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Post-launch Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Geekbench results prove the new Google phones are the true successors to the Pixel 4 series

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro have adopted a completely new design for the 2021 generation. (Image source: Google - edited)
The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro have adopted a completely new design for the 2021 generation. (Image source: Google - edited)
Post-launch Geekbench listings for the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro have started appearing with the smartphones utilizing their Tensor SoCs to achieve decent if not remarkable scores. The results for the Tensor chip position the Pixel 6 phones as the proper successors to the Pixel 4 devices, with the Pixel 5 being lumbered with a mid-range SoC.

We have already reported about pre-release Geekbench results for both the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, with the custom Tensor chip showing that it could keep up with powerful rivals such as the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 in single-core testing. Now the Pixel 6 phones have been officially launched, and new post-launch listings have turned up on Google. Two of the latest benchmark runs reveal scores of 1,037 points (single) and 2,917 points (multi) for the Pixel 6 with 8 GB RAM while a recent listing for the Pixel 6 Pro with 12 GB RAM shows 1,036 points (single) and 2,832 points (multi).

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro cannot really be seen as successors to the Google Pixel 5 in terms of processor performance though. The new Tensor SoC has shown its performance chops and certainly excels in single-core processing while multi-core loads are a little more strenuous for the chip. While the Geekbench results for the Pixel 6 phones are way beyond the averages recorded for the Pixel 5 at +81% (single) and +89% (multi), the scores recorded for the Google Pixel 4 are somewhat closer, especially in multi-core processing: +56% (single) and +32% (multi) advantages for the Pixel 6 devices here.

Of course, the main selling point for many about the Pixel 5 was its extended software support from Google, as the chip was a performance downgrade from the Pixel 4. While the former phone was fitted with a Snapdragon 765G, the latter series (Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL) sported Snapdragon 855 processors. With its clock rate of up to 2.802 GHz (2x Cortex-X1 cores), the Pixel 6's ARM-based Tensor SoC is closer to the Pixel 4’s SD855 (up to 2.84 GHz single core) than the Pixel 5’s SD765G (up to 2.4 GHz). By combining increased processor performance with extended software support, Google should attract more buyers with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro who want a proper upgrade from the Pixel 4.

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Pixel 6. (Image source: Geekbench)
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Pixel 6 Pro. (Image source: Geekbench)
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Pixel 4 & Pixel 5. (Image source: Geekbench)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-10-22 (Update: 2021-10-22)