Face ID Speed Test: iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XS vs. iPhone X [Video]

Face ID Speed Test: iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XS vs. iPhone X [Video]

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Check out this video comparing the Face ID speed of the iPhone XS to the iPhone XS Max and iPhone X.

On its iPhone XS page, Apple says "the advanced Secure Enclave and new algorithms make Face ID even faster." To test this, we woke up each device while looking at it, and measured how long it took to recognize a face and unlock. All three devices were cleanly restored to iOS 12.0.

Surprisingly, all three smartphones were extremely close in speed. The iPhone XS Max finished first with an average time of 0.639s, followed by the iPhone XS at 0.650s, and the iPhone X at 0.661s. We did not measure the time it took to load the homescreen following a swipe up which could affect the perception of how fast Face ID is.

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RMT707CA - September 25, 2018 at 4:56pm
This test falls into the category of “so what?”
Neolm09 - September 25, 2018 at 3:32pm
This is an inaccurate test, in fact it's stupid, we're talking milliseconds her, you can't just start and stop a stopwatch judging by the eye, this alone would take a few milliseconds for your eye to receive an image and your brain to process it and give the order to your hand to start a stopwatch and your hand to execute, too many variables were left uncontrolled, for example the position of the phone and the angle, the power button when it's pressed, and whether the phone starts the identification before or after illuminating the screen and so on
Jobijoba - September 24, 2018 at 9:43pm
I noticed a difference in speed not just in unlocking the phone but in using Face ID for passwords in safari or apps that use Face ID.
gyamkwasi - September 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
There is much difference between these three phones
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