If you’re wondering how all this translates to real-world performance, we have more good news for iPhone 8 shoppers — and bad news for everyone else. To really put the A11 Bionic chip through its paces, we put the same 2-minute video, shot in 4K by a drone, on the iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+, and then added the same transitions and effects before exporting and saving the video.
The iPhone 8 finished this strenuous task in just 42 seconds, while the Note 8 took more than 3 minutes. The Galaxy S8+ took more than 4 minutes.
While I don’t much care for synthetic benchmarks, which are being posted all over Twitter today, I do like to have performance at my disposal, when needed. The real-world test above is one of those examples, where the differences are hard to comprehend without seeing them with your own eyes. I just wish they’d added an iPhone 7 to the mix, just to see how quickly the A-series of chips is evolving.
Having said all that, I prefer to have all that power in my iPad, which I use much more often than my iPhone. And I do — the A10X Fusion is still amazing.