Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, promising to “revolutionize flagship smartphones.” The new processor is expected to appear in top Android models later this year, but benchmarks show that it will have a hard time competing with Apple’s A16 Bionic from the start, which is used in iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
DealNTech received test results of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with Geekbench from yet-to-be-released vivo smartphone. According to them, the new chip from Qualcomm scores 1483 points in single-core and 4709 in multi-core modes.
In our iPhone 14 review Pro with A16 Bionic, the Apple processor scored 1879 in single-core and 5512 points in multi-core mode. For comparison, the A15 Bionic processor installed in iPhone 13 and younger iPhone 14 models, also scored more than Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: 1728 in single-core mode against 1483.
Compared to the first-generation Snapdragon 8, Qualcomm says the new platform offers a 35% increase in processor speed, a 25% increase in GPU performance, and a 45% increase in energy efficiency.
The engineering sample of the smartphone, of course, may not reveal all the capabilities of the new Qualcomm chip. However, it is worth noting that the last revision of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor was not faster than Apple’s A15 Bionic chip in synthetic tests.
It will be interesting to see the results of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 already in ready-made smartphone models, as well as the exclusive version of the Qualcomm chip, which, most likely, will appear in the Galaxy S23 line.