iPhone 14 Pro performance whips Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra [Updated]

iPhone 14 Pro performance whips Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra [Updated]

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iPhone 14 Pro performance whips Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The iPhone 14 Pro comes out way ahead of the Galaxy S22 Ultra in a popular cross-platform benchmark test.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Benchmark tests done on the newly announced iPhone 14 Pro show that its Apple A16 processor offers far better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip in the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

So, for another year, Apple’s flagship smartphone is much faster than Samsung’s.

iPhone 14 Pro performance for the win

iPhone vs. Android has become as epic a rivalry as Mac vs. Windows ever was. So Apple fans can crow over the fact that the A series of processors has given Apple a commanding lead in performance over the best chips Qualcomm can supply Android makers.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are newly revealed and not yet in the hands of customers, but Cnet tested the latest Pro models and scored some impressive numbers.  The iPhone 14 Pro scored 5488 on the multi-core section of the benchmarking app. The Pro Max scored 5521 on the same test.

For comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra scored 3433 on the same test. That makes the latest iPhone 60% faster than its Android rival.

As Cnet put it, “In our benchmark tests, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max proved that they’re not only faster than any iPhone we’ve ever tested, but they’re the fastest phones you can buy today.”

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13

The fact that the iPhone 14 Pro is faster than Samsung’s best isn’t a surprise. Last year’s iPhone 13 already solidly beat the Galaxy S22. But anyone with an iPhone 13 Pro considering moving to the 2022 equivalent will surely want to know how these compare.

The iPhone Pro from 2021 comes in at 4659 on Geekbench 5’s multi-core test. That means the A16 in Apple’s latest handset is about 18% faster than the A15 in its predecessor. This despite the fact that the new chip had to be made with the same 5nm process as was used in 2021, not an improved 3nm one, limiting how much faster it could be. A 3nm A16 could have offered even better performance.

Note: This article was originally published September 9. It updated when reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro models revealed new benchmark scores. With the preliminary benchmarks, the iPhone 14 Pro was only 40% faster than the S22 Ultra.