The new “iPhone 14 Pro Max” has been put against two of its competitors from the “Android” operating system, in the maximum speed test, and the results look very good for Apple.
The award for the fastest smartphone on the planet appears to be heading to California, where Apple beat its Android competitors in the latest round of speed tests.
The all-new iPhone 14 Pro Max, now powered by the A16 Bionic processor, along with the latest Pixel 7 Pro and Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Z Fold4 phones, put all of these devices through their paces using a simple application test.
Using a number of popular apps, the team at PhoneBuff tested how quickly things like games, cameras, streaming services, and utilities could be opened and then closed. The test also included the operation of some photographic filters and the export of high-resolution video.
Once each app is launched and closed, the whole process is carried out again to see which phones managed to keep the data stored in their memory banks. This is important because it helps make loading times much faster.
To make things fair, PhoneBuff uses the same apps on both Android and iPhone and even opens them in exactly the same order.
It also uses a unique robotic arm and stylus to make sure things run at the same speed on all phones.
All devices tested coped well when opening apps like Spotify and Disney+, but where the iPhone sped forward was when things got more memory intensive.
Apple smartphones are ahead of the Pixel 7 and Galaxy Z Fold4 when exporting video and turning on filters in photo-editing apps.
After the first round, the “iPhone 14 Pro Max” was ahead of both the Pixel and the Galaxy.
Once the final timer was completed, the iPhone completed the tasks in 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
This speed test is clearly good news for Apple fans, but things may change later this month.
US chip maker Qualcomm is about to hold its annual technology summit where it will almost certainly showcase its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
And if things follow the usual pattern, Gen 2 will make the next generation of Android devices faster.
And while full details about the Gen 2 won’t be released until next week, Qualcomm has dropped some big hints about one phone that appears ready to showcase this segment with the Galaxy S23 almost certain to be powered exclusively by this new processor.
“I think we’ll be announcing the next generation of Snapdragon at our technology summit in a couple of weeks,” Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon spoke during a recent call with investors.