The Samsung Galaxy S22 is supposed to be Samsung’s latest and greatest Android smartphone, but as it turns out, even Samsung’s use of the latest hardware still results in it falling behind one of its chief rivals, Apple and the company’s iPhone 13 which was released back in 2021.
This is according to a bunch of benchmarks run by the folks over at PCMag where they found that for the most part, the iPhone 13 Pro Max eclipsed the Samsung Galaxy S22 variants by quite a considerable margin.
For example in the Geekbench 5 tests, the iPhone 13 Pro Max scored 1,735 and 4,647 in single and multi-core tests, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra scored 1,232 and 3,433 respectively. In Basemark Web, the iPhone 13 Pro Max was miles ahead at 1,139 while the Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22+ snagged 552 and 578 respectively.
In terms of graphics, the results are a bit mixed where the Galaxy S22 Ultra using an FHD resolution scored 60 fps in the Aztec Ruins onscreen score, versus the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s 54 fps, but bumping up the resolution to WQHD sees the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s scores drop to 28 fps.
That being said, this isn’t to say that the Galaxy S22 series are bad. It is still one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, but it is clear that based on these benchmarks that in terms of performance, Samsung still has some work to do to catch up to Apple.