iPhone 14 Pro Max lost to Galaxy S23 Ultra by 1 second in a new speed test

To compete with Apple’s popular iPhone 14 Pro Max, Samsung launched its latest flagship model Galaxy S23 Ultra in February this year. The new Galaxy S23 Ultra is powered by a Snap 8Gen 2 processor and features 12GB RAM, UFS 4.0 storage, and 1440×3088 resolution. Running on Android 13, the Galaxy S23 Ultra price starts from $1199. 

YouTuber @PhoneBuff put both rival flagship smartphones to the test to see which phone is faster and after 1244 days of undefeated performance in the first lap, iPhone 14 Pro Max lost to Galaxy S23 Ultra by 1 second.

iPhone 14 Pro Max

Galaxy S23 Ultra becomes the first Android phone to match iPhone 14 Pro Max speed

A speed test measures the time a smartphone takes to load various apps like camera, news, video and audio streaming, games, and others.

For the test @PhoneBuff calculated the load time of 16 apps on both phones simultaneously. And for the first time, an Android smartphone matched iPhone 14 Pro Max speed, if not outshined it. 

In the first lap, Galaxy S23 Ultra loaded its camera, Subway Surfer game, Starbucks, Forward Assault, and Disney+ which gave it a lead by one second. 

First lap

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra: 1 minute 54 seconds
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: 1 minute 55 seconds

However, iOS handled existing apps with a single swipe in the second lap, thus, it regained its lead in speed.

Second lap

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: 45 seconds
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra: 47 seconds

iPhone 14 Pro Max

For the YouTuber, the winner was Galaxy S23 Ultra because it was slightly faster in the first lap. Previously, Geekbench scores of both smartphones revealed that Galaxy S23 Ultra is no match for iPhone 14 Pro Max CPU speeds which were 21% faster in single-core and 14.8% faster in multi-core performance.

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