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How orange is Google's 'Oh So Orange' Pixel 4?

We did a scientifically unscientific comparison to find out

Orange is the new black. I’m talking about Google’s new Pixel 4, not the Netflix series.

While there will be plenty of analysis on whether any of the new devices Google announced today are any good — we got wireless Pixel Buds, a Pixelbook Go Chromebook, a new Nest Mini smart speaker, and a Nest Wifi router — the burning question everyone really wants to know is: how orange is the “Oh So Orange” Pixel 4?

Glad you asked because I brought a bunch of orange stuff — a Harry’s razor blade, Cheetos (yes, really!), an actual orange, and more —to bring you this very important comparison!

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Pixel 4 versus Harry’s razor blade

The razor blade's sharp. Literally.

Vibrancy draws geeks to the flame and the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 just can’t compete with the variety of orange goods we surrounded it with.

My Harry’s razor blade (I’m happy to say I recently broke up with Gillette because eff them insane prices for the blades) is sharper in every lighting condition.

In dull places, the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 looks more orange — sometimes even neon-like — but in brighter scenarios the Android phone leans more coral or salmon-colored. But not quite as pink-infused as the coral iPhone XR.

Google’s new flagship baby is no iridescent optical illusion like the Galaxy Note 10, but its color can still deceive.

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Pixel 4 versus Cheetos

More like Not So Orange compared to orange things.

OK, we didn’t break out Cheetos, Cheez-Its, or Reese’s out of their packaging, but eyeballing their orange-ness compared to the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 and — ho-ho — I think it’s obvious there are other things that are oh so much more orange.

Personally, my old orange Nokia Windows Phone 8 device with model-name-I-can’t-remember is the most electric orange of them all and perfect in every way. But that’s just me (I’m right, though).

Pixel 4 versus a subway seat

Riding back to the office, I spotted the ultimate orange comparison: a subway seat.

At first glance, the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 seemed like a perfect match. Sadly, my eyes deceived me. The garbage subway car lighting made it appear as if they were twins, but they’re not. Sorry, kiddo.

Time will tell which orange ages better. The orange subway seat endures an ungodly number of manspreads daily. The Pixel 4 need only survive my greasy Wendy’s nugget fingers during lunch.

Pixel 4 versus orange

A real orange out-oranges the Oh So Orange Pixel 4.

The mighty orange can’t be out-oranged. It’s clear from this single photo, the orange has superior highlights and dynamic range compared to the Oh So Orange Pixel 4. All things you need to be the ultimate orange hue.

Texture-wise, the citrus fruit commands more authority. “Look at me, I’ve got character!” demands the orange. The Oh So Orange Pixel can only dream to compare. It wins on cameras, though.

Like Halloween all year round

Four generations of Google Pixel phones

I’m hype for orange, but something about the Oh So Orange Pixel 4 feels off. It’s too Halloween-y.

I’m old and boring and like my phones matte black. Besides, it’s a goddamn color. You’re gonna cover up the Pixel 4’s pretty soft-touch matte glass back with a case, anyway.

Tesla Cybertruck: launch date, specs and details for cyberpunk pickup truck

The next-gen vehicle is about to launch.

Tesla’s next vehicle has a launch date, and all signs add up to something surprising.

The Tesla Pickup Truck has been somewhat shrouded in mystery since it was first suggested in 2016, but it’s gradually formed something of a passion project for CEO Elon Musk. It’s going to have a “cyberpunk” design. It’s going to look like something out of Blade Runner. All of the publicized concept art guesses are wrong. In short, it could end out as one of Tesla’s most surprising designs yet.

Tesla Model Y: price, specs and revised launch date for the compact SUV

Tesla's car is part of a three-pronged strategy to enter the mass market.

The Tesla Model Y is coming, and it’s going to launch sooner than expected.

The compact SUV is expected to start deliveries in the summer of 2020. That’s according to CEO Elon Musk, who announced during Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call on October 23 that the company had moved the launch date from the original fall 2020 window.

Google Stadia review: impressive if you have fast Wi-Fi and tons of data

The future of gaming is streamed, but Stadia comes with a lot of caveats at launch

A disruptive revolution is coming to gaming. The future of how we play is going to look less like an Xbox or PlayStation and a lot more like Google Stadia, a cloud-based gaming service that streams games to your screen of choice, similar to what Netflix and YouTube are for video. All you’ll need to do to start gaming is connect a controller.

The new Motorola razr is an outrageous revival of an iconic flip phone

The unmistakable RAZR returns in stunning, foldable fashion. Hello Moto!

Motorola did it: the iconic RAZR phone is back, reborn as the razr (all lower case), an Android smartphone with a foldable display that bends in half.

I had 3 hours of playtime with the insanely cool-looking razr yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about the futuristic phone (I even dreamt about it last night!). Me, the guy who has for years been fervently dismissing foldable phones as a passing fad is now obsessed with getting this foldable phone into my pocket ASAP.

AirPods Pro review: Apple may have built the perfect wireless earbuds

Bigger and better sound, a tighter fit, and thoughtful design make the new Pods nearly irresistible

There’s one thing about AirPods everyone agrees on: they sound okay, but not knock-your-socks-off great. Apple’s AirPods Pro ticks off that final checkbox.

I’ve been listening to music with AirPods Pro for a day — more than long enough to pass judgment — and they are phenomenal. The $249 true wireless buds are textbook Apple: not the first with active noise cancellation (ANC), but arguably the best.