The cheapest iPhone has a more powerful processor than the most expensive Android phone
Apple has updated the little iPhone SE for 2020, and even an Android fan has to see that it's a great phone at an even greater price of $399 for the base model. It's essentially an iPhone 8 with one big difference: it has Apple's A13 Bionic chip buried inside. And that's a big deal for a number of reasons.
I expect that some people are going to tell me about single thread versus multi-threaded performance and how the A13 GPU isn't that great or how iPhones have much lower resolution screens so the chips don't have to work as hard. All this is true, but another thing is true: the A13 is a stronger chip than the Snapdragon 865 for daily use in every category — we've seen this applied in real life in the iPhone 11 already. The only area it misses out is 5G, and that's because Apple just doesn't care about 5G yet. (The rumored iPhone 12 will almost certainly have a Qualcomm 5G chipset inside, for what it's worth.)
Nerdy things like CPU threads aside, you'll notice how well the new iPhone SE performs when you use it. Everything in a modern smartphone from web browsing to camera performance to less-used things like AR depends on the processor. You need to crunch numbers really fast if you want your phone to respond really fast. The $399 iPhone SE will be able to do these things faster than the new OnePlus 8 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S20+.
It sounds crazy to say that Apple including its expensive new chip in its budget phone makes sense, but it does. Apple has but a single processor to design, manufacture, support, store, and deliver. The cost over an older chip like the A11 is surely significant, but isn't going to be as high as supporting and shipping that A11 in what will likely be a very popular smartphone.
What sounds less crazy, and great to consumers, is that by using the A13 Apple can support the iPhone SE for years — and this phone will outlive the iPhone 8 it is slated to replace for a handful of extra years because of the new chip. Basically, if the iPhone 11 can get updated, so can the iPhone SE. This is cool to hear today, but it will be really important in three years when another version of iOS is released and your $399 iPhone gets it on day one.
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All of these reasons are also why it's so important that Google finds a way to build its own chips for its smartphones. It's been recently rumored (again) that Google is doing just that and has designed a new 5nm chip that will soon begin production for 2021 phones. This would allow Google to provide as many software updates as it pleases as well as build an in-house version of Android tailored for specific hardware that it controls.
Building your own mobile chipset brings many advantages, and Apple is leveraging them today. Google really needs to do the same, and soon. It isn't guaranteed to be a win, as we've watched Samsung historically struggle with its in-house developed Exynos processors, but the potential upside is clearly there.
The iPhone SE may not be a better phone than something like the latest Pixel, Galaxy or OnePlus. It has a lesser screen, weaker single camera, doesn't have the wealth of OS features we've come to expect from an Android flagship, and you're still stuck with a lightning connector instead of a universal solution in USB-C. But when it comes to processor performance and future-proofing for software updates, the iPhone SE beats that Android flagship you're holding right now.
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But there are also some not so great things such as the screen only being 4.7" 1334 x 750 resolution with huge top/bottom bezels or it being advertised as having "similar battery performance to the iPhone8", which was one of that phone's weakest points. A lot of people are going to be happy with the phone I'm sure. But there will also be plenty for whom the screen or battery will likely be deal breakers.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G for $ 399.99: https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_mix_3_5g-price-9602.php
LG G8S ThinQ for $ 389.00: https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g8s_thinq-price-9608.php These phones are just better overall handsets. When it comes to update support though, which I think is completely overrated and overhyped IMO, Apple does win.
One thing Samsung has that no one else has is individual app volumes, it's one reason I can't change now.
Apple has update longevity, but the rest is on par or worse than Android phones (and yes, I include CPU, the 865 is as fast in everyday use as the A13.) It's almost like we've gotten to the point that the differentiators are smaller than the similarities, and you just have to pick the device that works best for your needs and use style.
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Good for non tech people and old parents!;D
and they keep spamming their hate on android
Nothing that any other brand have done in the last 10 years means absolutely nothing in comparison to what apple have. Apple is 50 years ahead of everyone, nothing absolutely nothing in any other multi million currency R&D comes close.
No need for competition, just yield. Android Central has already given up to the power.
We will all be happier using this one brand.
The Android OS is not the the smoothest. Compatibility with other devices and compatibility limitations is also a problem. After two weeks with a2018 iPad I’m admitting defeat. I’m going to wait until the Fall to see the next iPhones look like. If they are not much different than the previous models I will be switching to iPhone.
Android has had every opportunity to make a comparable & smooth OS that works on most phones. The user experience is like night and day. Not even close. I surrender.
"Just like every other iPhone it still can't MULTITASK"
The Xiaomi phone in question does not have an IPXX rating, so you're correct there, and in stating that the A13 Bionic chip is "far superiora" to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.
"Those megapixels mean nothing", however is wrong. The iPhone SE 2 features a single, 12MP rear camera. The Note 10 Pro features four rear cameras, of 108MP, 20MP, 5MP, and 2MP respectively. These cameras are objectively superior to the iPhone's. That's not opinion - the lenses are physically capable of more.
As for the remark the "Apple's software beats that of both Huawei and Xiaomi and Apple had the most market share in the UK and how are those ads in your Xiaom", first of all, you're in desperate need of a comma. Second, that's a matter of opinion. As for the statement that Apple had the most market share, that's true as well. But Xiaomi phones don't have ads, similarly to every other phone on the market. And again, stating that your OnePlus 7T is superior to others is a matter of opinion.