2020 iPhone SE outperforms iPhone XS Max in Antutu

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The Antutu benchmark scores are in for the newly launched 2020 Apple iPhone SE, and they confirm what many have suspected or known intuitively about the cheapest modern iPhone you can get right now.

(Update, June 24: It’s finally available for purchase in the Philippines! Read 2020 Apple iPhone SE now available in the Philippines. For postpaid, see this: 2020 Apple iPhone SE: Globe, Smart postpaid plans.)

The more compact, more affordable iPhone has higher benchmarks than the fastest, most expensive iPhone from the previous generation — the iPhone XS Max.

In Antutu’s tests, the A13 Bionic-powered iPhone SE scores an impressive 492,166 points, ranking it ahead of every other Apple smartphone outside of the iPhone 11 series. The A12 Bionic-based iPhone XS Max, by contrast, manages 443,337 points.

2020 Apple iPhone SE Antutu benchmark score via Revu Philippines

2020 Apple iPhone SE’s Antutu benchmark score
Top 10 best-performing Apple iPhone models as of March 2020 via Revu Philippines

10 best-performing iOS devices as of March 2020, when the iPhone SE was not announced yet

Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 comes in at a whopping 517,400, and the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max post higher numbers than that. The difference in scores between the iPhone SE and iPhone 11 models could be attributed to RAM configuration; the iPhone SE pairs the A13 Bionic chipset with 3GB RAM, compared to the iPhone 11 series’ 4GB.

Take note also that the Antutu scores for iOS and Android devices are not really comparable to one another, as they run on different operating systems.

SEE ALSO: iPhone 11 series’ A13 Bionic tops ‘best mobile processors’ list

Of course, the king of the hill is still the 4th-generation iPad Pro tablet with a score of 747,937. Still, if we’re talking about raw power, the proof is out there that the 2020 Apple iPhone SE is quite easily the most powerful handset you can get without spending flagship money.

In the Philippines, this year’s iPhone SE starts at P26,490 or around $522 for 64GB storage, whereas the 128GB and 256GB storage models are priced at P30,490 ($600) and P36,490 ($719), respectively. The iPhone XS lineup, including the iPhone XS Max, is no longer listed on Apple’s website.

2020 Apple iPhone SE specs

  • 4.7-inch LCD display, 1,334 x 750 resolution
  • Octa-core Apple A13 Bionic
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
  • 12-megapixel, f/1.8 rear camera
  • 7-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (front-mounfed)
  • Up to 8 hours video streaming, up to 40 hours audio playback
  • 18-watt fast charging via Lightning port
  • iOS 13
  • IP67 water resistance

The new Apple iPhone SE’s official product video

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 13 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.