Samsung’s flagship smartphone for 2020, the Galaxy S20 series, is all set to go on sale in the United States and other parts of the world from next week. Samsung has packed the Galaxy S20 lineup to the gill with top-notch specs and internals. So, how does the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the best variant of the Galaxy S20, fare against the iPhone 11 Pro in a speed test?
A speed test conducted by YouTuber EverythingApplePro shows just how well the Galaxy S20 Ultra does in front of the iPhone 11 Pro. The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chipset and packs a massive 12GB RAM. In comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro features an A13 Bionic chip which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The A13 Bionic chip inside the iPhone might be more powerful, but it has one-third of the RAM of the Galaxy S20 which is definitely going to make a difference in multitasking.
Up until last year, we have seen quite a fair bit of performance difference between flagship Galaxy S devices and the iPhone in speed tests. This time around, the Galaxy S20 Ultra performed brilliantly, though it did not manage to beat the iPhone 11 Pro. The difference, however, was only about a few seconds which is not that big. The iPhone 11 Pro managed to extend its lead towards the end of the test in the first round where both devices had to export 4K videos. At the end of the first round, the iPhone 11 Pro was 13 seconds faster than the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
In the second round of the speed test which involved loading the same set of apps from the RAM of the phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra trumped the iPhone 11 Pro Max by a big margin. It kept almost all apps in RAM and took just 1 minute and 5 seconds in the second round, while the iPhone 11 Pro took 2 minutes and 4 seconds. This means there was a massive difference of 59 seconds between the two devices. If you are a power user, its time you consider something other than an iPhone as its multitasking performance is quite poor.
It is important to note that the Galaxy S20 Ultra ships with a 120Hz display and a 240Hz touch response rate. This gives it an advantage over the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 12 series is also expected to come with a 120Hz display which should help improve its performance even further.
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