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iPhone XS beats iMac Pro in speed test

That the XS iPhones and XS Max (or, more precisely, the chip A12 Bionic inside them) are the most powerful smartphones ever made by Apple, of which everyone already knows and, as I commented yesterday, this phrase above all a platitude. Can you beat anything less than the most powerful computer manufactured by Ma today in a speed test? A, yes, you have my attention.

That's exactly what happened: the developer and creator of framework Ruby on Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, shared on his Twitter the results of the tests done at benchmark from JavaScript Speedometer 2.0. See the results with your own eyes:

The iPhone XS faster than an iMac Pro on benchmark from JavaScript Speedometer 2.0. It's the fastest device I've ever tested. An insane leap from the iPhone 8 / X chip. How does Apple do that ?!

Of course, of course: the fact that the iPhone XS faster than the iMac Pro on a specific test doesn't make it a more powerful machine than Ma's beautiful all-in-one there are, after all, a multitude of other metrics and benchmarks where the iMac Pro would simply leave the smartphone in its slipper. Still, it's an impressive feat for a device we put in our pockets.

Comparing the iPhone XS with devices of its level, it also proves to be a truly formidable creation of Ma in terms of processing power. How did you bring the Cult of Mac, in the Geekbench 4 test the iPhone XS Max scored 28% higher than the Galaxy Note9 in the multi-core test (11,555 versus 8,998). Already in the Compute Benchmark test, also from Geekbench, the XS Max is 52% higher than the South Korean competitor (21,895 against 14,365).

Of course, numbers are nothing compared to an empirical test, and that's why the SuperSaf TV: In a side-by-side comparison of app openings and RAM management, the two handsets proved extremely capable and nearly matched in performance, with the iPhone narrowly winning seven apps being opened faster by Ma's smartphone and five by Samsung's . The fact is, you will certainly be very happy with which device to choose.

Compared to previous Ma smartphones, the iPhone XS has a card up its sleeve: network speed. In its own speed tests, the Macworld realized that Ma's new smartphones bring tangible benefits to users connected on both Wi-Fi and 3G / 4G networks.

Comparison between iPhone X and iPhone XS network speeds

Comparison between iPhone X and iPhone XS network speeds

Comparing an iPhone X with an XS, both connected to the same network at the same time, the newer handset washed away: on Wi-Fi, it achieved download / upload speeds of 93.44 / 138.64Mbps against 64.58 / 129 , 67Mbps on iPhone X. On T-Mobile's 4G, same thing: 9.95 / 23.40Mbps on XS and 5.63 / 22.42Mbps on X. The disparity was repeated in a number of other scenarios tested by the site.

We should be grateful for the better signal reception to the new modem that equips the devices most likely Intel XMM 650 7560, which supports MIMO 4 × 4 networks (Qualcomm cries at this time). The fact that the difference should be palpable for those who migrate to the new smartphones.

tip of Leonardo Marques