Google Pixel 4 XL fails the bend test as frame gives in

“While the Google Pixel 4 XL survived the durability test, it started cracking along the frame where the antenna bands are present in the bend test”

The Google Pixel 4 series was launched back in October and like with every major flagship, the Pixel 4 XL is also being put through a durability test by YouTuber JerryRigEverything. This includes tests with knives, scratches and flames. Interestingly, the matte border along the side rails was easily removable with a knife and beneath sat the metal frame. While the Pixel 4 XL survived the durability test, it started cracking along the frame where the antenna bands are present. This means to suggest that the antenna bands aren’t properly reinforced.

When bent first, the frame cracked below the camera module, following which, it cracked in other three other locations around the frame. However, Pixel 4 XL was still functional despite the damage. In conclusion, the YouTuber felt the built wasn’t premium enough, considering the higher price tag. For comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro Max held up well in its durability and bend test.

Google Pixel 4 XL specifications

To recall, the Google Pixel 4 XL rocks a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It runs on Android 10 out of the box. There is a dual-rear camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The cameras are backed with features like astrophotography, improved Portrait Mode, Dual Exposure Camera Controls and more. The Pixel 4 XL rocks Titan M security chip, has support for Active Edge to quickly trigger Google Assistant, Pixel Neural Core for on-device machine learning, and Stereo Speakers. It packs a 3,700mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | 6 GBProcessor
5.7 inches Display
12.2 MP + 16 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
2800 mAh Battery