What you need to know
- New benchmarks have come out comparing the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
- The iPhone 13 Pro Max doubled the score of the Samsung S22 series.
Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22+ are still no match for the iPhone 13 Pro Max in terms of raw performance.
In new benchmark tests conducted by PCMag, the iPhone 13 Pro Max doubled the score of the Galaxy 22 series on the Basemark Web test. PCMag notes that this is not only because of the performance of the A15 chip but also the Safari browser vs. the Chrome browser that Android phones use.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max also outperformed Samsung's latest phones in the Geekbench 5 test but fell slightly behind in the GFXBench 5 test.
While Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU is certainly a notable improvement over its previous processor, Apple appears to be cranking out new chips that result in leaps and bounds in performance improvements. The raw performance that Apple gets is also due to it custom designing its chips for its hardware.
As its executives always say, the tight integration between the company's hardware and software results in the kind of performance and experience Apple wants to provide to its customers. More companies, like Microsoft and Google, have recently adopted this idea and started to also develop their own custom chips for their products.
Bottom line: The iPhone 13 is the best iPhone for most people, with impressive new cameras and notable improvements to battery life. Without all the bells and whistles of the Pro line, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are still powerhouses that'll keep owners happy for years to come.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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