Recently, PCMag conducted early benchmark testing of two of the most prominent competitors in the premium smartphone market. The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max was pitted against the recently launched Samsung S22 smartphone, and it seems the former was a clear winner.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. iPhone Comparison
Powering both the premium smartphones are the latest processors. While Samsung has the Qualcomm 8 Gen 1 chipset, Apple’s installed its inherent A15 Bionic processor on the iPhone 13 series. As far as the Geekbench 5 tests are concerned, Qualcomm hasn’t come close to the A15 Bionic in performance.
Now, benchmark tests aren’t conclusive on how a device performs in the real world, but they give us a fairly good idea about what one can expect from a smartphone. The results reveal Apple’s strong performance with a score of 4647 in the multi-core test, 1735 in single-core mode, and 948 in machine learning tests.
On the other hand, the Samsung S22 Ultra with a Snapdragon 8 Gen processor managed a multi-core score of 3433, 1232 in single-core, and had a machine learning figure of 448. PCMag did mention that the chipset on the latest Samsung device was faster than any other Android. Still, Apple’s A15 Bionic remains the fastest mobile processor to date.
Similarly, while using web benchmark via Basemark Web, PCMag identified that while the latest S22 series performed 8% better than last year’s Samsung flagships, the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max doubled the Samsung score. The tests also revealed that there could be some heating issues with the Snapdragon Gen 1 that could hamper performance. PCMag reports, “The Samsung was quick to warm, and as soon as it became warm, its performance returned lower results.”
So, Apple fans, feel free to rejoice even if we can’t celebrate a notch-less iPhone (waiting for the iPhone 14!). At least we have a cracker of a device in terms of performance! It’ll be interesting to see what this year’s iPhones have in store for us with an updated A16 Bionic.