iPhone processors score a lot better in benchmarks as compared to Qualcomm processors or even Samsung-made processors. Most of the octa-corex processors in the market right now are actually just dual-core processors that have multiple threads. They can run 1 CPU in four parts and that is how they make up their cores.
In the previous apple A 10 chip, there were 4 cores, where 2 were low-performance cores while the other 2 were high-performance cores and all of them could not work at the same time. However, it is very different on Qualcomm processors.
Apple A11 Bionic uses a Hexa-Core processor while the Snapdragon 845 is an Octa-Core, although the single core score of Apple doubles what Snapdragon offers, along with Apple’s geek bench multi-score which is quite significant. This is because Apple has been making 64 GB for a long time. And its first 64 GB on a smartphone was released by Apple in 2013 and no one expected it. Talking about processors on Android mobile phones, the architecture is designed by ARM and the processor is designed by Qualcomm. For putting 64 GB on a smartphone was a 2-step process for Apple, but for any other smartphone manufacturer, they had to wait for ARM to release the correct architecture, Qualcomm to build the processor and eventually, the Android company adopted the same, which took longer time. This is also the reason why Qualcomm processors are 2 generations behind Apple processors.
A lot of Android smartphone processors used to overheat; even high-end processors had overheating issues. This happened because smartphone companies were trying to put 64-bit octa-core and almost everything they possibly could into one single chip, which was not tested properly.
The close-knit integration in Apple results in great smartphone performance, where the processor, software, and motherboard are all designed by Apple.
Android smartphone companies have to make a profit on outsourcing the architecture and development of the processor to ARM and Qualcomm, this result in the profit being divided into three tiers. However, when we talk about Apple, it is just one single company that manufactures the iPhone and iPhone accessories.
Apple also puts double the amount of Silicon compared to Samsung or any other processor manufacturing brand. Silicon is very expensive and this is the profit margin of ARM, Snapdragon and other companies. Since the iPhone has more Silicon in them, they are able to use more cache memory in the chip. Cache memory is the fastest memory that is on a computer. It is a rule of thumb that, the more amount of memory that you have inside a processor, the faster it will run.
Apple has been using L3 cache in the iPhone for a long time while most of the Android smartphones still use L2 cache since ARM has still not tried to support L3 cache.
Here’s a quick look at why iPhone processors operate better, but with that, we also have some disadvantages. Let us take you through the same.
- High Performance
- Generates Less Heat
- Best Performance for Gaming
- Excellent Security
- Powerful UI and Fluid-responsive
- Abundant choice of applications
- Expensive Apps
- Processor is not an open source
- Expensive smartphones
- Supports single-SIM
- Costly Repairing
IPhone processors still serve to perform better than Android processors and you also get to choose from a wide range of iPhone accessories to boost excellent user experience.
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles. Being a tech enthusiast, he also blogs to help his readers make informed decisions like when to buy mobiles on EMI without credit cards, when to choose a different payment method, or what to look for in the latest models.