iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 SPEED TEST!
– We all know that the iPhone 12 is fast. However, how fast is it really? To find out, we have aseries of tests to run against the iPhone 11 Pro, theSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, as well as the little Google Pixel 5. To start out with, we’regonna start out with the good old classic of Geekbench 5, one of my favoritetests to really give you a good sense of theoverall system performance of each of these devices. So we’ll start out on the iPhone 12 Pro, and we’ll get started on the 11 Pro, on the Note 20, as well as on the Pixel 5. Now, going into this,I absolutely expected the iPhones to do very well here. Traditionally the iPhone 11 Pro has been the most powerful smartphonethat you can buy right now. And the 12 Pro promisesto be somewhere in the 15 to 20% better range. Now, that doesn’tnecessarily mean that it’s going to be a massive step forward. It’s one thing to have ahigher geek bench score, and it’s a very differentthing to actually see that performance in real world use. For example, the GooglePixel 5, by far the least powerful phone here, does have something that the iPhones lack, whichis a high refresh rate display. I’ll just say, assomeone who’s been daling that Pixel 5 for a little while, the smoothness that youget from the display can oftentimes make itfeel more responsive than a phone that, while it,yes, has a lot more power on the inside, doesn’t havethat fluidity on the screen. But of course when itcomes to benchmarking and using a phone,there’s a lot more to it than just the smoothness of the scroll. For example, if you are rendering video or playing a game or something, that is where these benchmarks can make a much bigger differencecompared to the just, ah, this feels fast. All right, 1605 singlecore, 4033 multicore. That is, well, betterthan the iPhone 11 Pro. So it’s not a huge marginso we have a couple hundred more, just alittle bit less than 300 on single core, about500 less on multi core. But that is still areasonable improvement. And you also have to keepin mind that specifically with that iPhone 12Pro, the A14 chip inside is the basis for all of the new Mac chips. So what you see with theperformance on this iPhone is probably not goingto be wildly different than the kind of performance that you see in a full fledge Mac that wewill be getting fairly shortly, which is impressive in some ways. Although that’s fast. Let’s see how the Note comes in. And we get 980 singlecore, 3246 multi core. So it does get closer on the multi core and that is because bothof these Android phones actually have eight core processors, whereas the iPhones have six cores. The Pixel 5, look, it’sthe little guy, right? So it is powered by aSnapdragon 765G processor, a mid range, but a very confident chip. It can’t quite compete. But that’s fine becausethere’s a whole lot more to it than just pure benchmarks and pure CPU. I’m not saying that becauseI feel bad for the Pixel right now. He’s like less than halfof any of the others. Next up we have a benchmarkwhich is a little bit more tailored toward the actual web performance of these devices, which is JetStream two. So the way this worksis not wildly different than Geekbench so it runsa series of different tests and then gives you a final score. But this will give youa much better sense for how performant these devices are when it comes to things like webpages, which when you look at apps, are pretty much everywhere these days. This internet thing, it’s got a future. It’s funny looking at these phones and just how massivethe Note 20 really is. I feel like I’m over big phones in 2020. I want the small boys, Iwant the little chunkesis, I want the medium chunkis. Okay, we have a score:182.6 on the 12 Pro. And we have 156.7 on the iPhone. All right, I mean, thatis roughly consistent with the difference we saw in Geekbench. And our score is 73. Wow, so the Note 20 isless than half the score of the 11 Pro, much less the 12 Pro. I mean, there’s clearlya lot more than just the pure hardware going on here. I do think the differencebetween Safari and Chrome is one of the big differencesthat we’re seeing. So these two are certainly much closer, then there’s the gap betweenthe Android and the iPhones. So this isn’t particularly close. But you know what is close? The segue to our sponsor today, Audible. I was much more proudof that one in my head than I actually am in person. Audible of course are the leading provider of spoken word entertainmentand audio books. And recently they’ve rolled out their new Audible Plus program, which as a member, gives you access tonot only a wide variety of Audible originals, butalso access to a ton of other content includingaudiobooks, podcasts, fitness programs, and so much more. It literally is a bigstep up from just the old, oh, I listen to a book onAudible every once in a while. They have you covered across the board. 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Now, this is a short demo,it’s only one minute long, and it is meant to emulate what it is like to play a very very intensive game but short bursty segments. So you’re not gonna seethat sort of 20 minute stress test which we’re about to do. This is more so the best casescenario for these phones, almost kind of taking thecooling out of the equation. ‘Cause pretty much any phone can run warm for at least a minute. And we have some scores. We have 39 FPS on the iPhone and wow, we burned three percentof battery in one minute. Wait a minute, hold on, hold on, hold on. The 11 Pro beat the 12 Pro? I don’t know if I believe that. So we burned three percentof battery on both of these, and the frame rate was waymore inconsistent on the 11 Pro so it was 21 to 60 versus 31 to 47. Interesting. So we definitely need to run this again. I don’t know if I necessarilytrust that the 11 Pro is faster, but it’s veryclear that the pixel graphics are way way behind. Six FPS compared to 25compared