NEW PIXEL 4 by Google (ONE MAJOR FLAW! – Paint Chipping Issue)

by birtanpublished on November 1, 2020

The brand new pixel 4 was just released by Google after months and months of leaks and hype surrounding this phone but with good reason so this phone although it didn't come out with many new surprises did have some amazing features and some really impressive specs but what is this phone actually like to use in this video I will demonstrate and test out the different features of this phone as well as share with you a critical flaw that I found that other reviews are not mentioning hey everyone welcome back to the channel I'm Michael Bryan in this video is all about the Google pixel for which I have

Right here now to be clear this is the Google pixel for and not the for Excel there are two different models some subtle differences that I'll mention throughout the video but for the most part I'm gonna dive in and see what this phone is like to use now I want to start off with highlighting a few of the main features about this and then I'll get into a tour showing you what it looks like now some of the really key features that make this phone unique the first one as you probably heard from many places is the radar so it has a radar chip in the top bezel right there and

What you see is obviously a little chunkier than a lot of flagship phones but you know we're gonna test it out and see if that's actually worth it secondly this has a better voice assistant and some other adjacent features to that so this has some local voice assist and actually which means that if you have slow internet or even if your internet is fast this should be acting much quicker than a traditional Android phone that has the Google assistant so there are many other features including the cameras or cameras plural now as opposed to the previous Google pixel which only

Had one camera now we have two cameras you can take pictures with and I'll talk about those and test those out but that's essentially the biggest highlights about this phone now let's get into a mechanical tour there are three different colors I have the oh so orange right here it's kind of a strange color of orange so almost a little bit of red in there as well and so you'll see it's all matte on the back there is also a black one and a white version of this you'll see on the edges all the way around it's a nice black matte there and then the power button is kind of a light

Orange so looking at the side of this device you have your power button which if you double press it you can open the camera or you can open up snapchat so one cool feature there then you have your volume buttons below that then across the top you have just a microphone there the left side has a sim tray on the bottom you have your USBC in the middle which is capable of fast charging and I believe it's 17 watts is the charger that it comes with then you have two speakers so one on either side there so looking at the front you'll see the

Screen right here is relatively small compared to the body for a flagship phone and so you know if you look at this Samsung Galaxy series they're all you know much bigger screens much smaller bezels all around but they have some other stuff packed into the top of the bezel here so in the top you have a radar chip in there you also of course have your selfie camera so no notches no cut outs and then you have you know a larger speaker on the top and a few other things up there that help with the face ID so the display on this phone is a 5.7 inch OLED screen with 90 Hertz

Refresh rate which is very impressive and you can also turn it down to 60 to save battery or you can have it so that it's always on 90 if you dive into you know some deeper options to change that one thing that's kind of a shortcoming though is they didn't take the time to upgrade this or maybe spend the money to upgrade this to a 4k screen it's only 1080p which I think is a bit of a drawback for a flagship phone like this one now if you upgrade to the XL you do get a 4k screen something I didn't mention about the bezels is actually that of course just like every Google

Pixel you can squeeze them and some in Google's assistant so then the back I didn't forget about that I think it looks really really nice a really simple design where they just have the Google G on the bottom and it's a really nice texture as well it's not too smooth it's definitely not rough and it just it feels really nice then on the top we have a very familiar little camera block there where you have three cameras but you can only actually take pictures with two of them so that's something we've seen a lot of phones you know the other ones just a sensor and so the two lenses

One of them is a regular lens just a wide angle and the other one is a 2x telephoto lens so while we're up top looking at the camera block I have to point out a very important flaw and maybe you already saw this but there's a lot of paint missing on my camera block and that was like that when I opened the box so I don't know if maybe that's just you know somehow the quality checks they missed it at Google you know I think Google would be better about this maybe it happened during shipping I don't know but for some reason there's paint missing on the top which makes me think

