When Apple launched the iPhone 8, the company extensively talked about the A11 Bionic chipset powering the handset. A new benchmark test conducted by Tom’s Hardware has now concluded that the iPhone 8 (which went on sale earlier today in some regions), is comfortably the fastest phone available in the market right now.
The test took a variety of factors into account, including video editing performance, as well as GPU and CPU performance. It’s clear that the iPhone 8 excels in all departments, thanks to the three core GPU and the six-core CPU (2X Monsoon + 4X Mistral cores).
In the video processing test, the iPhone 8 was made to edit a 2 minute 4K video (shot on a drone) with effects and transitions, which was then exported and saved. The iPhone 8 managed to process the video in just 42 seconds, while the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8+ took 3:03 minutes and 4:17 minutes respectively.
The story is pretty similar in terms of Geekbench results as well. This method uses both the CPU and the GPU, and is a very good metric to judge the true performance of a smartphone. With scores of 10,170 and 10,472, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus managed to perform better than the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel’s 7th-gen Core i5 CPU on board. Naturally, the two phones also beat the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and the OnePlus 5 very convincingly.
The test also included a GPU test using 3DMark. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus managed to leave the competition behind here too, thanks to the all-new 3-core GPU used by Apple. The two iPhones managed to score 62,532 and 64,412 respectively. We must point out that the iPhone 8 Plus marginally edges out the smaller iPhone 8 in these tests.
These tests provide clear evidence that Apple wasn’t joking around when it talked about the prowess of the A11 Bionic. It will be interesting to see how the iPhone X scores in these benchmark tests, although we will have to wait a few more weeks to find out.
Apple has put in some excellent work in the camera department as well, with the iPhone 8 Plus currently sitting on top of DxOMark’s camera ratings, beating the HTC U11.
[Via Tom’s Hardware]