Android 12 vs Android 13: their performance does not make their differences, supporting figures
SmartViser has published the results of a comparative test of the telecommunications performance of Android 12 and Android 13. The two operating systems were tested with a Google Pixel 5 on two different networks: Orange Telecom and SFR.
The list of new features offered by Android 13 is long. While its predecessor, Android 12 Snow Cone ushered in the era of Material You, Tiramisu, the working name of Google’s new mobile OS, enjoys less visible but nonetheless practical features such as Media Tap To Transfer or the ability to utilize multiple user accounts on the same device.
We don’t talk about it very often anymore, but Android smartphones are first and foremost phones. How are they doing on call? Is the connection done quickly? Are there any cuts? Do the texts go fast? So many questions to which the company answers with figures. On the 50 calls made with each OS, no cuts or instability were to be deplored. On average, contact is made in 2.3 seconds, on both Snow Cone and Tiramisu. The average time taken to send an SMS on Android 12 is 2.6 s against 2.9 s on Android 13. The average time for sending an MMS varies between 671 ms on Android 12 against 712 ms on Android 13.
Android 12 and Android 13 performance is very close, that’s a good sign
On a 4G network, for a 30 minute sailing session, the test website loaded in 2010 ms on Android 12 compared to 1996 ms. Suffice to say that the difference is imperceptible for ordinary users. Smartviser also measured the battery life of both systems. Both started with 90% battery. On Android 12, the Pixel 5 lasted 13h 33min 12s, while the Android 13 version lasted 13h 16min 21s. In terms of file downloads, Android 12 enjoyed a throughput of 7.1 MB/s in DL for 0.55 MB/s in UL. The performance of Android 13 is a little lower with 6.71 MB/s in DL and 0.38 MB/s in UL.
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In conclusion, according to Smartviser, although the performance of Android 12 may seem better than its successor on certain points (transfer speeds in particular), the difference is not marked enough to draw a definitive conclusion. On the contrary, the company considers that the passage from one OS to another did not lead to a notable regression. In other words: if your device is compatible, do not hesitate to update.