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Google Pixel 4 XL Smartphone Review: Longer battery life thanks to a larger battery

The larger Pixel smartphone. Google offers the Pixel 4 also in an XL version, whose size allows for a more powerful battery. Not only is the battery capacity sufficient to run the larger display, but it also improves on the overall endurance of the smartphone.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Mark Riege),
Google Pixel 4 XL

Since we ran our detailed test of the Google Pixel 4, the rumors about an affordable Pixel 4a have been coming hard and fast, and there were also several feature drops, where Google improved its smartphones with some new functionalities. In addition to looking simply at the Pixel 4 XL, which only differs from the Pixel in terms of its size, we therefore also take a look at the changes from software updates.

At a price of about 900 Euros (~$987; $899 in the US at the Google store, currently on sale at $599), the Pixel 4 XL has to be compared with the competing devices listed below. Below each of the charts, you can also add more smartphones from our database to the comparison.

Google Pixel 4 XL (Pixel 4 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8 x 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19:9, 3040 x 1440 pixel 534 PPI, capacitive, P-OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Active Edge, proximity, acceleration, and gyro sensors, magnetometer, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8), LTE Cat. 18 (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17,20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, and 71), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 160.4 x 75.1 ( = 0.32 x 6.31 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3700 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (1.4 μm, dual-pixel phase AF, OIS, EIS, f/1.7, UHD video, recording angle: 77 °) + 16 MPix (1.0 μm, phase AF, OIS, EIS, f/2.4, recording angle: 52 °)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (1.22 μm, f/2.0, fixed focus, recording angle: 90 °, Full-HD video) + 2 NIR cameras (point projector, emitter)
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers (Stereo), Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, OTG adapter, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.17 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.39 W/kg, fanless, waterproof
Weight
193 g ( = 6.81 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
04/2020
Google Pixel 4 XL
SD 855, Adreno 640
193 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.3"3040x1440
89 %
04/2020
Huawei P40 Pro
Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16
209 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.58"2640x1200
84 %
11/2019
LG G8X ThinQ
SD 855, Adreno 640
192 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2340x1080
85 %
07/2019
Sony Xperia 1
SD 855, Adreno 640
178 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.5"3840x1644
88 %
03/2020
Samsung Galaxy S20
Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11
163 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.2"3200x1440

Case - A waterproof Pixel smartphone

The Pixel 4 XL has a metal frame and a glass back. The latter is glossy in the color "Just Black" and correspondingly prone to fingerprints. On the other hand, in the color "Clearly White," Google uses a matte surface structure. The quality of the workmanship is very high, giving no reason for complaint. In addition, the Pixel 4 XL is dust and waterproof according to the IP68 standard. Compared to the smartphones from the competitors, the wide frame above the display stands out, which is due to the built-in sensors built-in underneath the screen.

The wide frame makes the Pixel 4 XL slightly larger than the Huawei P40 Pro, which at 6.58 inches also offers the larger display. At 193 grams, the weight is more comparable to that of the LG G8X ThinQ.

Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4 XL

Size Comparison

167 mm / 6.57 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs160.4 mm / 6.31 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 72.6 mm / 2.86 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs151.7 mm / 5.97 inch 69.1 mm / 2.72 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 163 g0.3594 lbs

Equipment - No storage card reader in the Google smartphone

The equipment of the Pixel 4 XL is identical to that of the Pixel 4. Before buying it, users therefore also have to choose here between 64 or 128 GB UFS-2.1 storage, since it cannot be expanded by a microSD card. The Google smartphone also has a nanoSIM slot and supports the usage of an eSIM. The VoLTE and VoWiFi functions are fully supported.

There is a USB Type-C connection with the 3.1 standard for wired data transfer, and DRM Widevine L1 allows streaming of media content in Full HD resolution. The Camera2 API is also available at Full HD.

Software - New functions thanks to feature drops

The Pixel 4 XL also comes with a pure Android 10, with the manufacturer promising updates for the next three system versions. In addition to the common Android functions, in the Pixel 4 XL, Google again supports activation of Google Assistant with Active Edge, with the Assistant starting when you squeeze the smartphone edges.

