Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Benchmarks Beat Samsung’s Galaxy S7 And Note 7; Perform At Par With MacBook Pro 2013


The launch of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus came with the usual claimsnof performance and efficiency upgrades. Apple dubbed its new processor for the device as the A10 'Fusion', and claimed that the SoC had been designed to cater specifically towards power consumption. Other performance upgrades for the lineup also include an increase in RAM for the iPhone 7 Plus. The larger device now features 3GB of RAM. This should contribute towards enhanced performance for the device. Now, we've finally managed to get our hands on some authentic benchmarks for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Wondering how the devices stack up against other flagships? Take a look below to find out more.

Apple's iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Pull Ahead Of Similar Offerings In Single And Multi Core Benchmarks

When it comes to gauging a device's performance, most users stick to benchmark scores as a good measure. Apple's devices have always dominated in single core results, showing Cupertino's prowess in its software and hardware integration. Switch towards multiple cores, and it's Android that always comes out on top. Samsung's Exynos lineup and Qualcomm's Snapdragon series of processors have comfortably outpaced Apple's offerings.

This year, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, things might improve for Cupertino. The A10 Fusion is the first mobile processor in the company's history to offer four cores. These will have a similar arrangement to the big.LITTLE affair that's present on Android chipsets. Today, veteran Apple journalist John Gruber has posted some benchmark scores for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. They show a comfortable lead for single core results as would have been expected. The surprising bit are multi core results, where Apple comes out on top as well.


The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus manage to score a massive lead over Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and S7 series. While scores of Samsung's devices average towards 1800, the Apple flagships almost double these by achieving 3,450 points. In multi-core results, the lead isn't that strong. We'd bet that the Androids here are running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, which is also a quad core processor. The Exynos 8890, which powers international variants of the Galaxy lineups is an octa core processor.

An interesting update that John Gruber's made to his benchmark scores is that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beat all MacBook Air variants launched by Apple to date. It also performs comparably to the MacBook Pro 2013, which really goes to show how far mobile hardware has progressed in the course of a couple of years. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest. We'll keep you updated.