Google Pixel 4

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Google announced Pixel 4 on October 15, 2019 . It succeeds the Pixel 3a released one year earlier (2018) and was replaced by Pixel 4a.

Google Pixel 4 Specifications:

ModelPixel 4Pixel 4 XL
AnnouncementOctober 15, 2019 October 15, 2019
Release Date October 24, 2019 October 24, 2019
Starting Price$799 / $899$899 / $999
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange
Storage64GB /128GB 64GB /128GB
Display5.7 in 6.3 in
ProcessorSnapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855
Rear Camera(s)12.2 Mpx 12.2 Mpx
Battery2800mAh 3700mAh
Android VersionAndroid 10 Android 10
Weight162 g (5.7 oz)193 g (6.8 oz)

Pixel 4 pictures:

This is some of the Pixel 4 official photos from Google.

List of Pixel 4 issues:

Battery life:

Poor battery life: Many users complained about the phone’s small battery, which often requires frequent charging.

Face unlock:

Face unlock security concerns: The phone’s face unlock feature has been criticized for being less secure than other options, such as fingerprint scanners.

Motion Sense:

Motion Sense gesture controls: Some users found that the phone’s motion sensing technology, which allows users to control the phone with hand gestures, was inconsistent and unreliable.

Limited Storage:

Limited storage options: The Pixel 4 does not have a microSD card slot, so users are limited to the internal storage options of 64GB or 128GB.

No Headphone jack:

No headphone jack: The phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, which may be inconvenient for some users.

Has Google fixed the Pixel 4 issues?

Many problems could be resolved with security and software updates. However some hardware concerns remains unsolved.

Is there a class action for the Pixel 4 ?

in March 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against Google alleging that the company knowingly sold defective Pixel phones with defective microphones, causing users to experience problems with voice calls and recording audio. This lawsuit included several models of Pixel phones, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL.

law firm Girard Sharp LLP in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California is the plaintiff. The case is known as In re Google Pixel Phone Litigation, Case No. 20-cv-01970. The lawsuit alleged that Google knowingly sold defective Pixel phones with faulty microphones and that the company failed to adequately address the issue or offer sufficient compensation to affected users. The lawsuit sought damages on behalf of affected users and a recall of the defective phones.

In May 2021, Google agreed to settle the lawsuit for $7.25 million, which will be used to compensate affected users. The settlement is still pending final approval from the court. If approved, affected users may be eligible to receive up to $500 in compensation, depending on the extent of the problems they experienced with their Pixel phones. Girard Sharp LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC are the law firms representing the plaintiffs in this case.

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