Since the feature update from March 2020, users can activate Dark Mode system wide and triggered by time. Pressing and holding the power button will now open the Wallet menu, which stores bank and credit card details as well as ticket information. In terms of the latter, you can now also add information to Wallet via image, if the issuer does not support Google Pay.

The Motion Sense function now recognizes an additional gesture, allowing you to pause music via a tap movement. In addition, some new Emojis on the keyboard allow you to reflect a more diverse society. In Google Duo, some expanded AR effects can now also respond to face expressions, changing the image according to your personal settings.

Dependent on various factors, you can also set up some rules, such as setting the ringtone to mute at a certain WLAN or location.

Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software
Google Pixel 4 XL software

Communication and GPS - Good locating with Google Pixel 4 XL

The Google Pixel 4 XL supports wireless connections in the GSM, 3G, and LTE nets. With the latter, download speeds of up to 1.2 Gb/s are possible with LTE Cat. 18. With Cat. 13, uploads can achieve a speed of up to 150 Mb/s.

At close range, NFC, Bluetooth 5, and Wi-Fi 5 are available. With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Google smartphone achieves an average of 631 Mb/s when receiving and 317 Mb/s when sending data. Both values are good, but they are not outstanding.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy S20
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
827 (791min - 846max) MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
821 (388min - 998max) MBit/s ∼99% +30%
LG G8X ThinQ
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
651 (539min - 678max) MBit/s ∼79% +3%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
631 (579min - 653max) MBit/s ∼76%
Sony Xperia 1
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
617 (356min - 662max) MBit/s ∼75% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=600)
282 MBit/s ∼34% -55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1544 (797min - 1619max) MBit/s ∼100% +387%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
882 (847min - 902max) MBit/s ∼57% +178%
Sony Xperia 1
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
531 (414min - 620max) MBit/s ∼34% +68%
LG G8X ThinQ
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
343 (290min - 411max) MBit/s ∼22% +8%
Google Pixel 4 XL
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
317 (159min - 363max) MBit/s ∼21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=600)
268 MBit/s ∼17% -15%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø631 (579-653)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø312 (159-363)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Using the GPS Test app, we can achieve a location accuracy of up to four meters outdoors. The Pixel 4 XL can use Galileo, Beidou, GPS, and GLONASS.

On our mandatory bike tour, the Google smartphone shows a similar accuracy as our Garmin Edge 500 reference device. During the long straight run, the deviation is slightly higher, whereas the Pixel 4 XL offers the more accurate route recording in curves. 

GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Google Pixel 4 XL
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - A clear connection

The Google Pixel 4 XL transfers the voice of our conversation partner with a good volume, reliably filtering out surrounding noises. Both sides are easy to understand and we did not notice any additional noises or anything like that. The phone app offers the usual functions, allowing you to quickly access contacts and favorites in addition to the dial pad.

Cameras - A very good dual camera

Picture taken with front camera against the light
Picture taken with front camera against the light

The Pixel 4 XL has the same camera equipment as the smaller model. The results of our test images are therefore very comparable, so for a detailed impression of the camera performance, we refer you to our test of the Google Pixel 4. Google's feature drops did not change anything in the image quality, but they do offer an additional function for the selfie camera. Users can now add a bokeh effect after the fact and control it via a slider, allowing you to adjust the intensity to your liking. The result is very convincing.

The 2x optical zoom is also on board again, and the processing via software also delivers excellent results. While the quality is not quite as high as in the Huawei P40 Pro, for example, the main camera with 12 MP plus 16 MP delivers very good pictures overall. The same also goes for the video function, which also allows you to take recordings in 4K. However, the frame rate is then limited to 30 fps, but you can make recordings in lower resolutions at up to 60 fps.