Two things one this might happen on other phones as well and two if that happened on this phone in just shipping or just assembly what's gonna happen when this in my pocket for an entire year so I imagine that there is going to be a problem where paint is wearing off all around the camera block right there maybe that doesn't bother everybody but honestly I think for a flagship phone that's not something I really want to look at so to give you an idea of the screen quality and the volume I have the screen brightness all the way up and as

You can see I have the volume all the way up there as well and we're gonna play a short little clip here this phone is also ip68 waterproof overall has a really nice weight to it a nice size I really like the the not XL size I think this is a good size for a phone where you can hold it up to your ear really well it fits in your pocket it fits in your hand really well so guys a quick little aside here I can only cover so much about this phone in one video so I will be doing an entire camera test in a separate video if you want to see that make sure you go down and click the

Subscribe button and the Bell icon so you know when that comes out so talking about some of the internal components of this this has Snapdragon 855 but not 855 plus so not the newest one this one the base model that I bought is 64 gigabytes but you can only actually use 45 of those gigabytes it tells you that when you first sign in it says you can transfer up to 45 gigabytes of files or whatever it has a 2800 milliamp hour battery which I did do some testing on that and the it doesn't really impress me that much so at about 140 today I had 41% and then at 4:40 so just three hours

Later I was all the way down to 18% just under standard use for this phone so we could do the math and see how long the phone would actually last but it's not gonna last more than a day so as I said before this comes with an 18 watt fast charger it also has wireless charging on the back but not reverse wireless charging so if you have like earbuds or something you want to charge you can't do that with this phone it also does not have a fingerprint sensor as you probably already noticed but the face ID on here should be really good because of the radar chip so the way it works is

The radar is on all the time and as soon as you reach your hand close to the phone it fires up the cameras and the face ID and when you pick it up it signs in almost instantly and you're on your phone so I really like how fast that is I some people miss the fingerprint sensor I think it's kind of nice just to have it you know you don't even know you're signing in which does have a little bit of a security issue with that where you know this signs in non-stop you look at it it signs in or you don't even look at it if you were asleep and somebody holds it up to your face it

Signs in so the face ID seems great I don't know if I will definitely be using it I might just use a pin just to be a little bit safer on this phone but comment down below what you guys think of that is that something that you don't really care about because you know technically somebody could use your fingerprint when you're asleep as well I mean hopefully you would feel it but is that really a big issue for you comment down below so looking at what comes in the box pretty standard for a pixel you have your USB see to USBC cable you have your charging block which

Is 18 watts so a fast charging block right there you have your little transfer adapter USB see on one side USB a on the other to easily transfer your files from another phone and that's basically all they give you they don't give you earbuds they don't give you any kind of earbuds adapter so you're kind of on your own to either buy an adapter or to go out and get you you know some Bluetooth headphones so some small drawbacks here this does not have dual SIM and it also does not have expandable storage so if you want to have more storage than it comes with you have to

Pay for you know storing it on onedrive or Google or whatever whatever service you want or you could just upgrade and buy a more expensive pixel so looking at the software like I just said the face ID is something that is really nice now you can also use the radar for a couple other things so one of them is any time you're listening to music so you know if you have Spotify playing you can swipe back and forth and go forward or back a song but it's not just Spotify you can actually do that with other things as well so if you have you know if you're playing on YouTube for example just a

YouTube video you can swipe back and forth and it works with that I don't really see the purpose for this situation for using the swipe II thing so it's not really that consistent if I swipe you know maybe I get it 50% of the time of course I probably get better at it as I use it more but doing this to me is just as easy as doing this I don't really see the you know that extra 4 inches I don't think it's really saving me you know that much effort now there are other things that the radar does really well like I said if you're reaching for your phone it fires up the

Camera and signs in quicker also in the morning if you want to silence your alarm as you reach for it it's it quiets your alarm down and then you can also swipe away and just turn your alarm off or snooze it also if I'm really worried about being efficient why wouldn't I just use the voice assistant to skip a song so besides the radar both sides of the face ID and besides Android 10 those are three great software features of this phone really the meat and potatoes on this one really the best feature about this phone is going to be the integration with Google's voice assist

