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Moto Z3 Review: Performance Benchmarks

Though the Moto Z3 aims for flagship status, its performance numbers prove that it can’t quite run with the top dog 2018 Android devices. With that being said, the Snapdragon 835 is still a very potent processor, and as you might expect, its performance tracks respectably with that of its predecessor.

To start off, we’ll take a look at JetStream to get a feel for the Moto Z3’s JavaScript performance. This should give us a general feel for how the smartphone handles itself in everyday web browsing performance.

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There are no surprises here, the Moto Z3 is keeping pace with its Snapdragon 835 peers, and slightly outperforms the Moto Z2 Force on the scoreboard.

Moving on to Geekbench, we get a feel for the single- and multi-core performance of the Snapdragon 835-powered smartphone using simulated workloads. 

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Performance runs about mid-pack, which isn't too surprising. Understandably, the results are much of the same as we proceed through our benchmark testing suite. 

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Again, the Moto Z3 is in good company here, towing the line with the rest of the Snapdragon 835 crew. 

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It's more of the same for the Moto Z3 with regards to the pair of 3DMark Ice Storm benchmarks. Performance largely matches the numbers put up by last year's Moto Z2 Force and is similar to other 2017-era flagship devices.

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