Artificial intelligence plays an increasingly important role in our smartphones. From camera to battery performance and all kinds of applications, they use AI to improve their performance. Although it may seem intangible, it is possible to measure its power, and know if your smartphone is “intelligent” thanks to this application. In this article we will discuss about how to measure Power of Smartphone’s Artificial Intelligence.

The presentation of Huawei’s new chip, the Kirin 980, at the last IFA 2018 was an important milestone in the introduction of artificial intelligence in our smartphones. This doesn’t mean that before we couldn’t enjoy AI on our terminals, but this time Huawei wanted to put special emphasis on this aspect. At the moment, only the devices of the Mate 20 family and the recent Honor View20 have this chip.
Qualcomm doesn’t want to be left behind in the IA field and has already introduced its Snapdragon 855, the SoC that will dress most of the 2019 flagships, and which promises IA performance three times better than its predecessor. All this without forgetting the third in discord, Apple and the Bionic A12 chip of its iPhone XS.

Why is Artificial Intelligence important in our smartphones?

Several aspects and features of the new smartphones benefit from better AI performance. One of the most eye-catching is the photographic aspect. Thanks to AI, captures are much better and the recognition of objects and scenes is much faster. It also adjusts exposure values and capture time more precisely.

Another area where AI work is observed is battery performance and life, as applications that use artificial intelligence are much more energy efficient. In addition, it also offers more accurate translations thanks to machine learning. Alexa, Google Assistant and the rest of the voice assistants benefit from them.

How can I measure the AI power of my smartphone?

This is all very well but difficult to prove, isn’t it? How do I know if my device is powerful in terms of AI? One way to do this is through AI Benchmark, an application available on the Google Play Store and compatible from Android 8.1. Just open the app and perform the benchmark, which will take you less than 10 minutes. We recommend 100% battery testing.

After the analysis, the app will give us a figure, which we can compare with other devices to really value it. For example, my Samsung Galaxy A7, with an Exynos 7885 processor, gives a result of 3050, which the application rates as Medium Performance.

According to the ranking offered by AI Benchmark itself, these are the best smartphones in this aspect, with strong domain of Huawei:

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Kirin 980): 14295
  • Huawei Mate 20 (Kirin 980): 14246
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (Kirin 980): 14143
  • OnePlus 6T (Snapdragon 845): 12358
  • OnePlus 6 (Snapdragon 845): 12340
  • Huawei P20 Pro (Kirin 970). 8921
  • Huawei P20 (Kirin 970): 8908

Quite a bit behind, surprisingly, we find flagships like the Pixel 3 and 3 XL (6835 and 6895 points respectively), as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ (5075 and 5408 points). How did your smartphone score? Is it ready for Artificial Intelligence?