Apple vs Android performance race, who is beter?
With Apple expected to reveal a new iPhone model today, we figured it was an ideal time to dig deep into our 3DMark benchmark data and see what we could learn about the competition between Apple and Android. Working with more than three million 3DMark benchmark results from the last two years we’ve gathered some unique insights into one helpful infographic.
Apple vs Android
On the day of Apple’s eagerly-awaited iPhone 6S announcement, a respected industry benchmark company – Futuremark – tries to point at historical trends and data gathered over the past three years to highlight a simple fact. Who’s better in the Apple vs Android performance race? Is there a clear winner? How have past iPhones compared to leading Android flagship smartphones at the time? The revelations are telling, also pointing towards the dynamically shifting Android manufacturers landscape and the overwhelming popularity of Apple iPhones in the recent past.
Apple vs Android: Who’s winning the smartphone and tablet war?
To illustrate the performance divide, Futuremark (renowned for making industry standard cross-platform benchmarking software since 1997) points to its 3DMark mobile benchmark’s Ice Storm Unlimited score – we run these tests while testing smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktop PCs, as well.
According to 3DMark’s Best Device Ranking, which is like a global leaderboard of devices based on their benchmark score, Futuremark claims that Apple’s iPhones are always playing catch up to the bevy of Android flagship smartphones and not surprisingly – for the most parts, Apple only releases one major smartphone and tablet each year, whereas Android manufacturers are a dime a dozen, a trend that’s only increasing.
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