GameBench launches first touch latency benchmark for mobile gaming: iPhone XS Max vs. Galaxy Note 10 input lag

In any competitive multiplayer game, by definition, you're going to face enemies. These include rival players, pesky bots and often the toughest foe of all, the one that you can't kill: lag. Lag has multiple causes, including poor frame rates, which we've been benchmarking on mobile for many years. But today we're launching an entirely new benchmark for a different source of lag, called touch latency (aka input lag).

The longer the time gap between touching the screen and seeing the result, the harder it is to aim, shoot or do whatever else it takes to win -- so this is fundamental to mobile gaming as a whole. To our knowledge, GameBench is the first to produce a platform-agnostic benchmark for real-world gaming touch latency on mobile, so that gamers and developers can compare different devices and games on the basis of their responsiveness. Please read on to see our first batch of results and discover more about how we measured them.

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Measuring Power Usage on iOS Devices Using GameBench

 

Have you ever needed to test the power consumption of your game in iOS?

It's very important to measure your game’s power consumption because it can have a direct effect on a user’s experience playing your game. You would be really surprised how many developers still aren't doing this today.

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Huawei Mediapad M6s Performance Preview

The iPad has long been the obvious choice for tablet gamers, but today we have a new contender to test at GameBench Labs: the MediaPad M6s from Huawei. We've tested the real-world gaming performance of this Android tablet against the similarly-sized iPad mini (5th gen), across three top mobile games, and found some interesting results. Please read on for more... 

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Honor 9X Pro Performance Preview

GameBench Labs has just tested the brand new Honor 9X Pro, producing the first real-world gaming benchmarks for this device. If you'd like to see an early preview of how this mid-tier phone handles real games, and how it compares to similarly-priced rival handsets, please read on. 

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GameBench Performance Profile: Xiaomi Black Shark 2

It's a while since we got hold of the Black Shark 2 and we should have blogged about it sooner. We have been playing on it though, and all of this game time has produced plenty of real-world GameBench stats that allow us to finally compare the Black Shark 2 against a few other mobile giants with gaming-grade chipsets: the Huawei Mate 20 X (Kirin 980), Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos 9810) and the Apple iPhone XS Max (A12 Bionic). Please read on for more...

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