iPhone SE’s A13 Bionic Chip may be Underclocked, According to Benchmark Test

A new benchmark test score regarding Apple’s new iPhone SE shows that the smartphone may possess an underclocked A13 Bionic chip.

In a report from GSMarena, although the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE both feature Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, the iPhone SE comes short in processing power. AnTuTu ran a benchmark test on the iPhone SE against the iPhone 11 and other iPhones and gave the new iPhone a score of under 500,000.

Source: AnTuTu

If comparing the CPU and GPU, the iPhone SE comes closer to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which both run off of the A12 Bionic chipset. From AnTuTu’s score, the memory speed of the iPhone SE is the only aspect putting the iPhone SE close to the iPhone 11 family of smartphones.

Source: AnTuTu

Naturally, these results may be worrisome for users expecting the same processing power from the iPhone SE as the iPhone 11. Positioned as a more affordable alternative to the iPhone 11 family of smartphones, the iPhone SE seems to come a bit short. The iPhone SE now falls as the lowest-scoring iPhone with the A13 Bionic chip. The iPhone 11 Pro Max, on the other hand, was given a very respectable score of 537,154.

It’s worth noting that when AnTuTu gave the iPhone 11 a score of 517,400, it took advantage of the device’s 4GB RAM. The iPhone SE, on the other hand, is believed to have only 3 GB RAM. AnTuTu also used the 256GB model for the benchmark test. The iPhone SE is also available in 64GB and 128GB.