If you look at the top smartphone of today you can see they often have 8 (or even 16) cores, 12GB or more memory, and 256GB or more SSD (never did find out what type though, does anyone know?). A mid-tier Chromebook usually has dual core, 2-4GB memory, and 256GB SSD, usually SATA but sometimes nVME. On paper then it looks like the smartphone is winning. Do smartphones do a lot of thermal throttling? I have never actually seen my smartphone do that but then again, I really don't know what to look for. But Chromebooks do the same anyway. The reason I am not saying top end laptops is there are $8000 laptops out there so not much of a fair comparison.