With a Snapdragon 845 inside, it is expected that the Google Pixel 3 XL did not offer anything special in terms of performance, but now that we have a unit with us we have been able to see how far it is able to reach the potential of the new Google phone.
And indeed the results were as expected, and we could even say that lower than expected, because as you can see below, the score has not exceeded terminals that have been on the market for several months. What happened to the Pixel 3 XL?
A RAM that passes bill
The results obtained in our tests have returned a score of 2,345 points in single-core and 8,088 points in multi-core, figures that are surprising enough to be below numerous models, not only the Galaxy Note 9 (8,876 points) or of the iPhone XS (11.193), but also falls below other mobile market as the OnePlus 6 (9,088) or even more surprising, the Galaxy S9 + (8,295).
- iPhone XS – 11,193 points
- OnePlus 6 – 9,088 points
- Galaxy Note 9 – 8,875 points
- Galaxy S9 + – 8,295 points
- Pixel 3 XL – 8,088 points
One of the reasons for this limitation in the score is probably in the amount of RAM that Google has decided to allocate to their new Pixel 3 . The Pixel 3 XL, like its brother the Pixel 3, has 4 GB of RAM inside, an amount of memory that today may feel scant considering that most flagships are daring to include 6 GB of RAM.
A processor that arrives late
One of the biggest drawbacks of the Pixel 3 XL is that its processor is nearing the end of its life, as the next generation of devices with the next Snapdragon is just around the corner. This timing puts Google in a certain way in a somewhat compromised situation, since the decision to place 4 GB of RAM is not exactly an aid to improve the performance of the CPU.
Performance tests are not everything
But the performance tests at the end are numbers, and as always, what you gain is the user experience. As we have seen on other occasions, the experience offered by the Pixel is excellent thanks to the symbiosis that exists between the hardware and the operating system cooked at home, so probably these points below in the Geekbench tests are not so important for some users. In the end, what many want is for the phone to take the best picture. And it seems that in that aspect they have it more than controlled.