Portrait recording with bokeh adjustment
Portrait recording with bokeh adjustment
Picture taken against the light
Picture taken against the light
Night sky, taken with the Google Pixel 4 XL
Night sky, taken with the Google Pixel 4 XL

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

The recordings of the ColorChecker Passport show that the Pixel 4 XL reproduces colors brighter than they should be. At an illumination of 1 Lux, the Passport is hardly recognizable anymore.

The Google smartphone reproduces our test chart with a lot of details and strong colors. In the bottom corners, some slight brightening of the image is noticeable. In the low-light recording, only the outlines of the objects can be recognized.

ColorChecker
27.1 ∆E
46.7 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
40 ∆E
54.5 ∆E
45.5 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
32.5 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
55.8 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
61.2 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
40.5 ∆E
69.2 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
48.4 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Google Pixel 4 XL: 40.71 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 69.21 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Google Pixel 4 XL: 7.26 ∆E min: 1.2 - max: 19.86 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - The Pixel 4 XL with an OTG adapter

Included in the box of the Pixel 4 XL are a USB charger with the corresponding USB Type-C cable, an OTG adapter, and a SIM tool. The manufacturer's shop also offers the Pixel stand with wireless charging function, some headsets, and cases.

Google offers a warranty period of 24 months to buyers.

Input Devices and Operation - Fast face recognition but no fingerprint sensor

The touchscreen of the Pixel 4 XL offers a very comfortable surface, allowing you to effortlessly perform drag-and-drop operations. Touch input is also registered reliably. For text input, you can use GBoard, Google's keyboard app, which can be individually adjusted and operated without any problems.

Pin number and patterns, as well as face recognition, are available to unlock the smartphone. The latter works very reliably, but it still responds to faces with closed eyes. However, Google plans to improve on this flaw with a coming update.

Display - A Pixel smartphone with a bright display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

Google uses a 6.3-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 3040x1440 pixels in the Pixel 4 XL. With the activated light sensor, it offers an average brightness of 555 cd/m², but without the sensor it is only 413 cd/m². In the APL50 test, the Android smartphone achieves 676 cd/m². With the feature drop from March, the adaptive brightness was also improved. This is now supposed to offer a more powerful illumination in very bright surroundings. We will still test whether the Pixel 4 now also offers better brightness values compared to the Pixel 4 XL.

The display of the Pixel 4 XL shows PWM starting from a brightness value below 62%. At 367.6 Hz, the frequency is also fairly low, which might lead to some problems for users with sensitive eyes.

548
cd/m²
556
cd/m²
567
cd/m²
548
cd/m²
557
cd/m²
570
cd/m²
540
cd/m²
550
cd/m²
559
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 570 cd/m² Average: 555 cd/m² Minimum: 1.81 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 557 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.18
Google Pixel 4 XL
P-OLED, 3040x1440, 6.3
Google Pixel 4
OLED, 2280x1080, 5.7
Huawei P40 Pro
OLED, 2640x1200, 6.58
LG G8X ThinQ
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.4
Sony Xperia 1
OLED, 3840x1644, 6.5
Samsung Galaxy S20
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.2
Screen
36%
32%
-30%
36%
28%
Brightness middle
557
554
-1%
584
5%
570
2%
541
-3%
745
34%
Brightness
555
550
-1%
576
4%
581
5%
543
-2%
740
33%
Brightness Distribution
95
94
-1%
95
0%
90
-5%
99
4%
97
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.9
0.8
79%
1.1
72%
6.27
-61%
0.8
79%
2.67
32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.1
1.4
77%
2.3
62%
9.75
-60%
1.7
72%
4.52
26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.5
1.3
63%
1.8
49%
5.7
-63%
1.2
66%
2
43%
Gamma
2.18 101%
2.22 99%
2.16 102%
2.37 93%
2.2 100%
2.092 105%
CCT
6127 106%
6213 105%
6355 102%
7309 89%
6601 98%
6240 104%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 367.6 Hz ≤ 62 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 367.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 62 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 367.6 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17520 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

As typical for OLEDs, the display of the Pixel 4 XL also offers an excellent contrast ratio and a black value of 0 cd/m². In addition, the CalMAN analysis shows that the color portions are displayed relatively balanced on the screen. However, the DeltaE and DeltaE 2000 deviations are slightly elevated and are only surpassed by the LG G8X ThinQ in our test field.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The Pixel 4 XL can be used easily outdoors. However, the image content can only be recognized with some slight difficulties in direct sunlight.

