Apple iPhone X official introduction video
Spoiler alert: The iPhone X is stupidly fast — possibly as fast as a MacBook Pro from 2017 even. Take a moment and let that sink in. Once more, for emphasis: The shiny, fragile-looking pocket computer Apple announced today might be as powerful as a modern laptop for prosumer work.
Take a look at the scores of the iPhone X, which, for some reason, popped up today on the Geekbench catalog. Happy coincidence or accident? We’ll leave the speculation to you. But assuming the entry is valid and that the iPhone on everyone’s wish list is indeed capable of handling a MacBook’s full workload, then we’re in for something truly special. And Android OEMs are in for a long year and rough times ahead.
4,061 points in Geekbench’s single-core test and 9,959 points in multi-core testing are impressive for any device, let alone a small item that can fit into your pocket.
For comparison, here are the scores of relevant flagship devices running Android (all results culled from the Geekbench website):
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (Exynos version): 1,965 single; 6,493 multi
- Xiaomi Mi 6: 1,900 single; 5,990 multi
- Huawei P10 Plus: 1,886 single; 5,763 multi
Here are the scores of devices running iOS or Mac:
- Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch version): 3,887 single; 9,210
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 3,332 single; 5,556 multi
- Apple iPhone 7: 3,327 single; 5,542 multi
- Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2017): 4,227 single; 9,602 multi
- Apple MacBook (mid-2017): 3,539 single; 6,715 multi
Whereas last year’s iPhones were quad-core models, the iPhone X uses an A11 Bionic chip with six CPU cores that can run at the same time — and efficiently, too. Its graphics processor is also said to be 30 percent faster than past GPUs in iPhones.
The Apple iPhone X uses an A11 Bionic chip with six CPU cores that can run at the same time — and efficiently, too.
Now if only it were a little cheaper.
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