05 April 2018
We have seen a lot of amazing smartphones this year. But what is most amazing is the power of each chipset powering these devices. Let us take a look at the topmost devices released this year and compare them based on their CPUs.
We will discuss Apple A11 Bionic, built into iPhone 8, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, featured in OnePlus 5, Samsung Exynos 8895, Galaxy Note 8 engine, and the new HiSilicon Kirin 970, first introduced on Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The comparison will be based on the benchmark scores awarded by Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu, with particular reference to CPU and 3D tests.
Let us start with the A11 Bionic powering Apple iPhone 8. It packs hexacore CPU with 2 high-performance monsoon 2.08GHz and 4 with high energy saving mistral. This chipset can use any number of cores according to the system requirements. It also packs Neural Engine dual core, new ISP that is capable of performing computational photography.
These are the benchmark scores obtained by A11 Bionic chipset,
Next, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It is made by using Samsung's 10nm FinFET LPE production process using an 8 core Kyro 280 processor, ARM's Cortex-A73 Qualcomm custom implementation, subdivided into a high-power quad-core cluster 2.45GHz and one high efficiency, always Kryo 280, with 4 core at 1.9GHz.
Snapdragon 835 is supported by 710MHzr Adreno 54o GPU. It can develop up to 567 GFLOPSs. Apart from that, a Snapdragon X16 modem is present, that can offer Gigabit connectivity. Given below are the benchmark score obtained.
Next, we have another SoC made from Samsung's 10nm FinFET production process, just like the Snapdragon 835. The Samsung Exynos 8895 packs a proprietary Mongoose design and Mali-G71 design. A Vision Processor Unit is present inside, dedicated to machine learning. Four of the M2 cores are clocked at 2.3GHz and remaining 4 Cortex-A53 cores are clocked at 1.69GHz.
Given below is the Benchmark scores obtained for the Exynos 838 chipset.
Last but not least, we have HiSilicon Kirin 970 powering the Huawei Mate 10. It is also made by the 10nm production process. The core CPU is a high-performance quad-core core Cortex-A73 2.4GHz, coupled with a high-efficiency 4-core Cortex-A53 1.8GHz core. The graphic property is controlled by Mali G72 clocked at 850MHz.
It also packs a Neural Processing Unit and a Dual ISP. The Kirin 970 modem is providing a 1.2Gbbps Cat.18 support.
Now that we all know a little about all the 4 chipsets, we can do the comparison. As you can see, Apple A11 Bionic chipset powering the latest iPhone 8 is the first one base. Remaining 3 chipsets are almost equal in performance.
- The Huawei Mate 10 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Apple iPhone 8 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 361. The price/quality is very good and this is the best device in this price range.
- The OnePlus 5 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.