For the first time ever, an Android-powered smartphone managed to outperform Apple’s latest iPhone in a “real-world speed test.” This new type of speed test was concocted by YouTube vloggers and void of science.
The test is a fairly good way of judging how one smartphone’s performance compares to another in terms of handling day-to-day tasks.
Over the years Apple’s iPhones have been models of efficiency, and no Android phone had dethroned an iPhone until last month.
Apple won’t really be worried about iPhone losing in some vlogger’s speed test, but the company is surely concentrating on continuing to achieve big performance gains with this year’s new iPhones.
A new leak suggests that the next-generation processor coming in the new iPhone 8 features incredible performance that is practically off the charts.
The leaker who goes by the name “Ice Universe” on Thursday night posted a leak that seems too good to be true but mustn’t be discarded as his track record with leaks are decent.
Earlier this week, Ice Universe tweeted that Apple’s upcoming new A11 chip that will power the iPhone 8 will likely be clocked at 3GHz.
He also said the iPhone 8’s A11 processor will feature Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) technology, which allows all of a processor’s physical cores to be utilized simultaneously
The leaker followed up with a new tweet that seemingly reveals preliminary benchmark test results for the A11 on Thursday night
Apple A11 Geekbench4,：4600,8500 and 4300,7000，This is two different clock frequencies, and the final result may be between the two
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 27, 2017
Primate Labs’ Geekbench 4 test is among the most popular tests used to measure a smartphone’s overall performance. The first number in each of the test results Ice Universe posted represents the single-core result, while the second number represents the results of the Geekbench 4 multi-core test.
In this case, the ice universe says Apple’s new A11 chip destined for the iPhone 8 scored between 4300 and 4600 in single core testing, and between 7000 and 8500 in multi-core tests. He notes that the two sets of results differ because the A11 was set at different clock speeds for each test.
Individually, the numbers might not mean much to you at all but in comparism to Apple’s current iPhones on the charts below which show single core results, and then multi-core results.
The A11 benchmarks show performance in the crucial single-core test that’s even more powerful than Apple’s latest iPads.
In multi-core tests, the A11’s results totally crush the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7.
Comparing Apple’s purported A11 benchmarks to top Android phones.
There is indeed no comparing, regardless of the authenticity of the leak or how accurate it is, the A11 is expected to be a huge performance boost.