How Fast Are the IPhone 11 and IPhone 11 Pro?

One of the benefits of switching to a new iPhone every year is that the new iPhone is always much faster. For most of us, this is a pleasant feeling, and we will stop there. The phone seems to be fast, then we get used to that speed, then the next one comes and … oooh, it’s fast !

If you’re curious about how fast the latest phones are, tech blog AnandTech has posted their review of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, which includes a detailed analysis of the Apple A13 processor that sits inside the new iPhones. Anandtech has some of the most in-depth technology reviews, and their iPhone review includes a wealth of insights you might be interested in if you want to get to know your Pocket PC a little better.

So how fast are the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro compared to last year’s model? According to the review, Anandtech found the iPhone 11’s processor to be 20 percent faster than the iPhone XS and XR. The review also says it doubles the speed of the best non-iPhone mobile processor and “matches” the best desktop processors from AMD and Intel. (As someone who just paid a sizable chunk of change for a new processor for my gaming PC, I found this … disappointing.)

To give you a better understanding of what this means, some sites have conducted benchmark tests comparing the performance of the iPhone 11 to other phones. AppleInsider launched Speedometer, which tests the performance of web browsing hardware, and found that the iPhone 11 Pro handled 150 starts per minute, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 + only handled 60.39. David Heinemeier Hanson, creator of Ruby on Rails, tweeted the results of a Javascript speed test that showed the iPhone 11 outperforms a range of phones and desktops.

However, for all the hype, some tests have shown that the A13 can be beaten. Several sites, including 9to5Mac and BGR , have released speed tests comparing the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Note 10+, and all have found that the Note 10 performs better than the iPhone when asked many tasks at once. As 9to5Mac points out, this could be because the Note 10+ has a lot more RAM than the iPhone, but speed is speed.

In addition to discussing speed, the review also reveals some drawbacks that may not be obvious only in day-to-day use. As 9to5Mac notes, Anandtech found the A13 to be slightly less power efficient than the A12. As noted in the review, this does not lead to a deterioration in battery life. (In fact, the review confirms that both the 11 and 11 Pro last longer than their predecessors.) However, this means the iPhone 11 is more likely to choke or even shut off when exposed to high temperatures.

This is all a long way of saying no, you can’t imagine it when you pick up a new iPhone, and it feels a lot faster – it really is.


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