In 2016, the iPhone 7 hit the market with the Apple A10 Fusion chip. It was the first quad-core processor on the Apple smartphone, consisting of two Hurricane cores 2.34 GHz and two energy-saving Zephyr. It turns out that the processor can still boast of great results, beating in part tests of the most powerful Android smartphone from 2018.
Last Sunday, we got to know the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 +, the new flagship smartphones from Samsung. It uses the proprietary processor Exynos 9810, consisting of 8 cores. Four of them belong to the Exynos M3 group – their clock frequency decreases in direct proportion to the number of cores used. One working core accelerates to 2.7 GHz, two can reach a maximum of 2.31 GHz, and all four are clocked at a frequency of up to 1.79 GHz. The remaining cores are Exynos 9810 Cortex A55 that accelerates to 1.95 GHz.
It’s very good on Galaxy S9 paper, also if it’s put together with the latest iPhone X. Apple puts in the A11 Bionic processor, which has two more powerful Monsoon cores up to 2.39 GHz, and the other four Mistral are used to handle less-efficient tasks. The tests carried out by AnandTech show, however, that in selected benchmarks, Exynos 9810 not only loses with the new iPhone X, but even with the model from 2016.
iPhone 7 in GeekBench wins in the single core test, slightly losing only in floating point operations. However, with the top Apple chip, the Samsung processor did not have much chance. The Snapdragon 845, which will be included in most of this year’s Android smartphones, as well as in the Samsung Galaxy S9 directed to the American market, went even worse.
In tests of the layout, the iPhone 7 is already giving way to the new Exynos and Snapdragon. Although the priority still belongs to Apple – iPhone X. Surely this year’s iPhone will raise the bar even higher. Recent reports talk about a processor that nobody has seen on Android before.