Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 3 – What HAPPENED!?

by birtanpublished on April 16, 2021

It's here the Google pixel for is finally here the most leaked Android smartphone in history I finally have one in the studio and I can't wait to put it through spaces especially since it costs $800 or starts at $100 which is a lot of money so definitely stay tuned for my full long-term view of this device and of course the four XL as well but in this video I'm going to be comparing the 4 pixel 4 to its predecessor the pixel 3 and see what are the changes what are some of the features that Google has added to the pixel for some features that taken away from the pixel 3 which is true so sit back and enjoy this

Little comparison now I do want to mention that I've extensively used the pixel 3 last year and I've had a lot of concerns with this device but I'll definitely talk about those as I'm talking through this comparison so yeah let's get started but first a quick message from our sponsor a o C's warranty just respawned that covers four years general warranty for any defects including a one-time accidental warranty replacement of vagin monitors because sometimes things happen so you can enjoy a super smooth and responsive gameplay just like the warranty check it out

Below alright so let's start with the design and it still features rounded corners so like the pixel three but I'm not really a fan of the curved edges on the display it looks more aggressive compared to the pixel three the frame now comes in this matte black finish and I absolutely love it this phone comes in three different colors clearly white Oso orange and Google and they're naming strategy and finally there's just black interestingly enough the white and orange variants have a matte texture at the back but they did exclude that particular texture

On the black model that I have with a pixel for Excel as you can see it's completely glossy it's an absolute fingerprint magnet I don't even know why Google decided to illuminate that texture I mean I would love an all matte black phone but this is just like why I'm really glad that they didn't implement curved screens around the edges because just like the pixel 3 the pixel 4 is easier to hold in the hand the Excel model might be too big for people with smaller hands and for size comparison it's almost similar to the 1 plus 70 but it's

Certainly smaller than the Galaxy Note 10.1 really changed the dimensions of these phones which is really nice the display is probably one of the biggest improvements over the pixel 3 it now features a 90 Hertz refresh rate in fact this might be one of the first phones to hit store shelves so you can physically get to experience 90 Hertz in real time and sort of get to see what the smoothness is when you're navigating through the UI and I think that's certainly a welcoming change to the pixel for the screen size on the pixel 4 has increased slightly from 5.5 to 5.7

Inches but it still maintains the same form factor as I mentioned earlier they did this by extending the display all the way to the bottom but the trade-off is that you don't get the front facing speaker set up like the pixel 3 but don't worry the earpiece and the bottom facing speakers are configured in stereo mode and they sound amazing in fact they sound a lot better than the pixel 3 in my opinion because there's a little bit more bass and honestly when I'm listening to music or just casually watching content I was really impressed with the sound quality coming out of the

Pixel for now I can't forget to talk about this four head bezel some of you might downright hate this design but to be honest it has grown on me sure you lose symmetry but Google had to take this approach in order to implement their radar solely motion sensor and the front-facing camera speaking of which they decide to remove the secondary ultra wide-angle camera on the pixel floor like what's found on the pixel 3 and I'm actually really pissed about that because they clearly had the rule for it and honestly the difference is in that while your field of view is

Slightly noticeable and I'm not really sure why Google decided to illuminate one of my favorite features of this device in fact a lot of people really enjoy having that wide-angle selfie camera on the pixel 3 this is like a step backwards and I mean let me know let me know what you guys think do you are you disappointed by this removal I'm curious to know your thoughts about that in the comments all right so let's talk about the motion way our sensor implemented on the pixel for now essentially it allows user to control certain aspects of the phone without

Having to touch the device so for instance you can simply wave your hand to skip tracks silence phone calls snooze alarms you can't necessarily control volume or answer phone calls now having just spent a couple of days with the pixel for the emotion gesture is still a hit-or-miss in fact I feel like a lot of developers have to take advantage of the radar sensor to start implementing gestures for their respective apps so perhaps over time we'll start to see updates roll out so that we can start to finally take advantage of this sensor because it

