We’re all very critical of smartphone performance. High end phones are expensive, and ideally they should solve more problems than they create. Also, with each successive generation of phone, we expect a phone to do more and to do those new tasks faster than the previous generation of device.
We can benchmark processors, show off camera improvements, and listen to the audio output, but some aspects of our electronics are more difficult to test. There are also significant differences to account for when looking at devices from different manufacturers, or devices operating [...]
Apparently. when you tell two people to do the same job, no matter how detailed the instructions are, you might get some different results. In the case of Apple working with Samsung and TSMC, these three have had a history after a turbulent period where Samsung could’ve lost its whole Apple contract to TSMC. The two are in now in their current coexistence doing their own jobs.
But some iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users on internet forums are finding out what kind of job each manufacturer has done with the A9 processors in each of them something of a quality [...]