What to expect from the Google Pixel 4
Google have just released the Pixel 4, and it’s had some mixed reviews. It’s a smaller phone than most of the market competitors, offering a refreshing change from the huge screens of Apple and Samsung. So what can you expect from the latest addition to Google’s flagship series?
One of the main selling points of Google’s latest smartphone model is its upgraded camera functions. The company claim that their new device can take studio-quality photos but without all the complicated settings. The updated Night Sight feature allows you to take vivid photos without flash, and can allegedly even capture pictures of the Milky Way. You can change the exposure in different parts of the photo and the additional lens will make portrait mode even more professional, as well as providing Super Res Zoom to take high-quality pictures from afar. The Top Shot function even recognises your most frequently photographed friends and family, capturing them at the perfect moment when they are smiling rather than blinking.
A more responsive device
The new Google Assistant allows you to do more with your voice, and better integration with apps means you can access your favourite features easily, even on the go. Perhaps more excitingly, there is also a new feature called Quick Gestures which uses radar to sense motion, meaning you can control your phone without touching it. Motion Sense allows you to change track, snooze alarms and silence phone calls with a wave of the hand. Face recognition will also be a lot safer thanks to the Titan M security chip, which encrypts your most sensitive data.
Buying this model also comes with the benefits of the brand. You will have unlimited online storage with Google photos, as well as three months of Google One. On top of this, you can keep your data safe as you will receive three years of security and OS updates, and automatic app scans from Google Play Protect. The store has an immense amount of apps available, and if that’s not enough you can always play web apps and games on websites such as https://conquestador.com/.
Poor battery life
Though the phone has some great features and offers a refreshingly compact yet powerful device, the model is hampered by poor battery life. The Pixel 4 reportedly lasts just over 14 hours for the average user without charge, meaning that serious online gamers may struggle. Having said this, the screen has a 90Hz refresh rate which makes for smooth gameplay, and the easy-to-grip design mean that perhaps it would be worth investing in a portable charger.
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