Now, who is faster? Xiaomi or iPhone

We launch the next round of the unprecedented battle of the main flagships of 2018: Xiaomi Mi 8 against the iPhone X.

At this time, we compare performance and performance in real applications, usage scenarios.

Choose for whom you are!

I, Nikolai Maslov , and the orange team in the right corner are rooting for the best Chinese smartphone – Xiaomi Mi 8.

Editor-in-Chief Nikita Goryainov and his blue support the main flagship of Apple – iPhone X.

  • Kohl, well, seriously – Android just does not stand a chance. 😁

  • Even the coolest iPhone will be slower. Anyone.

  • Do you think I would drive in this situation with the “android”? 😁

  • 5 years ago it was so.

  • And now – even I do not know. 😂

  • So let’s check!

Who actually turns out to be faster and better? Who will win? To solve to you, readers. Vote and color the site in your color!

Technical characteristics: such different platforms

Xiaomi Mi 8 has become one of the fastest smartphones this year. However, quite quickly lost its status – followed by even faster “xiaomi” with liquid cooling of the processor.

Nevertheless, in Mi 8, Snapdragon 845 , still the fastest serial processor for Android-devices, works . Additional advantages include fast LPDDR4x memory and a smart drive with UFS 2.1memory .

Snapdragon 845 is the processor of 2018. Alas, iPhone X uses the flagship chip Apple A11 Bionic Neural last year, which in synthetic tests is inferior to the “845-mu.” Slightly slower drive, memory. But this is in theory.

Both single-chip platforms have an additional chip of machine learning, or “artificial intelligence” – for better photo quality and processing of some computational tasks. And at Apple it is already debugged.

In addition, the eternal scourge of Android is not at all “hardware”, but the operating system itself. Compared to the smooth, modified iOS even the branded Korean and American flagships pass.

Can Mi 8 effectively use a powerful but hot processor? And how to compare two fundamentally different smartphones?

How to compare the performance of different systems?

The performance test is the most difficult of all that we encountered in the battle between the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the iPhone X. How can you compare two devices running under fundamentally different systems?

Quite simply: it’s enough to evaluate their work in the same tasks, in the same applications.

  • How to compare? Platforms are different, tests are wrong

  • Let’s try on the eye, or objectively?

  • How do you imagine this?

  • And what is most important for the user?

  • How quickly applications are launched and running

  • Smoothness of the interface and desktops

  • You can still play. “Asphalt”?

With the results of our work, readers can read below. Our video is your opinion.

Cold start. Who will run the system faster?

Trying to turn on smartphones at the same time. It seems Xiaomi Mi 8 has something to show the iPhone, right? But it’s too early to write it to the winners.

System speed and smoothness of the interface. The most honest test

It’s time to evaluate the quality of work. Desktops, running system applications – that’s all we come across all the time . Even more often than messages write.

Much of this test depends on application developers . Nevertheless, a common opinion can be made, because no one optimizes the program for a particular smartphone. If this is not an Apple smartphone.

Therefore, we tested smartphones in Chrome: this browser will devour any amount of memory. And so on any platform : not only in mobile iOS / Android – will not save either Windows, or * .NIX!

Let’s play? We test the speed of work with 3D-graphics

The release of the new Asphalt seriously simplified our task: this is the most demanding game of 2018, which uses all the resources of the device. Here you can see the speed of the drive, and evaluate its exchange with RAM.

Testing the video subsystem in 3D Mark

Yes, and trotting, incidentally, which is inherent in Snap 845, too, can manifest itself in just a few seconds. The load on the processor and the video core are staggering.

Synthetic tests. Graceful half-truth

Results for Antutu

A variety of integrated performance testing programs do not work well even for evaluating Android smartphones. What can I say when the iPhone and Xiaomi converge in battle?

  • That is, when the iPhone wins – synthetics are lying? 😁

  • And when is Android all right?

  • Of course not. Look at the top Antutu

  • Half will show this result only with a piece of ice on the lid😁

  • They heat strongly, the frequencies are reduced.

  • However, Apple also pays developers 😁

The fact is that the result, measured in “parrots” , shows not the pure speed of the “iron” – to reduce errors in the calculations used a variety of coefficients .


Geekbench Results

In different versions of the program they do not match. And when two devices process data in different ways (different hardware = different drivers and approach to their design), the numbers begin to give strictly approximate estimates.

And yet, who is faster: Xiaomi or iPhone?


Both smartphones work smoothly. Applications run quickly – any. Surfing is comfortable, and 3D games work equally fast.

Should I pay attention to synthetic tests in this case ? Or better believe your eyes. After all, the battle of the flagships turns into a battle of optimization of applications and systems. As you can see, with the first Xiaomi everything is fine. The second depends not only on the developer.

The difference is definitely there. But smartphones differ in price almost twice: Xiaomi Mi 8 costs 30 thousand rubles, and the  iPhone X  – 70 thousand rubles.

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