Samsung's latest Galaxy S23 Ultra is 21% slower compared to the Apple iPhone 14 Pro

By Adrian Vincent - 6 Feb 2023, 22:05 Samsung's latest Galaxy S23 Ultra is 21% slower compared to the Apple iPhone 14 Pro

According to newly leaked Geekbench 5 scores, the latest Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is 21.02% slower compared to its closest rival, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 1480 for single-core performance, with the iPhone 14 Pro clocking in at a higher 1874.

In a similar vein, multi-core performance was also substantially lower by 14.86% with Samsung’s new flagship, averaging at 4584, compared to the iPhone 14 Pro with a score of 5384.

Model Single-core Multi-core
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 926 2911
Samsung Galaxy S22 1047 3008
Samsung Galaxy S22+ 1098 3140
Samsung Galaxy S23 1473 4718
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 1480 4584
Samsung Galaxy S23+ 1500 4783
Apple iPhone 13 1698 4513
Apple iPhone 13 mini 1699 4521
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 1710 4669
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 1710 4684
Apple iPhone 14 1724 4641
Apple iPhone 14 Plus 1725 4662
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max 1872 5366
Apple iPhone 14 Pro 1874 5384

Since its inception, Samsung have been trailing in performance with its flagship Galaxy lineup against the iPhone. In recent years, the gap has been widening, mainly due to Apple’s superior ARM chip technology and heavy increase in R&D. As a result, both Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos chips have struggled to keep up.

Last year’s Galaxy S22 suffered from particularly poor performance and high power inefficiency due to the botched Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Samsung’s own Exynos chips, which they used in Europe, didn’t fare any better.

Samsung Galaxy S23 singlecore bechmarks Samsung Galaxy S23 multicore bechmarks

However, it’s not all bad news for the Galaxy S23 series. The revised Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip has fixed many of the issues reported with its predecessor. In addition, Samsung have ditched their inferior Exynos chips in the European market, with Qualcomm’s tech being used for the Galaxy S23 in all markets.

Although performance is still lower compared to the iPhone 14, the gap at least appears to be closing. Last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra scored an abysmal 926 for single-core performance, and 2911 for multi-core performance. The new S23 Ultra with the revised Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip has boosted speeds by 59.83% and 57.47%, respectively.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 is available to pre-order now, with a general release on 17 February 2023.

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