Google is set to unveil its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones in just a few days’ time. This means the world will get the chance to see if the tech giant is prepared to take on its biggest rivals in the smartphone race and hopefully end in top spot.

Samsung and Apple, Google’s toughest competition, both had a head start by releasing their smartphones earlier. By now, many people know the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineup’s features. Many also know how the iPhone 11 series ups its photography game using the new Deep Fusion and Night Sight Features. How can the Pixel 4 and 4 XL top their rivals?

Here are some of the features Google needs to work on to ensure the Pixel 4 lineup’s supremacy in the fight against this year’s iPhone and Galaxy flagship smartphones.

Improved Night Sight

This feature made the Pixel 3 a clear winner in terms of mobile photography, CNet noted. Other smartphone makers have upped their mobile camera features, which means the Pixel isn’t alone in the low-light photography game anymore. Google has to improve this to overtake Apple’s new Night Mode and Deep Fusion features.

Improved Video Recording

The Pixel 3 might be good for stills even at night, but it doesn’t do as well when it comes to videos. It lags behind the iPhone XR and iPhone XS in terms of audio, slow motion video recording, resolution, frame rate options and low-light recording. Google has to work on giving the Pixel 4 top-of-the-line video recording capabilities.

Face Unlock

Google needs to make sure that the “Face Unlock” feature it proudly talks about is private and secure so that it could compete with or outperform the iPhone’s Face ID. Project Soli might help the Pixel 4 determine if its owner is nearby, but the Face Unlock sensor itself needs to be as accurate as can be.

Storage Configurations

A leaked spec sheet revealed that the Pixel 4 lineup will come in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Google has to expand storage offerings to compete with the competition that uses 128GB as base storage configuration.

Long battery life

Tests reveal that the iPhone 11 Pro Max outlasts other smartphones in the market today. One test that involved running a lot of apps non-stop showed that it could last 8 hours and 32 minutes. Another test, conducted by Consumer Reports, revealed that it can last for as long as 40.5 hours. Google has to beat that.

Cheaper price (or better trade-in offers)

Now here’s where it really matters. Apple sells the iPhone 11 for $699. Samsung sells the Galaxy S10e for $750. Unless Google finds a way to sell the Pixel 4 around the same price (or lower), or make better trade-in options, fans might choose its rivals instead.

Google Pixel 3 two phone A Pixel smartwatch might be announced alongside the Pixel 4 lineup. (Pictured: An employee shows Google Inc.'s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones during its sales launch event at a SoftBank Corp. store on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.) Photo: Getty Images/Tomohiro Ohsumi