20 January 2020
Google unveiled the Pixel 4 lineup less than two weeks away and in typical Pixel fashion, we have started to hear various complaints about the phones. These range from auto disabling of Motion Sense and underwhelming battery life to 90Hz refresh rate working with only higher battery levels. But if you are interested in knowing how exactly Google's latest flagship performs against rivals, this Pixel 4 XL and iPhone 11 Pro Max speed test might help you get some answers.
The speed test has been shared by popular YouTube channel XEETECHCARE and it has a few interesting things to reveal. The first phase of the test is boot time comparison where Pixel 4 XL emerged victorious comfortably. There is a huge time difference between the two flagships booting up. The next step was to compare the app and game launch times to see how these two devices with different OSes handle them.
Both flagships were neck-to-neck in launching system apps like dialer and phone settings. The video host specifically mentions that animations are smooth on both the phones but thanks to the 90Hz display on Pixel 4 XL, its animations appear slightly more fluid and fast. As for third-party apps and games, the actual performance varies from app to app but it's Google's flagship that performed faster for most of them.
It is the RAM management part where both Pixel 4 XL and iPhone 11 Pro were found to be struggling at times, especially the former. As per the host, he has noticed a trend with Google's flagship where it refreshes all the apps in the background except for the most recently opened 3-4 apps. It seems like Google has done so on purpose for reasons known only to them.
Here is the complete Pixel 4 XL and iPhone 11 Pro Max speed test video for you to see the whole test in action: