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Ranking Chipset and CPU – Which is the Fastest Smartphone Chip?

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Antutu recently released an overview of the fastest smartphone chips of 2018. Apple’s A12 Bionic, A11 Bionic, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, and Samsung’s Exynos 9810 chipset took the top spots amongst the list of the top 10 fastest smartphone chips. With that, here’s the overall ranking of the world’s top performing smartphone chips.

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Apple’s A12 Bionic widely leads the pack followed by its own predecessor — the A11 Bionic. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 inches in a bit followed by Samsung’s Exynos 9810. The gap widens starting with the Snapdragon 835 down to the 4-year old A9 chip. While the last spot is taken by the midrange Snapdragon 710 chipset.


LAST UPDATE: October 26, 2018

No. 1: Apple A12 Bionic


Aside from the usual efficiency upgrade, what stands out at the most from the A12 Bionic chip is its whopping jump to 5 trillion operations per second as it smokes the rest of the pack with the score of 348148 from iPhone XS Max.

No. 2: Apple A11 Bionic


Despite being a year old hardware, the A11 Bionic has aged well going down to the second spot amongst the 2018 SoCs as led by 236403 of the iPhone X.

No. 3: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845


Coming from the Android side, the latest Snapdragon 845 comes just surprisingly close the Apple’s last year SoC, however, it’s major improvements lie on security, AI performance, and gigabit LTE.

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No. 4: Samsung Exynos 9810


Samsung consistently keeps itself close to Qualcomm for several years and continues to do with their Exynos 9810. Perhaps, the most praisable feature of the SoC is the 4X4 MIMO embedded on the modem allowing for the Note 9 to beat all smartphones in terms of data speeds.

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No. 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835


After a year, the Snapdragon 835 has aged pretty well even after AI and deep learning has become essential to SoCs. While the scores have become pretty wide compared to this year’s SoCs, it’s still capable of delivering every task that you throw at it.

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No. 6: Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970


Wanting to be an industry leader, Huawei has released their very own Kirin 970 with dedicated NPU allowing to recognize sceneries and adjust accurately. But also, it’s one of the most powerful chipsets during its time.

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No. 7: Apple A10/A10x Fusion


Now on its second stint, Apple’s A10 Fusion is still a performer out there. Despite the lack of support from AI, the tech giant makes sure it’s capable of graphical intensive tasks thanks to software updates.

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No. 8: Samsung Exynos 8895


Delivering improved performance and efficiency, the Exynos 8895 has seen major improvements on the dual camera setup as it was an upcoming trend during its time. While performance might be lacking a bit in today’s standards, it’s enough to keep you scrolling through social media.

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No. 9: Apple A9

Apple A9

Now on its 3rd year, Apple’s own A9 chipset has proven itself to stand against time. With a score of 151183 from iPhone SE, it’s still a capable performer for 2018 and (potentially) 2019.

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No. 10: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

Wrapping up our top ten is none other than the premium midrange Snapdragon 710 of 2018. Made for affordable premium handsets, the 710 brings flagship level raw power with AI support and better camera performance.

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The Philippines is a market that is huge in smartphone demands, so knowing the performance capabilities of various chipsets could give everyone the edge in choosing the right phone. What do you guys think of our list? Hit us up in the comment section below.


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