Google Pixel Vs Apple iPhone 7 Benchmarks: A10 Fusion Beats Snapdragon 821 In Tests

Here is a benchmark performance perspective among Google Pixel / Pixel XL phones Vs Apple iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus phones from a single and multi core tests.

Just few days ago Google has introduced its non Nexus brand flagships Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to the world, which will be going up for pre-order in India starting October 13. In some regions of the world, both the Pixel and Pixel XL phone preorders already been taken. But that’s not what we are taking to note today, rather comparing its hardware keys, specifications and performance against Apple’s already launched iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Undoubtedly, the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones comes with a great deal of early attention and interest, and if these early benchmarks are anything to be trusted then it appears that Apple doesn’t have a great deal to worry about from a performance perspective.

The first set of such tests have surfaced online giving us a glimpse at how Apple and Google’s smartphones perform in benchmarks. Take a look at the reality then.

Early benchmarks from Geekbench 4 suggests that Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus easily beat the Pixel phones by Google on both single and multi-core tests, with even the older hardware like the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s outperforming the yet-to-be-released Google devices.

Manufactured by HTC, Google’s new hardware maybe a good choice for some reasons as it comes equipped with fair features from a hardware/software combination perspective, but when talking about the real value on how the device actually performs is underneath the bench.

Benchmarks generally show how great a device is at performing, and gives an indication at how the hardware will fare in the real-world situations. Both set of smartphones were spotted on the bench marking website and the results below.

The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are here, when ran through Geekbench 4, returned a single-core of almost 1550, and a multi-core return of around 4000. By comparison, Apple’s iPhone 7 showed a multi-core score of around 5500, and a single-core of around 3500, which is far by significantly higher than what Google’s new hardware is capable of achieving. In simple terms of test actions, the new iPhones crush the latest Pixel smartphones in performance. The Pixel numbers also tie in nicely with the earlier published scores that originally made it into the public domain from earlier in September before Google’s hardware announcement.

The case study is a bit interesting thing here that Apple’s older hardware, such as the 2015 iPhone 6s and 2016 iPhone SE, also defeats the 2016 Pixel smartphones in both the single-and-multi-core performance, indicating that Apple’s hardware in general has a more capable raw processing capability than Google’s newly announced flagships.

The two new Google’s Pixel smartphones come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU, with an accompanying 4GB of RAM. The latest iPhone 7 range ships with an Apple A10 Fusion SoC, complete with two high-performing cores, and two cores dedicated to efficiency, with 2GB RAM in iPhone 7 and 3GB RAM in 7 Plus.


We are not telling you not to order Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but before buying anything new and paying a bit higher should consider these benchmarks and performance reports and decide to choose your best. This may not be an instant indicator of how the Pixel phones will perform in real-world, but it’s definitely been a metric to take into account.

(Source: Geekbench)

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