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[5]: Comment by PJBonoVox
by leos on Mon 25th Sep 2017 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by PJBonoVox"
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Correct, and official Google updates for Nexus4 only stopped this year. That's pretty darn impressive.


Nexus4 is stuck on 5.1. Not very impressive. So they released in November 2012 and stopped supporting new Android as of 6.0 or Oct 2015. Less than 3 years of support with new major versions of Android. And as you said, even Android 5.1 was a step back for the Nexus, with significantly worse battery life (I know, my wife has one). So really, good support ended with Android 5, or only 2 years into the Nexus 4's life.

Meanwhile the iPhone 5 was released in September 2012 and was fully supported until just now (iOS11 is not compatible). That is 5 years of support.

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