Google has its latest Pixel smartphone with Qualcomm's Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 equipped, the same chip as in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Both the performance and the efficiency cores clocked at 2.5 GHz or 1.5 GHz slower than the Galaxy. The processor is supported by 4 GB of RAM, while an Adreno 630 GPU controls graphics for the 5.5-inch handset.
Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone for 2018 will be powered by the new A12 Bionic chip, a six-core system-on-chip with two high-performance cores and four 2.9 GHz clock-speed cores. An integrated, four-core GPU developed by Apple cracks graphics data.
Starting with the Geekbench 4-CPU test, the iPhone XS Max doubles the Pixel 3 in single-core mode with 4,816 points compared to only 2,393 points. The gap is not that wide in multi-core, but the XS Max still beats well with a pixel of 11,584 compared to 8,312.
Apple hardware again surpassed in the Geekbench graphics test with 22,278 points to 13,845 points from Google.
Next comes Antutu's graphics-intensive benchmark. The Pixel 3 scored quite well with 284,546 points, but could not score with the iPhone XS Max with 363.687 points. Looking at the detailed results, the iPhone beats Pixel 3 in every test except memory.
The Antutu HTML 5 test saw the XS Max achieve around 35 percent more pixels than the pixel 3, with corresponding results of 46,531 and 34,674.
In Octane 2.0, another browser benchmark, the difference was huge. The XS Max reached a score of 43,220, almost three times 16,396. This test is a good example of Apple's hardware and software optimization.
For our last test, we did the 1080p Manhattan Offscreen test of GFXBench OpenGL. Again, we saw a significantly higher score for the XS Max, which achieved 120 frames per second, compared to 83 frames per second for Pixel 3.
Based on these results, there is no doubt That the XS Max is the superior device in terms of performance. The Google Pixel 3 has a not-so-exhilarating performance that surpasses even the Galaxy Note 9 in some cases.
Deals on the iPhone XS Max and Google Pixel 3
If you have not ordered the Apple iPhone XS Max yet, mobile operators are incentivized to buy. Would you like to get your hands on a new device as soon as possible? eBay sellers are now also shipping units.
Those interested in purchasing the Google Pixel 3 can benefit from it and receive a free quote on the 64GB model from Verizon Wireless
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