Snapdragon 845 is far behind Apple A12 Bionic

A12 Bionic
Written by Hassan Abbas

Tom’s Guide published the results of testing Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors and the new Apple A12 Bionic in the benchmark Geekbench 4. Smartphones iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max compared in performance with the predecessor of the iPhone X, as well as some popular flagships based on the Android operating system.

In the multicore test, Geekbench 4 iPhone XS Max with Apple A12 Bionic scored 11,515 points, taking first place. The performance of the iPhone XS is similar to the 6.5-inch model – according to the results of testing, it scored 11,420 points. Last year’s iPhone X does not lag far behind the latest generation of iPhone: its estimate in a multicore test is 10,357 points, which is only 1,067 points less than the iPhone XS.

A12 Bionic

In the Android camp – OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, LG G7 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S9 +, equipped with a mobile platform Snapdragon 845. Among them, the maximum performance in a multi-core test is the flagship of the Chinese company OnePlus – in the ranking, it takes the fourth place with a result of 9,088 points. Next, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (8,876 points), LG G7 ThinQ (8,566 points) and Samsung Galaxy S9 + (8,295 points) follow.

In addition to Geekbench 4, the above-mentioned smartphones also checked for video editing capabilities in the Adobe Premiere Clips application. According to the results of Tom’s Guide, this test again won the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS, coping with the conversion of a 2-minute movie from 4K resolution to Full HD (1080p) in just 39 seconds.

The iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XS are based on the Apple A12 Bionic chip with the Neural Engine system, which is based on the advanced 7-nanometer process technology and contains 6.9 billion transistors. According to official data from Apple, it is 50% faster and 50% more energy efficient than A11 Bionic. In turn, Snapdragon 845 is built on a 10-nm process technology.

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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