iPhone 11 Pro Beaten By iPhone XS In App Launch Speed Test
Anita - Sep 25, 2019
iPhone 11 Pro’s A13 SoC is said to be 20% faster than its predecessor, but a recent test shows that it actually has a slower app launch speed than the iPhone XS.
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iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are powered by Apple's most powerful A13 Bionic chipset with a performance that is evaluated to be up to 20% stronger than the previous devices. However, the reality is not what it seems. The speed test shows that the iPhone 11 Pro is defeated by the predecessor - iPhone XS Max.
EverythingApplePro compared the actual app launch speed of the iPhone 11 Pro with iPhone XS and iPhone X. In the first test, iPhone 11 Pro only surpassed the iPhone Xs by about 1 second. However, by the end of the second test, the iPhone XS achieved better results with the test completion time of 5 minutes 21 seconds while iPhone 11 Pro finished in 5 minutes 49 seconds, and the iPhone X with 7 minutes 27 seconds.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone XS all have 4GB of RAM. The California-based giant received much criticism over the last week for not upgrading its flagship iPhone 11 Pro's onboard system memory to 6GB at least like many Android devices at present. Back to the test, surely you would wonder that with the same RAM, why the iPhone 11 Pro was defeated by the iPhone Xs in the actual app launch speed test. The reason is most likely due to the iOS 13 operating system version.
Test of EverythingApplePro includes the Camera app, redesigned specifically for iPhone 11 Pro. It's possible that the iPhone 11 Pro's camera app uses more memory than the one on the iPhone XS.
However, it is also probably due to the fact that the first version of iOS 13 has not yet been finalized and optimized. Therefore, Apple is scheduled to release the iOS 13.1 update with various bug fixes and performance improvements in the coming time.
While this test’s results mostly depend on app developers to update their apps to take advantage of the new hardware, it is interesting to see whether the launch of iOS 13.1 will affect this preliminary speed test's results.