The Pixel 4 XL has been my main phone for over six months now, during which time I could properly see its pros and cons. I’ll take a short look at these in this article.
This article does not claim to be an extensive one. Just like everything else on this blog, it constitutes a personal point of view. It is, however, very much based on using the Pixel 4 XL on a daily basis. Which, I would have to admit, has been mainly positive.
Camera, camera, camera
One of the main selling points of any Pixel phone has always been the camera. Things are in no way different with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
While the previous models have had absolutely impressive cameras, where the Pixel 4 XL never fails to impress is in low-light, without a flash. This has allowed me to take some beautiful photos, especially around sunset. You can check my Instagram page for up-to-date ones, but I really like how the one below has turned out. It was taken yesterday on my Government-allowed walk, has no filter or adjustment whatsoever and I think it looks great.
Just a few years ago, such phone camera feats would have been beyond any stretch of imagination.
I also must mention the excellent colour reproduction in good lighting conditions. Here’s an example.
As I’m a huge music fan and I also write concert reviews (in times when there are actually concerts happening), I could use it just fine to take pictures for my articles.
I’ve already discussed the astrophotography mode in another article. It’s a very nice gimmick, but I do have to admit that I haven’t been using it nearly as much as it deserves to be used. I probably will soon, with the summer coming.
To be continued…
This has been part one of this series, just talking about the camera. Expect the next part in the following few days.