In the Geekbench 4.1 test, Sony H8266, a future Xperia phone scores 2393 in single core and an impressive 8300 in the multi core performance benchmark.
Last year’s Snapdragon 835 would usually score 1900ish for the single core and between 6400 and 6700 in multi core test. None of the Android phones in 2017 could reach over 7000, at least none that we tested, and that includes the Kirin 970 and the Exynos 8895 chipsets.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro with the latest Kirin 970 10nm chipset scores around 1900 in single and 6780 in Multi test. Now the H8266 score is around 20 percent faster in the single core testing and some 18.5 percent faster in the multi core performance. This is more than we expected but since these are early scores, we should take them with a grain of salt.
The 2018 performance level
The impressive multi core scores are courtesy of more L3 cache and Cortex A75 + Cortex A55 combo hidden behind the Kryo 385 cores. Qualcomm promised 25 to 30 percent performance uplift from the big cores and some 15 percent uplift from the smaller power efficient cores.
With that in mind, you can expect to see even higher Geekbench scores with final products, especially for the Xiaomi Mi7. Bear in mind that this China based company really values the power of benchmarketing.
Some are fixated on the fact that the iPhone X with A11 scores 4100 in single and 10400 in multi score but since Apple’s chip is much bigger and runs on iOS, these scores simply cannot compare.
Also bear in mind that benchmarks are just a rough guide to real world performance but at least it gives us an idea what to expect from future products.