Leaked iPhone X Plus Benchmarks Leave All Androids In The Dust

Leaked iPhone X Plus Benchmarks Leave All Androids In The Dust
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The battle for supremacy between iOS and Android just took another interesting turn. Geekbench has released benchmark results for a mystery phone thought to be the iPhone X Plus powered by Apple’s A12 chipset. If the results are legit, it seems that the next iPhone’s processing power will trounce all incoming Androids by a considerable margin. This thing is insane.

Geekbench is remaining rather coy on the identity of its latest benchmark recipient. The results are listed under “iPhone 11,2” which is running on iOS 12. As Apple hasn’t even acknowledged the existence of its new iPhones, we can understand Geekbench’s reluctance to go into specifics.

Nevertheless, it’s easy to deduce that the phone behind the test curtain is none other than the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. Either that, or its regular sized iPhone X sibling, which is expected to replace the 2017 model later in the year. Here’s how the phone scored in Geekbench’s benchmarks:

Image: Geekbench

To reiterate, that’s a single-core score of 4673 and a multi-core score of 10,912 which is very impressive indeed. (In the same tests, the original iPhone X scored 4,055 and 10,375, while Samsung’s Galaxy S9 only managed 3263 and 8900.)

This is presumably thanks to Apple’s A12 processor which will purportedly be the company’s first stab at a 7-nanometer chipset. In real-world terms, this should translate to a faster and more power-efficient phone with a longer battery life.

(You can find out more about what’s thought to be in the new iPhones here.)

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Head to Geekbench to see the full list of benchmark results and phone specifications.

[Via Geekbench]


  • My guess is that it is a prototype as current gen phones are hamstrung by battery tech. Even if this is a test done by Apple it is probably just R&D on a theoretical upper limit for cpu architecture.

    • Beat me to the punch lol. All the power in the world means nothing in a closed ecosystem. Benchmarks are about the only thing it will be good for.

      • Yeah, there is nothing at all in the App Store to run on an iPhone.
        Not one of the just over 2 million iPhone apps are worth running. Not one.

        • Firstly, note the use of the conditional ‘almost’, that doesn’t imply nothing, rather, the conditional in this case means ‘a small amount’.

          Secondly, the original point still stands. Some games might run a little faster, but multiplatform games are targeted well enough that its much of a muchness, and resource intensive productivity tools are generally rare in phone form. Even more so, the iPhone X showed that these scores are very bursty and cannot be held over longer periods anyway due to power draw and heat, so all in all, meh?

          As for the walled garden argument, you are ignoring the obvious elephant in the room for eeking out as much performance as possible – emulation.

        • All you’re getting is diminished returns. On a side note, Apple are not know for the greatest thermal design, so intensive tasks may get throttled anyway. In saying that though it’s not just isolated to Apple products, seems to be common on mobiles for a number of reasons.

  • Phew, I’m so glad I can now have all that power with nothing to use it for apart from destroying my bank account. Well played, Apple!

  • Can’t wait for Apple to start putting these processors into their next-gen Macbooks so we can see how they really perform.

  • As an iPhone user… honestly its difficult to give a damn anymore.

    Mobile games have turned into complete trash. The very few which are any good (10000000, Million Onion Hotel) could run on an Alcatel Potato.

    So what do we need all this grunt for? I’d be happier with iPhone 7 specs + more battery life.

  • This is hardly surprising – iPhone’s SOC have been consistently superior to other flagship phones in close to every way for years now, often beating the next generation of Android phones pretty handily in benchmarks. This is just more of the same.

    Not that it matters quite so much anymore – it’s been ages since I’ve played a mobile game.

  • Yeah, but Apple prevents you from doing anything with it.

    Do those suckers still smash easily when they’re dropped? Everyone I knew who had one cracked their screen pretty early on.

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