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Tom's Guide: A11 Bionic is the real deal (iPhone 8 review)

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So Tom's Guide did a review of the iPhone 8 and 8+ and while the design offers less to nothing, the inside show something else:

 

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What about real-world performance? We edited and exported the same 2-minute 4K video clip on the iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 using the Adobe Premiere Clip app, and it wasn’t even close. The iPhone 8 finished the task in 42 seconds, compared with more than 3 minutes for the Galaxy Note 8 and more than 4 minutes for the Galaxy S8+.

 

The iPhone 8 also opened larger apps faster than both its predecessor and the top Android phone right now. It took the handset 11 seconds to fully load the Injustice 2 game, compared with 14.53 seconds for the iPhone 7 Plus and 19 seconds for the Note 8.

 

 

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-8-and-8-plus,review-4675.html

 

So it seems Apple stepped up their CPU and GPU game big time. What do you think of the results?


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I guess I'm upgrading the SE and Note 5 to the 8+... 


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Surely the optimization between hardware and software plays a big part as well? 

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2 minutes ago, coolkingler1 said:

Surely the optimization between hardware and software plays a big part as well? 

Depends on the test, for some yes for some not so much.


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A9 still is good until it start's lagging in iOS 11. 

 

Who gives a shit about MORE PERFORMANCE if it doesn't lag in the OS or 99.98% apps on a phone.


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That seems too good to just be the CPU at work.

I can't find any info about it but my guess is that the encoding stage is hardware accelerated on iOS (not sure about Android). It might also be different presets between iOS and Android.

It would be interesting to see how the iPhone 7 compared.

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Nice!

 

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the one thing Apple will always do better than android.

androids greatest feature is its biggest flaw.

its too customizable to be optimized to apple levels

apple products are optimized and made to be as user-friendly as possible


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27 minutes ago, TheReal1980 said:

What do you think of the results?

not really taking advantage of all the performance on the phone, seriously only a 1080p screen, no proper multitasking support overall meh, i still hope they do something to take advantage of the performance. 

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Why are we comparing desktop Geekbench to mobile Geekbench again?

Outside of that, god damn. iPhone 8 is the real deal, and it seems like the extra $50 went somewhere else besides the storage.


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8 minutes ago, crysilis said:

its too customizable to be optimized to apple levels

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Just now, suicidalfranco said:

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What he means is that having tight control over a lot of OS operations can have an advantage.


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4 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

What he means is that having tight control over a lot of OS operations can have an advantage.

if it's fully customisable then one would assume that you can have a tight control over a lot of the OS operations since, you know, it's fully customisable


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8 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

if it's fully customisable then one would assume that you can have a tight control over a lot of the OS operations since, you know, it's fully customisable

its just like the pc vs consoles, android has to support a lot more devices, and feature levels so optimizing is more difficult 

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Well, Apple always aces when it comes to their mobile processors so not that surprised :\.

 

Wish they didn't decrease the battery capacity, allow for only regular wireless charging speeds and force you to spend 80-90$/€ on a separate USB cable and wall adapter haha!

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51 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

That seems too good to just be the CPU at work.

I can't find any info about it but my guess is that the encoding stage is hardware accelerated on iOS (not sure about Android). It might also be different presets between iOS and Android.

It would be interesting to see how the iPhone 7 compared.

This is very likely. Apple does the exact same thing in Final Cut Pro by utilizing Quicksync. Exports on the Macbook (non pro) are comparable or better than a Windows workstation with Premiere.

 

Considering its virtually a given for Apple SoCs to include HEVC encoding hardware, I would be surprised if the software didn't leverage it.

 

As Apple uses NVME and some extremely fast encryption/decryption hardware, they've had the edge for awhile in opening large apps and games.


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10 minutes ago, cj09beira said:

android has to support a lot more devices, and feature levels so optimizing is more difficult 

android can be cut down to just the necessary for the specific device. pyo

google doesn't serve a giant blob with the drivers for all devices currently available. pyo

that's what fully customisable mean. pyo

poem being lazy and not doing it doesn't mean android is soar bloated and therefore unable to be fully optimised for a specific hardware. pyo


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16 minutes ago, suicidalfranco said:

android can be cut down to just the necessary for the specific device. pyo

google doesn't serve a giant blob with the drivers for all devices currently available. pyo

that's what fully customisable mean. pyo

poem being lazy and not doing it doesn't mean android is soar bloated and therefore unable to be fully optimised for a specific hardware. pyo

Dude don't pyo everything. -_-

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Good for them, but call me the next time you need to do heavy video editing on a smartphone.


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Ordered the 8+. I’ll use the 6s as an mp3 player. :D 


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2 hours ago, themctipers said:

A9 still is good until it start's lagging in iOS 11. 

I've only been running iOS11 for a day, but I haven't noticed any issues with it running on my 6s Plus.

2 hours ago, themctipers said:

Who gives a shit about MORE PERFORMANCE if it doesn't lag in the OS or 99.98% apps on a phone.

A large portion of people who overclock their CPUs. 


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1 minute ago, djdwosk97 said:

I've only been running iOS11 for a day, but I haven't noticed any issues with it running on my 6s Plus.

A large portion of people who overclock their CPUs. 

That sounds nice, no issues here on jb 9.3.3 still :D 

iOS 12 then.. or a future iOS 11 update.

 

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