Using the Google Pixel 4 XL outdoors
Using the Google Pixel 4 XL outdoors
Using the Google Pixel 4 XL outdoors
Using the Google Pixel 4 XL outdoors

The viewing angles of the Google Pixel 4 XL OLED panel are extremely stable, not showing any distortions or color distortions even at very steep viewing angles.

Google Pixel 4 XL - Viewing-angle stability
Google Pixel 4 XL - Viewing-angle stability
Google Pixel 4 XL - Viewing-angle stability
Google Pixel 4 XL - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - A good system performance in the Google smartphone

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 6 GB of working memory in the Pixel 4 XL ensure a smooth system operation. A Qualcomm Adreno 640 graphics unit is responsible for displaying the image content.

In the benchmarks, the Pixel 4 XL convinces with a good system performance, overall placing in the middle of our test field. However, many competitors do slightly better in terms of the GPU performance.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2411 Points ∼61%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3979 Points ∼100% +65%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3670 Points ∼92% +52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1828 - 2411, n=6)
2083 Points ∼52% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=67)
1668 Points ∼42% -31%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4511 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2207 - 2423, n=4)
2315 Points ∼51%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=62)
1789 Points ∼40%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2164 Points ∼68%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3165 Points ∼100% +46%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
2731 Points ∼86% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2164 - 2856, n=6)
2622 Points ∼83% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=121)
1945 Points ∼61% -10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
552 Points ∼61%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
779 Points ∼86% +41%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
903 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (552 - 751, n=6)
713 Points ∼79% +29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=121)
553 Points ∼61% 0%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10335 Points ∼91%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
11341 Points ∼100% +10%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9259 Points ∼82% -10%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8760 Points ∼77% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10431 Points ∼92% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8342 - 11440, n=19)
9710 Points ∼86% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=524)
5973 Points ∼53% -42%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12760 Points ∼87%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
14352 Points ∼98% +12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11795 Points ∼80% -8%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10747 Points ∼73% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
14708 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10330 - 14439, n=19)
12161 Points ∼83% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=682)
6555 Points ∼45% -49%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3452 Points ∼85%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4057 Points ∼100% +18%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3128 Points ∼77% -9%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2104 Points ∼52% -39%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3112 Points ∼77% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2104 - 3452, n=19)
3050 Points ∼75% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=175)
2664 Points ∼66% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5685 Points ∼89%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6360 Points ∼100% +12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5733 Points ∼90% +1%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5007 Points ∼79% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6315 Points ∼99% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4236 - 5884, n=19)
5612 Points ∼88% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9047, n=175)
3054 Points ∼48% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4970 Points ∼88%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5648 Points ∼100% +14%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4838 Points ∼86% -3%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3832 Points ∼68% -23%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
5139 Points ∼91% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3800 - 5012, n=19)
4718 Points ∼84% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=175)
2722 Points ∼48% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5024 Points ∼88%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5728 Points ∼100% +14%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3866 Points ∼67% -23%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1934 Points ∼34% -62%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4063 Points ∼71% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1934 - 5024, n=19)
3937 Points ∼69% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=527)
2229 Points ∼39% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6950 Points ∼86%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6771 Points ∼84% -3%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6857 Points ∼85% -1%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5674 Points ∼70% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8106 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5184 - 7148, n=19)
6802 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=527)
2160 Points ∼27% -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6404 Points ∼96%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6508 Points ∼98% +2%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5851 Points ∼88% -9%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3969 Points ∼60% -38%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6638 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3969 - 6404, n=19)
5820 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=528)
2014 Points ∼30% -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4652 Points ∼81%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5718 Points ∼100% +23%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3308 Points ∼58% -29%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2345 Points ∼41% -50%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3935 Points ∼69% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2345 - 4703, n=18)
3892 Points ∼68% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=559)
2145 Points ∼38% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9995 Points ∼88%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7905 Points ∼70% -21%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9724 Points ∼86% -3%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9158 Points ∼81% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
11301 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6358 - 10420, n=18)
9569 Points ∼85% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=559)
2908 Points ∼26% -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7963 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7286 Points ∼91% -9%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6795 Points ∼85% -15%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5552 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
7981 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5268 - 8141, n=18)
7186 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=559)
2441 Points ∼31% -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4612 Points ∼93%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4971 Points ∼100% +8%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4429 Points ∼89% -4%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2705 Points ∼54% -41%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3963 Points ∼80% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2705 - 4612, n=19)
3976 Points ∼80% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=608)
2107 Points ∼42% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6163 Points ∼73%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6465 Points ∼77% +5%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6275 Points ∼75% +2%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5663 Points ∼67% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8411 Points ∼100% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5663 - 6362, n=19)
6242 Points ∼74% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9032, n=608)
1821 Points ∼22% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5734 Points ∼85%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6060 Points ∼90% +6%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5743 Points ∼85% 0%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4556 Points ∼68% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6732 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4556 - 5747, n=19)
5522 Points ∼82% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=609)
1732 Points ∼26% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4618 Points ∼93%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4975 Points ∼100% +8%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3260 Points ∼66% -29%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3656 Points ∼73% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4015 Points ∼81% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3001 - 4618, n=18)
3925 Points ∼79% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=651)
1977 Points ∼40% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9141 Points ∼93%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7499 Points ∼76% -18%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9806 Points ∼100% +7%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9447 Points ∼96% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6388 Points ∼65% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6122 - 10008, n=18)
9272 Points ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12632, n=650)
