The Apple iPhone 13 Pro heads straight to the top of the AnTuTu benchmark leaderboard
AnTuTu has shared the results of its first iPhone 13 Pro benchmark on Weibo. The benchmarking website tested a 1 TB model, although all configurations ship with 6 GB of RAM. According to AnTuTu, the iPhone 13 Pro scored 839,675 points overall, 133,950 points more than the iPhone 12 Pro and the A14 Bionic. In other words, the iPhone 13 Pro outscored its predecessor by 18.9%, an impressive leap on what was already a powerful chipset.
In part, the iPhone 13 Pro achieved this performance uplift because of faster memory. As the screenshot below shows, the iPhone 13 Pro outscored its predecessor 167,472 to 115,985 in AnTuTu's memory benchmark, a difference of 44%. AnTuTu speculates that the 1 TB memory will be faster than smaller capacity iPhone 13 Pro models, which is generally true of otherwise identical SSDs.
By contrast, the iPhone 13 Pro only scored 1% more than the iPhone 12 Pro in the UX benchmark, a negligible improvement in our opinion. The iPhone 13 Pro has a 16.9% faster CPU and an 18.8% faster GPU than its predecessor, though. These results fall short of the performance gap shown in Geekbench, for reference.
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 13 Pro and A15 Bionic sit third in AnTuTu's iOS leaderboard behind the M1-powered iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9. It is worth noting that AnTuTu's iOS and Android benchmarks are not directly comparable. Hence, you cannot judge the iPhone 13 Pro and its A15 Bionic against the most powerful Android smartphones, however tempting it is to say that the iPhone 13 Pro is now the fastest smartphone in the world.