Chris Smith on what most of us figured out without even trying.
We knew before the Pixel 4 launched that the phone would ship with the same Snapdragon 855 chip that powers many of this year’s Android flagships rather than the newer 855+ that Qualcomm launched a few months ago. That meant the Snapdragon 855 would be no match for the iPhone 11’s A13 chip in benchmark tests — the chip can’t compete with the A12 that powers last year’s iPhones, either. So it’s no surprise that in real-life speed tests, the iPhone 11 just mops the floor with Google’s best phone ever. It’s deja-vu all over again.
The speed test itself would be stupid except for the robot.