Samsung GalaxyS22Ultra vs. iPhone13ProMax performance test comparison: the gap is clear
The new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, starting at 10,199 yuan, is the most powerful flagship Android phone to date, but its core performance is not as good as Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max in various benchmarks, and we know that Apple has maintained its performance lead with the A15 Bionic chip.That’s not to say the Galaxy S22 Ultra doesn’t work, as it’s powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship chip paired with 12GB of RAM, making the flagship perform extremely well in various tests.Here’s how the Samsung GalaxyS22Ultra compares to the iPhone13ProMax in performance tests: the difference is obvious.Geekbench 5 results: Geekbench 5, which measures overall CPU performance, came up with two numbers: single-core and dual-core.The Galaxy S22 Ultra averaged 1,240 in the single-core portion of the test, outperforming both the Galaxy S21 Ultra (1,123) and Google Pixel 6 Pro (1,027). However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max ended up with a higher 1,720.Oddly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s multicore score in the review unit was 3,392, lower than the S21 Ultra’s 3,440.The newer Ultra is still ahead of the Pixel 6 Pro’s Tensor chip (2760).The iPhone 13 Pro Max again dominated the field with a score of 4,549.3DMark Wild Life (Graphics) Test Results: To evaluate graphics performance, we turned to the 3DMark Wild Life test.We typically rely on an unlimited portion of the test as it runs off-screen to better gauge the phone’s true GPU potential.In this test, the Galaxy S22 Ultra showed a significant improvement over the Galaxy S21 Ultra (5739 and 34.4fps), with an average 3DMark score of 9984 and a frame rate of 59.8fps.The Galaxy S22 Ultra also completely beat the Google Pixel 6 Pro, which achieved 6,682 and 40 FPS in the same test.Still, the iPhone 13 Pro Max topped the list with an average speed of 11,418 and 68.4 FPS.Video Coding tests: Run real-world tests that simulate activities you would perform on your phone on a daily basis, involving video transcoding using the Adobe Premiere Rush application.We shot a 4K video, cut it and converted it to 1080p, and calculated how long it took each phone to complete the task.Once again, the Galaxy S22 Ultra was far ahead of its predecessor in 47 seconds, compared with the previous S21 Ultra’s one minute and two seconds for the same task.The Pixel 6 Pro takes 48 seconds, on par with the S22 Ultra, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max takes 25 seconds.Now that every phone maker is touting their phone’s machine learning and AI features, and Samsung is no exception, what about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Galaxy S22 Ultra?We used the Geekbench ML application, which includes computer vision that simulates real-world machine learning tasks and applications, as well as natural language processing tests.These tests measure the machine learning performance of the phone’s CPU, GPU, and NPU.Surprisingly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra came out ahead of the iPhone 13 Pro Max in this test, with a CPU score of 434, a GPU score of 2,039 and an NPU score of 3,132.The iPhone 13 Pro Max performed better in CPU (915), but lagged in GPU (1587) and NPU (2663).The Tensor chip for the Pixel 6 Pro lagged behind Samsung in all three tests.The NPU performance of the S22 Ultra is almost three times that of the S21 Ultra.At the end of the day, the Benchmark score for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra tells you something about its performance, but not the whole story.Based on my experience with the phone, it feels super responsive, as well as camera performance, display testing and battery life.But in terms of raw performance, the Galaxy S22 Ultra and its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip offer substantial GPU-side gains, and it encodes video significantly faster than the S21 Ultra, with a Geekbench single-core score higher than the S21 Ultra,But I don’t understand why the S22 Ultra multi-core scored lower this time.Overall, the gap between performance test comparisons is clear. Samsung has yet to overtake Apple, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the most capable phone. Although the iPhone 13 Pro Max lagged behind the S22 Ultra in some machine learning tests, in terms of CPU, GPU and video coding tasks,Apple’s A15 bionic chip is still in the dust.