iPhone XS Max vs Google Pixel 3 XL – Speed Test

Earlier we wrote how the iPhone XS Max fared when pitted against Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in a battery torture test. This time around we analyze how it does in a speed test against Google Pixel 3 XL.

The Google Pixel 3 XL came in second place in the speed test, almost a minute slower than the iPhone XS Max despite both sporting the same 4GB RAM.

The test reaffirmed that while Google may know how to make a world-class camera it still needs to learn a thing or two from Apple in the performance department.

The test was conducted yet again by YouTuber PhoneBuff. He ran the same tests multiple times to ensure accuracy and the results remained consistent.

The iPhone XS Max absolutely crushed the Pixel 3 XL in the app loading test by taking around 1 minute 46 seconds, while the Pixel 3 XL took 2 minutes and 2 seconds.

The iPhone XS Max was also able to accomplish gaming, social media, productivity, photo editing, and other similar tasks within 2 minutes and 30 seconds while its opponent took 3 minutes and 35 seconds. The Pixel 3 XL could also only manage to keep 3 apps in its memory, with all other apps being unloaded.

The outcome of the speed test shows that Google appears to have made a mistake by not using 6GB RAM in the Pixel 3XL as it would have helped majorly in multitasking functions.

You can see the speed test conducted below:

The previous battery torture test was conducted by PhoneBuff in order to try to accurately show how the iPhone XS Max would fare against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 device. And how it would be used in the real world, thus the testing comprised of various things such as hour-long phone calls, an hour of emailing and web browsing and all other kinds of everyday tasks that we perform with our smartphones during an average day. Just to make things as fair as possible, a robotic arm was used in the process to make sure that the test was fair. The display brightness and audio volume during the test were both set at the same level in both devices.

The end result of the test? Well, shockingly the fan favorite to win, the iPhone XS Max didn’t do so great and the Galaxy Note 9 was the clear winner by a big margin. It was to be expected to some extent given the difference in their battery capacity, with the iPhone’s battery of a 3174 mAh and the Galaxy Note 9 boasting a 4000 mAh capacity. The test also did not factor in the intermittent idle time, which is also more than likely to take up most of a smartphone’s daily usage.

Still, the way the iPhone’s battery just seemed to run out and crown the Galaxy Note 9 the clear winner made for an interesting watch regardless.