There are jokes making their rounds on the internet about how the newly announced iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X are sporting features and hardware that as far as Android handsets are concerned, are considered “old”. However it seems that despite the new iPhones featuring “old” hardware, Apple could still be having the last laugh.
According to recent Geekbench benchmark listings, it seems that Apple’s new A11 Bionic chipset is blowing the competition out of the water. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have managed to score 4,195 and 4,126 points for single-core performance, while the iPhone X scored 4,028 points for single-core performance. When compared to the competition, it seems that no one has come close.
The Geekbench listings for the top phones today, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have scored 1,965 and 1,934 respectively for single-core performance, which isn’t even half of that of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Looking at multi-core performances, once again the competition doesn’t appear to come close, with the Galaxy S8 leading the Android pack with a score of 6,494 points, while the iPhone 8 scored a whopping 10,005 points.
That being said, benchmark scores don’t really mean much when it comes to actual usage of the phone. Granted it does indicate performance levels, but at the end of the day there are other factors to consider, like operating system, features of the phone, and of course personal preference. With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus performing very impressively in terms of sales, it’s hard to deny its popularity, but if we’re just talking about numbers, it is clear that Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset is doing a fantastic job.