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iPhone 5 catches up to flagship droids in first Geekbench scores

17 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
iPhone 5 catches up to flagship droids in first Geekbench scores - read the full textThere was plenty of speculation what kind of CPU powered the new iPhone 5 and in the end it turned out to be a custom Apple design. So, how well did the Cupertino-based company did? According to an unverified Geekbench results, A6more than meets the 2x performance increase Apple promised. The...


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> In reply to c1c2c3c4c @ 2012-09-28 23:48 from jQj{ - click to readWell obviously just another troll that thinks they know something when they have zero knowledge on how everything works and should go back to the kids section

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  • 2012-09-29 10:00
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> In reply to Gottfreid @ 2012-09-22 02:50 from NXj3 - click to readyea lol its because crap droids use a terrible OS that processor sucks, period. if you put the snapdragon in a windows phone that score would be so far above the A6 its just stupid.

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  • 2012-09-28 23:48
  • jQj{

> In reply to 313 photography @ 2012-09-21 18:35 from TiNi - click to readWhere does it say beat huh? I saw that it did better on something and they say it held it's own....But where did it win?

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  • 2012-09-22 05:26
  • q8Q8

> In reply to 313 photography @ 2012-09-21 18:35 from TiNi - click to readThe thing is that it depends on which android version you're using, the probably tested with ICS which is much slower and laggier then JB so SG3 still wins in speed, thought apple really did some magic 1.0ghz standing up to 1.5ghz that's quite some sh*t

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  • 2012-09-22 02:50
  • NXj3

Hmmmm how come iPhone 5 benchmark is better than gs3 I did a test with my sgs3 us version and I got a benchmark of 1664 so how come the iPhone beat the sgs3 this is weird

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  • 2012-09-21 18:35
  • TiNi

> In reply to kelace @ 2012-09-19 14:47 from 98si - click to readOh yeah. The best...Took two years from release to integrate MMS. Restricted bluetooth. Lack of multi tasking. Lack of true file system. Stuck with certain formats and has to use itunes. Limited actions on what you can do with audio files, email attachments, and such things. Releases age old things as updates. Has even gone as far as changing no more than a few lines of coding to disable a hack and call it an entire OS update.....All this and it still lags, freezes, crashes, and reboots at times.....Let me tell you just how much more advanced IOS is

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  • 2012-09-21 07:49
  • q8MB

just to keep in mind ... apple has the world's best OS which is so neatly built and so even if its a dual core processor .. just wait and see the real benchmark results .. it is going to beat all the quad cores which are out in market ...

gsmarena .. waiting for the official review ...

btw ... i am a s3 user though :)

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  • 2012-09-19 14:47
  • 98si

> In reply to Yani @ 2012-09-19 11:26 from 3pwj - click to readSo... in order to use the phone like a computer, you need to plug it into a special dock and attach a USB keyboard and mouse... why would anyone do this when they can just use a laptop which would have a vastly bigger screen and better all-round performance, or a proper computer? I highly doubt this will be the future of mobile phones, to be honest!

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  • 2012-09-19 11:36
  • iIR0

yupp..right.iphone still too far to catch up with s3.Apple not enough experience to build processor, especially quad cores.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:32
  • PS6Y

> In reply to iv @ 2012-09-19 06:34 from sF$k - click to readI totally undersand what you mean!
But you forgot to mention games.
There are some good games on every mobile OS out there and some of those games need CPU/GPU/RAM power (you know, let's think about the children thing :P).

But I'm only staying in this generation, let's move forward and think different.
Have you heard of Motorola's Webtop app?
It can transform your phone into a real working desktop (only in Linux flavour, because Linux rox).
All you have to do is put your phone into a special cradle with HDMI and USB ports, connect your keyboard, mouse and monitor or TV and the fun starts.
I think these smartphones go in this direction and that's why they stuff in more and more cores, else I don't see the point of this except generic benchmarks.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:26
  • 3pwj

Why did they downclock a laptop to compare it to the iPhone? If you de-tune a Lamborghini I'm sure you can make a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 outrun it. More kissing of Apple's bloated backside I think.

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  • 2012-09-19 11:03
  • iIR0

so really tell me whats so special about the iphone5 its just a tall version of the 4

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  • 2012-09-19 07:14
  • Fqfe

they are two kind of people,
always telling people how fast their machine is,
comfort is everything

anyone driving a car keep their average speed above 100mph then we can continue talking, else, speed just rubbish for average user

guys, everything back to the point, a phone
what is the meaning of phone ?
communication device,
3.checking email on the go
4.check some info on the go

when u on the phone talking for hour, how comfort that phone on your hand is most important
faster CPU dont made you finish the conversation 10 times faster

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  • 2012-09-19 06:34
  • sF$k

I fail to understand the preoccupation with the benchmark junkies. So what. How about the experience and functionality. What are we comparing next - a benchmark for farts. Where is the real software kick. It is not Android, or from Apple just yet, but maybe from WP8 will be the game changer.

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  • 2012-09-19 00:25
  • y$gQ

> In reply to NezA @ 2012-09-18 17:28 from mqDC - click to readSorry but I fail to understand why you say such thing ? Apple was NEVER known about its processors lol, maybe in the 80-86 era. Amd or nvidia or intel are pissing on apple processors from 10 miles. You are grossly bad informed.

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  • 2012-09-18 21:01
  • nDQw

> In reply to rcl4444 @ 2012-09-17 20:58 from P%ns - click to readYou go ahead and make that Astra. I dare you.

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  • 2012-09-18 19:16
  • gKAs

Take a BRICK and name it iBrick. People will start buying it and wait in queue for 5 to 6 days to get a pre order and when they get it will make iHome.

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  • 2012-09-18 18:25
  • t}BQ

respect to apple for getting the most optimized chip but it doesn't mean a thing if you cant put a big enough chip in the phone to beat the competition. seeing as it loses to the quads and is only on par with the one s all running ICS.

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  • 2012-09-18 18:02
  • fsV{

> In reply to Android Man @ 2012-09-17 18:45 from Lh{x - click to readyou do realize that in 2014 formula one cars will only have a 1.6 litre engine, and no doubt they will be amongst some of the fastest perfoming cars ever made.

the point is everything on an F1 car is sooo finely tuned that every scrap of performance is squeezed out.

im no apple fanboy by the way. i have a htc one x and i think its the best phone ive ever owned after 6 years of iphone apple fail.

but if anyone could squeeze this kind of performance out of this kind of processor you can bet your bottom dollar it would be apple and kudos to them if they did.

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  • 2012-09-18 17:28
  • mqDC

Amazing when a story isnt copied from a Mac forum!
The GS3 slaughtered the iphone5 in gsmarena version of the test :-)

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  • 2012-09-18 17:04
  • ijxv

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