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Google Tensor SoC is Weaker Than Apple’s A12 Bionic SoC?

Apple's A12 Bionic, launched back in 2018, beats Tensor in benchmark scores.

Google launched the Pixel 6 lineup last week with the Google Tensor SoC, and Google has outdone themselves in pricing these devices very competitively. Especially the Pixel 6 that comes in at USD 599 is pure value. While we don’t know how Google’s in-house “Tensor” SoC performs, the benchmark scores are lower when compared to the competition.

All along, we knew Google Tensor was not going to be the SoC to disrupt the market with its performance. Tensor chip was believed to be as powerful as a few generations older Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flagship Processors, if not the Apple equivalent.

Twitter user, @9lekt, tweeted the benchmark scores of both the Pixel 6 Pro and the Apple iPhone XS Max – an iPhone launched back in 2018. Take a look at the results in the tweet below.

The Google Tensor SoC, in benchmark results, seems to be underpowered in terms of numbers, but we have to remember that this is Google’s first attempt at making their custom SoC. Tensor is said to be a game-changer in terms of performance for Pixel devices as this is the first time Google’s software gets paired with Google’s hardware.

At the Pixel 6 lineup launch, Google spoke quite extensively about how these new SoC’s will be beneficial for tuning the overall experience with the Pixel devices, with significant improvements in the AI department and better video capturing capabilities.

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Google Tensor
Google Tensor SoC

However, this does prove how good Apple custom SoC’s are. We have to give Apple credit for producing more powerful SoC’s year after year.

Google Tensor SoC fairs well compared to its Android counterparts, and we can’t forget that these scores are not from commercially shipped devices. So, take these scores with a pinch of salt.


Time will tell how well the Google Pixel 6 devices fare in real-life usage. Have you pre-ordered a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and until then, stay tuned to Oyprice and subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular news and updates. 

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