It's great when a company comes out with a product that meets their expectations and exceeds those of analysts and customers. Where everyone expected that there was a little improvement in the performance of the iPhone 13 compared to the iPhone 12, as it came with the same 5 nanometer manufacturing technology, but an improved Plus version combined performance strength and improved energy efficiency to increase battery life. Independent tests confirmed that the A15 Bionic processor for the iPhone 13 and the latest iPad mini, is more impressive and surpasses what Apple said about it, as it easily outperforms the latest competing phone processors.
A15 Bionic processor is faster than expected
Apple told us during the iPhone 13 launch event that the A15 Bionic processor is faster than competing processors with up to 50% faster performance, but it turns out in lab experiments that the A15 Bionic chip is actually up to 62% faster than its nearest competitor.
According to the tests conducted by AnandTech, the performance of the four CPU cores of the A15 is very impressive not only due to its powerful performance, but also its incredibly power saving under extreme operating conditions to the highest possible level.
The report explains: “Performance increases usually always come with some kind of energy efficiency deficit, or at least constant efficiency, but instead Apple has been able to reduce power while increasing performance, which means a 17% energy efficiency improvement compared to the A14 chip. .
Perhaps most surprisingly, in some cases, the A15 chip performs better than the Apple M1 chip found inside the latest Mac models. And AnandTech says it's actually on par with AMD's latest Ryzen 5950X chip for desktop PCs.
The performance of the graphics processor in the iPhone 13 is also great
It's not just about processing power, as the A15 processor offers exceptional results in graphics processor tests conducted on the iPhone 13 Pro, as the new Apple chip proved to be up to 30% faster than last year's A14 Bionic chip.
The iPhone 13, which carries a slightly less powerful GPU than the iPhone 13 Pro (with four cores instead of five), increased graphics performance by about 14%. The report notes that the peak performance here is basically twice that of the nearest competitor, so this performance is an additional selling point for Apple.
No Android smartphone even comes close to the iPhone 13 in graphics performance. The best Android phone available right now is the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, which is half the iPhone 13's performance in some graphics tests. Surprisingly, iPhone 11 is still faster than any Android phone in many cases.
The report concludes that overall, although the A15 Bionic chip hasn't come with the overwhelming power we've been accustomed to from Apple in recent years, it does come with a solid performance that lasts several years into the future, rivaling flagship Android phones.
There is no doubt that this is bad news for major companies such as Qualcomm and Samsung and any other company looking to compete with Apple in the performance of the mobile phone chip, the difference is widening frighteningly.