Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices, April 2020

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In mid-March, Apple launched its new generation of iPad Pro powered by the new A12Z chip, with the starting price of $6,229, which is bound to occupy the top position of the iOS performance list for a long time upon its release.

And rightfully so, the new iPad Pro remains at the top of the iOS performance list for April with a very strong performance.

The data are all calculated based on the iOS version of Antutu Benchmark V8. The data collection period is from April 1 to April 30. The scores shown here are all average scores, not the highest ones, which are more representative.

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In April, the iPad Pro 4 (12.9-inch) takes the first place again with an average score of 723,140. The old iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch) is still in the second place with an average score of 717,281. The third place goes to the iPad Pro 4 (11-inch) with an average score of 715,793.

The highest overall score of iOS devices has reached a horrible 700,000-point mark. The new iPhone SE2 released last month is also equipped with the A13 chip, but this time it only ranked ninth with an average score of 468,486, which although is a huge gap compared with the first place, but for iOS devices, it is not easy to have a new product to enter the list.

The top-ranked iPad Pro 4 (12.9-inch) is powered by the A12Z chip, which has added a GPU core on the basis of the A12X and therefore consists of an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU (the A12X is an 8-core CPU + 7-core GPU). The A12Z's performance is theoretically a small upgrade over the A12X, leaving aside unannounced factors such as frequency and processing techniques. In terms of sub-score, it's true that the iPad Pro 4 series all outperformed the older iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch) in 3D performance, with a score difference of around 20,000 points. If it were not for the advantages in storage, the iPad Pro 4 (11-inch) would certainly outperform the older iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch).

We can see from the benchmark scores that the performance difference between the A12Z and A12X is not that great, with A12Z only showing some progress in GPU performance compared to A12X, and tests by some global media indicate that A12Z just enabled a GPU core that was previously disbled on A12X. Unfortunately, the big players are now squeezing toothpaste.

The remaining seven iOS products on the list are still those familiar old faces except for the new iPhone SE2, which came in ninth. Ther are, in order, the 11-inch-iPad Pro 3 (avg. score: 680,982), iPhone 11 Pro Max (avg. score: 530,652), iPhone 11 Pro (avg. score: 527,990), iPhone 11 (avg. score: 508,378), iPad Air 3 (avg. score: 481,525), iPhone SE2 (avg. score: 468,486) and iPad mini 5 (avg. score: 462,133).

Although sharing the same A13 chip, the new iPhone SE failed to follow the iPhone 11 series, even behind the iPad Air 3 equipped with A12 chip. The main score difference between the new iPhone SE and the iPad Air 3 is in 3D and UX, with the CPU part of the score not far apart, and the new iPhone SE even surpassed the iPad Air 3 in terms of the MEM score.

The new Phone SE, which has been waiting for 4 years to finally be updated, has successfully entered the top 10 of the iOS performance list upon its release. As is customary for iOS devices, unless another new product is released, it too will find its place in this list and and hold it firmly.