At the Snapdragon Tech Summit on Wednesday, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC was introduced. According to Qualcomm, this latest flagship platform consumes 40% less energy than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC it replaces. Before the end of 2022, this chipset is expected to be used in smartphones. The Apple A16 Bionic CPU, which powers the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, may seem more powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro A16 Bionic vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The A16 Bionic chipset in the Apple iPhone 14 Pro model outperformed the next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 when compared to early GeekBench benchmark results. In the single-core test, the Snapdragon SoC got 1483 points, while in the multi-core test it got 4709 points, according to the artificial benchmarks. The A16 Bionic processor, meanwhile, got results for the same tests of 1874 and 5372 points.
The new 8 Gen 2 chipset offers many improvements beyond just better performance. It’s important to remember that benchmarks don’t always represent superior user experiences or real-world performance. However, it does show how competitive the market is today and how capable Apple’s CPUs are.
It’s clear that the Cupertino-based company’s latest CPUs continue to outperform their Android equivalents. Interestingly, the last generation of iPhone CPUs, the A15 Bionic, managed to outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a score of 1709 points in the single core tests. You might question Qualcomm’s claim that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will revolutionize “the landscape of flagship smartphones in 2023”.
But it’s also unfair to the new Snapdragon flagship chip we’re talking about. Qualcomm had said that this chip will undoubtedly have great performance with AI. So this is something that can make a difference when it comes to testing the overall experience. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC should be seen on many flagship smartphones in the coming months.