2412 Points ∼25% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7507 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6739 Points ∼90% -10%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6780 Points ∼90% -10%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7197 Points ∼96% -4%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
5646 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5251 - 7820, n=18)
7091 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=653)
2068 Points ∼28% -72%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
43773 Points ∼94%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46731 Points ∼100% +7%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
31384 Points ∼67% -28%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
28223 Points ∼60% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (20636 - 45072, n=18)
32923 Points ∼70% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=795)
15577 Points ∼33% -64%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
105430 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
82652 Points ∼78% -22%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
103509 Points ∼98% -2%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
105718 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (97354 - 110432, n=17)
105781 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=793)
27196 Points ∼26% -74%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
80296 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
70593 Points ∼88% -12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
68517 Points ∼85% -15%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
65656 Points ∼82% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (55771 - 83518, n=17)
70036 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=793)
21154 Points ∼26% -74%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
136 fps ∼68%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
152 fps ∼76% +12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
151 fps ∼76% +11%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
167 fps ∼84% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
199 fps ∼100% +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (85 - 167, n=20)
153 fps ∼77% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=796)
45.8 fps ∼23% -66%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼95%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼95% 0%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼95% 0%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼95% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼95% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (59 - 91, n=20)
63.4 fps ∼100% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=805)
31.5 fps ∼50% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
82 fps ∼69%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
118 fps ∼100% +44%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
85 fps ∼72% +4%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
100 fps ∼85% +22%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
108 fps ∼92% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (50 - 102, n=20)
92.3 fps ∼78% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=701)
27.1 fps ∼23% -67%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
46 fps ∼77%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +28%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +30%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +30%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (46 - 85, n=20)
59.6 fps ∼99% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=709)
22.7 fps ∼38% -51%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
53 fps ∼62%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
75 fps ∼88% +42%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
51 fps ∼60% -4%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
55 fps ∼65% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
85 fps ∼100% +60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (35 - 71, n=20)
62 fps ∼73% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=564)
21.8 fps ∼26% -59%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
27 fps ∼46%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
52 fps ∼88% +93%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼61% +33%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
41 fps ∼69% +52%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
59 fps ∼100% +119%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (27 - 58, n=20)
47.7 fps ∼81% +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=566)
19.7 fps ∼33% -27%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11 fps ∼44%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
23 fps ∼92% +109%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25 fps ∼100% +127%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼68% +55%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
22 fps ∼88% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (11 - 26, n=19)
21.3 fps ∼85% +94%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=320)
11.4 fps ∼46% +4%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
12 fps ∼55%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
19 fps ∼86% +58%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼73% +33%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +83%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
20 fps ∼91% +67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8.5 - 24, n=20)
16.3 fps ∼74% +36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=318)
8.12 fps ∼37% -32%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼34%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
36 fps ∼72% +112%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼76% +124%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
34 fps ∼68% +100%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
50 fps ∼100% +194%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (17 - 38, n=19)
33.2 fps ∼66% +95%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=324)
17.1 fps ∼34% +1%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼61%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
50 fps ∼93% +52%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼78% +27%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼78% +27%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
54 fps ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=20)
40 fps ∼74% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=323)
19.6 fps ∼36% -41%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
32 fps ∼64%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
44 fps ∼88% +38%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼72% +13%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼84% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
50 fps ∼100% +56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=20)
39.2 fps ∼78% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=489)
14.6 fps ∼29% -54%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼37%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
31 fps ∼72% +94%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼77% +106%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼77% +106%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
43 fps ∼100% +169%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (16 - 41, n=20)
31.7 fps ∼74% +98%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=493)
13 fps ∼30% -19%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
426757 Points ∼85%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
496966 Points ∼99% +16%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
418779 Points ∼83% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
504192 Points ∼100% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (376698 - 451559, n=8)
428445 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=118)
322814 Points ∼64% -24%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1502 Points ∼92%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1629 Points ∼100% +8%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1256 Points ∼77% -16%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1300 Points ∼80% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
1274 Points ∼78% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1076 - 1601, n=19)
1356 Points ∼83% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=735)
826 Points ∼51% -45%
Graphics (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9356 Points ∼87%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10138 Points ∼95% +8%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9339 Points ∼87% 0%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9318 Points ∼87% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10703 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8125 - 9510, n=19)
9174 Points ∼86% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=735)
2543 Points ∼24% -73%
Memory (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6387 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6038 Points ∼95% -5%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5140 Points ∼80% -20%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2661 Points ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4271 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2661 - 7500, n=19)
5097 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=735)
1895 Points ∼30% -70%
System (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8417 Points ∼86%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
9782 Points ∼100% +16%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9113 Points ∼93% +8%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8870 Points ∼91% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8843 Points ∼90% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5993 - 9143, n=19)
8539 Points ∼87% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=735)
3495 Points ∼36% -58%
Overall (sort by value)
Google Pixel 4 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5243 Points ∼94%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5589 Points ∼100% +7%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4841 Points ∼87% -8%
Sony Xperia 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4112 Points ∼74% -22%
Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4764 Points ∼85% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3847 - 5397, n=19)
4796 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=735)
1787 Points ∼32% -66%

