Side-by-side Comparison: Google Pixel 4 XL (2019) vs. Pixel 3 XL (2018) vs. Google Pixel 2 XL (2017)
Spreadsheet to Compare Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4 XL phones by Google. (Added Pixel 4XL October 15, 2019)
128gb storage capacity is perfectly respectable as an option, however as a maximum option for storage capacity it is simply pathetic in 2018. It was woeful in 2017. All the more impressively pathetic in 2019.
I don’t care about notches and bezels, I care about functionality capability reliability and basic hardware function and capacity. I get that 128gb is more than enough onboard storage for most people. For those opting to pay for a premium device with premium features, 128gb was middling in 2017 and I don’t know how to express how frustrating this simple first-world problem is for me. Spending my time managing storage and having to offload and delete files is a horrible waste. I don’t want another phone, I want respectable basic specs on this one. I skipped the Pixel 3 XL for the same reason I want to skip the Pixel 4 XL now.
I also wonder what it will take for them to up the ram; it’s not like their efficiency with 4gb has been impressive.
Otherwise, (and totally ignoring the notch, which would not have been my route) it’s still the best available phone.