Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 possibly benchmarked, matches Apple's A11 Bionic

03 September 2018
A test device running an upcoming Snapdragon chipset has managed to reach a similar multi-core score to Apple's SoC.

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  • giskesus

Great. Qualcomm almost matches Apple's A11 Bionic, which is a 2017 SOC. Well done, Qualcomm. Narrowed down the edge between iOS and Android from 3 to 2 years. Maybe by 2030 Qualcomm will have SOCs that match Apple's.

  • Anonymous

I'm not sure what the point of this is. A11 still beats the 855 by your own benchmark showing. A11 is 15% faster single core, only about 5% slower multi-core. And the A11 is a 2017 product. By the time 855 is selling, the A13 will be out. Apple still maintains its 2+ year lead in SoC performance with margin to spare. Nothing changes.

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 07 Sep 2018I know that Android is Open source and does not need reverse eng... moreYou are further showcasing your lack of basic knowledge. Android doesn't need to switch kernels in order to run on Apple A11, as Linux kernel is already compatible with ARMv8.

Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018All rhetorics, nothing of substance. You've already showcased yo... moreI know that Android is Open source and does not need reverse engineering. However I did not do a full RE on Android. It's just to understand how the "heck" do I make it work with a kernel it's not supposed to work with.
Do tell though, Mr. Einstein, How else will you make Android run on Darwin kernel?

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 07 Sep 2018Red line of my work. Ah screw that. Why do I even bother? If you... moreAll rhetorics, nothing of substance. You've already showcased your contextual naiveté and simultaneously ousted yourself as a lier by claiming that you reverse engineered an open-source OS, which is a laughable statement by all means. Enough said.

Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018Pictures showing an iPhone 8 running Android & the Geekbench... moreRed line of my work. Ah screw that. Why do I even bother? If you don't believe it's your decision.

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 07 Sep 2018It's not an excuse mister unknown guy. It's a job project. Can y... morePictures showing an iPhone 8 running Android & the Geekbench entry aren't sensitive files. They only show the end result, not the methodology employed to achieve it, which is the actual sensitive part. In your words it's the prepared dish, not its recipe. Yes, that's an excuse and not even a good one at that.

Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018You mentioning how you had to reverse engineer Android when it i... moreIt's not an excuse mister unknown guy. It's a job project. Can you share sensetive files from your work? Like a recipe from a restautant? No. That's insta-firing.

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 06 Sep 2018I admit I mistook the 7 and the 8. Okay...? Sometimes confidence... moreYou mentioning how you had to reverse engineer Android when it is in fact open source, speaks volumes about your credibility regarding the subject. It's simply not possible for someone to be able to port Android to the iPhone 8 at this point in time, or even short-medium term into the future.
Post pictures plus Geekbench entry and make me shut my mouth. I bet that you won't and instead come up with an excuse.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 20181. It wasn't far prior to a week ago, it was 31st August when yo... moreI admit I mistook the 7 and the 8. Okay...? Sometimes confidence can hide embarrasing stuff... ._.
and there are stuff that let's say "If you don't understand, don't touch it".
Edit: Well~ Indeed you are correct in some points. and we are people. we are doing mistakes.
(and yes. about the geekbench scores that's absulutely plausible on the 8. I forgot! X_x)
edit2: as for the glorious score. job stuff...

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 06 Sep 2018It was far prior to a week ago. actually. and yes. ONE STEP I di... more1. It wasn't far prior to a week ago, it was 31st August when you said A11 architecture is different from ARMv8.

2. There is no need to reverse engineer Android. It's open source.

3. Source code/drivers for A11 CPU, GPU, modem etc. aren't available, and reverse engineering takes multiple years.

4. You were clearly talking about A11 (thus iPhone 8/X) instead of A10 in the iPhone 7 Plus, as that's the only chip that can drop in performance and still score 3600/9000 in Geekbench single/multi core.

5. It's one thing mixing up nomenclature, and entirely different matter thinking that A11 is a completely different architecture incompatible with ARMv8, something that should be trivial knowledge for someone who claims to have ported Android to iPhone.

6. What are those "38 kernels and about 42 language codes" exactly? Throwing around jargon doesn't make one sound smart.

7. Where are the screenshots / pictures of your mighty achievement? Where is the Geekbench entry? Something that unusual surely wouldn't go unnoticed by eagle-eyed Geekbench observers.

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2018It is possible for Apple themselves, but not for a third party u... moreIt was far prior to a week ago. actually. and yes. ONE STEP I did, is reverse engineering to understand how android is coded. (that would be equal to reading a 1700 pages long book. it took me about a month and a half) I knew how to preform iOS coding. (In fact~ it's one of the easiest codes to master. ^^;) and then I simply wrote Android into Apple's language. the whole project took me about 4 months, and it was a year ago if I am not mistaken (with Stock Nougat) I ran it on an iPhone 7 Plus, and converted 3 GB of storage to RAM. that's how I was able to do it.
ONE THING TO BE SURE. it's seriously hard as it's like reading a book in french and you need to translate it into english with PRECISE meaning. do note though. it was a project of my work. trying to run Android (As per TRUE ANDROID.) on an iPhone.
P.S.
I tend to mix up AArch and Arm architecture. ^_^; that's what happen when you know 38 kernels and about 42 language codes.

  • Anonymous

Y'all know what sucks?
SD845 phones just reached their peak in terms of features and optimizations.
But the next gen is, again, just around the corner.
Again with the mediocre flagships, again with the early poor optimizations.

I have money saved for a new phone since the SD810 days when i ditched the mid rangers, but better stuff keeps popping up one after another so i have no idea what to buy.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2018I dont use my phone for video editing and photo editing. So, I c... moreBecause some people actually use that power. Lol.
If you want to edit videos on Android profesionally, you can totally do it with a phone.

  • Anonymous

I dont use my phone for video editing and photo editing. So, I choose to stay with my cheap phone. Why people always wasting money for unutilised power?

  • Anonymous

Apple is the best gaming phone. Razer if they use the 855, will be my favourite on Android.

lacp, 05 Sep 2018Why not, if Apple have nothing of specs and some features we hav... more...I was being sarcastic.

  • lolsomany

robocopvn, 05 Sep 2018And on GPU performance, Adreno smoke all the worldadreno never beat powerVR but apple is too stupid not to use it

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 05 Sep 2018It's extremely hard. But not impossible. It's a CPU. You can wri... moreCorrection: I meant A11.

  • Anonymous

Kiyasuriin, 05 Sep 2018It's extremely hard. But not impossible. It's a CPU. You can wri... moreIt is possible for Apple themselves, but not for a third party unless they reverse engineer. How did you manage to run Android on Apple A12 in less than a week? A week ago you didn't even know AArch64 & ARM64 were different names for the same thing.