iPhone 8 beats iPhone X in early benchmark tests

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But all Apple's new phones beat their Android rivals.
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The iPhone X is Apple’s top-of-the-range iPhone, but if you’re looking for impressive Geekbench scores — referring to the cross-platform CPU benchmark scoring system — you may be better off sticking with either the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

That’s according to scores Apple’s new devices have achieved on Geekbench’s iOS Benchmark Chart. Despite all three devices having Apple’s new A11 Bionic Fusion chip, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus outstrip the iPhone X on both single core and multi core performance.

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How the new iPhones measure up.
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The iPhone 8 comes top of the Single Core iOS Benchmark Chart with an average score of 4,195, closely followed by the iPhone 8 Plus’ 4,128. In multi core, the iPhone 8 also wins with 10,005, against the iPhone 8 Plus’ 9,829. The iPhone X, meanwhile, manages 4,028 in the single core and 9,287 in the multi core stakes.

Despite having the same chip, it is likely that the iPhone X suffers slightly in the Geekbench department because of the extra work the A11 chip has to do to handle the extra features of the iPhone X, particularly for its new Face ID facial recognition unlocking technology.

A whole lot better than Android

All three of the new generation iPhones stack up very favorably compared to their Android rivals, however. The A11 Bionic Fusion chip smashes the single and multi core performance of 2024 and 6719, respectively, of the new Samsung Galaxy S8.

Overall, Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip is reportedly 70 percent faster than last year’s A10 chip. Apple spent considerable time bragging about it at last week’s iPhone media event — and it’s easy to see why. If you’re trying to decide between an iPhone X and an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, make sure to check out our comparison post here, written by my esteemed colleague Killian Bell.

Which handset, if any, do you plan to pick up for yourself this year? Leave your comments below.

Source: iOS Benchmark Charts