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The iPhone X’s A11 Bionic Trumps Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 Phones on Geekbench

by Habeeb Onawole 19

Apple’s new iPhones are powered by the A11 Bionic, a hexa-core chip with a 2.4GHz clock speed. The new processor was seen on Geekbench, appearing in the iPhone X and claiming the title of king of mobile processors.

iPhone X Profile Page

This is not the first time the iPhone X has appeared on Geekbench. It was seen a few hours ahead of its launch on Tuesday scoring 4061 points in the single core test and 9959 points in the multi-core score. This time around, it takes things a bit further and in doing so trumps the other flagship phones on the list.

iPhone X A11 Bionic Geekbench

The Apple iPhone X scored 10069 points in the new multi-core test, leading the second device on the list, the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy Note8 with more than 3000 points. For the single-core test, it scores 4188 points. The second device on the list is the iPhone 7 Plus which is powered by the A10 Fusion. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 grabs the third position with 1991 points – a score that is even way less than that of the iPhone 7 Plus.

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The A11 Bionic features two high powered cores and four power-efficient cores. Unlike the A10 Fusion which can only run a cluster at a time, the A11 can run all six cores simultaneously.

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  • Ionut Johnny

    And in real life test, what’s the difference in the speed between this and other flagship phones, 0.

    • Yep, these are almost superficial. Can only buy one bragging rights.

      • Stef

        Nope. The future of phones is in real time translation, AR and VR applications, and self-learning running directly to your phone.

        In all of which Android would be 1-2 generations behind because they are afflicted by a disease called Qualcomm … if they find a way to get rid of that disease they may start competing again…

        All processing power is important. See for example what happened on desktop . Everybody and his dog was saying that Intel’s performance was enough and anything more was superficial … they were wrong. Any high end calculation is running in GPUs at this point -as a result- … *because* Intel lagged behind.

        More processing power would always be needed even if you can’t think a use of it presently. Nobody could see deep-learning AI, cryptocurrency cryptography, gaming worlds as big as the real world coming … yet they all did come. And Intel was not ready for that … none of those run on their hardware. And yes many consumers run those (directly or indirectly) just *not* on Intel hardware. Intel made herself irrelevant the *moment* she said “no more processing power is needed”.

        Qualcomm will follow the same fate. More processing power would *always* be needed … once it’s there , use cases would be developed. But *first* it has to come…

        • Agree with your opinion on processing power and the plethora of uses in the near future.
          But not with the excessive amount of shade on Qualcomm, they’ve been pretty good in the last couple of years.
          I don’t criticize Apple for their software or their hardware, both of which are optimized for their users. I am using a 6s alongside my Android device. Not shabby at all.

          I just don’t agree with their pricing model. It’s way overpriced, and I’d say the same for Samsung with the Note 8 and similar predecessors. Earlier, Samsung used to compete on features and price, when and where that price element evaporated and vanished, people failed to take note.
          Samsung’s last two flagships have been released at approximately $50 dollar short of/over the $1000 mark but when the iPhone 10 costs about the same, people lose their minds.

          Another thing I did not like about the iPhone 10 is that most new features seem gimmicky and would not serve any value in the long-run, much like Samsung’s Edge features which are rarely ever used. In Apple’s case, it’s the animoji, a one-off conversation starter and nothing more – unless it takes off for some bizarre reasons. Other AR & VR tech sound promising. Waiting on the reviews.

          • Stef

            By pretty good you mean having half the raw performance of an apple chip?

            No, that’s not good at all, if Qualcomm was not a monopoly she would be long out of business. If anything I am lenient with them, like Intel did with desktop, they do with androids. Refuse to at least try to follow the pace of technology. 10% yoy increases is ridiculous and only done because they do not feel any pressure. By comparison Apple never did that … heck even Qualcomm up until Snapdragon 800 (back before she was to become a monopoly) did’t do that.

            Qualcomm chips *is* one of the reason that Android phones start to lag behind…

        • David Williams

          The a11 only supports 4gb of ram………..

          • Stef

            That’s only because that’s the most Apple had to use. If there is any need for more RAM I’m sure they’d enable 8GB or more on future iterations of Ax SoC … I’m sure they were merely cutting costs, it’s not as if they could not give it support for more ram.

          • David Williams

            Nobody will ever need more than 640k….

          • Stef

            You didn’t read my post did you? Look the rest of my post history, I’m always for more ram. But Apple ain’t gonna use more this gen.

            They probably will in the next one though (new ipad pro), so the 4GB limit is not really a setback (they can change it anytime they want).

            It’s not as if Ax chips in general cannot scale. Only A11 can’t , but -wait- it has already been released and indeed doesn’t use more than 4GB, why allow for it if they already decided to not use that capability yet?

            Making both your hardware and software dictates that you can scale at your pace. Making features “just in case” is wasted money in that case. They would add 8GB capability *exactly* when they’d need it… Which is why stating any individual SoCs limits is useless (they have complete control of the design).

            And obviously they will soon now that they are entering the AI/AR space with their phones…

    • DiegoG

      Yep not in “real life”. But of curse in “real life” you also don’t need a flagship phone. Now there is no substantial difference but in the near future, if this huge gap will still be here, more and more power greedy and futuristic application (like AR apps) will come only to iOS (sadly)

      • Ionut Johnny

        Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei will keep up, they have the resources to do so but from what I’ve seen in the last years technology breakthroughs were achieved by the Android world first and then followed by apple’s IOS.I wouldn’t worry.

        • Stef

          Qualcomm won’t keep up. They don’t care , they’re a monopoly.

          Look what happened with Intel. Once they established a monopoly they drove their ship to the ground. By now no self-respecting institution is using Intel for high end calculations. Everybody is using GPUs because Intel refused to increase performance in any significant sense for the last 7-8 years.

          Qualcomm will follow suite. Anything important will be happening on IOS and androids would be lagging behind because they’re saddled by that rock named Qualcomm … oh how do I hope that Texas Instruments and nVidia make a backup on ARM chips to make Qualcomm look like the amateur she is (by this point) … of course it won’t happen as Qualcomm has bought all the telecom licences and is the only one to make modems for most bands at will… Monopolies…

    • José D. Cano

      In “real life” for people that like editing and exporting 4K videos on the phone these are the results:

      • Ionut Johnny

        And who is doing that on a phone instead of an actual computer?
        0.1 % of the population.
        The next Android chips will surpass this one like usual.

        • José D. Cano

          We are comparing this year best mobile phones and it processors. The best of android is the Snapdragon 835 on the Samsung S8 and Note8 (and others) and the best of apple is the A11. If Qualcomm releases a better processor it would not be on a phone this year so if samsung is going to use this new processor it will be on next year’s phone. So, then we have to wait for apple to release their new phone so we can compare them. So, comparing A11 with 835 clearly the A11 is better.

          • David Williams

            4gb max vs 8gb max ram

  • Rattrap

    One year later (spongebob narrator voice).

  • I am personally way more interested in the overall power consumption.

  • David Williams

    It all looks good in the benchmarks until you realize the samsung chip handles 8gb of ram (note 8 has 6gb) while the apple chip maxes out at 4gb. Is not 4gb of ram standard “NOW”? Way to future proof that phone.