The review, benchmarking phase has begun for the Apple iPhone 7. Immediately after its launch, the phone was subjected to specifications based reviews. It received mocking and harsh criticism for removal of 3.5mm headphone jack, introduction of new airpods and the absence of a lot of features that its competitors boast about.
Now, iPhone 7 is released and faces the real test: performance and durability. The phone has excelled in both. While the durability has been constantly improving, the previous versions did disappoint in the performance regime.
So, How has the iPhone 7 Performed?
Initial benchmarking tests on AnTuTu and Geekbench reveal the iPhone 7 to be a beast. The phone, powered by the A 10 Fusion chip, puts itself as the fastest smartphone available and has set a standard far beyond the scope of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Have a look on how the phone performed on Geekbench.
Now, check out the scores the phone achieved on AnTuTu.
Crisp and clear, the phone bolts itself light years ahead of the all the latest smartphones in the market.
So far, there are no Android phones present in the market than can even come nearby the levels of the iPhone. As far as its predecessors are concerned, iPhone 7 is 33% faster than the iPhone 6S. Unarguably, whole credit can be given to the software and hardware development team who are able to manage over the top performances.
iPhone 7 performs better than most MacBook Air models and performs comparable to the 2013 MacBook Pro.
Samsung has beaten Apple a couple of times on the multi-core performance benchmarking. Seems now, Apple has done its homework to tackle present as well as future challenges.
Why are other Phones Lagging Behind?
The AnTuTu and Geekbench tests are also an eye-opener on how the Android phones, that boast upon high end hardware configuration end up being mediocre performers.
The A10 Fusion chip features a quad core processor running on 2GB RAM. For any other phone, this is an average specification, as Hexa and Octa core processors have been a feature in various phones. Further, as much as 6GB RAM is available on board in phones such as One Plus 3. Apart from these phones, the chipset manufacturers such Qualcomm and even Intel come into limelight for delivering half-baked insides.
What Apple proves here is how underutilized the systems are at present. Smartphone configurations tend to beat that of sophisticated laptops, but still fail to deliver to the user.
Of course, benchmarking is just the beginning of various tests and comparisons that the iPhone 7 would be subjected to. Display, camera, sound, battery backup are just a few of various features we can see get compared in the near future.
As far as Samsung is concerned, it has to work really hard on its next release: the Galaxy S8, which needs to be better in all aspects and has very less margin for error.
For now, iPhone 7 takes the throne in a grand way. What is your view? Does Apple make it to your buying list?