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Google Pixel 4 XL review

8.1/10 AVG.

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The Google Pixel 4 XL currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 35 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Google Pixel 4 XL shares many similarities with its smaller sibling the Google Pixel 4. However, one of these differences addresses one of the biggest issues reviewers had with the lower-priced option in Google’s 2019 lineup.

Key differences include:

  • A larger 6.3-inch 90Hz P-OLED display running at 1440-by-3040 pixels.
  • A larger 3700mAh battery

This means that not only is the screen larger it also includes a higher pixel density for added detail and clearer text.

The biggest benefit over the standard Pixel 4 comes in the increased battery size. While reviewers had trouble getting the Pixel 4 to last a full day on a single charge, reviewers found the larger battery in the Pixel 4 XL up to the task of lasting all day.

Otherwise, the phone is identical to the Pixel 4. For more details about performance, camera quality, design, and software, be sure to check out our Pixel 4 summary.

Operating system
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
16+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Authority

Before you do rush out and buy one, you’ll want to weigh up the pros and cons of a particular Pixel generation that has some fundamental flaws. But if you want to rock a phone that embodies all the good and bad of Google’s approach to its hardware, software, and its bloated ecosystem all in one pack...

- Oliver Cragg, Android Authority

The positives for me far outweigh the negatives. Android as Google says it should be just working as it should is enough to win me over. Every single command I say to it is followed through without ever having ti interact with the phone. The top notch camera is just icing on the cake.

- Scott Plowman, Ausdroid

The Pixel 4 XL is a great device that adds some cool features along with a great camera but does have some hardware and software issues.

- Sachin Bahal, TheCanadianTechie
Top Ten Reviews

The Google Pixel 4 XL is a superb all-rounder - it does everything you want a smartphone to do, but most of the Pixel 4 XL’s unique selling points are a bit pointless and gimmicky.

- Ian Stokes, Top Ten Reviews
Droid Life

This might sound weird, but I’d say you should probably hold off on buying a Pixel 4 or 4 XL. We have the Galaxy S20 lineup coming from Samsung, which should then be followed by the Pixel 4a lineup from Google. For 2020, the 4a phones have us very excited, as they should have what makes the Pixel 4...

- Tim, Droid Life

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Common Questions

Google backs up the Pixel 4 XL with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Google Pixel 4 XL's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3700 mAh battery. Google's performance ratings are 1080 minutes.

Pixel 4 XL Specs

Release date October 24, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 660 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.04 x 7.51 x 0.82 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 193 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels
Pixel density 534 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Ambient EQ, 90 Hz Refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 2.4
16+ megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12.2 MP, F1.7), Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
8+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, NIR flood emitter, NIR dot projector, 90° field of view
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
Additional comments
  • Minimum 3 years of OS and security updates
  • Titan M Security Module
  • Pixel Neural Core
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