For years, we’ve seen Google’s Pixel phones go up against Apple’s iPhones, but to be honest it’s never really felt quite fair. This is because Google’s Pixel phones in the past relied on Qualcomm’s chipsets, meaning that they were essentially limited to what Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets were capable of doing.
However, with the Pixel 6 series, Google has finally introduced their own hardware with the Tensor chipset, so the question is, how does it fare against some of the best smartphones in the market today? That’s what PhoneBuff wanted to find out in the video above where they put the Pixel 6 Pro against the iPhone 13 Pro Max in a speed test.
This is a test that feels more fair because now both hardware is controlled by their respective manufacturers. The same can also be said about the software, with Google controlling Android and optimizing it for their Pixel phones, while Apple has iOS.
That being said, the results are kind of surprising. This is because when it comes to day-to-day apps, the Pixel 6 Pro seemed to handle it better and opened them faster. However, when comparing it against resource-intensive apps like video editing apps and games, that’s where the Pixel 6 Pro struggled.
Ultimately, the iPhone 13 Pro Max and its A15 Bionic chipset walked away the winner, but the difference in speed was not as obvious as we thought, especially for a phone that costs a few hundred bucks less.