Google has updated the way the Pixel 5’s GPU operates, taking the phone up to a Snapdragon 765G phone standard nearly six months after its release. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) security update for April 2021 included a note stating that it includes “performance enhancements for some graphics-intensive apps & games.” Hands-on testing indicates that the update significantly enhances the Pixel 5 GPU, with performance improvements of up to 50% recorded in some apps and benchmarks.
When AnAndTech compared the Pixel 5 to a slew of other Android smartphones earlier this year, it came up short, still lagging behind the three-generation-old Galaxy S10 series and, more specifically, the LG Velvet with some scores falling short by nearly half.
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
Besides, Google claims that certain third-party applications for the Pixel 5 and 4A 5G should receive “camera quality improvements.” There’s also a workaround for the Pixel 4 and 5’s startup freezing error, as well as a fix for the Pixel 3 and 4’s missing home grid settings.
You might also like
More from Pixel
Today, Google commercials for the Pixel7 series were leaked, revealing the standout characteristics of the lineup. The leaked advertisement of …