Google launches Pixel 4 smartphone, here’s how it is different from Pixel 3

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 10:08 IST Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3HIGHLIGHTSGoogle launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones on October 15.Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 procerssor.Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones come with a dual rear camera setup.Google Pixel 4 is here! Google on Tuesday launched its next generation Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL putting an end to months-long rumour chain. The Pixel 4 launch event or the Made by Google event 2019 was everything that we had hoped it would be. It confirmed the countless rumours that had been circulating on the internet over the span past six month.Motion Gestures, dual rear camera setup packed in a square shaped camera module, notch-less display, a uni-body design, a better camera app are some of top features that had been doing rounds on the internet. Closer to the launch leaks and reports detailed almost everything about the next generation Pixel phones right from specs to camera modes and apps. What remained was Google’s stamp of approval, which these reports got when the phone was unveiled last night.Regardless of the leaks which partly dampened the enthusiasm around the event, Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 smartphones made a stellar entry at last night’s event. The two phones are not only the first of Pixel phones to get a multi-camera setup but they are also the first set of smartphones to get a radar chip. Needless to say that the Pixel 4 smartphones are radically different from the Pixel 3 smartphones.Here is how the Pixel 4 smartphones differ from their predecessors: Design & Display Google has overhauled the design of its smartphones with the launch of Pixel 4 smartphones. Pixel 4 looks and feels different from Pixel 3. The different is both significant and prominient. For starters, the Google Pixel 4 comes with a unibody glass design which is similar to say iPhone XS. All the three colour variants – Clearly White, Just Black and Oh So Orange — come with a black coloured metal chassis with a matte paint. Pixel 3, on the other hand, featured a dual-tone finish and is available in White, Black and Grey colour variants.advertisementBut that’s not the only difference in design. Pixel 3 comes with a single rear camera which is placed diagonally opposite to the fingerprint sensor that sits in the middle of the top quadrant of the phone. Pixel 4, on the other hand, comes with a dual rear camera setup that sits inside a black colored square shaped camera bump (do you like the design?). There is no fingerprint sensor on the back. On the front, Pixel sports an iPhone X-like notch while Pixel 4 has thick bezels on top that houses a bunch of sensors.Lastly, the screen. The Google Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD+ OLED display with a screen density of 443 ppi and a screen aspect ratio of 18:9. Pixel 4, on the other hand, comes with a bigger 5.7-inch full HD+ OLED display with a screen density of 444 ppi and a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. Besides sporting a bigger display what separates Pixel 4 from Pixel 3 is its screen that can operate at a refresh rate of 90Hz. Simply said, it is incredibly fast. Woosh!With Pixel 4 Google finally brings Apple’s True Tone feature to its ecosystem. Google is calling this feature Ambient EQ. And if you aren’t sure what it does, the answer is simple. Google’s Ambient EQ feature like Apple’s True Tone dynamically adjusts the screen brightness as per the ambient lighting.Operating System and UIThis one is a no brainer. Google launches its phones with the latest version of its mobile operating system. Pixel 3 launched with Android 9.0 Pie last year while Pixel 4 launched with Android 10 on board, which means it comes with all the lastest security and privacy features that the company has to offer. Here’s the good news, Google has already rolled out Android 10 update to its older Pixel phones. So Android updates are some thing that you don’t need to worry about at all.However, what you should look at is the Recorder app that will be available exclusively on the Pixel 4 smartphone. This app will not only record audio but also transcribe the record and help users look for specific phrases in the recordings.RAM, Battery and other thingsGoogle launched Pixel 3 series smartphones with 4GB RAM. The company offered a similar RAM configuration in case of its budget Pixel 3A smartphones. But with the launch of Pixel 4, Google finally upgraded the RAM of its smartphones adding 6GB RAM to both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smarthones.Another point of difference between Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 smartphones is the processor. Pixel 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor while Pixel 4 runs on Snapdragon 855. Snapdragon 855 offers a performance improvement of roughly 45 per cent over its predecessor. It’s also faster and more energy efficient than Snapdragon 845.advertisementPixel 3 comes with a 2,915mAh battery with support for fast charging. Pixel 4, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 2,800mAh battery. Contrary to that, Pixel 3 XL offers a 3,430mAh battery while Pixel 4 XL comes with a 3,700mAh battery. Were you hoping to get a bigger battery on the new Pixel 4 phone? May not this time.In addition to that there is the famed Soli radar chip that powers the phone’s Motion Sense technology, which not only activates the Pixel 4 smartphone when the user is nearby but it can also be used for other tasks such as answering or rejecting a call or changing audio tracks. Lastly, the Pixel 4 smartphone, instead of coming with fingerprint sensor comes with face unlock technology that is powered by Soli radar chip.Google AssistantGoogle has not only upgraded the hardware but also customised Google Assistant for Pixel 4 smartphones. Up until now, Google Assistant worked using Google’s cloud architecture. Meaning? You couldn’t use Google Assistant in absence of internet connectivity. But that changes with Pixel 4, which gets a new and upgraded Google Assistant that runs on both – the cloud and on device — which makes it faster than the old Google Assistant that you and I are used to using. The on-device processing also makes it more useful for the users by allowing them to use their phones even when they are in the areas with no network connectivity.CameraThe most important change that Google has made to its smartphone is in terms of the camera. As I mentioned before Pixel 4 is the first smartphone by Google that gets a multi, or in this case, a dual-rear camera setup. The newly launched Pixel 4 smartphone comes with a 12.2MP standard lens and a 16MP telephoto lens. This dual-rear camera setup is housed inside a sqaure shaped camera module which also houses an LED flash. On the contrary, Pixel 3 sports a 12.2MP dual-pixel camera on the back.As far as the front camera is concerned, Pixel 4 comes with an 8MP wide-angle lens while Pixel 3 comes with a dual-camera setup consisting of an 8MP wide angle and standard lens. What differentiates the camera in Pixel 4 from the camera in Pixel 3 besides the additional lens is the presence of additional technology which according to Google enables one (is it hard to guess which one) to better capture shadows and highlights in an image and ultimately snap a picture that is almost smilar to the real-life scene. Pixel 4, unlike Pixel 4, comes with dual exposure controls that allow users to play with the shadows and highlights. The Pixel 4 smartphone also gets Frequent Faces feature – as was highlighted by several leaks – which enables the phone to identify the people with whom you frequently click a picture with and automatically focus on them when they are spotted in a scene that you are about to capture. Pixel 4 gets a better Night Sight over its predecessor, which fuels the camera app’s astrophotgraphy mode. It also gets better white balance and wider-range portrait mode which brings more depth and detail to the portrait shots.advertisementThe Pixel 4 smartphones are impressive but the two smartphones will not be available in India. So you will have to wait indefinitely to get your hands on the Soli-powered gestures and more in the country.ALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to knowALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL will not launch in India, they are too high-tech for Indian governmentALSO READ: | Missed last night’s event? Here’s everything Google announced at its hardware eventGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow GoogleFollow Google Pixel 4Follow Google pixel 3Follow Google Pixel 3a Google launches Pixel 4 smartphone, here’s how it is different from Pixel 3Google launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones at Made by Google event on October 15. The newly launched Pixel phones are the first of Google’s smartphones to get a dual rear camera setup.advertisement Nextlast_img read more