Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmark: powerful CPU, decent RAM, Android P

Google Pixel 3 XL shows up in benchmark: powerful CPU, decent RAM, Android P
Google's next Pixel smartphones are probably two months away, but the newest version of Android is expected to be unveiled on August 20, according to the latest rumors. Even if Google plans to launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in October/November, they are still likely to be the first to ship with Android P on board.

Luckily, we've already had our fair share of leaks that gave us a look at what the Pixel 3 XL looks like. The recent listing of the phone in the Geekbench database confirms some of the specs that we were definitely expecting.

A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, and Android P are the main highlights of the listing. The benchmark results achieved by the Pixel 3 XL aren't as impressive as one would expect, but they're decent enough for a flagship: single core test – 2400, multi-core test – 8359.

In comparison, the Galaxy Note 9 that packs the same chipset but 6GB RAM instead of just 4GB, achieved the following benchmark results: single core test – 2411, multi-core test – 8712.

We're not convinced that these artificial benchmarks can make or break a phone, but we reckon many consumers take them into consideration when they choose to buy a new flagship.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Walked by a google event today, tried walking in but I needed an invitation lol. I thought they were showing the Pixels

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol meh, more meaningless numbers, can't wait to start compressing large datasets on my phone.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You must hate Apple.

20. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Apples current A11 that is found in the iPhone X, 8, 8+ is actually 5 times slower when it comes to the AI or NPU compared to the Pixel 2's visual core AI processor. Might want to look that up yourself if you don't believe me, because that is a fact. Also who knows Google might be putting an even faster AI processor in the Pixel 3's.

3. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

4GB is an interesting restraint. Perhaps if you are an app developer, and the Pixel is a core testing device, then having that restraint of a phone with 4GB and not more will push you to keep a little leaner than you might have otherwise.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think very few people use their phone in a way where they would need more than 4GB.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

When I had the 2XL, it used to frustrate me that it had to reload even system apps after a few hours. Once I went with the OnePlus with 6 and 8 GB of RAM, I never looked back.

11. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I'm sure a lot of people use their phone that way. Most people don't clear the memory after they use a nap. Once you start using a lot of apps, then every one of them has to reload. This is the problem that I still like my original pixel XL, despite having four gigs of RAM. Now I have the OnePlus 5T I never own encounter things like that. I don't even bother closing the apps because it keeps everything in memory.

19. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

most people dont close recent apps or they play large games with things running in the background. so 4GB can get eaten up pretty quickly

6. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

A phone that only a mother could love lol

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I still think the 48MP exmor rs imx586 is for Mate 20 Pro, Pixel 3 or iphone X+

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

No chance, Sony doesn't sell their new sensors to anyone during first ~12 months after launch.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Going to be another poor multi-tasking device just like it's predecessor. Phones like the OnePlus 5, 5T and 6 will run rings around it as far as RAM Management..

10. stewbag

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

What an ugly phone. I'm disappointed.

12. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

845? They keep on releasing dated hardware it's getting pretty stale :/ Not to say it's not a powerful processor - it is. It just feels bad buying something that's going towards the end of a hardware cycle. Same view on the Pixel 2, especially for the design.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

845 dated, lol. Pixel 2 has a 835 flagship soc from last year as the 845 is this year's. Explain how this is dated?

13. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

4 gb of RAM is for mid-range phone. Even Xiaomi manage to put 6gb or RAM on its non flagship phone. This is not acceptable if it will be offered with that capacity then will be priced at $1k.

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Decent RAM? 4 gigs in a 2018 $900 flagship? 3rd year in a row? 4 GB of RAM is pathetic!

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

4gb is plenty for most people.

18. ironmarc89

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

The more background processes they add to Android, the more a device is resource hungry, and the more apps the average user leaves running in the background, the more RAM is needed to make sure the experience is consistent among various types of users

21. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

What's with all the leaks. Not liking it.

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