The core numbers of the processor do not have much impact on its speed. For example, the A8 processor, which has two cores and runs at 1.4 GHz in the iPhone 6, is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. While other competitors are increasing the number of cores, Apple is trying to increase the per-thread performance of its processors. In simple terms, Apple is building its processor with a wider and more complex pipeline that focuses a lot on maximizing memory bandwidth.
Processors of both Apple and Android are made on arm’s underlying RISC architecture. The difference between the two is that Apple has an architectural license, which makes the company design its own processor. The advantage is that processors are made as per the phone’s requirement, while this is not the case with Android processors, the same processor is used by different types of smartphones.
Apple’s processors have more silicon than Android-based processors, which makes the chip larger, the larger chip, the higher the cache (cache) speed. While Android-based processors use L1 and L2 cache, Apple’s processors use L3 and L4 cache. More cash means more speed.
According to the Android Authority, Apple is two years ahead in terms of experience from its nearest rival Qualcomm in processor manufacturing; This is certainly reflected in the performance of processors. In 2013, Apple launched a 64-bit processor iPhone 5S. Android smartphones used 32-bit processors.
Apple has chosen the right option for processor manufacturing while other companies are running behind the core numbers. That is why its processors are faster than the processors made for Android.