Apple already came out with its latest iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max). Now, it is time for Samsung to reply to Apple with the next Galaxy S phone – the Galaxy S11. If the reports are to be believed, then at least in speed, Samsung’s upcoming flagship will be ahead of the iPhone Pro. This conclusion about the Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11 Pro speed comes from the benchmarks of the Snapdragon 865 chipset performed by Techradar.
About the test, reference handset and more
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 is expected to power the Galaxy S11. It has been the trend over the past few years that Qualcomm’s latest chipset powers Samsung’s latest handset. The Galaxy S10 series was powered by Snapdragon 855, while the Galaxy S9 series had the Snapdragon 845 and so on.
Apart from Galaxy S11, the Snapdragon 865 should power many other Android flagships as well next year. The iPhone 11 Pro (and other phones in the iPhone 11 series) are powered by Apple’s A13 Bonic chipset.
TechRadar ran the usual benchmarking applications, such as Geekbench, GFxBench and AnTutu, on a device featuring Snapdragon 865. Since the Galaxy S11 is expected to feature Snapdragon 865, the benchmark results give us an idea about Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11 Pro speed. And, as per the results, Snapdragon 865 was faster than Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset on several fronts.
Many could argue that the A13 being older, is bound to be slower than the yet-to-be-released Snapdragon 865. However, the Snapdragon 855, which powered the Galaxy S10, trailed the A12 Bionic chipset, which powered the 2018 iPhones.
Talking of the specs of the reference device that featured the Snapdragon 865, Techradar notes that it had a Quad HD+ 2880 x 1440 resolution, an octa-core CPU (4xA77 + 4xA55), 12GB of LP5 dual rank RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. After reading the specs, you might feel you want to buy it, but bad news, it is just a reference phone and won’t be available in the market.
Further, the report said that the Snapdragon 865 comes with a performance mode, which gives faster performance, but drains more battery as well.
Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11 Pro speed test results
Talking about the test, for testing Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11 Pro speed for apps, Techradar used Geekbench 5. Coming to the score, the report noted that the Snapdragon 865 phone bagged 3,450 points in the multi-core score. In the same test, iPhone 11 Pro Max got a score of 3,337. A higher multi-core score means better video rendering, 3D gaming and image processing.
In the single-core, the Snapdragon 865 phone got 931, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max was way ahead at 1331. A better single-core score is good for routine tasks, such as web browsing.
For GPU benchmarks, GFxBench and AnTuTU were used, while for AI tests, the publication used AITutu and Ludashi AI Mark. In all four tests, the Snapdragon 865 powered phone exceeded the expectations.
Overall, it could be said that the Galaxy S11 and other Android devices that would be powered by Snapdragon 865, would give powerful graphics and AI performance. The chip lagged in the single-core score, but it is becoming less important as developers spread load to more cores.
More battery life as well
Apart from the Galaxy S11 vs iPhone 11 Pro speed test, Samsung’s handset is expected to outdo Apple’s flagship in terms of battery capacity as well. As per a recent leak (via SamMobile), the battery capacity of the Galaxy S11 is listed at 4500 mAh.
Such battery capacity is much more than the rumored 3800 mAh battery in the budget Galaxy S11e. The higher-end version of the Galaxy S11 series, the Galaxy S11 Plus, is expected to get 5000 mAh battery capacity.
Talking of 2019 iPhones, a leaked document earlier this year from the Chinese regulatory authority TENAA suggested that the iPhone 11 has a 3110 mAh battery, the Pro version has 3046 mAh battery and the Pro Max has a 4000 mAh battery. Apple does not reveal battery specifications.
A point to note is that having a bigger battery does not guarantee that Galaxy S11 will have more battery life than the iPhone 11. Along with the battery capacity, the phone’s software, specifications and other technical things also matter for extended battery life.
Tom’s Guide, in its testing of the iPhone 11 battery life, found that the iPhone 11 can go for 11 hours and 16 minutes when surfing the web over LTE. The iPhone 11 Pro can deliver about 10 hours and 24 minutes, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max delivers 11 hours and 54 minutes on a single charge.
In a similar test, the Galaxy S10e with 3100 mAh battery ran for about 9 hours and 41 minutes, the Galaxy S10 with 3,400 mAh battery delivered 10 hours and 19 minutes, while the Galaxy S10 Plus with 4100 mAh battery ran out after 12 hours and 35 minutes.
Thus, it can be expected that the Galaxy S11 series phones with a bigger capacity than last year’s Galaxy S10 series, would give more battery life than the iPhone 11 phones.