Google unveiled the Pixel 4 and 4 XL during its event on Tuesday, and everything was pretty much as expected. However, now that the devices are official, we’re starting to run comparisons between Google’s newest flagships and other popular devices. Let’s look at the Google Pixel 4 XL vs the Galaxy Note 10.
Google Pixel 4 XL vs Galaxy Note 10: Basic specs
On paper, the Google Pixel 4 XL and Galaxy Note 10 are very similar. For example, the Galaxy Note 10 and the Google Pixel 4 XL have the same size display at 6.3 inches. The Note 10 has a FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a punch-hole selfie camera and 401 ppi, while the Pixel 4 XL has a QHD+ flexible OLED display with 537 ppi. Both devices feature an always-on display. The Pixel 4 XL measures 75.1 x 160.4 x 8.2 mm and weighs 193 grams, while the Galaxy Note 10 is slightly smaller at 71.8 x 151 x 7.9 mm and 168 grams.
The Note 10 sports a 3,500 mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL features a slightly larger 3,700 mAh battery. The Pixel 4 XL comes in storage capacities of 64 GB and 128 GB, while Samsung has provided more space in the Galaxy Note 10 at 256 GB. The Note 10 features 8 GB of RAM, compared to the Pixel 4 XL’s 6 GB of RAM. Both devices feature face unlock.
The Pixel 4 XL is available in Just Black, Clearly White and Oh So Orange, while the Galaxy Note 10 comes in Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink and Aura Red. Of course, the biggest difference in the Google Pixel 4 XL vs the Galaxy Note 10 is Samsung’s S Pen stylus in the Note.
The Pixel 4 XL starts at $899, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is more expensive at $950.
As far as cameras go, the Pixel 4 XL features a dual-lens rear camera with 16-megapixel and 12.2-megapixel lenses. The bigger lens has an f/2.4 aperture, while the smaller lens has an f/1.7 aperture. Both lenses feature optical and electronic image stabilization.
The Galaxy Note 10 has a triple-lens camera system with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The ultra-wide lens has an aperture of f/2.2, while the wide-angle lens has a dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4. The telephoto lens has an aperture of f/2.1.
The Pixel 4 XL’s selfie camera has an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus. The Galaxy Note 10 has a 10-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and live focus.
The Pixel 4 XL’s rear camera shoots video in 1080p at 30 fps, 60 fps and 120 fps, while it shoots in 720p at 240 fps. It shoots 4K at 30 fps. The selfie camera shoots in 1080p at 30 fps. The Galaxy Note 10 shoots in 4K UHD at 60 fps and 180p FHD at 60 fps.
Although it looks on paper like the camera battle between the Google Pixel 4 XL vs the Galaxy Note 10 easily goes to Samsung, we must point out that Google has been able to do much more with lower specs. In fact, Google’s cameras have been some of the best on the market in past devices. However, it will take some time and real-world, hands-on experience to find out if the Pixel 4 XL continues the trend.