to 39 and 42. Let’s run this one more time and see. That’s very interesting. The 11 Pro is still consistently staying a little bit above it. God, the pixel’s so slagged. Wow, the 11 Pro beat out the 12 again. Are you trying to tell me right now that the 12 Pro does notperform as well in graphic tasks compared to the 11? That’s really surprising. So generally speaking,when it comes to graphics, there are a couple things to watch. First of all, it was theoverall frames per second, so higher is better, smoother. But the downside to that isthat that’s just an average. So what you can see hereis that while the average on the 12 Pro is lower,it stays very consistent. It went from 32 to 42 butit stays very close to 40 the entire time. The 11 Pro is way more sort of peaky. So yes, it does go up higher. Also there are a lot ofpoints where it can go lower than that 40 FPS line. Okay, you know what we need to do. We need to do the stress test. So there’s another portion of this test which will allow us totake a closer look at what these phones willdo under sustained loads. So this is just a one minute benchmark, but the full stress test is 20 minutes. That I think will help us determine whether or not the 11 Prois just sort of peaking and it’s going to hit somekind of thermal barrier, or if the 12 Pro islegitimately slower in games than the 11 Pro. Oh, this just got spicy, my friends! So while these benchmarks are running, I have a Seek Thermalcamera which will give us a little bit of a better ideaof how warm they’re getting and specifically where the warm spots are. So first of all, wow,there’s a major difference. The 11 Pro is very warm,that’s looking at, what, 43 degrees, but it’s spread out across a huge part of the phone. Whereas with the 12,what you can actually see is where the MagSafe, the coil is, is slightly cooler. Interesting. Now we look at the Samsung,I mean, it’s not even close, it’s nowhere near as warm. We’re looking at 35 degrees or so. And the Pixel is like ice cold. That’s very interestingbecause actually in sort of real world use, I’ve noticedthat out of all these phones, the Pixel seems to be a little bit warmer when you’re doing thingslike running the camera, or doing anything that’s mildly intensive. I always find that thePixel is a little bit more warm to the touch, but partof that could be because this is an aluminum phone, whereas the other threeall have glass backs. Now, all of these phoneshave thrawling mechanisms. So essentially as the temperature, either of the processoror of the actual exterior of the phone gets too hot,it will pull the power down. First of all, to save your battery life, but also just to keep the phone from being physically too warm. I’m sure at this point, allof them with the potential exception of the Pixel, maybe the Note 20 are sort of lowering theirperformance as the test goes on. But that being said, I mean, that’s a pretty major difference. I have no idea what’sgonna happen when we flip these phones over when the test is done. I have no idea. This really puts it into perspective. The Pixel is ice cold by comparison. The Note is pretty warm. If I actually touch it,that’s pretty toasty, that’s a little bit warmerthan I’d like to actually use. But the 12 and the 11 bothare really really hot. I think there’s a clear difference though between totally fine,pretty warm, very warm, extremely warm. Now I guess all that’s leftto do is to see exactly what the scores are tosee if all that heat means that the 12 Pro canoutperform the 11 Pro, or whether the new phoneis just slightly cooler and less powerful? Let’s see what we’ve got. So they should be almost done. 12 Pro, 20ish FPS, so yeah,we’re definitely seeing that these phones have thermal throttled. Although you know what, look at that. The 11 Pro I can see justside by side looks to be the same, if not slightly faster. Oh, that’s really close. All right, so, oh yeah,you can see right there. Look, it definitely kindof lowered over time. So stability 71% on the 12 versus 64. But the scores were very similar, but I think the 12 Pro,that’s a tough one. That’s certainly not amajor improvement at all. At all. The first thing I wannatake a look at is the stability number. So that is the differencebetween the best and the worst case scenario. So you can see here that we basically have very consistent performanceon the Note up until about the 12 minute line andthen it started to come down. The Pixel, though, isalmost a dead even line. You can see that, it is a 94% stability versus 81 on the Note. On the iPhone, it is significantly worse. 71% and 64%. But that being said, the iPhones, even at their worst casewhere they’re losing a lot of performance,4600 is still much better than even the best casescore on the Note 20. So the best loop isdefinitely on the 11, right? If you’re looking at the raw performance, the 11 is best. However, if you look at theway that the performance kinda dropped and came back, short of a couple of low numberson the 12 for some reason, it seemed like it held alittle bit more consistent, whereas the 11 definitelydropped a touch more. So regardless, the iPhones,surprise, surprise, are more powerful than anyAndroid phone out right now. That is not a huge contest. I mean, the fact is theiPhone team has been absolutely killing it onthe spec side of things for many years. But it is not quite asclear cut going from the 11 to the 12 as you might expect. Yeah, on the CPU side, the12 is the undisputed king. When it comes to graphics,it’s a bit of a toss up. I still think I wouldprobably take a phone which is close to thatsame level of performance but runs a little bitcooler and doesn’t burn up quite so much battery, but that’s a littlebit of a toss up there. So curious, which phone doyou think won the speed test? Let me know in the comments below. Make sure to subscribe to the channel for lots more content like this. Until next time, I’m gonnago enjoy the cool Pixel and let the toasty boysdo their own thing.