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

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[4]: Comment by PJBonoVox
by ggeldenhuys on Sun 24th Sep 2017 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by PJBonoVox"
ggeldenhuys
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Correct, and official Google updates for Nexus4 only stopped this year. That's pretty darn impressive.

Then there is also the fact that you can install other phone OSes on a Nexus, like the Ubuntu Phone OS. I actually tried that out back in 2013 I think it was, but then switched back to Android after a week or two.

Also, with the Nexus, I can install any version of Android that was supported for the phone. eg: just recently I reverted back to Android 4.4.4 as I liked that one the most and and the least annoyances. Try that with an Apple product. I simply hate that "artificial limitations" that Apple and other companies push. Google seems to be the exception here - at least as far as my Nexus4 is concerned.

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