Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 slower than Apple A16 Bionic? Does the iPhone win again?

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Early benchmark results showed that the A16 Bionic chip has a significant lead over the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been announced for the world’s leading Android platforms, and Qualcomm has made some big promises in terms of power efficiency and overall performance. However, Geekbench’s early visit to the chip in the upcoming Vivo smartphone revealed a troubling concern for all Android fans. For all that it promises, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may not be faster than the Apple A16 Bionic chip, which is said to be a light modification of the A15 Bionic chip from last year.Based on a report from Gadgets360, the Geekbench test reveals that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on an upcoming Vivo smartphone has scored a single core score of 1483 and a multi-core score of 4709. These are fairly high scores for an Android device and can make this smartphone from Vivo one of the most powerful phones out there. Android smartphones of 2023. However, compared to the A16 Bionic chip on the iPhone 14 Pro, these results lag behind.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 less powerful than A16 Bionic?

The A16 Bionic scored slightly higher on both the single-core and multi-core scores. Note that Android and iOS handle their resources differently and this Geekbench data only gives us a rough idea of how capable these chips are.Thus, despite sharing the same 4nm TSMC manufacturing process as the Apple A16 Bionic, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may end up falling short in raw performance. Qualcomm has used a dedicated Cortex-A3 core to handle the demanding performance and four additional performance cores to maintain performance. Efficiency cores are limited to three cores this time around.All that remains is how Android phone manufacturers can tune the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and get the most out of the chip. Phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor are expected to appear before the end of 2022, and may reach our shores by early 2023.Both Apple and Qualcomm are expected to make use of the 3nm node for their 2024 flagship devices, which is expected to bring significant improvements in power consumption and overall performance.

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