Your idea of the best smartphone is one that handles water and picture quality. The Google Pixel 4 Xl has an ingress rating of IP68 and Night Sight is great for nighttime vlogging, along with great picture quality, helping it to intersect the best waterproof phone and the best phone for vlogging.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Google Pixel 4 XL\r\nThe Google Pixel 4 XL beefs up its overall size, but overhauls a few features, like a fast refresh rate, IP68 water and dust resistance. And it takes fantastic pictures, even in low light settings.\r\n\r\nOverall Performance\r\nThe rear camera is the MVP here on the Google Pixel 4 XL. Its low-light performance is superb, taking clear, high quality images with a great level of contrast without losing detail. And Night Sight gives you the opportunity for nighttime shots. Colors aren\u2019t artificially bright, but lean towards realism, whereas the Apple iPhone 11 is slightly brighter. On a side note, the facial recognition is on point, unlocking quickly and accurately. Apps especially benefit from the fast reacting Snapdragon 855 chipset.\r\nBattery Life\r\nIt isn\u2019t just a good battery life you get with this Google phone\u2014which is up to 10 hours\u2014you also get the entire works. Fast charging? Nearly 50% after 30 minutes of charging. Wireless charging without a USB Type C cable? That too, and without a Pixel Stand. The iPhone 11 Pro Max, however, can go for up to 34 hours.\r\nDisplay\r\nWhile a bit dim, the 6.3-inch 3040x1440 AMOLED display leaves very little to desire, other than a faster refresh rate. Surprise, surprise! The Google Pixel 4 XL even offers that with a 90Hz refresh rate. And don\u2019t worry about overburdening your battery, because it actually reduces refresh rate when not in use for better battery consumption.\r\nDurability\r\nBut it isn\u2019t the toughest phone. It\u2019s likely that your Google Pixel 4 XL will collect a few scratches just chilling out in your pocket. It does, however, have IP68 water and dust resistance, which is a decent tradeoff. If you want a lighter phone that offers a decent performance then you can check out the Samsung Galaxy A10, which is quite affordable.\r\nValue\r\nIf you wanted a phone that\u2019s got a high IP rating and perfect for vlogging, then the Google Pixel 4 XL is definitely for you. Not what you\u2019re after? Then this Google phone still provides heaps of value as an alternative to, say, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, due to its great overall performance. Not to mention access to a new Google Assistant version that\u2019s more intelligent than before.\r\nGoogle Pixel 4 XL Wrap Up\r\nEven without the excellent camera, the Google Pixel 4 XL is still a powerhouse. Its Snapdragon chipset really takes charge when launching and shutting down apps. Motion Sense is, however, gimmicky and not for everyone. But its IP68 rating is beneficial. Most importantly, its camera has the quality and features to back up a vlogging niche.