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Apple iPhone 5's A6 chipset performance examined in detail

22 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5's A6 chipset performance examined in detail - read the full textEver since the Apple iPhone 5 was announced, the A6 chipset which powers it has been something of a riddle. With Apple mentioning nothing on the exact specifications, we had to wait another week to find the core count and architecture, as well as the RAM amount and GPU model. Now however, we got...

 

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> In reply to Ricardo @ 2012-09-23 15:47 from pjv5 - click to readsorry incorrect, same suspect results again lol
there is no way the s3 scores under 1500 in geekbench unless we are talking perhaps the US version.. my stock (not rooted nor modded) s3 (international) scores most of the time over 1700 in geekbench... even with power saving on my s3 doesnt get anywhere as near as low as 1500

again i quote from gmsa 'As for high-end Androids, Exynos 4 Quad and Tegra 3 based phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X manage to outperform the iPhone 5'... the htx one x if not running JB perfomance is on par with the ip5'

cheers

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  • 2012-09-23 16:01
  • vMew

> In reply to Ricardo @ 2012-09-23 15:47 from pjv5 - click to readThe same benchmarks in geekbench that are posted in sammobile were posted by GSMArena a couple days ago...Just search for it in news.

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  • 2012-09-23 15:56
  • fkVB

> In reply to jimaek21 @ 2012-09-23 13:56 from a0t{ - click to readSo.. The only benchmark you know where Samsung beats the iPhone is in a Samsung website? Really? Really???!

It's obvious that those results refer to an overclocked Samsung mobile. In every serious test, made by serious review sites (and not an anonimous Samsung owner), the iPhone crushed Samsung. Just read here:

http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobi...n_10845.html

http://www.tgdaily.com/mobilit...i-and-razr-m

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dByCdDVXCmQ

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  • 2012-09-23 15:47
  • pjv5

> In reply to 13 @ 2012-09-23 14:01 from pT7S - click to readBecause Galaxy note is not a phone, it is a bad joke !
P.S. : I use Android phones (Sony, Motorola).

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  • 2012-09-23 15:39
  • nCD3

> In reply to abeer hassan @ 2012-09-23 13:54 from fBhn - click to readAre you stupid? Thats like saying the iPhone is made by Foxconn... it is but only in labour.

without Apples design team Samsung would be making more A9's.. yuck. They are just the Labour team. Apple is the brains, and Sasmung gives good.. labour.

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  • 2012-09-23 15:38
  • IPty

> In reply to 13 @ 2012-09-23 14:01 from pT7S - click to readBecause it was too ugly to be in the same photo with iP5 and SGS3.. God damn the Note is an ugly son of a bitch.

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  • 2012-09-23 15:37
  • IPty

> In reply to abeer hassan @ 2012-09-23 13:54 from fBhn - click to readAre you high or something Samsung does not make Apple processors they are made by Apple all the designs and everything only chip fabrication is done by Samsung as they have all the hardware to do this.

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  • 2012-09-23 15:03
  • 6P{c

I feel sorry for all these Samsung Galaxy S3 fans! All they do is whine and talk so much sh*t about the iPhone 5... Benchmarks clearly show the iphone 5 beats the Samsung Galaxy S3! You just can't accept facts! Anti-iphone Ads here and there by Samsung. That's all you do Samsung and fans! You people are so annoying! Really! Haters!

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  • 2012-09-23 14:55
  • jxyq

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-09-23 13:05 from 3GCn - click to readLooks like u're pretty jealous to me :-)

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  • 2012-09-23 14:49
  • U@@S

Finally i have something to show when i'm saying that quad-core is overkill on a phone!

Disclaimer: i do NOT own an iPhone 5 (and will not) nor a Samsung Galaxy S3 or any other Samsung product...in fact, i'll be switching from my iPhone 4 to Lumia 920 simply for a change in appearance.

