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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 what wow @ 2012-09-17 12:07 from 3RM{ - click to readOnly weak point of Android is, it is no Grandpa OS, like iOS

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  • 2012-09-17 17:28
  • Jx2G

Anything can come out of a proper test. I do not believe 4 cores can be compared to 2 in anything. Unless you use old apps or if you r in the US.

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  • 2012-09-17 17:24
  • I47a

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-09-17 12:34 from Am9Y - click to readYou know, we compare performance as of today, so we need to compare prices as of today. If you bought SGS3 for 595, then it had to be the price, when it was released and it was still cheaper, with no competition around, other than other droids.

You see, iPhone 4S costs more than SGS3.
If you bought SGS3 for 595 and say cheapest price, than you do not know, where to look^^

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  • 2012-09-17 17:23
  • Jx2G

> In reply to gagan @ 2012-09-17 13:50 from U@4C - click to readthere not there saying a overclocked version of this apple processor could beat a krait cpu ( that isn't overclocked)

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  • 2012-09-17 17:15
  • vuSe

It's interesting to see, how it perform against dual core Krait with Adreno 320

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  • 2012-09-17 17:07
  • tA$}

> In reply to madman @ 2012-09-17 16:03 from 3sEw - click to readProblems with Nokia Lumia 920:
-practically no content;
-risk of OS version incompatibility(see WM6.5 vs WP 7 vs WP 8), so risk of losing all apps upon upgrating to a later phone;
-heavy/bulky(for a smartphone);
-stupid color scheme.

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  • 2012-09-17 17:05
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Chaostheory @ 2012-09-17 16:48 from kJrp - click to readIt's about brand value and status, why don't you get it? :) A BMW, say X5, might be a better car than a Porche Cayenne for example, but imagine you had the choice. What would you choose?

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  • 2012-09-17 17:01
  • Am9Y

maybe is RISC, like the old MACs

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  • 2012-09-17 16:58
  • MCry

> In reply to iCedie @ 2012-09-17 14:28 from v0qJ - click to readLol?

Did you read the article? A6 did not beat the Exynos Quad. And just that people understand, more cores do not mean more speed, just more multitasking capabilities.

Take Computer CPUs: A Intel i5-3550k is actually faster than a AMD FX-8150.

The AMD has 8 cores and the Intel only 4.

What counts are the Cores itself. A lot of cores are good for a good power consumption, a thing Apple has to do a lot of work now.

A quadcore with slower and more energysaving performance, can be good in a quadcore, because if you need 4, you get super performance, but if you need only one, for stand by for example, then it is better to have one slow and energy saving core, then a A15 beast like the Kraits.

Nobody says more cores are better, but seen from a energy consumption standpoint, better to have 20 cores with A9, then 10 cores with A15, even if the performance matches.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:53
  • Jx2G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-17 15:44 from 9F4j - click to readBecause they don't admit iphone still remain the best.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:50
  • pRGI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-17 15:44 from 9F4j - click to readI just met someone this weekend that said they were going to buy the new iphone, so as usual I asked why. Same answer as always, no research just if everyone else is buying it, it must be the best. But when I show people what my phone can do and they say "that's cool, how can I do that?" I'm like sorry you can't with an iphone. This gets frustrating. Some people have valid reasons for choosing iphone (ecosystem resale etc.) and I value that choice but it's the mindless masses that choose a subpar phone and then complain about it, that I object to.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:48
  • kJrp

Wow you people know nothing at all. Benchmarks mean zip. I can take most any phone and have it pull over 9k in quadrant, now the phone would be useless but it will put up the as far as apple goes, once again there late to the game, they are just now releasing things that us droid user's have enjoyed for a year on some things and since day one of the OS. Don't hate cuz once again you missed the bus.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:46
  • FFh@

I wonder why people keep on talking about cpu speed?
4/5 of people who buy phones or computer dont really know what is it exactly and how it affect the products.

Atm, it feels like kids battling about cars:

-You know, my dad new Jaguar at 100 mph is faster than your dad Porsche at 150 mph on straight line!
-No way, lol you moron get back to school. Our Porsche is faster in straight line and on circuit!
-You two are totally wrong my dad would beat your old dads with his Fiat doing 50 mph. He's a pro driver, it's Schumacher.


About Apple using old hardware gear its really nothing new.
We see it aswell with their pc or laptop. They take time before using the latest cpu or gpu. Using old stuff is just cheaper.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:42
  • mw9Y

Using GHz to say "beats" has long been dead. With AMD and Intel, it's not how they label their chipset but which one gives you the best performance per dollar paid, same here. I want the most phone for the money and if the iphone is more expensive and slower, it's definitely out of the running.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:36
  • kJrp

they just playing a second ahead in terms of actual usage.. you still in a cage with limited phone functionality.. big screen seems to be good but i bet nothing changes except the screen if you have no knowledge in specs after using it.

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  • 2012-09-17 16:14
  • t7XH

Why all the Android hate? If this benchmark is anything to go by, then anyone looking for performance will obviously choose the SGSIII... Or at least till the Lumia 920 drops. Nokia is the undisputed master at squeezing all the power out of a CPU with the minimum of resources. So it'll be quite interesting to have this benchmark run with the 920 sporting WP8 (which is also said to be quite resource light)...

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  • 2012-09-17 16:03
  • 3sEw

the phone is not even out yet and there are no detailed specs on the cpu yet, so how can anyone come to such a conclusion as if benchmark tests have been performed already.
that being the case, the source of this article can only be another marketing gimmick to drive up the sales to the gullible and naive audience. we see something like this all the time every time a new iphone comes out...

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  • 2012-09-17 16:00
  • FEBq

> In reply to [deleted post]On What bases?

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  • 2012-09-17 15:45
  • 9F4j

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  • 2012-09-17 15:45
  • puxj

I recenlty upgraded my S2 to S3 and I am quite happy about it. I just wanted to know why Android users hate Apple so much?

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  • 2012-09-17 15:44
  • 9F4j

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