Google’s highly anticipated new Pixel smartphones have been announced today. The Google Pixel 4 series, which is not lagging behind its rivals on the hardware side, has made improvements especially on the camera side. We also saw during the launch that the leaks for the Pixel series were correct.

Design and display

As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 4 series does not include a design that may be different from other flagship phones, and even the thickness of the top frame may be subject to criticism by many, but considering the sensors under this frame, it is possible to qualify for Google. The fact that the camera module on the back of the phone is square is a move we saw in the camera of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, but let us remind you that Google announced this design months before Apple.

As a material, the Pixel 4 series features an aluminum frame at the back, complemented by a matt glass. The dual-tone design last year does not exist this year, but the new Oh So Orange color offers fresh air for design. When we look at Pixel 4, we can say that the design doesn’t look bad. 

Google Pixel 4 is a  5.7 inch 2160 × 1080 pixel resolution OLED screen welcomes us. The resolution of the screen is explained as FHD + and the screen density is 444 ppi. Therefore, the screen-to-case ratio remains a bit low. This is due to the large number of sensors. 90Hz refresh rate provides smooth images. We have seen this on the OnePlus 7 and 7T devices. On the other hand, Pixel 4 XL’s screen density is 533ppi

Pixel 4 has no fingerprint scanner on the back; instead, the technology giant has moved the fingerprint scanner into the screen. The Pixel 4 series, which is certified IP68, is fully water and dust resistant.

Motion Sense

The biggest innovation in the Pixel 4 series is the Motion Sense user interface, which allows you to control various aspects of your phone. Thanks to the Soli radar sensors in the upper frame, users can now manage their devices with movements in the air.  In  a new solution called Motion Sense , the Soli sensor detects hand movements with millimetric measurements and is fluent. Even with the screen off, you can perform functions such as unlocking, changing the music, silencing the alarm, answering calls. Since there is no fingerprint reader, biometric entries are made with face recognition.

Camera

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL now

Coming out of the old classic design and coming with a square camera module, the series is quite ambitious in photography and video. On the side of the camera there is a 12.2MP main camera and a 16MP telephoto lens sensor. The sensors offer OIS and Dual Pixel phase detection auto focus. Optical and electronic stability is added to the devices and features such as super resolution zoom and Night Mode. You can browse photos taken with the device below.

Pixel 4 Super-res zoom examples

1x zoom on the left, super resolution 8x zoom on the right

Pixel 4 Astrophotography Examples

Performance

Powered by the Snapdragon 855  chipset, the device will be a bit  behind its competitors in the same period as the Snapdragon 855+  chipset is one step ahead. 6GB of RAM is standard, while storage is available in 64GB / 128GB. This feature of the Pixel 4 comes with a 2,800 mAh battery, though Google seems to have little, says users will not have problems. The Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3.700 mAh battery. Both devices support 18W fast charging and wireless charging is also available.