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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Longevity
by REM2000 on Mon 25th Sep 2017 07:56 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

Lets also not forget that all of this power helps keeps the phone motoring along for longer.

When the current gen of smart phones started, replacing the handset after a year or two was the norm as the device ran so slowly with apps and software updates. Which reminds me of when notebooks (not laptops) started in to pick up in the late 90's, these devices would need replacing every one or two years as they grew so sluggish. However by about 2005/2006 when we hit the Core Duo processors the need to continually replace laptops started to get much longer 4 - 5 years.

Phone have simply caught up to this, an iPhone 6 will easily keep you in good stead and that was released in 2014, youll get all the updates that are coming from apple and still have a responsive phone.

I expect the iPhone 8 to last me at least 4 years when i purchase one later in the year.

Of course the computing power as others have mentioned will go into 4K shooting, editing and exporting as well as VR and AR.

I dont have a 4K monitor or tv however when i do upgrade i will shoot everything in 4K/60fps (currently shoot 1080p/60fps) as i much prefer the high FPS and would like to future proof my video for when i do jump into 4K.

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