Samsung Exynos 8870
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Apple A12X Bionic
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Intel Core i7-8700B
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilise all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
128 (ARM Cortex-A53)
NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
4 (ARM Cortex-A53)
Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.