iPhone 7 is Now the World's Fastest Phone (By a Lot)

The iPhone 7's new A10 Fusion processor has gotten lost in most of the hype around the missing iPhone jack, but it shouldn't. In fact, based on our performance tests thus far, the iPhone 7 beats every major recent Android flagship phone. By a wide margin.Take the relatively new Geekbench 4 test, which has been updated to model real-world tasks and applications. On the mutli-core portion of the CPU performance test, the iPhone 7 scored 5,507. That obliterates the 3,918 score from the Galaxy S7. In other words, the iPhone 7 is 33 percent faster.

Photo: Jeremy Lips / Tom's GuidePhoto: Jeremy Lips / Tom's GuideWe saw similar results from other premium Android phones, such as the LG G5, which notched 3,737 on the same Geekbench 4 test. However, the OnePlus 3, which benefits from 6GB of RAM, hit a fairly high 4,171.

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So what about graphics performance? The iPhone 7 turned in a very high score of 37,810 on the 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited Test. That beats the LG G5 (27,118), Galaxy S7 Edge (27,851), as well as the OnePlus 3 (29,957).

We also measured browser performance on the iPhone 7 and Android competition using the JetStream Javascript benchmark. And once again Apple's phone came out on top. It scored 169.04, compared with 44 for the Galaxy S7 and the low 50s for the LG G5 and OnePlus 3.

To gauge real-world performance, we also ran a quick app open time test using the Chameleon Run game. The iPhone 7 took 3.3 seconds, compared to 4.5 seconds or longer on the Galaxy S7 and LG G5.

We're still in the process of running other tests, so stay tuned for our full review.

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  • Flavio_4
    This report is very, very far from accurate. As can be seen in the geekbench 4 table bellow, both the Exynos 8890 and the Kirin 950 offer almost the same score. They are also much older SOCs.

    Exynos 5433 A57 1145 4033 948 3053
    Exynos 7420 A57 1267 4290 1272 3915
    Exynos 8890 M1 2161 6480 1761 5199
    Kirin 920 A15 850 3042 740 1730
    Kirin 950 A72 1691 6294 1703 5346
    Snapdragon 600 Krait 630 2274 704 1671
    Snapdragon 801 Krait 920 2599 960 2344
    Snapdragon 805 Krait 1021 2881 1004 2508
    Snapdragon 810 A57 1013 3451 1155 2450
    Snapdragon 820 Kryo 2357 5339 1573 3520
    Tegra K1 Denver 1880 3195 1643 2616
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  • Sammy84
    In typical day to day use of the phone, there iPhone 7 has comparable speed to current Android flagships (youtube has several speed comparison vids), so obsessing over synthetic benchmarks is silly.
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  • Michelmilo
    Sammy84, there are multiple videos of the year-old iPhone 6S totally obliterating the newest Android flagships in daily usage tests.
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