In the browser benchmarks, the Pixel 4 XL achieves mixed results. While it does very well in Octane v2 and WebXPRT 3, the values turn out more mediocre in the rest of the tests. However, the browser can be navigated smoothly in everyday operation, and media content and web pages are loaded quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
116.61 Points ∼100% +38%
Sony Xperia 1
110.81 Points ∼95% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (84.4 - 120, n=17)
108 Points ∼93% +28%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
106.73 Points ∼92% +26%
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Chrome 80)
93.499 Points ∼80% +11%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
84.388 Points ∼72%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=625)
47.6 Points ∼41% -44%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Sony Xperia 1 (Chrome 75)
106 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (90 - 129, n=20)
105 Points ∼99% +5%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
100 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Chrome 80)
97 Points ∼92% -3%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
90 Points ∼85% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=262)
70 Points ∼66% -30%
Huawei P40 Pro
Points ∼0% -100%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
24044 Points ∼100%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
23690 Points ∼99% -1%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
23506 Points ∼98% -2%
Sony Xperia 1 (Chrome 75)
23318 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (17011 - 25640, n=20)
23240 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Chrome 80)
18162 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=793)
7954 Points ∼33% -67%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=819)
9707 ms * ∼100% -305%
Samsung Galaxy S20 (Chrome 80)
2511.2 ms * ∼26% -5%
Google Pixel 4 XL (Chrome 80)
2398.3 ms * ∼25%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
2201.2 ms * ∼23% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (1852 - 2611, n=19)
2147 ms * ∼22% +10%
Sony Xperia 1 (Chrome 75)
2039.9 ms * ∼21% +15%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
1913.7 ms * ∼20% +20%

