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iPhone 8 and X are so much more powerful than any Android phone, it’s kind of ridiculous

Published Sep 18th, 2017 11:01AM EDT
iPhone X Specs Vs Galaxy S8
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Apple’s new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and tenth-anniversary iPhone X were finally made official last week, putting an end to months of leaks and rumors. Of course, the picture painted by all those leaks and rumors turned out to be completely accurate. We knew exactly what the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X were going to look like, we knew about all of their new features, and we even knew about how much they would cost. Beyond all that, we know that the A11 chip was going to be an absolute beast, and that Apple’s new iPhone lineup would consist of the three most powerful smartphones the world has ever seen.

Well, the phones are now official and all those sky-high, seemingly impossible benchmark test results that leaked have been confirmed. Now, the latest batch of benchmarks have arrived to remind us just how much more powerful Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is than any other smartphone on the market.

Primate Labs’ Geekbench test is one of the most well-known benchmark tests out there. The Geekbench 4 test is designed to determine a device’s capabilities under maximum load, but it’s also considered a good measure of real-life speed and performance.

Early leaked Geekbench 4 scores showed us mind-blowing numbers for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X’s new A11 Bionic processor. Now that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are actually in reviewers’ hands and the iPhone X is being benchmarked by testers at Apple, we’ve finally been seeing benchmark results performed on final hardware. In case you were wondering, yes, they’re just as impressive as the leaks we saw last month.

Here are single-core and multi-core scores from Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and earlier models:

And now let’s take a look at the top-scoring Android smartphones on the market:

Yeah, it’s not even close. Apple’s iPhone 8 averages 4195 in single-core tests and 10005 in multi-core tests. Meanwhile, the best-performing Android phone is the Galaxy S8, which averages 1965 and 6494.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.