Apple vs. Samsung vs. Huawei vs. Sony: Which smartphone is the fastest?


Rivals in the Tempo Test: Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple iPhone X and the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (from left to right).

A pple, Samsung and now also Huawei – everyone knows that Smartphones of the manufacturer elite , Many use them too. While price-conscious buyers rely on the solid middle class, which is perfectly adequate for Otto Normalo, at affordable prices, many are succumbing to the call of high-end cars. On iPhone X , the edged Galaxy S9 Plus or triple camera monster Huawei P20 Pro – The luxury phones scratch the 1,000-euro mark and spark their own charm. They are even fancier, sharper and faster than the competition, as the predecessor of all. But which top smartphone is the fastest? COMPUTER BILD makes the practice test !.
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CPU “Who’s who”: What’s in there? In addition to the main memory – the brain lard of the smartphone for multitasking tasks – sufficient steam is provided primarily by the up to eight cores in the processors. In most of the top models of 2017, the manufacturers rely on market leader Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 845 (4×2.7 and 4×1.7 gigahertz) is already working in Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Compact and the Asia variant of the Galaxy S9 , HTC, LG, Nokia & Co. follow. But Samsung also uses its own technology in Europe: The Exynos 9810 (4×2.7 and 4×1.8 gigahertz) clocks as fast as the Snapdragon.

Under the hood, there is a lot of high-end hardware in the top models. Most important, however, is a component: the processor.

Huawei builds at Mate 10 Pro and the current one P20 and P20 Pro on the power of self-developed Kirin 970 (4×2.4 and 4×1.8 gigahertz). The peculiarity here: An extra chip joins in, which is dedicated exclusively to artificial intelligence (AI). There is the fast-paced Bionic chip A11 from Apple also (6 cores with up to 2.4 gigahertz), but without a large PR Tamtam of the manufacturer. You notice – almost every one of the big cooks at the heart of the smartphone his own soup. »The great smartphone test: Here you will find all the top phones in the test! Benchmark: Antutu + Geekbench = cold sweat So much for the theory, now it is the test candidates on the collar. The first and for many pace nerds most important discipline: the benchmark tests. The four smartphones Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei P20 Pro and Sony Xperia XZ2 must compete in the most important stress tests: Antutu and Geekbench in their latest version. The programs require the noble carriage with elaborate 3D calculations, scroll marathons and endurance tests, the maximum of their performance. First off: The tests are always to be treated with caution, since the numbers are indeed on the screen at the end, but the speed of operation is much more important.

Geekbench, on the other hand, sees Apple’s Bionic chip A11 in front, which provides maximum performance in the iPhone 8 and in the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

At Antutu, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 XZ2 Compact plays well with the muscles. Incredible 266,170 points brings the mini-android on the ad, making it the undisputed leader. Especially the graphics chip breaks the records (106.155 points) and makes the 845er the best smartphone chip. Behind it follows the Exynos 9810 of the S9 (248,184 points) with 93,078 graphic points. Clearly beaten here are the iPhone X with the A11 Bionic (210,355 points at 81,838 points) and (208,139 points at 76,829 points).

The Antutu test shows: The Sony crafting Snapdragon 845 from Sony is the new pace-beast.

Geekbench 4 shows another image, heaves the iPhone X on the throne. Here the combination of processor cores counts more, bringing in 4,213 single and 10,182 multi-core points. Closest behind is still the Samsung Galaxy S9 (3,712 and 8,853 points). This is followed by the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (2,413 and 8,389 points) and Huawei’s P20 Pro (1,921 and 6,794 points). Conclusion: smartphone CPUs in the tempo test The benchmark tests are one thing, the effect in practice is something completely different. And here everyone convinces through the bank away with top marks in the elaborate laboratory tests of COMPUTER BILD! Whether it’s starting apps, running many simultaneous programs in the background, splitting screens while watching a video and surfing in parallel, or even playing graphic monsters like “Asphalt 8” – nothing makes the top models work up a sweat. What is amazing is that just the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 felt under full load significantly more heat than the two competing products. The fact is: No one in the Champions League of smartphones needs any attention for the speed of operation and the processor – all the opponents are very strong here.
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