3 reasons Google’s Pixel iPhone competitor is a rip-off

Not even in the same league

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Google Pixel versus iPhone?

Not really: even though Google wants everyone to think its phone is something wonderful the inconvenient truth is that it really isn’t. These three performance tests prove iPhone is  the best smartphone you can get. Indeed, it’s an insult to consumer intelligence Google thinks it is entitled to charge so much for its boring ‘me-too’ device.

They aren’t even in the same league.

The tests:

Raw Benchmark

  • iPhone 7 Plus: 3488 GeekBench single-core test; 5590, multi-core
  • Pixel: 1565 GeekBench single-core test; 4104, multi-core.

App launch test

(Short version, iPhone is faster)

JavaScript performance

  • iPhone 7, 26,582
  • Pixel, 9,428

A Google Octane 2.0 benchmark test.

The upshot of which? Friends don’t let friends buy a Pixel and think it’s as good as an iPhone. It isn’t, no matter what the papers say.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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