Pixel 5 performance issues have been taken care of
Turns out the April update for the Pixel 5 is a *much* bigger deal than expected. You might already have seen that Google touts “Performance optimization for certain graphics-intensive apps and games”. This lead me to redo some benchmarks, and the results are pretty stunning. 1/
— Andreas Proschofsky (@suka_hiroaki) April 5, 2021
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the results will be reflective in real-life performance, but is nonetheless interesting, especially given that such boosts are rare.
AnandTech’s Andrei Frumusanu, who in their review of the Pixel 5 said that it didn’t perform as well as other Snapdragon 765G-powered phones, also says that the ‘performance has been essentially doubled’ when compared to January scores.
Thanks for the ping.
I can confirm that performance has been essentially doubled from the scores published there, and in line or better than other 765G phones. Tested on Pixel 5.
The fact it took 6 months is sad though.
— Andrei F. (@andreif7) April 5, 2021
If you haven’t received the update yet, you can check for it manually in System Settings. If you have a carrier-locked device, you may have to wait longer.