The new Samsung Galaxy compared with the iPhone. Spoiler: everything is very bad


The Samsung Galaxy S22 has just gone on sale, which means that bloggers have already tested it and compared it with other devices. First of all, of course, with the iPhone. And, with not the newest. You might think that experts have so much fun making comparisons with not the most modern devices, but there is a rational grain in this. In addition, tests of the autonomy of the flagship from Samsung with the iPhone 13 Pro Max have already appeared. The results are not only amazing, but also make you wonder what Apple can do and why Samsung cannot repeat after the Cupertinos. However, first things first.

Benefits of the iPhone 11

German blog authors computer base tested the performance of processors in the benchmark. From the test results, it became clear that the most powerful chip for smartphones was the A15 Bionic, which is installed in the iPhone 13, as well as in the iPhone SE 3 recently. He scored 53.4 points. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the A13 Bionic from the iPhone 11 is still highly rated, with a score of 33.9 in the test.

At the same time, the chip Exynos 2200 from Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ scored 33 points. The difference is not so critical, but it makes one think about the shortsightedness of the South Korean manufacturer. True, it is worth paying attention to the fact that synthetic tests are far from an indicator. And the Exynos 2200 version, which is installed in the S22 Ultra, received 34 points, slightly ahead of the A13 Bionic. However, questions about the chip still remain.

By the way, the authors of the study also had questions about the new Exynos chip from the Samsung Galaxy S22. In their opinion, processor performance and the graphics chip matters in many situations, and it’s strange that a flagship Android smartphone can’t get ahead of Apple’s three-year-old chip. They also noted that this is a significant flaw that cannot be fixed with updates.

Samsung vs. iPhone

Do not forget to compare with the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Experts from PCMag conducted a study using Geekbench 5, the results of which again surprised (or not): the latest flagship from Samsung again lost to the iPhone, scoring 1232 points in a single-core test against 1735 for a smartphone from Apple.

The Android flagship was also weaker in multi-core testing, showing a result of 3433 points, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max scored 4647. Experts also noted that Neural Engine in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is responsible for computing artificial intelligence and neural network processing, turned out to be much more productive than analogue from Samsung: The iPhone scored 948, while the Samsung Galaxy scored a total of 448.

By the way, experts noted that the A15 Bionic turned out to be noticeably better and more powerful than the A14 Bionic. The same cannot be said about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 installed in the flagship from Samsung: strong differences from Snapdragon 888 no. Some tests like GFXBenchshowed that Snapdragon processor power 8 Gen 1 has grown by 20% compared to the previous generation.

iPhone 13 Pro Max battery life

Last fall, experts from PhoneBuff have already tested how much more powerful the iPhone 13 Pro Max battery is compared to the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let me remind you that the Apple smartphone had a deliberately lower battery capacity (4352 mAh) than the S21 Ultra (5000 mAh) and won, having worked 2.5 hours longer.

The specialists decided to repeat this test using the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It is worth noting that the smartphone also has a 5000 mAh battery, and the test still consists of using Google maps, browsing the Instagram feed, watching YouTube videos and playing games. From the very first tests, the Galaxy S22 Ultra began to lose to a competitor from Apple, having run out of battery by 6% in an hour of talk time. iPhone during this time lost only 1%. As a result, new flagship from samsung lasted 9 hours and 16 minutes, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasted 12 hours and 6 minutes.

The gap turned out to be even larger than last time – almost 3 hours instead of 2.5 hours. Energy Efficiency A15 Bionic back on top is the first thing that comes to mind. And it is. True, the authors of the test did not take into account the fact that the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is slightly larger than that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. And in everyday life, most likely, the difference will not be as significant as in laboratory tests.

However, all comparisons suggest that Samsung is doing something wrong. At least the company realized that it is impossible to increase the battery capacity indefinitely. But questions remain for Exynos and Snapdragon, which are 2-3 years behind Apple Silicon.

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