In the latest AnTuTu benchmark results, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 once again outperformed Apple’s A17 Pro, continuing a trend of Qualcomm’s Android-focused chipsets surpassing Apple’s A-series processors.
AnTuTu has issued a statement clarifying the consistent performance gap between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset and Apple’s A-series chips, attributing it to differences in testing methodologies for iOS and Android platforms.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 beats A17 Pro Bionic
Abhishek Yadav recently posted benchmark scores pitting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 against the A17 Pro Bionic.
The Snapdragon chipset achieved an impressive score of over 1.7 million, while the A17 Pro fell slightly behind with a score of over 1.6 million.
Despite not matching the A16 Bionic’s single-core and multi-core scores, the A17 Pro still manages to outpace the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in both categories, a fact highlighted by multiple benchmark runs.
AnTuTu emphasizes that comparing iOS and Android benchmark results is inherently unfair due to significant differences in testing methods.
Notably, the two platforms utilize different APIs for GPU testing, with Android relying on OpenGL ES and Vulkan, while iOS uses Apple’s Metal API.
This divergence makes direct comparisons challenging but intriguing. By the way, you have known that A17 Pro Bionic used on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max on the event of September 12.