Is an interesting you know feature to add to a phone in fact we did see this with LG's implementation on their device not too long ago so I hope to see google improvise on that later on what's really frustrating is that Google is not selling the pixel 4 and the 4 excel in India which honestly doesn't make any sense to me in fact for the 10% of our audience of watching from India I honestly I don't really know what to say because I feel like this is certainly a missed opportunity you might also notice that the pixel 4 doesn't have any physical biometric authentication on the

Device like a fingerprint sensor and that's because they've completely ditched that for an advanced encrypted face unlock via the Titan and chip so far my experience with it has been great in fact it's very fast and even though that I'm wearing glasses it works all the time which is cool it also works when I'm in bed so under low-light situations it seems to work just fine but I'm actually curious to see how reliable this particular verification is just because you know when I'm trying to make a payment or under unexpected situations how is it gonna hold up I'm

Definitely planning on investigating this a little bit further on so definitely stay tuned for that but for now it's pretty cool taking a look at the specs of the pixel 4 it's really not that great especially for the price it's very underwhelming so you get a Snapdragon 855 not the 855 plus 6 gigabytes of RAM 64 gigabytes of storage and it's not expandable and you can only max it out to 120 gigabytes really the only difference between the pixel 3 and the 4 is the updated SOC and two extra gigs of RAM the storage is not even ufs 3.0 like what's found on oneplus devices

Battery is smaller on the pixel 4 so we're looking at 28 million powers versus 2,900 on the pixel three so far battery life has not been that great on the pixel 4 and I have verified that with some of my other friends in the tech community in fact screen on time is very much similar on the pixel 4 compared to the pixel 3 so it's not something you know significant but if you are looking for a better battery life the only way to off 4 is pick slow for Excel because it does come with the 3,700 million of our battery which is definitely a step up from the

Pixel to me excel this phone still has the ip68 water-resistant rating wireless charging unfortunately the charging solution is not faster compared to last year because it's still using the 18 watt charging protocol and now on to the cameras it's actually a questionable choice from Google in my opinion because it left a lot of people including myself scratching our heads just because of the configuration that they decided to go with here's why the pixel 3 came with a single 12.2 megapixel f1 pointed sensor the pixel 4 comes with the exact same

Sensor with a lower f-stop and a 16 megapixel F 2.4 telephoto lens and that's it you don't get an ultra wide-angle camera on the pixel 4 which is really disappointing I was hoping for Google to include one on this device but unfortunately we don't get it I don't know I don't know what to say I just don't you see Google is really banking on software improvements with the pixel 4 because they've added features like super resume improved portrait mode astrophotography improved white balancing algorithms and live HDR plus all these things that I

Really want to test out in the long term of you but as you can see by these comparisons between the pixel 3 and the pixel for the pictures look really good but it is expected given how good their computational photography is I mean there's a little bit more detail on the pixel 4 versus a pixel 3 and dynamic range is slightly improved but what's really interesting is the pixel of 3 produces images that are more contrasty compared to the pixel for having compared these samples side-by-side I don't really notice a major difference between the two sure the pixel 4 is a

Little bit brighter compared to the pixel 3 but I'm actually happy with the results coming out the pixel 3 and with a little bit of editing I'm pretty sure I can get a really good result out of this camera but I want to know your thoughts about these samples what do you guys think about it let us know in the comments down below alright so this is the video test on the pixel 4 and the pixel 3 the dynamic range is actually slightly better on the pixel 4 compared to the pixel of 3 as you can see and the pixel 3 tends to add a bit of contrast to the image whereas a pixel 4 it's

Trying its very best to retain that HDR goodness which is great now in terms of detail I honestly can't tell a difference quite frankly I mean I really should have a shot 4k at 60 frames per second because we could have done some really cool slow-motion stuff with the new phone but unfortunately that isn't the case cuz man for for the price point it's just video video features are absolutely underwhelming on the pixel for alright so this is the front-facing camera test on the pixel 3 and the pixel 4 I'll be

