Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 models are some of the fastest Android smartphones ever, but Apple still has the world’s fastest mobile processor by a considerable margin.

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In a Geekbench 5 comparison test conducted by PCMag, the Galaxy S22 Ultra with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor achieved a multi-core score of 3,433, compared to 4,647 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max with Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. Based on these results, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is about 35% faster than the Galaxy S22 Ultra in terms of CPU performance.

In the US, all Galaxy S22 models are equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but models sold in Europe use Samsung’s Exynos 2200 chip. However, Geekbench 5 results for the Exynos 2200 models still have multi-core scores in the mid-3000s, so the iPhone 13 models maintain a sizeable performance advantage.

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PCMag also ran Geekbench ML for machine learning performance and the iPhone 13 Pro Max achieved a score of 948, more than double the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which came in at 448. Apple’s A15 chip features a new 16-core Neural Engine capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second for machine learning tasks, such as on-device Siri processing.

Apple will look to extend its performance lead later this year with an even faster A16 chip for the iPhone 14 series.

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