For all the innovation in the Android space, Apple’s iPhone still reigns supreme when it comes to performance, at least on paper. Benchmark app Antutu ranks the top 10 best-performing iOS devices, and all the iPhone 11 variants easily beat out the top Android contenders.
The highest-scoring Android phone, ASUS ROG Phone 2, is almost 50,000 points shy of the lowest-ranking iPhone 11 with 396,200 and 445,668, respectively. You can look at it as a direct comparison since both were tested using version 7, not version 8, of the Antutu app and cover the same time frame of September 1 to September 30.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have almost identical scores at 454,275 and 454,270, respectively.
What’s more is that these three iPhones rank third, fourth, and fifth. The best-performing iOS devices are what we know as the iPad Pro 2018 models, or iPad Pro 3 as Antutu labels them. The 11-inch iPad Pro scores 554,267, while the 12.9-incher comes in a close second at 551,352.
The results show how much of a performance boost the A13 Bionic chipset brought to the new Apple handsets. They beat out last year’s iPhone XS and XR models easily.
For comparison, the iPhone XS Max, which comes in eighth place, scores 339,543, which is 114,727 points behind this year’s iPhone 11 Pro Max.
But this still isn’t enough to topple over the A12X Bionic processor. The chipset powering last year’s iPad Pros still has more transistors than the A13, and it’s still an eight-core CPU with four high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores — making it faster than the A13.
If you’re wondering why Apple won’t bring the chipset to the iPhones, it’s because space is an issue. And the iPad Pro 2018 has enough space to accommodate the big battery for the processor.
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