* ... smaller is better

While the internal storage of the Pixel 4 XL offers good read and write rates, it is not quite able to keep up with the current competitors from Samsung and Huawei.

Google Pixel 4 XLHuawei P40 ProLG G8X ThinQSony Xperia 1Samsung Galaxy S20Average 64 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
83%
16%
-23%
100%
-21%
-58%
Random Write 4KB
164.18
271.83
66%
30.2
-82%
24.16
-85%
228.1
39%
67.6 (8.77 - 165, n=42)
-59%
36.6 (0.14 - 319, n=891)
-78%
Random Read 4KB
142.24
228.06
60%
160.5
13%
147.32
4%
205.3
44%
134 (78.2 - 173, n=42)
-6%
59.9 (1.59 - 324, n=891)
-58%
Sequential Write 256KB
197.41
395.74
100%
497.1
152%
206.87
5%
669.9
239%
199 (133 - 388, n=42)
1%
130 (2.99 - 911, n=891)
-34%
Sequential Read 256KB
870.91
1774.68
104%
704.8
-19%
749.82
-14%
1541.7
77%
708 (476 - 895, n=42)
-19%
346 (12.1 - 1802, n=891)
-60%

Gaming - Suitable for gaming with good graphics

The graphics performance of the Pixel 4 XL is sufficient to display modern games smoothly even at higher setting levels. The games we tested always ran smoothly even at high graphics settings. The touchscreen was very responsive to input and the position sensor could also be used reliably for controlling the game.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions - Stereo speakers in the smartphone

Temperature

In our test, the Google Pixel 4 XL reached surface temperatures of up to 36.4 °C (97.5 °F). With this, it never gets too warm to hold it in the hand. While using it, we also did not notice any limitations that could be traced back to the temperatures being too high inside.

Max. Load
 32.8 °C
91 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
35.2 °C
95 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
 35.3 °C
96 F
36.4 °C
98 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
31.7 °C
89 F
32 °C
90 F
32.4 °C
90 F
31.9 °C
89 F
32.4 °C
90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
32 °C
90 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.8 °C
95 F
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.1 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the Pixel 4 XL produce a good volume and a wide sound spectrum. While the lower notes are slightly underrepresented, we liked the sound overall. You can connect a headset via Bluetooth 5.0 or the USB Type-C port.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.433.32529.632.93129.828.84025.528.95033.234.76326.826.58025.530.310023.726.812519.138.716018.958.820017.257.225017.553.4315176040015.1625001563.763014.764.580015.566.7100015.569.8125014.770.3160014.575.5200014.675.7250014.575.5315013.772.8400014.769.4500014.565.1630014.570.9800014.575.91000014.869.31250014.959.41600015.550.9SPL26.984.3N0.959.5median 14.9median 65.1Delta1.36.841.341.337.5382933.531.633.133.237.328.328.823.325.423.323.824.231.220.540.91945.817.650.216.952.516.255.416.463.218.365.116.166.714.772.714.276.614.777.213.976.214.377.414.975.814.873.815.369.414.965.21567.415.56916.462.61662.772.427.585.926.1159.7median 16median 65.2210.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseGoogle Pixel 4 XLSamsung Galaxy S20
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Google Pixel 4 XL audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.9% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S20 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 31% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - A larger battery and a longer battery life

Power Consumption

Our measurements attest the Google smartphone with a maximum power consumption of 9.09 watts under load. The average power consumption is lower than those of most other competitors in our test field.

