First benchmarks reveal Apple’s iPhone X Plus performance will obliterate even Android’s wildest dreams

“We got just over two more months of waiting for the next-gen iPhone series to drop, but we finally have a leak that seems to confirm what we’ve been telling you for a while now,” Chris Smith reports for BGR. “The best iPhone X successor that Apple will sell this September will pack unrivaled performance, the kind of power [of which] Android device makers can only dream.”

“Apple is focusing on performance with iOS 12, which was clear from the moment the first iOS 12 beta rolled out about a month ago. Not only was it a lot more stable than we’d have hoped, but it also brought noticeable performance gains to all iPhones running it,” Smith reports. “We saw plenty of speed tests which revealed both real-life improvements, and better benchmarks.”

“This brings us to the latest iPhone X leak, a benchmark test saved on Geekbench a few days ago. We’re looking at a device that’s identified as iPhone11,2, running iOS 12 on a six-core processor and 4GB of RAM. That phone can only be the 2018 iPhone X Plus or iPhone X,” Smith reports. “We’re looking at a single-core score of 4673 and multi-core score of 10912.”

“Phones like the OnePlus 6, Galaxy Note 9, and Pixel 3 won’t be able to outscore [2017’s] iPhone X, let alone any of the 2018 models,” Smith reports. “Currently, the top Android handsets score around 3400 and 9000 in the same benchmark.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The fake iPhone peddlers, not to mention Intel, are going to be hating life come September!

With each passing year, and especially with iPhone X, it becomes increasingly clear – even to the Android settlers – that the competition has no chance of even remotely keeping up against Apple’s unmatched vertically integrated one-two punch of custom software and custom hardware. The Android to iPhone upgrade train just turned onto a long straightaway, engines stoked, primed to barrel away! — MacDailyNews, September 13, 2017

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  1. do we need all that power in a phone in real life. Most mudane things people do on phones like eamils, wattsapp, playing games dont require any further power hike. Good camera upgrade is on the other hand a good welcome.

    1. Sure, every decade people ask, “do we need all that power”, and every decade the more power we get the more power we need to run the next thing, AR, then VR, then AI, etc.

  2. . We’re looking at a single-core score of 4673 and multi-core score of 10912. … Currently, the top Android handsets score around 3400 and 9000 in the same benchmark.”

    That’s not blowing away Android in my book. You’re comparing next-gen Apple hardware against current-gen Android hardware and the difference is 37% and 21%.

    Am I missing something?

    1. I’m sure Qualcomm will never let any Apple processor get very far ahead on benchmarks just as a matter of pride and business sense. Anything Apple does in terms of ARM processors, Qualcomm will find a way to do it just as well and at a lower cost.

  3. 1) that looks like an iphone x running ios 12 not the new handset…. although 4673 is still an improvement of 10% single core over my iphone x benchmark i just ran.

    2) even at that what will be current gen iphone tech beats all android tech released after it by 37% and 21% with the 37% being the key number as someone already pointed out single core tasks are the most frequent.

    its sad when being say 30% average better than the nest phones on the market besides the iphone is seen as a issue.

  4. This whole iOS vs android performance comparison is pointless.

    I buy an iPhone because I prefer Apple/iOS not because it has a better geekbench score.

    The performance comparisons are only useful between devices on the same platform, sure use geek bench scores to choose between all the Android variations if you are an android user, but to buy an iPhone vs. Android based on a performance score is stupid

  5. “blown away” apparently means different things to different people.

    On a mobile device, there ain’t much blowing going on anyway.

    News flash: Apple’s iPhone 8 scores as high on Geekbench than the X, and with less overhead, it’s faster in hand. So if speed is your thing, then I wouldn’t be bragging about the more overcomplicated device.

    Ironic that after 8 years of saying benchmarks don’t matter as an excuse as to why Macs are being BLOWN AWAY (really blown away) by less expensive but equally of better quality Wintel boxes, an Apple propagandist thinks that bragging about benchmarks for phones makes sense. It doesn’t, and here’s why: phones are for communication and consumption. You are limited by network. Macs on the other hand are used for creative and productive work, where performance truly matters and is noticeable. The Cooked Apple forgot this a long time ago.

    Wake us up when a Mac benchmark can beat a Wintel benchmark without a >50% cost premium and without the Mac being a locked/sealed/non-upgradeable design. We’ve only been waiting a decade now….

  6. Unfortunately, high benchmarks don’t sell smartphones, but low prices do. Reviewers are still going to complain about the high cost of iPhones no matter how powerful they are. Far too many people don’t think iPhones should cost as much as they do when they say some flagship Android smartphone is just as good and costs a whole lot less.

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