Google Pixel 4: could this be the most underwhelming flagship phone of 2019?

(Image credit: Google)

Ever since Google launched the original Pixel and Pixel XL back in 2016, each Pixel generation has arguably been the benchmark for camera phone image quality. Google's image processing is incredibly powerful with advances such as HDR+ and Night Sight, yet rarely does an image from a Pixel look over-processed - something that can't be said of photos from some rival cameraphones.

However, over the past couple of years, manufactures such as Huawei and Samsung have really moved the game on in terms of camera hardware, with multiple rear-facing cameras that left the Pixel 3 looking rather out-gunned.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.