Earlier, YouTuber Juan Bagnell conducted a video rendering and transcoding test between Google’s Pixel 4 XL and its class Dragon 855 Plus flagship, which resulted in a surprise Pixel 4 XL that nearly crushed each other. Recently, Juan Bagnell conducted a more equitable test, with the Pixel 4 XL against rivals the LG V50 and The Phone ROG 2. The test was to transcode a 109-minute movie to reduce its 4GB size to 1GB. In the end, the Pixel 4 XL took only 24 minutes to complete the task, the ROG Phone 2 took 48 minutes, the LG V50 took 52 minutes, and the Pixel 4 XL took a big lead.
Given that the Pixel 4 XL only has a Dragon 855 processor, it’s surprising that it can surpass its rivals with the Dragon 855 Plus.
But after measuring the phone’s temperature, video makers seem to have found the pixel 4 XL to play for the unusual reason – hot hot.
The test found that the Pixel 4 XL body temperature of up to 41 degrees C, unusually hot, no doubt operating at full power, as compared to the LG V50 test only 27 degrees C, the ROG Phone 2 only 29 degrees C.
There is no doubt that Google has a fairly aggressive temperature control strategy for the Pixel 4 XL, and it’s hard to say whether it’s a good or bad thing, and while performance is guaranteed, it’s clearly having an impact on battery life and feel.
But no matter which phone is much faster than a laptop with the i7-8565U,media tested a laptop that took nearly three hours to test. One has to feel the power of a smartphone.