This year’s Pixel 5 phone, abandoning its flagship status, uses the SnapDragon 765G. The Pixel is likely to update a SnapDragon 8 processor next spring, according to Google’s CEO. However, the SnapDragon 765G’s own performance and the 8 Series are significantly different, and I didn’t expect to be able to identify itself as a residual blood on the Pixel 5.
GSMArena’s review showed that the Pixel 4 was significantly lower in Geekbench 5 than the same SnapDragon 765G OnePlusNord. At first thought it was a test machine problem, so I bought another one, and even after cooling off many times the test results were the same, confirming that it was Google itself that was the one who got in the way.
We know that the SnapDragon 765G integrates a 5G baseband, and foreign analysis is that even with this power performance it still doesn’t satisfy Google, so it’s limited to avoid heat or power consumption.