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: Comment by PJBonoVox
by kurkosdr on Mon 25th Sep 2017 18:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by PJBonoVox"
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I agree they're making good leaps, but remember that that this is a £700 phone. £700!

If we rated performance vs cost it doesn't seem quite so rosy.

(Also, typo in the summary-- 'Serous')

Many Android flagships out there are a £700 phone. £700! Yet they have a weaker chip.

Qualcomm is enjoying their monopoly in high-performance Android SoCs and doesn't want to put in the R&D dollars to catch Intel.. Manufacturers can't use Exynos because it is from a rival OEM (and even those chips have just the reference implementation from ARM anyway). Intel is out of the picture because of ARM-only native apps. Which leaves out Mediate.. bahaha.

It's Qualcomm or nothing for flagship phones, and Qualcomm knows this.

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