Pixel 4 and 4 XL specs vs. Pixel 3, 3 XL and 3A: What's new and different
We compare Google's new Pixel phones with the ones from 2018 to see what's changed, spec by spec.
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While the Pixel 4 and 4 XL feature several upgrades over the 3 and 3 XL, the new phones do not improve upon some of the faults of their predecessors, including the lack of expandable memory and of a headphone jack (though the explosion of wireless earbuds may mean this is no longer a big concern for many people). The Pixel 4 also has a smaller battery than the
, though the 4 XL's battery is larger than that of the 3 XL.
Ultimately, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL's greatest competition may come from the budget Pixel 3a, which starts at $399 and doubled Pixel sales earlier this year.
To see how else the phones compare with the Pixel 3, 3 XL and 3A, check out the chart below.
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Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL vs. Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3A