Google Pixel 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. It’s based on a 10nm architecture, which is relatively power efficient compared to their predecessors. It has a Qualcomm X16 LTE modem that manages to deliver a good connectivity experience. I have been using the handset on a 4G LTE network and the connectivity experience has so far remained trouble-free.
I faced no issues with multitasking courtesy of 4GB of RAM, which was adequate enough to handle concurrent executions. Then, I switched between multiple web browsers and tabs at the same time and results were no different, thanks to Qualcomm’s Kryo 280 64-bit CPU built on ARM Cortex Technology.
Then I went on to run our standard benchmark tests. It scored 165926 on AnTuTu, which is still better than a majority of top-end smartphones available out there. We then performed a Geekbench test. It managed 1912 single-core score and 6314 multi-core score. But synthetic benchmarks aren’t always everything.
So, I decided to play some graphic intensive games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2. I played both the games at high graphics level. There was no noticeable lag whatsoever and performance remained the same throughout. The Adreno 540 GPU helps in smoother and faster graphics rendering.
I absolutely faced no heating issues as such while performing graphic-intensive tasks and games. The handset used to get a bit warm during excessive photography, but that’s fairly common with the majority of smartphones available out there. So overall, if you are craving for a top of the line performance, Google Pixel 2 is your best option.