You can see how big the performance gaps are in the diagram that takes into account two of the benchmarks tested.
1st place: Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Max)
The top in terms of performance: Apple's iPhones.
With each generation of its iPhones, Apple also installs a new, in-house developed chipset version. Currently this is the A13 Bionic that works in the iPhone 11 Pro, as well as in the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Apple iPhone 11. It combines all kinds of computing power thanks to a six-core processor (two of which are high-performance cores clocked at 2.66 gigahertz), a graphics processor and an additional neural processor unit (NPU) for calculations by artificial intelligence. Like its predecessor, the A12 Bionic system chip, the A13 is manufactured using the 7 nanometer process, which makes it particularly small and therefore energy-efficient. With this little technological marvel, the 2019 iPhones should be a full 20 percent faster than their predecessors, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. Lo and behold: the results of the test laboratory can confirm this. In almost all benchmarks, the iPhone 11 Pro (Max) achieved between 20 and 25 percent better results than its predecessor, the iPhone XS (Max). Good job! The iPhone 11 lags a bit behind its two more expensive brothers. Nevertheless, they are currently the fastest devices. So it's no wonder that Apple uses a modified version of this CPU in the iPad Pro. With it, it should even master demanding tasks such as video editing & Co., which otherwise only a laptop can handle.
2nd place: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a long name, but short loading times. The Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 are also fixed like nothing.
Samsung's latest high-end sovereignty, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, also has a lot of power. The specially developed Exynos 990 processor delivers an impressive working speed and is therefore the fastest Android smartphone in the current test field. In the Antutu benchmark, which also takes graphics performance into account, it was 21.5 percent faster than the previous generation of the S10. In the Geekbench 5.1 test, it was clearly (13.4 percent) ahead of the Galaxy S10 Plus with 2,181 points with a multi-core value of 2,473 points, especially in the test run of applications that use all CPU cores. In the single-core test, which is even more important for simple applications, the advantage of 863 versus 823 points was only 4.8 percent. The slightly cheaper Galaxy S20 Plus is just behind with its 8 gigabytes of RAM (instead of 12 as in the Ultra), as is the Galaxy S20. However, all three devices deliver a convincing performance that is only put into perspective by a look at other countries such as the USA, where the S20 series is delivered with the Snapdragon 865, which is said to run significantly faster - rumors call the Geekbench values 865 / 3,446 points. The Oppo Find X2 Pro currently surprised in an initial practical test: The new Snapdragon 865 is built into the device. A detailed laboratory test has to show whether it can push the S20 Ultra from the throne of the fastest android or even catch up with the iPhones.
3rd place: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Freaking out: The Z Flip from Samsung can be folded and still houses high-class hardware for rapid work speeds.
Samsung has discovered the new concept of foldable smartphones: While the Galaxy Fold can be transformed into a tablet, the Galaxy Z Flip and the Moto Razr can be folded up to make it easier to stow away. But unlike Motorola's folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip uses a real top processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, which was the fastest Android processor until the end of 2019 (is also found in the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro). The pace of work is brisk in the test, even if Qualcomm has meanwhile presented the successor Snapdragon 865. In addition, there is 8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM. That is enough for a proud third place in the list of the best.
4th place: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G
The mobile phone with the pen: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Introduced in August 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is on the one hand the oldest of the devices listed here, but on the other hand it is also the youngest of the Note series. A Snapdragon 855 from Qualcomm is used in the USA, Canada, China and Japan; in this country the note phone is equipped with an Exynos 9825 chipset and 12 gigabytes of RAM. This is Samsung's first processor in the 7 nanometer process, which improves energy efficiency thanks to shorter conductor paths. Samsung is also increasing the performance of the Note 10 Plus compared to the S10 series. It therefore secured fourth place in the tests.
5th place, first: Google Pixel 4 (XL)
Unbeatable in low light: Google Pixel 4 XL.
Equipped with a Snapdragon 855, Google's Pixel 4 XL lags a bit behind Samsung's S20 Ultra. Google's top device is a full 20 percent slower in the average comparison. It is true that 4K videos can still be played smoothly and smoothly. The 3D benchmark showed that the device is still suitable for games, but not with extremely challenging graphics settings. Here, for example, Google's photo specialist only achieved 4,850 points in the Sling Shot Extreme benchmark, while Samsung's S20 Ultra achieved 6,718 points. In addition to the slower processor, the somewhat meager 6 gigabytes of RAM are also responsible for this, which has an advantage over other hardware machines with 8 or 12 gigabytes. Nevertheless, the device offers a brisk working pace overall and thus deserves its place in one of the two fifth places.