That the iPhones XS and XS Max (or, more precisely, the chip A12 Bionic within them) are the most powerful smartphones ever made by Apple, everyone knows that – and, as I commented yesterday, this phrase is above all platitude. Hence winning no less than the most powerful computer manufactured by Apple today in a speed test? Then, yes, you have my attention.
– DHH (@dhh) September 21, 2018
Of course, of course: the fact that the iPhone XS is faster than the iMac Pro in a specific test does not make it a more powerful machine than the beautiful Apple all-in-one – there are, after all, a multitude of other metrics and benchmarks where the iMac Pro would simply leave the smartphone in the shoes. Still, it is an impressive feat for a device that we put in our pocket.
Comparing the iPhone XS with devices of its level, it also proves to be a truly formidable creation of Apple in terms of processing power. How did you bring Cult of Mac, in the Geekbench 4 test the iPhone XS Max registered a score 28% higher than that of the Galaxy Note9 in the multi-core test (11,555 versus 8,998). 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 what the SuperSaf TV: in a side-by-side comparison of application opening and RAM management, the two devices proved to be extremely capable and almost matched in performance, with the iPhone barely winning – seven apps were opened faster by the Apple smartphone and five by the Samsung. The fact is just one: you will certainly be very happy with whatever device you choose.
Compared to previous Apple smartphones, the iPhone XS has an extra card on its sleeve: network speed. In its own speed tests, the Macworld realized that Apple’s new smartphones bring tangible benefits to users connected to both Wi-Fi and 3G / 4G networks.
Comparing an iPhone X with an XS, both connected to the same network at the same time, the newest device washes away: on Wi-Fi, it achieved download / upload speeds of 93.44 / 138.64Mbps against 64.58 / 129.67Mbps on iPhone X. On 4G from T-Mobile, same thing: 9.95 / 23.40Mbps on XS and 5.63 / 22.42Mbps on X. The disparity was repeated in a series of other scenarios tested by the site .
We must thank the new modem that equips the devices for the best signal reception – most likely a Intel XMM 650 7560, which brings support to MIMO 4 × 4 networks (Qualcomm cries at the moment). The fact is that the difference must be palpable for those who migrate to new smartphones.
tip from Leonardo Marques