Tim Cook says:
o "It's faster than the fastest Android phones"... but is it true?"
"Even though the Galaxy S20 Ultra has better specs in just about every
department, when it comes to performance, this is about the processor in
the iPhone SE versus the processor in the flagship Samsung."
All verbatim quotes:
o "There's no way to sugarcoat this: the results are quite damning."
o "Geekbench tells a similar story. The single-threaded score for the
Galaxy S20 Ultra is 913, more than 30% lower than the iPhone SE's 1,328.
However, the S20 Ultra does bounce back with a good multi-threaded score
of 3,303, a number that the iPhone SE can't beat. It scores 2,673."
o "AnTuTu paints a more favorable picture for S20 Ultra giving it a
score of 547,698 compared to 375,748 for the iPhone SE.
Digging a bit deeper into the AnTuTu scores for the iPhone SE shows
that it suffers during the multi-threading testing, something
confirmed by Speed Test G and Geekbench."
*Is a $400 iPhone SE really faster than the most powerful Android phone?*
o Apple A13 Bionic vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
o $400 2020 2nd-gen iPhone SE vs $1,400 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
o iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 Pro Max: Is it just as powerful?
(new only) SE 39.5 vs (new or old) S20 38.5 CPU score
(new or old) S20 24.8 vs (new only) SE 20.5 Mixed score
(new or old) S20 17.7 vs (new only) SE GPU score
(new only) SE 1:15.0 vs (new or old) S20 1:21.2
There's also a comparison of the $400 SE to the iPhobne 11 Pro Max...
o "The story is repeated with AnTuTu: 505,552 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max,
but only 375,748 for the iPhone SE — a drop of 25%. Looking at the
CPU Multi-Core breakdown, AnTuTu scores the iPhone 11 Pro Max at 84,782
whereas the iPhone SE gets just 58,349 — a 30% dip."
Bringing TRUTH to these newsgroups via consistent application of fact.
Keep in mind the stark undeniable & extremely important basic fact almost
all new iPhones have throttling software quietly added about a year or so
after release (more new iPhones have been added in every single iOS relesae
since and including iOS 10!) after about a year, some to less than half
their original benchmark scores (which is how they found the secret
throttling in the first place).
Hence, the _only_ reliable iPhone benchmark, is about half of when new.
Still - these numbers, new only, are pretty good given the price