Switching back and forth just so you can get a rough idea on what the audio quality is gonna be like unfortunately a dynamic range is pretty terrible on both these phones but that's a thing with video pixel phones they just aren't as good as Samsung's Galaxy devices but most importantly what's even surprising is that the front-facing camera can only shoot 1080p video and not 4k whereas the iPhones – levan which costs $100 less can shoot 4k video using the front-facing camera that's just that's a complete disappointment now Google has added a

Few refinements in the software department but there are a few gimmicks at it as well so you can now choose live Pokemon wallpapers that react with your motion gestures and I'll be honest with you Mike really enjoy playing around this feature but then again just imagine yourself in a public space just trying to fiddle around with your phone just trying to make different gestures I think I think that's just gonna look weird another really cool feature is ly transcribing that records audio in real time as well as transcribing that using the voice memo app this is one of my

Favorite features of the pixel 4 in fact if you're a student you can certainly take advantage of this particular feature when you're recording lectures because you don't have to be connected to the internet for this to take full effect it happens locally on the phone and Google has some really smart organization tools as well so that is pretty cool finally Google assistant gets a few refinements here and there as well but if I'm being brutally honest guys I actually prefer oxygen OS on oneplus devices compared to the pixel experience because you get more

Customizable options on oxygen iOS versus the Google UI just because you can get to change the accent colors on icons and do a lot more things with that and I feel like one plus is definitely nailed it with giving you the stock Android experience but also customization whereas Google is just it's plain but there's nothing really interesting about this particular UI now I did get a chance to ask some more friends to see what they think about the pixel four and the four Excel let's hear what they had to say Ebert Mike Demetri thank you guys so

Much for having me on but I'm gonna preface this video by saying I do like the pixel for I think it's a good smartphone but a good smartphone in 2019 for a flagship device is not hard to do because every flagship device right now is a good smartphone camera come on ultra wide it should be there I don't care if you think it's good or not the competition is doing it Apple is doing it and if Apple's doing it you should be doing it or trying to be doing it better that should be on your device in 2019 $800 smartphone but it's not living up to the flagship

Features you're pricing it just above the iPhone 11 and above the 1 plus 72 devices that I personally feel offer a lot more value than the pixel 4 I think right now the only people who should buy this device are people who want the absolute best smartphone camera first stills if you're doing video or anything else there's better options out there anyways that's all I have to say those are the features I like and dislike about the pixel 4 Thank You Hardware Canucks for having me on and Dmitry haver so I've been using the Google picks up for and Google picks up for

Exile for a few days now but I keep finding myself on the 4 XL now normally do like smaller phones but the problem is the Google pixel 4 has one of the smallest batteries on Android right now it's 2800 million powers and it just keeps dying over and over again I'm getting like 3 hours 50 minutes or 4 hours of screen on time which is very bad I usually get six and a half to seven hours of screen on time on any given day on a regular Android phone as far as new features go you've pretty much got an enhanced camera and you've got project soli now in the camera

You've got the what-you-see-is-what-you-get viewfinder which is really nice but that uses a lot of power solely which is this radar sensor that senses when you're picking up your phone turns out in the face unlock cameras and then unlock your phone is really good really fast but it also uses a lot of power there's Wi-Fi sensors there's sensors that are using cellular data and these all just kill your phone pretty much instantly so for me it's just really hard to recommend a pixel for especially the small one when it's just going to die after a

Couple hours of use so there you have it pixel for versus pixel three and I hope you were able to take away the differences between these two devices in fact I'm curious to know your thoughts about the camera comparisons in the comments down below I was really hoping for a lot more with the pixel 4 especially since it costs $800 or starts at $800 I don't feel like Google has added that much to justify its price tag personally but I think it's too early to come up with a conclusions because I really want to spend a little bit more time with this phone to see what it can

Do especially for that price so certainly stay tuned for my long term review but until then I never with hard-working axe thank you so much for watching make sure to check out some relevant content over here subscribe and hit that notification button so that he don't miss out on a new video and I'll talk to you guys in the next one

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