Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Sep 2017 00:09 UTC

The "Bionic" part in the name of Apple's A11 Bionic chip isn't just marketing speak. It's the most powerful processor ever put in a mobile phone. We've put this chip to the test in both synthetic benchmarks and some real-world speed trials, and it obliterates every Android phone we tested.

As far as SoCs go, Apple is incredibly far ahead of Qualcomm and Samsung. These companies have some serious soul-searching to do.

I can't wait for AnandTech to dive into the A11 Bionic, so we can get some more details than just people comparing GeekBench scores.

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RE[5]: Comment by Fergy
by Megol on Sun 24th Sep 2017 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Fergy"
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Old man is confused by new technology and decides to yell at clouds. News at 11...

Not even close to the truth... More like someone that actually get technology - trying to use a handheld device as a technological hub is simply stupid. And the solution to avoiding that stupid is already well known and could be supported by Apple or Samsung if they wanted to.

Instead we get a world adapting to that handheld form factor with the result that real work (and some types of fun too) is crippled by the physical limitations of something that should be mostly a communications device. I've stopped using a number of sites as everything there is dumbed down - and not conditionally for handheld devices.

I have a phone from 2008 that does browsing, video playback and even some apps (not 3D games though). It supports SMS, MMS, telephone calls and a shitload of propriatary messaging systems. And that device could do a lot more if it weren't for the stagnation of system design we see today.

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