Google Pixel Xl GeekBench Score Shows Modest Performance For A Flagship – Take A Look

Ramish Zafar
Posted Oct 6, 2016
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Google’s Pixel devices are an interesting pair. With their launch, Mountain View believes that it can take on the likes of Apple and Samsung. They also feature flagship level specifications and price tags. The Pixel and Pixel XL also surfaced extensively on the rumor mill prior to their launch. We were able to uncover more or less every single detail about them. Now, just two days after their launch, a benchmark that belongs to the Pixel XL has surfaced. Take a look at it below.

Google Pixel XL Surfaces On GeekBench With Impressive Single And Multi Core Scores

The Pixel and Pixel XL are Google’s first serious attempts at flagship smartphones. Before their launch, the company launched its Nexus lineup instead. It featured impressive designs and specifications, with the Nexus 6P signalling clear intentions of entering the high end bracket. What was once a cost friendly, enthusiast lineup, started to evolve into the competitive flagships that are an industry norm. The Pixel duo mark this stage’s completion and feature Google’s unique perspective towards its devices.

The Pixel and Pixel XL feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with 4GB of RAM. Both the devices have nearly identical specifications. The only details which are different are battery specifications and display details. Today, we get to take a look at what’s claimed to be the first GeekBench listing for the larger Pixel XL. It gives a really preliminary look at the device and does present some impressive results.

Google-Pixel-XL-Geekbench_1

As can be seen in the image above, the Pixel XL scores 1607 and 4147 in single and multi core results respectively. When we compare these scores with 2016’s flagships, the Pixel Xl really doesn’t appear to give it its all. For comparison sake, the Galaxy S7 scores around 2100 for single and around 4500 for multi-core results. The Note 7 on the other hand is known to display mixed results and lies in the same ballpark as the Pixel XL. Please keep in mind that benchmark scores are highly controversial and are not absolute guarantees of a smartphone’s performance.

To conclude, let’s recap on the Pixel XL’s specifications. The device features a 12.3MP rear camera in addition to the Snapdragon 821. Google’s paid a lot of focus on photography for the device. At the software end, we get to see Google Assistant, which really does do everything for the user. On battery, the Pixel XL will be able to charge for up to 7 hours of usage in 15 minutes. It’s available in variants of 32 and 128GB, with three color options. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

 

 

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