iPhone 14 Pro Over 20% Faster Than Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Benchmarks

Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S23 Ultra hasn't quite hit the market yet, but unearthed benchmarks for the device suggest Apple still has the world's fastest mobile processor by a considerable margin.

samsung s23 ultra rear
According to Geekbench scores for single-core performance discovered by CompareDial, the Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 1480, while its closest rival, the iPhone 14 Pro, achieved 1874. That suggests the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro is 21.02% faster than the Galaxy S23 Ultra in single-core tests.

When it came to multi-core performance, the difference was smaller, but still considerable. The S23 Ultra recorded a score of 4584, compared to a score of 5384 for the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro, indicating that Apple's flagship device is 14.86% faster in multi-core tests than Samsung's latest premium offering.

Samsung Galaxy S23 singlecore benchmarks
Samsung has traditionally struggled to keep up with Apple's mobile processor technology and the gap has widened in recent years. For example, last year's iPhone 13 beat the Galaxy S22's single- and multi-core performance even more comfortably, regardless of whether the Galaxy S22 was powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip (used in models sold in the US) or Samsung's Exynos 2200 chip (used in models sold in Europe).

The improvement in performance this year is largely down to the fact that Samsung has stopped using its inferior Exynos chips in the European market, with Qualcomm's faster, more power-efficient tech now being used for the Galaxy S23 in all markets.

Samsung Galaxy S23 multicore benchmarks
In around seven months' time though, Apple will look to extend its lead in performance with an even faster chip for the iPhone 15 series. The ‌iPhone 15‌ models could be the first to feature an A-series chip built on Apple supplier TSMC's next-generation 3-nanometer node. 3nm chip technology is expected to increase processing performance by 10-15%, while also reducing power consumption by up to 35%.

In the meantime, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series is available to pre-order now, with a general release scheduled for February, 17.

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Top Rated Comments

Feek Avatar
19 months ago
Benchmarks are irrelevant, it's all about usability.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Danfango Avatar
19 months ago

Benchmarks are irrelevant, it's all about usability.
Well Samsung are doubly knackered then.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
majkom Avatar
19 months ago
No one cares these days, both are plenty fast
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
19 months ago
Why do a comparison if people tell me on here that the CPUs are already too powerful, so it shouldn’t matter right?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chiimaero Avatar
19 months ago
That's for the CPU benchmark. The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 is indeed catching up.
On the GPU side, it's way faster than what the A16 has to offer. Not a big surprise considering the A16 GPU is a very modest update over the A15 one.

And as other said, mobile SoC CPUs are already fast enough (read: super fast). Cameras are good enough (read: already better than what we coudl have thought possible a few years back). Screens are good enough (read: perfect). Modern flagships are basically near perfect overpriced devices now.

It would be very interesting to see what the big players will find to sell us more of them now (likely not much, and the sales decrease will only continue) (which is a good thing)
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cristim74 Avatar
19 months ago

Stock Android S23 would have crushed the iPhone’s
How would that happen? Would stock Android make S23's processor faster?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)