What “Android’s iPhone” would appear or feel like is not exactly known. Still, I see a well-refined and consistent software and hardware experience, swift processing, and dependable battery life when I think of the iPhone.
As of right now, a lot of Android phones were “supposed” to function and operate as efficiently as Apple devices, but none of them has succeeded in doing so. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 were possibly the most current Android devices I wanted to refer to as “Android’s iPhone,” mainly due to Google’s complete control over the devices’ hardware and software (just like Apple).
Unfortunately for me (as a user of the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro), it turned out that Google’s Samsung-made Tensor chips are what prevent the Pixels from being as effective and powerful as possible, rather than turning them into Android’s iPhones. But Qualcomm is a blessing!
When the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor was released in 2021, the Snapdragon chip manufacturer undertook a significant marketing makeover. Despite having a new name, the 8 Gen 1 wasn’t actually a perceptible improvement over the Snapdragon 888, hence the term “marketing revamp.” However, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was, which surprised me!
In comparison to its predecessors, Qualcomm’s mid-cycle revision for 2022 significantly improved efficiency for phones with small batteries and large displays like the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, and the newly released Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is here to take this to a whole new level!