Compared: Fortnite on the iPhone XR versus Note 9

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  • Reply 21 of 22
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,507member

    Marvin said:
    melgross said:
    Well, considering that the Note 9 has about three times the pixels to move about, render, etc, it’s not surprising that it lagged here. Trying a phone with a smaller screen with fewer pixels would have been a better match to the X-ray,  if it had the same SoC as the Note 9. The Xs Max is the only real proper match against the Note 9 here.
    It's the rendering resolution that affects game performance, the screen resolution has little effect much like playing a 720p video on a 1080p display or a 4K display. The rendering resolution isn't exactly the same on each platform but very close at roughly 720p:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/08/17/heres-how-fortnite-compares-on-android-ios-and-switch-mobile/

    There's a video here of someone enabling 60FPS on Android but clearly there's not much point as it can't render 30FPS smoothly:



    There are other tests that show the iPhone's GPU to be faster than Android devices:

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Smartphone-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.149363.0.html

    The Note 9 has the Adreno 630 or the Mali G72 depending on the model, the iPhone XR has the A12 chip. Tegra X1 is in the Switch. The chips from the A10x and up are much faster than the Android devices there. Here's another set of results that are a bit closer. The iPhones still come out ahead of the others. Samsung is all the way down at position 22:

    https://benchmarks.ul.com/compare/best-smartphones?amount=200&sortBy=PERFORMANCE&reverseOrder=true&osFilter=ANDROID,IOS&test=ICE_STORM_UNLIMITED&deviceFilter=PHONE&displaySize=3.0,15.0

    Here's a lower screen resolution Xiaomi with the same Adreno 630, same lagging and stuttering at 30FPS target:



    Apple's chips are 7nm, they are the best around just now and other manufacturers are going to have to catch up to this year's iPhones next year.
    That’s not true. We see the results in reviews all the time where offscreen rendering and onscreen rendering can be very different, where lower resolution devices have higher FPS than higher Rez systems.
  • Reply 22 of 22
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,507member

    Marvin said:
    melgross said:
    Well, considering that the Note 9 has about three times the pixels to move about, render, etc, it’s not surprising that it lagged here. Trying a phone with a smaller screen with fewer pixels would have been a better match to the X-ray,  if it had the same SoC as the Note 9. The Xs Max is the only real proper match against the Note 9 here.
    It's the rendering resolution that affects game performance, the screen resolution has little effect much like playing a 720p video on a 1080p display or a 4K display. The rendering resolution isn't exactly the same on each platform but very close at roughly 720p:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/08/17/heres-how-fortnite-compares-on-android-ios-and-switch-mobile/

    There's a video here of someone enabling 60FPS on Android but clearly there's not much point as it can't render 30FPS smoothly:



    There are other tests that show the iPhone's GPU to be faster than Android devices:

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Smartphone-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.149363.0.html

    The Note 9 has the Adreno 630 or the Mali G72 depending on the model, the iPhone XR has the A12 chip. Tegra X1 is in the Switch. The chips from the A10x and up are much faster than the Android devices there. Here's another set of results that are a bit closer. The iPhones still come out ahead of the others. Samsung is all the way down at position 22:

    https://benchmarks.ul.com/compare/best-smartphones?amount=200&sortBy=PERFORMANCE&reverseOrder=true&osFilter=ANDROID,IOS&test=ICE_STORM_UNLIMITED&deviceFilter=PHONE&displaySize=3.0,15.0

    Here's a lower screen resolution Xiaomi with the same Adreno 630, same lagging and stuttering at 30FPS target:



    Apple's chips are 7nm, they are the best around just now and other manufacturers are going to have to catch up to this year's iPhones next year.
    We all know Apple’s chips are better. It’s not needed to have that pointed out. Nevertheless, screen resolution always plays a major part. That whether it’s on a PC, a game machine, or a smartphone or tablet.
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