The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Qualcomm’s newest and best flagship chipset, was only just announced. Although this is the company’s most powerful mobile processor to date, it seems that the Apple A16 Bionic chip, which powers the iPhone 14 Pro series, still potentially outshines it.
Before any Android smartphones with the new Qualcomm chip are out, this information comes from a GeekBench benchmark listing. According to early GeekBench benchmark findings, the A16 Bionic chipset in the Apple iPhone 14 Pro model outperformed the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The Snapdragon SoC got 1483 points in the single-core test and 4709 points in the multi-core test, according to the artificial benchmarks. The A16 Bionic processor, meanwhile, placed 1874 and 5372 in the corresponding tests.
Therefore, it is evident that the Cupertino-based company’s new CPUs remain superior to those of Android-based devices. Interestingly, the last generation of iPhone CPUs, the A15 Bionic, managed to surpass the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a score of 1709 points in the single-core tests. One could question Qualcomm’s statement that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will revolutionize “the landscape of flagship smartphones in 2023” in light of this.
Nevertheless, the business did declare that the developments would set “a new standard for connected computing, intelligently engineered with ground-breaking AI across the board to enable amazing experiences.” In other words, the new 8 Gen 2 processor offers more than just a boost in raw performance. Remember that benchmarks don’t always represent a better user experience or performance in actual situations.