- Google's new Pixel 4 comes with an upgraded dual-lens camera, new motion detection technology and a softer screen.
- But the upgrade is probably only worthwhile if you are upgrading from a Pixel 2 or older. 19659002] The new features and specifications of Pixel 4 will be much more noticeable if you upgrade from an older phone like Pixel 2, and the Pixel 3 and 3a phones are still just fine, even in comparison.
- But Pixel 2 lacks many of the modern camera features found on Pixel 3 and Pixel 4.
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After a flood of leaks, Google finally took the cover from its new Pixel 4 smartphone earlier this week, starting at $ 800 and starting shipping on October 24.
During Pixel 4's reveal, Google brought out famous portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz to discuss what it was like to use the new device's camera in the hope of proving that the camera system on its new device can handle professional work more than anything. It also flagged Pixel 4's new radar-driven motion detection technology, which can detect your presence and recognize your gestures.
But despite these advances, you should probably only waste on Pixel 4 if you are upgrading from a Pixel 2 or older. Unless Pixel 4's step recognition is a must for you ̵
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That's because there are many similarities between Pixel 3 and 4: both phones have a large, lively OLED screen that compresses about the same number of pixels per inch on the screen and supports HDR. Both have high-quality cameras loaded with software and hardware-powered features, and both include Google's security chip Titan M, which is said to offer enterprise-class protection – a feature that Pixel 2 lacks.
The biggest difference between Pixel 3 and 4, except Motion Sense, is the camera. Pixel 4 now has two cameras instead of a – 12.2-megapixel wide-angle lens that Pixel 3 owners should know and a new 16-megapixel telephoto lens for better zoom. Pixel 4 also comes with some new photography features, such as the ability to capture photos of a starry night sky, manually adjust the exposure and shadows when framing, and see how photos will look in HDR Plus mode before pressing the shutter button.
Other changes included with Pixel 4 are designed to make your phone feel a little faster and more efficient. The new screen now has a 90Hz refresh rate, which would make navigating the device's user interface and scrolling feel smoother and smoother. Pixel 4 also has 2 GB of extra RAM than Pixel 3 (6 GB vs. 4 GB) and runs on a slightly newer processor compared to Pixel 3.
Taken together, all these features will probably make Google's latest phone feel faster.
But the changes seem much more meaningful if you upgrade from an older device like Pixel 2, which runs on a Qualcomm processor that is now two generations old and lacks many of Google's modern camera features.
Pixel 2, for example, does not support Top Shot, which saves frames before and after the shutter button is pressed and selects the best one. Neither does it have Super Res Zoom, which as the name suggests preserves more detail when you squeeze in to zoom in digitally. However, the Pixel 3 has almost all the same camera features as the Pixel 4.
Plus, the Pixel 2's screen is also noticeably smaller than the Pixel 4. The Pixel 2 has a 5-inch screen, while the 4 has a much more spacious 5.7-inch screen. The difference between Pixel 3's screen and Pixel 4's is much less noticeable – Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch screen, just 0.2 inches smaller. Also, the screen of Google's aging Pixel 2 does not support HDR, unlike Pixel 3 and 4.
All told, if you invest about $ 800 in a smartphone, it is worth sticking with it for at least two years. But if you bought Pixel 2 at launch, you will probably upgrade and find Pixel 4 as very superior.