We’re very much looking forward to reading reviews about the new Pixel and Pixel XL. These newphones from Google is the first pair of smartphones without the Nexus tag. Manufactured by HTC, the two Pixels are expected to impress the mobile industry. But right now, we don’t have reports and figures to show you except for the scores of a recent Geekbench performance test. The numbers of the Google Pixel XL for both single-core test and multi-core test hit 1648 and 4121, respectively.
This may be an early benchmark and analysis but the numbers are disappointing because the Pixel XL is already equipped with a Snapdragon 821. It’s expected to perform better than the Snapdragon 820. The latter is found in most of the latest premium phones available in the market today like the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7/S7 edge, LG G5, HTC 10, and OnePlus 3 among others. As for the Pixel XL, it’s the first-ever S821-powered smartphone to be released in the US.
There’s that expectation of better performance but unfortunately, the Google Pixel XL with Snapdragon 821 didn’t show a significant improvement. Scores are still high though but close or similar to the Qualcomm S820-equipped phones. We’re not sure how different or better the Snapdragon 821 should be but we were at least expecting longer battery life, faster browsing, and the phone not heating up quickly.
The scores aren’t always good indicators because calculations may differ every time. We’re still looking forward to more test, analyses, tear downs, and reviews before we can say if the Pixel series is worth our attention or not.