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[6]: Comment by PJBonoVox
by kurkosdr on Mon 25th Sep 2017 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by PJBonoVox"
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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.

Last security patch was October 2015. Exactly 36 months after device launch.

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.

Considering that Android 5.x came with a ton of extra visual pizzaz compared to 4.x, it doesn't surprise me that battery life took a hit.

Which reinforces the point: Upgrades for lots of years are not important, security updates are.

Although some of the early "poor Nexus 4 battery life" reports were caused by the fact that upgrading from Android 4.x to Android 5.x meant that Android 5.x had to AOT-compile all the dalvik apps on the phone.

Anyway, bought the little Nexus 4 used with 5.1 installed, I have no complaints about battery life or performance.

Edited 2017-09-25 21:47 UTC

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