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  • 2012-09-23 14:31
  • ntP2

read here how samsung s3 crushes ip5 benchmark http://www.sammobile.com/2012/...-benchmarks/

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  • 2012-09-23 14:13
  • t7Xk

i can't see sumsung galaxy note 2 with 2G Ram in these pictures.why?

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  • 2012-09-23 14:01
  • pT7S

thisss iss the king not iphone 5 or gs3 but look http://www.gsminsider.com/2012...results.html
13885 antutu test

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  • 2012-09-23 13:56
  • a0t{

apple a6 chip made by samsung,come on apple your journey is over

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  • 2012-09-23 13:54
  • fBhn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?n...=XLb1Cz_uun4 galaxy s3 drop test total fail, they THROW iPhone 5 high in the air 5 times and the screen stil didnt break, for galaxy s3 it took two drop...

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  • 2012-09-23 13:47
  • p77u

As a Galaxy S3 owner I'm more than happy with the performance of my phone and have much more important things to worry about in my life than getting jealous because another manufacturers mobile phone is marginally quicker than mine.If Apple's custom designed SoC processor is quicker than everyone else's then I take my hat off to them,they've achieved what they set out to achieve.If it out-drop-tests the GS3 then good for them,they've solved a problem that has blighted them for a good few years now and based on these results I'll keep my GS3 wrapped up in a nice comfy case and be as careful as I can not to drop it,it is worth about £400 after all.

No matter what the results are today,and even if the new iPhone does genuinely smoke every current handset in some meaningless numbers game,next week/month/year some new handset that might even be some unpronouncable Chinese brand we've never heard of will make it look like the iPhone is switched off it'll be so far ahead of it in the numbers game.

Be happy with what you've got and let others do the same irrespective of which brand of mobile phone they choose to own.

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  • 2012-09-23 13:05
  • 3GCn

> In reply to Lolhaha @ 2012-09-23 12:37 from t7XH - click to readok time to put you in your place
gsma article
http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone...ews-4811.php

and i quote 'As for high-end Androids, Exynos 4 Quad and Tegra 3 based phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X manage to outperform the iPhone 5'... the htx one x if not running JB perfomance is on par with the ip5

http://blog.gsmarena.com/we-ru...-end-droids/

geekbench 1 results for s3 1788 versus 1601.. this value has been stated by apple themselves...

while an iPhone 5 scores 1601(geekbench) an S3 scores 1788, but if you were to use JB this jumps to 2052.

integer: iphone 1220 vs 1313 galaxy s3
floaing point: iphone 2051 vs 2355 galaxy s3

What is interesting is what happens in Jelly Bean.

integer: galaxy s3 ICS 1313 vs 1805 galaxy s3 JB
floaing point: iphone galaxy s3 ICS 2051 vs 3163 galaxy s3 Jellybean

again! if youve actually looked at the article properly its showing a detailed look at results for GL and browser results.. there are more than a dozen bm tests including nena,quadrant,pi,linpack ...etc etc etc
again results of the s3 are inconsistent at best as myself and many have already stated get much higher results than the ones in the article..
now do your homework..
lemme guess bet u thought the iphone 5 was the 'thinnest smartphone in the world' too???
anyways youll find out soon enough..

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  • 2012-09-23 13:04
  • vMew

> In reply to Lolhaha @ 2012-09-23 12:50 from t7XH - click to readLol. You are one to talk. And you dragged Samsung in.
Anyway I see you still didn't answer any of the questions and yes the new A6 fairs very nicely. I wonder who did that for Apple or if they actually did something for once.

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  • 2012-09-23 12:53
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-23 12:44 from q8Q8 - click to readIts hard to talk with diferent personality but the same person. -_-..

The A6 chipset helped the new iOS flagship make easy work of the competition at the BrowserMark, SunSpider and even Google’s own V8 tests.

Now we have a topic to talk about. Dont drag sony htc or any brand that not in the topic.

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  • 2012-09-23 12:50
  • t7XH

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