iPhone XS is Apple’s most recent iteration to one of the world’s most popular smartphone series. The smartphone is powered by world’s first 7nm based microprocessor, i.e. the A12 bionic processor. Performance is one of the major highlights of the iPhone XS and that coupled with iOS 12’s optimization makes iPhone XS a beast.
Surprisingly, according to some benchmark reports few Android flagships outperform iPhone XS regarding extreme graphics rendering.
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A12 Bionic Processor: The Most Powerful Smartphone Processor
Apple introduced the A12 bionic processor with the A12 bionic chipset. This processor is based on 7nm process technology. This advanced processor technology will drastically improvise both the performance and power efficiency. The closest to this we have is the Snapdragon 845 processor and the Exynos 9810. Well, these two processors are based on 10nm process technology.
So CPU based benchmarks of the iPhone XS are much better than any other Android flagship device. That said, in the 3DMark Slingshot Extreme, the OnePlus 6 scored a tremendous score of 5,124 which is comparatively higher than the iPhone XS Max’s 4,339. Surprisingly, even the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 had a higher score of about 4,639.
For those interested, the 3DMark Slingshot Extreme evaluates rendering to volumetric lighting in the utmost hardcore methods. Furthermore, the M12 graphics co-processor on iPhone XS is a quad-core GPU that is nowhere close to the 18-core GPU found on the flagship Galaxy devices like Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.
Low Graphics Score: Should You Be Concerned?
Well, benchmarks are just numbers, and there is a vast gap between the benchmark scores and the real world usage of a smartphone. Moreover, due to Apple’s hardware and software optimization, you will still get similar or even better graphics performance as compared to Android flagships. Though if you keep optimization aside the actual graphics hardware is yet low.