2023 has given us the most optimized Samsung flagship phones since the Korean giant started making Android devices. Thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra perform surprisingly well, and we see something similar in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, which use the same Snapdragon chip as the Galaxy S23 series. .
2023 is also the year when Samsung will finally have some solid competition in the foldable space. Google launched its first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, this year, and many comparisons have been made between Google’s phone and the Galaxy Z Fold 5, in part because both devices have the same starting price.
Both the Pixel Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 have their advantages. Google’s phone offers a wider screen coverage and better camera specs, and for those who want it, the Pixel Fold also has an original, unadulterated version of Android. The Z Fold 5 takes the lead in other areas: Samsung’s software offers better functionality to take advantage of the foldable form factor, and it also has a better chipset powering it.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 finishes many tasks considerably faster
The Pixel Fold uses the Tensor G2 chip that also powers Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro and is not as cutting-edge or powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. And a side-by-side performance test by PhoneBuff The YouTube channel (watch the video above) reveals how the Fold 5 practically blows out the Pixel Fold when it comes to performing a series of different tasks in quick succession.
The test included opening multiple apps one after the other and performing tasks like video editing and opening spreadsheets, and the Z Fold 5 frequently did things before the Pixel Fold. The Fold 5 is especially faster at video editing and loading games, which is likely because Samsung has used UFS 4.0 storage, while Google has stuck with the older and slower UFS 3.1 standard.
To be fair to Google, the Pixel Fold performs admirably and will keep most users happy, but there’s no denying the fact that the Fold 5 is the better option for those looking for the best performance and spending $1,799 on it. a smartphone. Google’s Tensor G2 chip simply doesn’t belong in such an expensive phone and we can only hope that Google offers Pixel fans better value for money with its next foldable phone.