Google Pixel 8 Pro Gaming Test – Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail, COD: Mobile & PUBG

With every new smartphone iteration comes an upgraded set of features, and the Google Pixel 8 Pro is no exception to the rule. The latest addition to the family, building on its predecessor, touts a handful of new offerings, from AI-powered features to the all-new Tensor G3 chip.

Boasting extra horsepower, the latter works together with a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED flat-edged display to bring enhanced hardware prowess. But theory doesn’t always translate well into real-world performance, so we ran it through the gaming gauntlet to test its mettle as a flagship device.

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In Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile, the Pixel 8 Pro was able to handle the heat without a hitch at maximum settings. Performance took a hard hit in Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail, but their sprawling environments and more varied design were a glorious sight to behold on the 1,344 x 2,922 screen resolution. Battery life isn’t particularly impressive here, holding out as well as one would expect, though credit should be given to the phone’s thermal management capabilities.

A more detailed breakdown of the gaming experience is chronicled in the above video, which also includes temperature checks, individual findings for each title, and concluding thoughts. The Google Pixel 8 Pro starts from S$1,549 for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage iteration, and will be available in three colour options: Bay, Porcelain, and Obsidian.