As good as the camera is on the pixels, there's one area where Google's hardware has been missing for the last three generations: battery life. And it does not look like things are going to change with the Pixel 4 series. A new leak from 9to5Google detailing the specifications of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL reveals the following:
Both the Pixel 4 and the 4 XL will have 90 Hz battery-intensive panels, so you can from Google Add larger batteries. That's not the case: the Pixel 4 has a 2800 mAh battery – just like the Pixel 3 – and the Pixel 4 XL is equipped with a 3700 mAh battery, 1
Again, you have to live with a below-average battery life for a great camera.
For some reason, Google's hardware unit does not seem to be able to provide the basics. In the past three years, Google has been equipping its flagship with 4GB of RAM when its competitors offered three times as much, and storage management remains the main issue for the Pixel series.
We get at least 6GB of RAM by default on this year's phones, but the base 64GB memory may be a limiting factor this time, especially considering that there is no MicroSD slot.
It is not difficult to equip a phone with decent technical data – Chinese manufacturers have been doing this for several years. For the pixels, however, you'll have to compromise again to get below-average battery life and limited storage. Other specs include a Snapdragon 855 chipset with a Pixel Neural Core, a 12 megapixel primary camera with a 16 megapixel teleshooter (we'll have to wait for the Pixel 5 to get a wide-angle lens), stereo speakers, face unlock, and Titan M Security module and Motion Sense.
Unlike the Pixel 3 series, Google does not offer a USB-C dongle or USB-C earphone in its packaging. I understand the reason why budget brands do not have earphones in the box, but it's inexcusable with a $ 1000 phone. Sure, Pixel 4 will probably take photos of a caliber we've never seen on a phone, but from the hardware point of view, it just is not appropriate.