Google debuted the Tensor SoC with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional final month. Whereas it boasts of superior efficiency, there’s one facet the place it may very well be behind the Samsung Galaxy S21 – 5G efficiency.
A brand new mobile check carried out by the parents at PCMag tells us that the Snapdragon 888-toting Galaxy S21 might handle 5G and 4G indicators higher than the Pixel 6 Professional which, curiously sufficient, makes use of a Samsung Exynos modem. The check discovered that the Galaxy S21 caught higher 4G indicators below practically all circumstances, outdoing the Pixel 6 Professional by as much as 2 to 5dBm.
PCMag mentioned (via) that its assessments have been carried out utilizing Verizon and T-Cell’s networks within the U.S. By way of 5G efficiency, the Pixel 6 Professional barely touched obtain speeds of 1Gbps. Nonetheless, the Samsung flagship comfortably breached the 2Gbps barrier. In the meantime, Samsung fared nicely in six out of the seven assessments on mid-band 5G networks.
The Pixel 6 carried out higher than the Galaxy S21 on low-band networks in rural areas
It’s value mentioning that some prospects of the Pixel 6 have mentioned that the mobile community shuts off completely when switching between 5G, 5G UWB, and 4G LTE. Nonetheless, it’s unclear what’s inflicting this.
One constructive for the Pixel 6 Professional in the course of the testing was its efficiency on low-band community indicators, significantly in rural areas. The Google flagship managed to do higher than the Galaxy S21 on this regard. However the check outcomes overwhelmingly present that Qualcomm’s chipset is the dominant power within the cellular trade.
In fact, that is bitter-sweet information for Samsung because the Google Tensor chip makes use of the Exynos modem. Maybe this might encourage the Korean producer to additional enhance mobile efficiency with its upcoming high-end SoC, the Exynos 2200.
The brand new chipset will make its debut with the Galaxy S22 sequence in February 2022. Nonetheless, the variant can be restricted to some markets, with the U.S. getting the flagship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset. We’ve already come throughout benchmark knowledge of each chipsets, revealing similar efficiency attributes, although Qualcomm seems to have a slight benefit.
Samsung is banking closely on the GPU efficiency of the Exynos 2200 chipset, because of its partnership with AMD. The corporate has additionally confirmed that the next-gen Exynos SoC will help ray-tracing for superior gaming efficiency.