Google Pixel 4 in Just Black(Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)
Every year since 2016, Google launches two versions of its flagship Pixel phone — a regular Pixel and larger, more expensive Pixel XL. This year, we got the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
These latest Pixel phones have come under fire for poor battery life, especially the smaller Pixel 4 and its measly 2,800 mAh unit. It struggles to get through just one day of normal use, and as such, has a lot of people recommending the bigger Pixel 4 XL over it.
With that being the case, it's a bit surprising to look through the AC forums and see how many people opted for the Pixel 4.
Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
Go go gadget defensive fanboys!
Something I use to have & definitely don't want anymore is battery anxiety. That's what a 2800mamp battery will do for you? I don't know what Google was thinking but I'll take no part in it!
I got the XL and the battery life is just fine. Better than my old Note 5 was and better than my pixel 2 XL was. and as it gets to know my usage it is better than the first time I used it. Since I live in a rural area and don't have WiFi at home the only time I need a charge during the day is when I use my Hotspot all day long. Otherwise my phone easily lasts all day. Once I stayed away overnight without a charger and the next day at 1PM I still had 39% charge left. …
Funny that the comments so far are about not buying the 4 and why not. The question was if anyone bought one.
Yes, I did.
Well, the way I see it Google should have included a battery pack when this phone got released? There's just no way I would consider an 800.00+ phone with a 2800mamp battery & 64gb's of base storage. Whoever came to this conclusion should be hanged in his town square, yikes!
Yes, I did.