The Google Pixel 4 XL is a maxed version of the standard Google Pixel 4. It packs in specs that complement some of the shortcomings of its more compact cousin. It features a bigger display, a bigger battery and lots more. In this article, we explore the Google Pixel 4 XL specs and price.
Google Pixel 4 XL Key Specs & Features
- 6.3-inch, P-OLED Display, 1440 x 3040 pixels (537 ppi)
- Android 10
- 6GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
- 64GB / 128GB built-in storage
- 12MP + 16MP dual rear camera and 8MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 3700 mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
Being a mate of the Google Pixel 4, the Google Pixel 4 XL features matching design with its predecessor. Both smartphones have the same outer look.
The only you can differentiate both smartphones from each other via their weight and height. It is taller and weighs more than the Pixel 4.
It is just like its predecessor, features metal and glass in its build. There is Corning Grilla Glass 5 on both the front and back, with a metal frame holding it in place.
Taking a look at the rear of the Google Pixel 4 XL, we have a setup that appears to be a sequel of the iPhone 11. The rear of the smartphone is home to a squared camera module, which is home to a dual-camera setup and a camera flash.
Google has chosen to retail the subtle look on the Pixel. Apart from the camera module, the only thing you will find on this rear covering is Google’s mascot. Representing Google’s mascot is a big “G“.
Fliping the handset to get a front view, we have a humongous forehead and a tiny chin. Instead of making big bezels disappear, Google increased it. But its forehead bezel was increased for a reason.
The top bezel of the Google Pixel 4 XL is home to an array of a suite of sensors that power its Facial ID system. The suite of sensors is home to an infrared projector, an infrared receiver, and a radar.
The smartphone features a display bigger than what we had on the Google Pixel 4. Instead of having a 5.7-inch display, the Google Pixel 4 features a 6.3-inch display.
This display is a P-AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. And screen resolution of 1440 X 3040 and a screen density of 537ppi.
The camera on the Google Pixel 4 XL is a replica of what we had on the Google Pixel 4. It has the same dual cameras setup on the rear, as well as the same single selfie camera upfront.
The Dual Camera system on the rear of the Google Pixel 4 XL houses a 12MP primary sensor with an aperture of F/1.7. upfront the Google Pixel 4 houses a 16MP telephoto camera with an aperture of F/2.0.
This rear camera setup lets you take photos in HDR and panorama. For videos, the Google Pixel 4XL lets you shoot 4k videos at 30fps, 1080p videos at 30, 60 and 120fps.
It features an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of F/2.0. This camera lets you take photos in HDR and also shoot 1080p videos with frame rate maxed at 30fps.
The Google Pixel 4 XL color variants include, Oh So orange which has a mixture of orange and black, clearly white which has a mixture of white and just black.
Hardware and Software
Similarities continue. The Google Pixel 4 XL specs are almost the same thing as what you get in the Google Pixel 4, with some disparities, disparities that tell on the price.
It is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Although the Snapdragon 855 is pretty much recent, featuring the top of the line Snapdragon 855+ on the phone would have been much better since it is a pro device.
Other major hardware specs on the Google Pixel 4 XL includes a 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Please note that it doesn’t have a Micro-SD slot, this means you won’t be able to expand the memory.
The Google Pixel 4XL packs in a 3700 mAh as supposed to the 2800mAh battery that is featured on the Google Pixel 4. Apart from its bigger display, it’s the bigger battery is another reason you would probably want to pick up the Google Pixel 4 XL instead of the Google Pixel 4.
The Android phone charges via USB type C and supports 18W fast charge. Wireless charging is also supported on this device.
On the software side, the Google Pixel 4 XL runs a stock Android interface on top of Android 10.
The Google Pixel 4 XL features a USB Type C (3.1) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC ( Near field connection). Please note that the cell phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead it makes use of USB type C headphones and wireless headphones for private listening.
The only supported Nigerian LTE band on the Google Pixel 4 XL is the band 7, this means Nigerians will only be able to use MTN 4G sim on this. However, LTE bands supported on the Google Pixel 4 includes: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 25, 26, 30, 38, 41, 48, 66, 71.
Google Pixel 4 XL Price and Availability
Google Pixel 4 XL Price in Nigeria starts at around 324,988 Naira. The official launch price of the Google Pixel 4 XL was $899 for the 64GB variant and $999 (361,138 Naira) for 128GB of storage.
It is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from the Google store and other supported retail outlets around the world.
Google Pixel 4 XL Specs
Here are a few specs of the Google Pixel 4 XL:
- Platform: Android 10, Stock Android UI
- Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 2.42 GHz Tri-core Kryo 485 & 1.78 GHz quad-core Kryo 485 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
- GPU: Adreno 640
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Just Black, Clearly White, and a limited edition Oh So Orange.
- Dimension: 160.4 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 193g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM & E-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2280 pixels, Always-On Display, HDR10, 90Hz
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12MP (wide) F/1.7 + 16MP (Telephoto) F/2.4 Dual-Camera, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected] Videos
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Auto-HDR, Panorama, Autofocus, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], video.
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, F/2.0, AF
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type C (USB 3.1)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes, with dedicated mic
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3700 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W Fast Battery Capacity, Qi Wireless Charging,