Hands-on Reveals Face Unlock Software and More about the Pixel 4 XL


We are getting more details about the Pixel 4 XL. This time, we have got a hands-on experience shared by Nextrift which details some more elements than  before.

Nextrift describes the Pixel 4’s back as a very light matte finish – perhaps similar to frosted glass. But definitely not as soft as the Pixel 3.

But I’ve got to be honest here: the back panel’s texture isn’t what I expected. Even though it does have a matte texture, it’s a very light finish, to the point where it almost feels like regular glass.

Regarding the Face Unlock feature, it is very similar to that of FaceID as Google is using special sensors to ensure more protection.

Once the feature is set up, a quick glance is enough to unlock the Pixel 4 XL, and it seems to work even in darker environments. However, if the phone is set flat on a table, it wouldn’t be able to recognise my face. I would have to be looking directly at the phone for the biometric security to do its thing.

Also, Face Unlocking is perhaps the only biometric method to unlock on the Pixel 4 XL. So, just like the iPhones, the Pixels are also not having any form of fingerprint sensors on board.

Google will announce the Pixel 4 on 15th October. Keep following us for more updates.