The iPhone XS launched last month to much fanfare – as is always the case with a new iPhone – and with Apple being boastful of everything about the new phone from its display, its cameras, to its battery, and speakers. Although most of this can be dismissed and dismissed as hype building and marketing, the iPhone XS has the same screen as the iPhone X and its cameras may not be as sharp as those in the Pixel 2, one thing is certain: The new A12 Bionic chipet packs serious power underneath the hood.

The iPhone XS _ (starts at Rs. 99,900)_ for our full review, and in my usage of the phone, I've come across a bunch of things that go to show just how great this phone is, as far as performance is considered.


To test the iPhone XS's performance, I used a variety of benchmarks, including the iPhone X last year, the Galaxy Note 9 and the OnePlus 6. These are the best Android phones of all time. These are the final results.

Geekbench 4

Geekbench 4 showed that the iPhone XS beat the older iPhone X and the OnePlus 6 as well as the Galaxy Note 9 in terms of performance.


The A11 Bionic still leads Android phones (and this might change with Snapdragon 855). However, the A12 Bionic has amazing scores in both the single core and multi-core tests in Geekbench 4.


The iPhone XS's AnTuTu score is incredible. These scores are far higher than any smartphone, even the iPhone XS (which is surprising considering it's well below the OnePlus 6).


Take a look at the AnTuTu score. Although I am not sure how much the iPhone XS did on AnTuTu I can say that it is better than its predecessor, I don't complain.

Day-to-day Performance and Gaming Performance

The benchmarks are promising. It looks great and puts all other smartphones to shame. But benchmarks are rarely indicative of real-world performance. No app that you use often will stress your smartphone as much as a benchmark. That's why the actual performance of the phone is more reliable (though subjective).

The **iPhone XS performs well in normal day-to-day usage. To date, the iPhone X has been a fast phone. iOS 12 made it even more responsive. The iPhone XS, however, is still a great smartphone, but it is by a small margin. It is crucial to note that the iPhone XS has a new A12 Bionic SoC. However, it won't make a huge difference in daily usage. This is because most apps and games aren't as intensive as the A11 Bionic.


Apps open faster on iPhone XS and switching between them is a seamless experience that I absolutely love. iOS 12's gestures and animations are superior to any similar implementation that I have seen on any mobile device. This is a great feature, especially for $1000.

The iPhone XS is a great gaming device. It performs as you would expect a flagship phone to. The iPhone XS was capable of playing a variety of games, including Fortnite, Fortnite and Asphalt 9. Mortal Kombat X is also supported.

The HUD is hidden in PUBG Mobile, which looks like it's not optimized for iPhone XS' notch. If you are like me, and use the left-hand button to fire more than the right, then I guarantee that you will die in War mode more than once you start it. This is not to suggest that it's bad performance. It's actually pretty good. It runs at Ultra framerate, with HDR enabled** on the iPhone XS. The game runs smoothly without a hitch.


Mortal Kombat X has the most problems with its bezel-less display. It doesn't conceal any UI elements underneath the notch. However, the game runs the game with huge bezels both sides which are, if not worse, annoying. The game runs great on an iPhone XS** if you are able to live with it. I had no problems clearing the towers of the single-player campaign.


Many people blame the iPhone for not running games correctly on the bezelless display. But it is up to developers to support bezelless displays in their apps and games. Fortnite, for instance, runs flawlessly on the iPhone XS. The notch doesn't hide any elements. ** Graphics on the iPhone XS look better than other Android phones**. (Including the Note 9 which was funny, but it is still amazing). The iPhone XS handled Fortnite perfectly, no matter how much I was exploring or engaging in intense gunfights.


Asphalt 9 also runs flawlessly on the iPhone XS. It has been optimized for the iPhone XS's bezel-less display and ensures no UI elements have been hidden. It runs flawlessly, animations are beautiful and the special effects for Asphalt look amazing**. No matter how much you do, there's never any lag. It's great.


iPhone XS Performance Test - An Impressive Performer

iPhone XS is a powerful smartphone in terms of performance. The new A12 Bionic chip makes the iPhone XS a beast. With 4GB RAM, iOS optimisations will ensure that you never feel deprived. The iPhone XS is able to handle heavy games such as PUBG Mobile or complete Fortnite weekly challenges like a pro and has no complaints.

You would expect a phone with this level of performance at $1000, so the iPhone XS delivers.

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