Apple launched the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max last week at their Gather Round event in California. Being the successors to the iPhone X, the two iPhones take their place as the new flagship offerings in Apple’s assortment. While the phones might still look the same from the outside, Apple has packed them with its new the 7nm A12 Bionic chipset.
The new processor according to Apple can deliver 15 percent better performance compared to its predecessor and at the same time consume 50 percent less power as well. Now, a new report from Tom’s Guide showcases how well the new iPhones perform compared to older models and even flagship Android smartphones that are powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC.
According to the report, the two new iPhones managed to get the highest score on Geekbench 4 multicore test. The A12 Bionic chipset enables the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS to get a score of 11,515 and 11,420 respectively. To give perspective, that’s a 11 percent performance boost over the iPhone X, which scored 10,357. The two phones are also way ahead of the current Android flagship phones like OnePlus 6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that have managed to get 9,088 and 8,876 individually.
To check real world performance, the website also put the phones through a video editing test where the task was to transcode a 2 minute 4K video to 1080p. Both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max aced the test with a time of 39 seconds. Although it is a noticeable improvement over the iPhones X’s 42 seconds, other Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the LG G7 ThinQ are trailing way behind at 2 minutes 32 seconds and 3 minutes 16 seconds respectively.
Subsequently, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max managed to stay ahead in GFXBench 5.0 as well, where the phones achieved frames of 1,774.1 and 1,604.7 in the Aztec Ruins render scene. That said, they were triumphed by the Samsung Galaxy S9+ in the Car Chase scene, where the smartphone managed to achieve 1,783 frames over the iPhone XS’s 1,674.3 frames and iPhones XS Max’s 1,744,44 frames.
That’s not it though, the two iPhones fell behind their Android counterparts in the 3DMark Slingshot Extreme graphics test as well. They got scores of 4,339 (iPhone XS Max) and 4,244 (iPhone XS) which are lower than Samsung Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9 and the OnePlus 6, which has the highest score.
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All said and done however, the tests still prove the A12 Bionic chipset to perform better compared to the Snapdragon 845 SoC, ultimately making the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max the most powerful smartphones you can buy at the moment. The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are said to launch in India on September 28. They are priced at Rs 99,990 and Rs 1,09,990 for the 64GB variant respectively and will be available via both offline and online channels.