And that's really where it becomes powerful and so there are several different features you have with that especially on this phone one of them is a lot of the voice assistant is local so not all of it but if you have slower internet it will be faster because it's saving stuff locally it should be more accurate as well and so you can also do some things like basic translations offline or you can do some voice memos offline and so voice memo is another new thing so I love taking voice memos but the most annoying thing by far is going through and finding the information and

Figuring out you know what you said in what part of what voice memo and so what they do here which is really cool is they actually transcribe it real time and it's actually doing that right now now the last thing I want to talk about which everyone gets very very excited about is the cameras on the Google pixel for right here so of course the pixel 3 was one of the best cameras ever on a smartphone and so the up their game here now there are two cameras now like I said before one kind of shortcoming that upsets a lot of people is that the second one is not ultra wide it's a

Telephoto one ok so this is the front-facing camera right now it's 8 megapixels and it does not shoot 4k it's only 1080 but then on the back side where we have two cameras one of them is 12 megapixels for the regular wide-angle and then the 2x zoom is 16 megapixels both of those can shoot in 4k so then here's some pictures that I took with this camera the first one is 1 X zoom and then we're gonna compare that to the galaxy s 10 picture at 1x zoom just for reference then next we have 2x zoom with unhear which is optical and then if you keep zooming it's digital zoom all up to

8x ok so now I want to take a picture in night mode and I see and see right here in the video this is clearly very dark in here so in night mode you'll see that actually works really well so that Astro photography as you can see here is absolutely an amazing feature on this phone there's a lot of light pollution out so there are really not many stars but the phone actually saw it better than I did and so this would actually do it even better than most DSLR cameras because it's able to take 16 different pictures and layer them together now testing it out I will say the zoom is

Relatively seamless as you zoom in you pinch to zoom and you don't really notice where it goes from the wide angle to the telephoto lens it really just is there nice seamless zoom right there you go all the way up to 8 X and as they said in the event it's actually better if you zoom in to take a picture rather than taking a picture and then cropping it there's not a ton of options you can do with so pretty much everything is almost like dumbed down so it takes great pictures takes really good videos but you don't really have a choice it just gonna do

Whatever it does you don't have any kind of pro mode you don't have anything where you can change a lot about the videos or stabilize it or anything like that okay so there's a lot of specs to cover with this phone but who would this phone actually be for I think there's two groups of people that would really like this phone and one group that would not like this phone as much so the first group that would definitely like this phone would be anybody who is a pixel super fan if you like to pixel three or the 3a you'll definitely like this phone it's obviously an upgrade in a lot of

Different ways and you know it does a really good job of being a pixel so the other group that I think would really like this would be your everyday person that doesn't really care about their phone they're not gonna go around and show everyone the specs and talk about all my phone can charge my earbuds and my phone can do this it's just a person that wants a phone it's a very powerful tool and a powerful assistant to their life so this phone is really good at being an assistant it's really good at you know the interface on here you're gonna be the first to get the newest

Androids and androids kind of been leaning towards simplifying your life getting notifications out of the way a lot more digital well-being type stuff also you don't have a lot of distractions on this phone it's just you have a camera that works really well you're not gonna spend time messing around with it and it's it's really good at taking you know voice memo notes and stuff like that so it's a really powerful tool as an assistant not so much as a fun novelty toy phone now that's the group that I think would not like it would be the real tech geeks

That just love new phones they love talking about the different specs of it they love things like you know a lot of the Samsung or the Apple fans that just love everything about their new phones they're not going to really be liking this phone because it kind of comes short on a lot of those big flagship you know features so guys that's what I think about the Google pixel for it's a great phone it's not the best phone out there but it's the best at what it's supposed to do in my opinion so comment down below what you guys think of this thank you all for watching I'll see you

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