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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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lol did you not just read the article??

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  • 2012-09-17 12:03
  • vMew

That should be expected especially since iphone 5 was late in the game. It isnt a flagship if it cant rank with the top dogs.

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  • 2012-09-17 12:03
  • v0qu

lol . . .just checked it
ip5 scored 1601 vs mighty sgs3 scored 1781 in geekbench score

epic ifail ...... hhhhhhhhhhhh.

lol now iphone managed to beat sgs2
great victory congs ip5 fans ..hhhhhhhhhhh

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  • 2012-09-17 12:00
  • N38x

> In reply to Jasveen @ 2012-09-17 11:56 from 7wCH - click to readIf only this has OTG support, if only.... sigh

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  • 2012-09-17 12:00
  • t7Um

There 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 results are nothing short of amazing - the Apple A6 chipset has two custom cores rated at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM and it easily stands up to quad-core Cortex-A9 and dual-core Krait designs running at 1.5GHz.

The iPhone 5 has more than double the CPU performance of the 4S, beating it in every category that Geekbench tests. The RAM has gotten faster too. Even the A5X in the new iPad can't compete (understandable as A5X only improves GPU performance over the A5).

As for high-end Androids, Tegra 3 based phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X manage to outperform the iPhone 5 if they are running Android Jelly Bean. Under Ice Cream Sandwich, the performance of the One X drops down to the levels of the iPhone.

The HTC One S and its two Krait cores manage to match the iPhone 5 under Ice Cream Sandwich, so it should come out slightly ahead.

Just for fun, here's a dual-core Pentium 4 541 (Prescott architecture) downclocked to 2.4GHz matching the performance of the iPhone 5. This CPU came out in Q3 of 2004.

If these benchmark results do turn out to be from the iPhone 5 (results can be faked, so take it with a grain of salt) then Apple must have worked some

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  • 2012-09-17 11:59
  • vwes

As for high-end Androids, Tegra 3 based phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X manage to outperform the iPhone 5.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:59
  • myVM

> In reply to kimmy @ 2012-09-17 11:45 from IwnH - click to readYou obviously work in an apple store dont you

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  • 2012-09-17 11:59
  • TkYC

> In reply to Pritam Das @ 2012-09-17 11:50 from t}Fy - click to readEither way it will be Feb when the next Galaxy phone pops up, so Apple will always be behind oh wait, they can release Iphone 5s

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  • 2012-09-17 11:57
  • TkYC

so its actually slower than phones that are already on the market and this makes it amazing? it gets a crown? Am I the only one that thinks this should be about how slow and outdated this chip is?
What a joke...

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  • 2012-09-17 11:57
  • v6pd

> In reply to kimmy @ 2012-09-17 11:45 from IwnH - click to readyou don't know anything do you? A15 architecture will crush iPhone 5's in matter of time. 2 months or so you'll see. S3 is 3 months old by the way.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:56
  • sxvB

oh yeah. all that power will come in handy when you open and close apps in ios. wait and see how it really compares.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:56
  • MpCW

> In reply to Pritam Das @ 2012-09-17 11:53 from t}Fy - click to readYes, that 5th row of Icons was truly groundbreaking and only Apple had the Design strength and talent to pull it off.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:56
  • PZUm

Happy to see my new phone being among the top performers.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:56
  • 7wCH

all this talk about high benchmarks means nothing, the real test comes in the hand of users, after some apps are loaded, and you begin to try and multi-task. the reason for quad-core phones is to add a bunch of stuff on the phone, and still make it work verry good even when you are multi-tasking. good work apple, but lets wait and see when it gets put to the real test.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:56
  • fjZa

It'll be fake.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:55
  • NuWq

> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-09-17 11:49 from PZUm - click to readYup, totally agree. That is why I never bought another windows phone after using windows 6 on my old sony ericsson xperia 2. That's the first and last winmo I had.

Jumped over to android and never looked back. Gone are the days that I have to restart my phone.

I'd rather be caught dead using IOS or even Symbian than winmo.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:55
  • t7Um

> In reply to kimmy @ 2012-09-17 11:45 from IwnH - click to readAgree my dear friend, iphones rule.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:53
  • t}Fy

pub bragging rights/willy waving only. nothing to see here.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:51
  • 3AxW

So what if the phone is fast, if you can't get good signal to make calls and send sms, what's the use.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:51
  • t7Um

I believe that iphone 5's A6 chip will be faster and better than galaxy s3's quad core processor. I'm a Hard core Apple Fan!! :D

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  • 2012-09-17 11:50
  • t}Fy

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