Qualcomm today shared benchmark results for the Snapdragon 888 chip, which will be launched in 2021 and will be used on flagship Android phones. The new Snapdragon processor couldn’t catch up with the A14 chip in the iPhone 12 models, or even the A13 in the iPhone 11.
AnandTech benchmarked Qualcomm processors and compared the results with Apple devices. The iPhone won the Geekbench 5 and GFXBench tests.
The winner of the race is Apple chips once again
The Snapdragon 888 chip scored 1,135 points in single-core tests and 3,794 points in multi-core tests, while the iPhone 12 Pro with A14 chip managed 1,603 points in single core and 4,187 points in multi-core.
When it comes to GPU performance, in the GFXBench test, Samsung scored 86 points compared to 102.24 points for the iPhone 12 Pro. It seems difficult to say anything about sustainable performance for now, as the power consumption performance of the chip is not yet known. But AnandTech believes that if power consumption is competitive, the Snapdragon 888 can eventually win against the iPhone.
While the Snapdragon 888 does not appear to be able to catch the A13 or A14 chips used in iPhones in high performance test scores, sustainable performance will depend somewhat on the power consumption of the chip.
The Snapdragon 888 chip does not perform at the level of Apple’s A13 or A14 chip, but it has made a significant improvement over previous generation Snapdragon chips used in current flagship Android smartphones. CPU performance has increased by 25% and GPU performance by 35%.
Since these criteria are provided by Qualcomm and are not independently obtained, we have to be confident that the numbers given by Qualcomm are correct. However, the site says the tests will “be repeated” on real and commercially released devices.