The included charger is rated at 45 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.83 / 1.24 / 1.25 Watt
Load midlight 4.98 / 9.09 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Google Pixel 4 XL
3700 mAh
Google Pixel 4
2800 mAh
Huawei P40 Pro
4200 mAh
LG G8X ThinQ
4000 mAh
Sony Xperia 1
3330 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S20
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-16%
4%
-16%
-7%
-22%
-14%
-12%
Idle Minimum *
0.83
1.01
-22%
0.92
-11%
1.1
-33%
1
-20%
0.9
-8%
0.939 (0.58 - 1.96, n=19)
-13%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=897)
-7%
Idle Average *
1.24
1.63
-31%
1.41
-14%
1.49
-20%
1.48
-19%
1.5
-21%
1.506 (0.85 - 2.8, n=19)
-21%
1.756 (0.6 - 6.2, n=896)
-42%
Idle Maximum *
1.25
1.69
-35%
1.47
-18%
1.76
-41%
1.56
-25%
2
-60%
1.799 (1 - 2.9, n=19)
-44%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=897)
-63%
Load Average *
4.98
4.67
6%
3.35
33%
4.2
16%
3.76
24%
4.8
4%
4.61 (3.64 - 5.8, n=19)
7%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=891)
17%
Load Maximum *
9.09
8.78
3%
6.37
30%
9.2
-1%
8.48
7%
11.5
-27%
9.04 (7.49 - 11.9, n=19)
1%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=891)
33%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, the Google Pixel 4 XL achieves a runtime of 10 h 23 m. With this, it lasts considerably longer than the Pixel 4, also leaving the Sony Xperia 1 behind. This means that the 3700-mAh battery is used efficiently.

Using the included quick charger, the Android smartphone is completely recharged after about 1.5 hours. The Pixel 4 XL also supports wireless charging.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 23min
Google Pixel 4 XL
3700 mAh
Google Pixel 4
2800 mAh
Huawei P40 Pro
4200 mAh
LG G8X ThinQ
4000 mAh
Sony Xperia 1
3330 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S20
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
623
460
-26%
743
19%
930
49%
441
-29%
726
17%

Pros

+ IP68 certification
+ very good camera performance
+ long-lasting guarantee of updates
+ 90-Hz display

Cons

- no Wi-Fi 6
- no storage expansion

Verdict - The slightly better Pixel smartphone

In review: Google Pixel 4 XL. Test unit provided by Cyberport.
In review: Google Pixel 4 XL. Test unit provided by Cyberport.

The Google Pixel 4 XL offers everything that the smaller Pixel 4 also can offer. In addition, there is a longer battery life and a larger display. Buyers can also expect the same camera performance, and the hardware also offers an identical performance. On the other hand, the same also goes for our points of complaint, such as the storage being only 64 GB and the lack of a storage card reader. While there is only space for a single nanoSIM card, users can also use eSIM.

With the longer battery life and the brighter display, the Pixel 4 XL has a clear advantage compared to the smaller model.

Since the introduction of the Pixel 4, Google has delivered various updates, which in addition to installing the security patches also removed some smaller bugs and brought some performance improvements. The large feature drop from March also added a bunch of new functions. However, users need to be actively interested in them. The adjustable bokeh effect for selfies is one of the more commonly usable features. With the rules of adjusting the system settings according to the current location or WLAN, users will need to actively become more involved. In addition, the relatively important update of the face recognition system is still missing, where closed eyes don't lead to successful unlocking of the smartphone anymore. But Google will definitely still deliver this.

Google Pixel 4 XL - 04/14/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
88%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
51 / 70 → 73%
Weight
89%
Battery
88%
Display
87%
Games Performance
55 / 64 → 86%
Application Performance
79 / 86 → 92%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 84%
Camera
67%
Average
80%
86%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-04-15 (Update: 2020-05-19)
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Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.