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Android flagships will never catch up with the iPhone? Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a powerful platform, but Apple A16 Bionic is even more powerful

It has long been a situation where Apple is one step ahead when it comes to the performance of single-chip systems for phones. And with the release of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the situation has not changed at all.

The iPhone 14 line uses two SoCs – A15 Bionic in the lower models and A16 Bionic in the iPhone 14 Pro. But, as it turned out, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is inferior in performance even to the Apple A15.

In GeekBench 5, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scores 1483 points in single-threaded test and 4709 points in multi-threaded. Decently compared to the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 (and even against the backdrop of the Dimensity 9200), but not enough to compete on equal terms with the Apple A16, which scores 1874 and 5372 points, respectively. The paradox is that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is inferior even to Apple A15 when considering single-threaded performance: in this test, Apple’s SoC scores 1709 points.

So Apple still has the most powerful mobile SoCs, and neither Qualcomm nor MediaTek (and certainly not Samsung) can do anything about it. And next year the situation, most likely, will not change.


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