Google Pixel 4 Gets the Full Treatment on DxOMark, Audio is Just Above Average


Google Pixel 4 Audio Review DxOMark

The latest flagship by Google – the Pixel 4 – just received the full treatment over on DxOMark, the renown website for its camera ratings and – in the last weeks – for its audio reviews. This means that in addition to the main rear camera and selfie review, the Pixel 4’s audio department has been reviewed as well.

Google Pixel 4 Gets the Full Treatment on DxOMark, Audio is Just Above Average

Google Pixel 4 Audio Review DxOMark

For those who aren’t aware, “DxOMark Audio tests” are the latest addition to the portfolio of hardware tested by the DxOMark team. The review procedure consists in a variety of objective tests and more than 20 hours of perceptual evaluation under controlled lab conditions. This is all done using the device’s built-in hardware and default apps, both for playback and recording. So no additional hardware or software is present.

So, let’s start with the playback portion of the review. Here the Pixel 4 by Google did decently in overall performance, with “quite impressive bass for a small device” according to DxOMark. That said, the smartphone appeared to still lack some punch in the bass area compared to other devices in the same flagship-category. Additionally, overall results were a little canny; with sound being not as loud as other handsets.

All these factors gave the Pixel 4 a score of 70 as far as playback audio was concerned.

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Moving onto the recording side, the smartphone totalized 63 points. Google’s flagship brought some good performance for timbre voice recording; along with coherent recording levels and no distortion when recording loud sounds. Same goes for video recording with the device showing a good spatial performance.

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For the negatives, the Pixel 4 apparently recorded a somewhat resonant sound with noticeable artifacts. While adding some unnatural background noise and artifacts in some circumstances.

Finally, the Google Pixel 4 achieved an overall score of 68, which puts it just above average on DxOMark.

Google Pixel 4

You can learn more about specific aspects of the review on DxOMark‘s official website.

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