones are coming with 4X00 batteries at the moment.
    Am i being paranoid?
    What gives?
     
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    They are betting that the new processors will use so little power that they can get a day~ish out of the smaller battery. Honestly, it might work...
     
  15. Mav451

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    Unless Google *starts* builds the SoC in-house like Apple, I got low expectations if they're just using off-the-shelf parts when it comes to efficiency.
     
  16. Supersnake

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    Found these results on the Geekbench browser.

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    Update September 16, 2019: That Geekbench Pixel 4 XL 5G upload has been faked. An XDA member describes his faking the update.
    XDA Developers
     
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  17. Domingo

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    ^ That sounds like the device I want. I'm in no hurry to upgrade, so waiting 6 month to a year for that is no big deal. My Pixel 2 is still hanging in there with decent battery life.
     
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    Why would the 8GB XL show as 7638 usable RAM, while this P4XL5G one only 7500MB when referencing the same exact memory system? I have read a couple of reports that this last one is fake.
     
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    Update: That Geekbench Pixel 4 XL 5G upload has been faked. An XDA member describes his faking the update. XDA Developers

    Will be interesting to see if Geekbench deletes the fake.
     
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  20. Supersnake

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    The Pixel 4 benchmarking fakery may not be over.

    In addition to the faked Pixel 4 XL 5G upload, there is an inappropriately named "Google Google Pixel 4" with 8 GB RAM that was uploaded to the Geekbench browser on Sep 07, 2019. At the time of this post the Google Google Pixel 4 is still on the site.

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  21. Zorachus

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    I have to say I'm very impressed with Apple increasing the battery size this year compared to last year's phones by 25% to 30%.

    Google should have done the same thing and given us like a 4,400mAh battery in the Pixel 4 XL. Not the weak 3,700mAh we're getting.

    To me battery life is easily one of the top features on a smartphone a phone does you know good if it's just a dead brick with no power.
     
  22. Domingo

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    For now it's basically one of two selling points. Camera and battery. There isn't much else that differentiates one device from another.
     
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  23. Supersnake

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    October 15 is going to be an interesting reveal when we officially get to see what Google is going to innovate on the Pixel 4.
     
  24. vegeta535

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    There will be no innovation. Just like all phones for the past 3 years. Hell the original pixel is perfectly fine and capable phone for 95% of the population.