iPhone 8 is the World’s Fastest Phone According to Benchmarks

We all knew that the new iPhone lineup was going to be something special. Featuring new processors, cameras, and displays, the new iPhone lineup is, as Apple CEO Tim Cook so aptly put it, “the future of the smartphone.” As we move into this “future,” we can rest assured that the iPhone 8 is the “world’s fastest phone.”

According to a new report from Tom’s Guide, the iPhone 8, featuring Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip, is the world’s fastest phone. When tested against other smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8+, the competition isn’t even close.

Considering the Geekbench 4 test, which measures overall performance, the iPhone 8 hit a score of 10,170 – 54% faster than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 phone, which is considered the fastest Android phone on the market currently.

When ran through the 3DMark test, which is used to test graphics performance, the iPhone 8 scored an insane 62,212, while the iPhone 8 Plus edged out its companion with an even higher 64,412.

To put this data into real-life terms, Tom’s Guide “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.”

Amazingly, the iPhone 8 completed this difficult task in a mere 42 seconds, while the Galaxy Note 8 took over three. The Galaxy S8+ took over four minutes.


According to the report, the iPhone 8 also opened more demanding applications faster than both its predecessor and the top Android phones, though these differences were less extreme.

Obviously, there are countless ways of measuring smartphone performance, but considering the paces Tom’s Guide put the phones through, the iPhone 8 is, by far, the fastest smartphone of all time. Time to play catch up!

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