The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are powered by Google’s Tensor chip. The company is following in Apple’s footsteps and seems to have realized that owning an internal chipset is better both in terms of performance and efficiency. So how do the Pixel 6 Pro and its Tensor chip behave compared to the A15 Bionic chip iPhone 13 Pro Max on the speed test?
An extensive speed test done by YouTuber PhoneBuff explained this in detail. The speed test is performed via a machine in order to reduce all variables as much as possible. For the test, YouTuber opened a bunch of apps on both devices and timed the whole process. It also recorded the individual loading times of each application for detailed analysis.
The Pixel 6 Pro could load Word and Excel files much faster than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. This gave the phone an early advantage in the speed test, but it couldn’t hold up. While exporting video during the speed test, the iPhone 13 Pro managed to catch up and surpass Google’s offering.
In the end, the iPhone 13 Pro Max managed to complete the first round of the speed test in 1 minute and 59 seconds, while the Pixel 6 Pro needed only 4 seconds more in 2 minutes and 3 seconds. In the second round of the speed test, which involved loading all apps from the phone’s RAM, the iPhone 13 Pro Max won again and lasted 2 minutes and 49 seconds, while the Pixel 6 Pro took 2 minutes and 55 seconds. This is despite the fact that the Pixel 6 Pro has twice as much RAM as the iPhone: 12GB versus 6GB.
Overall, while the Pixel 6 Pro lost the speed test compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the results are impressive. Tensor is Google’s first chipset for smartphones, so the company is still learning a lot. In addition, the results show that despite the fact that Tensor is not as fast as Apple’s A15 Bionic, Google has optimized hardware and software for the best possible performance.
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