Welcome to a special episode of Alphabet City, I'm your guide Iyaz Akhtar, but nobody cares.
You're here for the Pixel 4 and the 4 XL.
Happen to be at the event, and I'm gonna let you know the answer to this question, should you upgrade to a Pixel 4 or 4 XL It's okay.
That quick word of warning.
This is based on my first impressions.
This is not a review because technically, reviews aren't allowed to a certain other date.
So come back to CNET to find out more about the pixel for now.
I've got here two the versions of the phone, you got the four and the four XL.
You can see the square camera bump.
If you compared to an iPhone, that looks pretty nice Now spec wise, the 4 and the 4XL are almost identical.
The differences, the screen size and the battery.
Otherwise, everything that's on the 4 is on the 4XL and vice versa.
That means if you want to take really fancy photos, you can do that.
And I did talk to Google and I asked, hey, are these crazy camera functions coming to older pixels?
They said yes.
But there'll be someone limited because of the power of the four XL is what makes those photos so much better.
If you're looking to upgrade based on design, look, the Google pixels are kind of on the draft side compared to the three to three a, they kind of look the same.
But that's not what's important about Google phones.
It's the hardware inside at this point.
If you want to use Google Assistant when you're offline, things like.
Turning on a timer do something like that.
You can do that without a network connection on these devices that's because the pixel four and four xl has some serious power on the inside.
All right guys in front of me i have the pixel for the xl i think this is a victory xl three a excel I just talked to a bunch of different people about what's the difference between the 4 and the 3 and legitimately the biggest thing is that Assistance is apparently much fast and it's a lot smarter.
Show me pictures from August.
Now it's taking me to the Photo's App.
Now previously, in older versions of Assistance You wouldn't see this, you would see this dialogue with Google Assistant.
I'm going to pick one.
Share with Brian.
Just have the ability to quickly send and share things using your voice.
That's pretty cool.
All right here look for a crazy reason upgrade, you gotta look at Project Soliz now called motion sensor It allows you to interact the phone without touching now one of the main things is when I reached for it actually senses and I'm here is trying to unlock the phone that's a pretty cool thing that you don't need to learn actually, the phone knows you.
Google said you could go ahead and change music tracks using motion sensor.
motion sensor will also work in games take a look at this game called headed south.
You could hang out with this bird and you wanna boost you got a swipe i wasn't exactly an expert this but actually seems pretty fun.
Now motion sensor also works on alarms check this out as an alarm goes off it's really loud as they reach for it the noise gets softer and also swipe away This alarm, Google call that a more polite phone.
I think it is.
One of the differences between the four and the three is this new finish.
On just black you can see that it's this really really shiny, reflective material here one of the older models give this two tone Matt version.
This guy is going to be a fingerprint magnet to be sure.
Now on the left of the poor XL and on the right you have the three XL.
You can see the four XL is a tiny bit taller, but it seems as though the Forex sells a little narrower.
So, the little bit of a larger phone to one direction and not the other.
When I first saw the camera bump on the pixel for and the leaks that that a that's pretty ugly.
You know what, Apple showed me what ugly really was.
And now these two colors, the white and the black will be available all the time.
But if you want the So Orange, Google said it's a limited edition.
So you wanted a reason to get a brand new Pixel 4 and you wanted an orange?
Now is your chance, but one of the things you need to know about the Pixel 4 and 4 XL have these amazing cameras, right?
Great big cameras.
Google decided that with the 4 and 4 XL, your uploading ability is limited to high quality.
Now one of the big hooks of the pixel was, hey, take photos with us, take videos with us and we'll upload it to the cloud at full quality 4k video and as much data as you can for photos Now the three A and three AXL had the same limitation, the pixel core and the XL come with three months of Google one, so you could become subscriber to Google's pay service.
So you can upload for quality.
Now why is that important?
For some reason in 2019 these devices Coming 64 and 128 GB of storage space.
I asked why?
Why would you do that?
And finally, the guy told me, it's how people use the devices.
Now I'm really curious about that.
In general, if you're going to talk about how amazing your cameras and Google photography through the pixels been just fantastic.
I will say it's What they've done with one camera on devices like the 3A XL a budget device of the day with the original pixel, just phenomenal photography.
The fact that these great camera phones they had any Leibovitz up there.
So photography is important, you're limited to 128 GB.
Now Maybe you're the best at taking photos and videos, and you do it on the first shot first take and it's perfect to maybe you don't take hundreds of photos just seems like a really bizarre choice at this point.
Also know five G variants.
There's no five G variant of the four.
So maybe if you have something like a pixel three, moving into four doesn't make a lot of sense that pixel two [NOISE] Probably makes more sense to go with a better screen.
Much faster assistance.
Don't forget if you want to get the latest android as soon as possible, you should get a pixel.
Flat out they are hard to beat to get the latest android.
Last year Google introduced the three They put it on a Black Friday sale.
So maybe hold off, watch our full review.
Find out what you think of it because the no reason to pay full price for a Google Pixel starts at 799 for the 64 gigabyte version, I can't believe I'm saying that in 2019 should you upgrade if you have, let's say [NOISE] I'm original Google Pixel, upgrade.
If you have a Motorola clamshell phone, like a razor, a VC three, get it.
Otherwise, if you have any phones in the past two years, maybe hold off at this point.
I do commend Google for its decision to go nuts this this year.
The fact these devices are exactly the same, except for size and battery.
That's also awesome.
There's no real differences between the two devices so you can get into 799 and it will say the small one.
It's very comfortable to hold.
Very responsive, very fast.
i've been talking about how it actually operates it's fast of course it's fast it's a new phone.
I'm gonna spend some more time with fix before it gets better if you've got questions let me know if you've enjoyed this day and alphabet city please like and subscribe I might as well see you online.