Mid range phones now have close to the performance of flagships from a couple years ago (and these are by no means slouches). Testament to how ridiculously overpowered today's flagships are (regardless of marque).
As someone who frequents this site often, I ask why not Geekbench 4 results? Please make it happen, for the number of handsets at your disposal is huge!
"With the Snapdragon 808 and 810, it was namely the thermal benefits of the 20nm process...." AHEM!
"Thermal benefits" and "Snapdragon 810" do not go together in the same sentence! :P
Thanks GSMArena for this wonderful article! And next time please include Apple too, as no description of mobile chipsets can be complete without Apple's superb A-series!
Every year it's the same story. At the beginning of the year, all Android SoC's set new benchmarks, vastly improving their CPU performance and getting close to the previous year's Apple SoC. You'd think we'll finally have an SoC King in Android and then September comes along, and Apple just DESTROYS the competition with their single core CPU performance. And don't even get me started on their GPU prowess.
Anony, 07 Feb 2017So SD625 is much faster than SD652/SD650??yes in multi- core only.
it lags behind significantly in single core performancce
Beautifully written and beginner friendly article, now I can easily teach people by simply referring to this article. I hope you could someday add Apple A architecture so it can be compared with others, especially the reasoning if Apple can put HUGE cores inside, there must be some other things it doesn't have.
Brilliant article, thanks. It's brought me up to date / up to speed with developments in SoC technology.
As my nick suggests, I'm old enough to remember when ARM meant Acorn RISC Machines, even had one of their StrongArm desktop computers (And an Archimedes 310, *and* a BBC "B" before that!).
Absolutely brilliant article. I was looking for something like this from a long time - a consolidated place housing all essential phone hardware related info. Looking forward to more updates on this in the future covering other areas like GPU Cores, Network Modems and so on.
It is a quiet a hefty article but worth it.
You guys did a fabulous job here. I would like to read updates on this article.
Projects like this, I would love to read if you post.
Anony, 07 Feb 2017So SD625 is much faster than SD652/SD650??Not that 'much' irl performance but SD625's real benefit is ultra-power efficiency, deploying 8x Cortex A-53 at 14nm
Well, first things first great job GSMarena Team! And i would like to suggest a smartphone screen guide and its improvement from the older generation
Great article. Thank you very much!
This so hard to simply compare performance of SoCs though several generations.
Looking forward for Apple chips. And it wil be awesome if you can add used power for cores in mW. These data are very rare, because this is very difficult (or nearly impossible) to calculate it during device test.
Good direction guys, I hope you will build on it.
Couple of points where I think you can go even beyond what you did.
1. Next time try geekbench 4. I mean I see sd810 up there in terms of performance with the sd820 in geekbench 3 and we all know there's a bit of a gap between those two in real world performance.
2. Include a per watt performance metric, it's meaningful and it impacts directly battery life.
3. Try to get also the apple A - chipsets into play, at the end of the day they are still custom ARM so they belong here
4. I would suggest separate charts for single core and multi core. You do realize there are chipsets that score very good in multicore like the samsung A5 exynos 7580/7880 but they can't compare to the likes of exynos 8890 in single core performance. Real world performance we all see what the 8890 in the s7 does and the A5 does not even come close.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017Geekbench 3 is a bad test. They should have gone with Geekbench 4.
In there it's very palpa... moreGeekBench 3 is far from a perfect choice, but since we relied on our own test database in order to guarantee consistency, it was the pure CPU test that offered the largest amount of samples, going back a couple of years.
Also, there is a single-core chart provided on page 3. It just takes a little bit of time to load.
Amazing job. Well done!!!!
Yes absolutely, please I would you like to see more projects like this in the future!!!!
Great Job! Although would be great to know whether all chipmakers provide support for major OS releases like MM, Nougat etc. to make it easier for folks to decide. Common notion is Qualcomm>Kirin=Exynos>Mediatek in terms of performance, efficiency and future updates but let's see if it can be proven!
First of all a big thanks for the work, the performance comparison of (just) multicore score tends to give the readers a completely different picture clearly far from truth. Yes you guys have mentioned it, but you need to be focused on what kind-of an idea you are planting into a less informed reader. If you are familiar to the site called 'cpubench', they have some benchmarking for Android as well, though not widely used to compare in the smartphone world. They do the benchmarking just like antutu with the performance analysed from different components like storage, CPU, GPU etc and they give it a "score". And based on that they rank a phone model can be boiled down to (SOC). My suggestion to you guys is that with all the numbers you have,, like the single core score (which is according to me at least) more important than multicore score, and the GPU scores etc, how about come up with a rating system where you identify the importance of each division and according to the score a phone achieve in each division (the rating system has to be made in such a way that it shows what's the best according to "~real world" scenarios).
Your works are becoming more important as people search for an information regarding smartphone and your site is most certainly accessed by that user, as you can influence a world wide market so easily, make sure you it's precisely studied and clearly explained. Keep up the good work and always try to give the readers the most accurate information that there is. Good luck.