Pixel 6 Pro’s 5G modem is not as good as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60

Google is one of the few companies that has decided to keep its distance from Qualcomm, including its 5G modem. Therefore, the Pixel 6/Pro flagship mobile phone uses a customized Tensor chip and uses a 5G modem provided by Samsung.

However, in the latest test, the Pixel 6 Pro equipped with Samsung Exynos 5G modem did not perform very well.

Tests have shown that the Snapdragon X60 modem running in the Galaxy S21 equipped with the Snapdragon 888 is faster than the Exynos 5G modem running in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.


Compared with the speed of Pixel 6 series below 1Gbps, Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 is not only faster, the download speed exceeds 2Gbps, and 4G and 5G signals are better.

The Galaxy S21 and Pixel 6 Pro were tested on T-Mobile and Verizon’s networks, and the Galaxy S21 was able to capture better LTE signals.

In addition, in the mid-frequency 5G network, the Galaxy S21 outperforms the Pixel 6 Pro in six of the seven tests. The only area where Pixel 6 Pro has the upper hand is low-band cellular signals in rural areas.

Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon X65 5G modem, which has successfully expanded its leading position and is likely to be integrated into the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 flagship processor.