The Topic of Excessive Mobile Phone Performance
The topic of excessive mobile phone performance has not been mentioned by users for a long time. Instead, many users feel that there are only two directions to consider when choosing a phone, which is quite realistic.
For users who prefer a balanced performance and good camera capabilities, they would consider high-end flagship smartphones without worrying about encountering issues with user experience and having their performance needs easily met.
For those who are purely concerned about performance, models around the 3000 yuan mark can easily meet their needs, even the new models equipped with mid-tier chips, satisfying users’ requirements.
In other words, the demand for performance is not as strong as before, but for mobile phone manufacturers, it is necessary to incorporate flagship or mid-tier chips.
This is because the competition in the current mobile phone market is too fierce. If mobile phone manufacturers lag behind in terms of performance, they will lose some competitive value in the market.
However, for users who want to experience Apple phones, they cannot make price considerations. To experience a new model, they have to spend a very high budget.
In recent years, the improvement in Apple’s A-series processors is not significant, and they have gradually been surpassed in extreme performance by MediaTek and Qualcomm Snapdragon.
It was thought that the A17 Pro would deliver excellent performance, but in reality, it did not perform well. Therefore, with the A18 Pro, they began to make a frantic effort to improve.
The data shows that the A18 Pro processor’s core running score has been released, with Geekbench 6 single and multi-core scores of about 3500/8200, with the 3500 single-core score possibly being an unexpectedly high result.
It’s important to note that the iPhone15 Pro averages 2906 for single core and 7231 for multi-core, showing a certain degree of difference compared to the A18 Pro.
However, it can also be seen that the A18 Pro this time did not hold back, and when mass-produced, the running score data is expected to show a much larger improvement.
It’s worth mentioning that the author still hopes that the iPhone16 series can strengthen its heat dissipation performance, otherwise the performance will be greatly reduced.
After the A18 Pro processor’s running score was released, the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor seems to not be under too much pressure. This includes the previous data on running scores.
The data shows that the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor scored 2845 for single core, which is very close to the Apple A17 Pro, while the multi-core score reached 10628, approaching the M3 chip used in the Apple MacBook.
In short, the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor’s multi-core performance surpasses the A18 Pro processor, but its single-core performance is still not quite up to par.
Facing this situation is quite normal, at least from the perspective of the chip’s own architecture, it indeed gives a feeling of being within reason.
This is because the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor adopts a “2 + 6” big-core design, while the Apple A18 Pro will likely retain a 6-core CPU design (including four efficiency cores), so its multi-core score is weaker than the Snapdragon 8 Gen4, which is within reason. Once the Apple phone makes up for this difference, its performance should continue to outshine the competition.
This is also one of the main reasons why Apple’s A-series chips in recent years have found it difficult to widen the performance gap compared to Snapdragon processors, especially considering the evident emphasis on heat dissipation in domestic smartphones today. The pressure on Apple will be very high.
Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that both the Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor and the A18 Pro processor are likely to be empowered by TSMC’s 3nm process.
For example, utilizing TSMC’s N3E process, compared to the previous N3B process, it uses fewer EUV lithography layers, reducing production difficulty, improving yield, and thereby lowering costs.
There are also reports indicating that the iPhone16 Pro series will adopt a graphene heat dissipation system to address overheating issues, which is indeed a significant improvement for performance enthusiasts.
It remains to be seen if the iPhone16 series will adopt larger RAM, as domestic phones have already begun with 12GB of RAM.
In conclusion, the competition between mobile phone chips will become very intense in the upcoming mobile phone market, making it quite challenging to determine who will emerge victorious. So, what are your thoughts on the performance of the A18 Pro processor and Snapdragon 8 Gen4 processor? Your comments and discussions are welcome.