iPhone 13: SoC A15 is 62% more powerful than competing chips
The iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic SoC is much more powerful than expected. While Apple advertised 50% better performance against the competition, it turns out that the chipset is 62% faster than the chips that power Android smartphones. Above all, this SoC engraved in 5nm + makes it possible to offer record autonomy on the new iPhones.
During the September keynote devoted to iPhone 13, Apple spoke at length the performance of the A15 Bionic SoC of his smartphones. Engraved in 5nm +, the chipset is 50% more efficient than those of the Android competition thanks to 15 billion transistors and a 6-core CPU. Apple does not hesitate to assure that “The A15 Bionic chip is the fastest in the world for smartphones”.
It turns out that the manufacturer underestimated the chip. According to the results obtained by Anandtech, a media renowned for its in-depth reviews, the A15 Bionic SoC is 62% faster than the chips used by the Android competition. The results obtained by the media corroborate the benchmarks of the iPhone 13 Pro. According to these benchmarks, the A15 Bionic SoC outperforms Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 and Samsung’s Exynos 2200.
The SoC A15 is the key to the autonomy of iPhone 13
According to Anandtech, Apple has however focused on energy efficiency rather than raw performance. With this in mind, the manufacturer has notably doubled the capacity of the memory cache compared to the A14 Bionic. In intense computing phases, the energy efficiency of the chipset was 17% more than its predecessor. “The new A15 processors are substantial improvements, although it is not immediately noticeable to some. Efficiency gains are probably the key to the increased battery life of the iPhone 13 ”, says Anandtech.
The new iPhones indeed offer a significant gain in autonomy compared to the iPhone 12. Apple announces 2.5 more hours of battery life on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max. During our tests, we were able to confirm the colossal increase in autonomy from year to year. With the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we easily last up to 2 days (or even two and a half days) with a single battery charge. For its part, the iPhone 13 mini will work for a full day without going through the recharge box. It’s vastly better than its predecessor, whose endurance was mediocre.