Google Pixel 4 has renewed Google’s line of mobile phones with Android. Unveiled in the United States, the smartphone stands out as the first on the market with radar that allows control through gestures. On the other side is the Galaxy S10 (Samsung), a phone already consolidated and that stands out by offering a digital reader integrated into the screen, a technology that does not exist in Pixel 4.
The new Google device launched in October last year is available for $799. The S10 launched in April last year can be found at a price of around $740
In the following lines, know the similarities and differences between both devices.
Google Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Features
|Google Pixel 4||Samsung Galaxy S10|
|Launch||October 2019||February 2019|
|Current price||from $799||From $740|
|Screen||5.7 inches||6.1 inches|
|Screen resolution||Full HD +||Quad HD + (3040 x 1440 pixels)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855 (2.84 GHz octa-core)||Exynos 9820 (2.73 GHz octa-core)|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||64 GB or 128 GB||128 GB or 512 GB|
|Memory card||no support||yes, microSD|
|Main camera||Dual camera: 12.2 and 16 megapixels||Triple camera: 12, 12, and 16 megapixels|
|Front camera||8 megapixels||10 megapixels|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Battery||2,800 mAh||3,400 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm; 162 grams||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm; 150 grams|
|Colors||black, white or orange||black, white or blue|
Screen and Design
Google Pixel 4 keeps the same look like the previous generation in the front-end, but with slightly jagged edges to house sensors, except for the bottom part of the screen. The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, adheres to a new style by positioning the selfie camera in a hole in the upper right corner. It repeats the curved edges, a feature that appeared in the Galaxy S line a few years ago.
The differences continue in the rear. The Google launch repeats the iPhone 11 recipe and positions the cameras on a square base, while Samsung’s smartphone allocates the photosensors more in the center, horizontally. Both have three color options.
The Galaxy S10 features the duo’s largest 6.1-inch screen with Quad HD+ resolution (3040 x 1440 pixels). The Google Pixel 4 screen measures 5.7 inches and brings Full HD+ resolution with a 90 Hz refresh rate. Thus, the expectation is that Samsung’s smartphone provides more defined images, although the Google launch may be a good request for those who like games.
Traditionally, the Google Pixel line photo set draws attention to the quality of the photos taken by the phone, thanks especially to software features that guarantee to deliver good photos, such as the Google Pixel 3 Night Mode. Thus, the expectation is that Google Pixel 4 repeats the same success delivered by previous generations, by bringing an extra sensor at the back.
There are two cameras at the rear of Google Pixel 4: the main one, 12.2 megapixels, an f/1.7 aperture, and a secondary one of 16 Megapixels with a telephoto lens and optical and electronic stabilization (f/2.4) to capture distant objects and take portraits. For selfie, it is 8 MP.
The Galaxy S10, in turn, has three sensors at the rear, divided as follows:
- 12-megapixel Wide and f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture
- 16-megapixel Ultra-wide and f/2.2 aperture
- 12-megapixel telephoto and f/2.4 aperture
The set is similar to the Galaxy S10 Plus cameras, which received a lot of compliments precisely for the quality of the photos. For selfies, the smartphone has a 10-megapixel sensor.
The new Google Pixel 4 features powerful specifications, with the Snapdragon 855 processor, an octa-core chip with a maximum speed of up to 2.84 GHz, and 6 GB RAM. The Galaxy S10, despite bringing a different technical specification, is not left behind: Samsung’s premium smartphone combines the Exynos 9820 (octa-core up to 2.7 GHz) with 8 GB RAM.
Indeed, these features indicate that both smartphones are expected to deliver exceptional performance throughout the day, even with games. The Galaxy S10, however, tends to deliver more firepower because of the more abundant RAM.
Samsung’s phone also has an advantage when it comes to storage, since, besides being for sale in 128 GB and 512 GB editions, the Galaxy S10 still has microSD memory card support. Google Pixel 4, on the other hand, is only available with 64 GB or 128 GB and has no means to expand the space.
Samsung’s smartphone battery is larger, with 3,400 mAh compared to the 2,800 mAh that comes with Google Pixel 4. Both phones offer fast charging, both wired and wireless, but only the Galaxy S10 can serve as a wireless charger for other phones and devices, such as the Galaxy Buds.
Android and extra features
Google Pixel 4 reaches the consumer with “pure” factory Android 10 and three-year warranty updates. The Galaxy S10 has Android 9 (Pie) with modifications from the manufacturer, such as interface and own features, such as Dual Messenger, which allows the use of two messenger accounts, such as WhatsApp, simultaneously. The smartphone is expected to receive the new version of Android in the coming months.
Both smartphones have a facial recognition system, but only Google Pixel 4 has sensors to bring more accuracy to the feature. The Galaxy S10 is the only one with fingerprint reader, positioned under the display.
There are also other new features in Google Pixel 4, such as Motion Sense, which allows the use of the cell phone via gestures, without the need to touch the screen or any physical button. The smartphone also has support for eSIM and Google Assistant remodeled.
Price and Availability
Google Pixel 4 is the latest release from Google. Launched in October 2019, the smartphone can be found starting at $799.
The Galaxy S10 can be found in eCommerce stores at a price of around $740.