Why Samsung’s Galaxy S8 can’t go core-to-core with Apple’s iPhone 7

“iPhone 7 doesn’t just keep up with the twice-as-many cores in Galaxy S8 — Apple trounces Samsung core-for-core,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore.

“It’s easy to be blinded by the numbers. Cores can be the new megapixels. But every once in a while you see something that brings you right back to reality. Case in point: recent performance comparisons between Apple’s iPhone 7, launched last September, and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, launching now,” Ritchie writes. “The Apple A10 Fusion system-on-a-chip (SOC) in iPhone 7 mops the floor with both the Samsung Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 found in the Galaxy S8 when it comes to single threaded operations.”

“Both Samsung and Qualcomm’s chipsets do perform faster than Apple’s A10 Fusion for multicore operations, but there are four high performance and four high-efficiency cores in the Galaxy S8 to the two high performance and two high-efficiency cores in iPhone 7. It literally takes twice the cores to edge ahead in the results,” Ritchie writes. “Apple’s singular drive to make the best chipsets, to treat performance and power efficiency as one and the same, and to design silicon the specifically supports software and services, will continue to provide them with a commanding lead.”

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    1. How fast does the iPhone/iPad run forbidden apps…?

      You know, so my redneck third cousin, once removed, on my wife’s side can get a Confederate flag App, along with his assault rifle wallpaper. It soothes him.

      Choice on my own iPad is desirable too.

  1. I can’t understand why these android people insist on pushing into our forums when their hardware and software is inferior. Apple has a significant advantage in processors and OS software, why they’d even try to match is ridiculous to me….

    1. Perhaps you may all want hold hands and sing kumbaya?
      Let me give you some reasons.

      a) We may also own Apple devices as well.
      b) We may want to buy more Apple devices, but we find things to be wrong in some cases. Doing so voices our wants and concerns.
      c) Rebut the narrative from the Mother Ship. It’s called discourse.

      1. He is responding to the Android douchebags that purposely pollute this forum with FUD and trollspeak, applecynic. Sometimes we can get a bit overly defensive, I admit, although it is somewhat excusable after being attacked for decades.

      2. Disclosure is not necessarily a good thing when you wanna surprise and captivate your customers with the wonderful innovations. You can see the effects it has on other quick to market as many as you can strategy of Samsung. The curved glass being one of them born out of rumours of iPhone having it.

        1. You mean the curved glass that Samsung first used in the Galaxy S3 series about 5 years ago? Or are you talking the curved edge introduced in the “Edge” variants of Galaxy S devices from about 2 years ago?

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