A new Snapdragon 855+ benchmark cements it as the fastest Android processor

Qualcomm mentioned that the overclocked chipset is optimized for 5G and AI number crunching, whatever that means but Snapdragon 855 Plus still doesn't bring DDR5 support, so Samsung's 12GB RAM module announced yesterday won't land in a phone in the US, even if the Note 10 is somehow equipped with the latest Snapdragon processor.
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46. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Maybe those comparisons should be done with hardware that's at least somewhat comparable performance wise, but they don't. They're all Ultrabook processors with iGPUs and significantly less performance. Obviously the transcoding would take forever on those devices.

50. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's fine. You can compare it to another x86 CPU if you want as long as it has passive cooling and can come close to the iPad's battery life.

53. Mike88

Posts: 403; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Ipad pro has a gpu as powerful as the one on an Xbox one S.. That's more than many laptops in the market as Xbox one S is a dedicated gaming machine

55. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Yeah because no laptop has that... I assume you're not aware that the Xbox One S could barely do 1080p gaming smoothly.

62. QuantumRazer

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

So your laptop is on the top 10% performance wise, which means it's in the minority group of laptops that are faster than iPad Pro. Apple said it's faster than 90% of ALL laptops, not 90% of EXPENSIVE or WORKSTATION or GAMING laptop, so they didn't lie anything about it.

70. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

A lot of laptops priced below the iPad Pro have a dedicated GPU that's more powerful than the Xbox One S GPU and therefore the iPad GPU. It's hardly an impressive feat. On top of that for gaming on an iPad Pro all games only run at half the native resolution of the iPad Pro and Apple enforces half shader precision to boost performance. Anandtech have even claimed that Apple cuts those corners in benchmarks to boost performance, but say it's very hard to prove.

33. wickedwilly

Posts: 695; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

How can you say that? iPads run a mobile OS so you cannot compare. Certain benchmarks may indicate they are faster, but only a fool would use those to say the same applies to every day us,e across differing and more advanced operating systems.

78. Plutonium239

Posts: 1215; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You can't compare a risc archetecture (a12x) with a cisc archetecture (i7). Do you know nothing about processors?

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The SD 855 can keep up with the A12 just fine in real world situations. Benchmarks are pure theoretical. And with the A12X being a tablet only SoC that couldn't function within a phone formfactor what's the use of the comparison?

17. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And those numbers were very important as the SD855 repeatedly beat the A12 in real world speed tests. Thank God for those synthetic benchmarks!

19. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You mean ram management benchmarks right?

32. wickedwilly

Posts: 695; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

No RAM management and affect of the amount of RAM is only part of the test. In the real world comparable Android phones are faster than their equivalent iPhone due to many factors. Specific benchmarks are not an accurate measure of how fast a phone will be in day to day use.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I mean real world speed.

40. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

49. QuantumRazer

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

If you're talking about Phonebuff's speed tests then that means Android phones beat iPhone in RAM management test, as iPhone finishes the actual data processing/app opening test way faster. You need to keep it in mind that Phonebuff only tests the short-term RAM management test - iOS rarely closes apps if you leave iPhone for a while whereas Android phones just terminate apps if you open too many of them in the background and leave them for several hours.

71. mootu

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

IOS may not close an app but it pauses all running processes and resumes when the app is brought to the front again, so basicly the app isn't closed but it's not running either.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Wasn't this already a given though? If the SD 855 was already the fastest Android SoC, wouldn't an overclocked 855 be the new king?

6. Ichimoku

Posts: 172; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

hm, article is about Snapdragon new chipset. but the comments is still all about Apple CPU.

9. Fred3

Posts: 524; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Cause it's the only thing Apple users can brag about even though in real world tests Iphones looses to Androids

10. zangetsu

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

why does phonearena not have any information on the redmi K20 and redmi K20 Pro ?

11. TBomb

Posts: 1485; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Apple vs Android processor speeds!!!! OMGGGGGGG APPLE WINS ANDROID SLOW I'M BETTER THAN YOU LAMES fight me.

12. TBomb

Posts: 1485; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I finished the comment section for everyone :)

22. Vancetastic

Posts: 1320; Member since: May 17, 2017

Thank you.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all about what it does, so it's also already cemented as the best phone period.

29. Dozen456

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 19, 2019

My 8 months old Xr still gets a higher 11500 on multi score it blows this away in single score so still playing catch up and its funny that gaming phones perform worse on games than the top iphones.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet, time after time, in two world speed tests, iPhones lose. It's like having a Ferrari motor in a Yugo.

66. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Haha! Indeed! It’s something I was actually trying to look into, as to whether any of these gaming phones can compare to an A11 or A12 based iPhone. I think the time has come for some more specialized chips for the gaming phones, as most of them are literally just using a slightly over clocked SoC and with added cooling.

72. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The SD855 actually does better in on-screen performance than the A12, it has better peak and sustained performance. Off-screen results are purely theoretical and no indication of real world scenarios as your hardware is not actually trying to render anything and with Anandtech claiming Apple cuts corners by enforcing half shader precision to boost performance, I'd really stop putting any faith in those results right away.

43. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That is a great score for snapdragon!

51. holymungdiver

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Blah blah blah blah blah hey can your stupid Apple download anything bigger than 150 megabytes without WiFi? or check this out can you have a number row on your keyboard or do you have to long press button still like a lame? Or how's that gigantic freaking notch in your screen? Or when's the last time you were able to ergonomically organize your apps on your home screen? You know after you installed a really cool theme? Or remember that one time that you could just think of a song and then seconds later it's literally downloaded on your phone without paying any money? Let's talk about that huge variety of apps you have to choose from you know when it comes to certain types I mean you got hundreds of different types of apps to choose from any given type also right? How's that call of duty mobile beta treating you oh you can't play well....... I don't care what has more power or what cuz pretty much the same these days so who cares. I know the things I mentioned above..... If I had a phone that couldn't do any of those things snap that piece of crap and throw the garbage especially if I had a notch in it. iPhone people are just like pond fish don't get me wrong it's really nice pond it's really nice but it's still a pond Android folks are like saltwater fish they're out there playing cod mobile betas checking out different inlets granted we got to avoid sharks and fisherman and predators..... But the freedom is worth the trade-off I tried jumping in the pond before it just sucks too bad. Just too limited I couldn't keep those blinders on my eyes they drove me nuts.......

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