Anonymous, 16 Sep 2013Incredible article on the A7 chip. A bit long, but apparently Apple built this completely secr... moreHowever when will Apple innovate some thing new rather than upgrading the hardware specification????????
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2013Hrmm alot of people comparing phones with iPhones below, and unsure people. But here are ti... moreYou right because you can get Chinese quad core phones now for just over $100 that use old A7 cores running at a very low clock rate and using old production process so are incredibly slow when combined with cheap ram, flash memory and components, but people see quad core and assume it must be better when every part of the phone has to be good quality to make it run fast, And that's why I always check benchmark results on phones because it tells you how good everything actually is.
AnonD-56991, 16 Sep 2013Smoothness is only a tiny part of the reason to buy a phone because iPhone HUGELY lacks featur... moreWell. The iPhone is the best for gaming. And the iPhone 5s cements the iPhones position as the gaming device of choice. The SOC in the iPhone runs the most demanding games very smoothly. You have to admit it and give that to the iPhone.
Most everyone I know buys the iphone because of the gaming. Others just because everyone of their friends has one and its easy to get and use. Also It retains its resale value.
AnonD-56991, 16 Sep 2013Have you ever used an iPhone with a lot of apps, music etc on it? Well I've used a few and kno... moreThis is true. I am an iPhone user also.
I recently tried to used one of my students iPhones and it was almost unusable. It was so slow and laggy. Could barely swipe through the screens.
He had about 10,000 games installed. I'm sure never closed any of them.
Paul, 16 Sep 2013S stands for "Same"Go to the GFXbench website and put the 5s against the 5 and tell me if its not literally twice as fast.
Put it against the flagship androids and lets see how it does.
AnonD-184377, 16 Sep 2013After going thru the specs of 5S i'm feeling my HTC ONE is better than Iphone 5S. May be that the HTC ONE is better for you.
But since the ONE has a snapdragon 600 Krait 300 and Adreno 320, then you're phone already has old tech.
The iPhone 5s, if you look at the benchmarks, it benchmarks right with the Snapdragon 800 Krait 400/Adreno 330.
5s either beats or benchmarks within 2-3 fps from the flagships.
So the 5s, if we're talking about Specs; would beat the HTC ONE no problem at all.
Incredible article on the A7 chip. A bit long, but apparently Apple built this completely secretly and Samsung were caught utterly surprised by the announcement, resulting in that hasty "we'll build 64bit too!" when Android is 2015 nearest to 64bit.
Also explains how terrible Exynos 5 Octa is cost wise and why Samsung decided to switch chips mid way in other countries for its SGS4.
AnonD-77892, 16 Sep 2013i think: iphone 5s "S" means "SCANNER" iphone 4s "S" means &... moreRead somewhere that SENSORS is quite appropriate too, given the TouchID, True Tone flash, and M7 chip which senses motion.
iphone 5s "S" means "SCANNER"
iphone 4s "S" means "SIRI"
iphone 3gs "S" means "SPEED"
Apple iPhone 5s is faster than iPhone 5! Remember the iPhone 4 compare to 4s, is a upgrade series you guys, i don't get it why many people loke a quad core devices even it is lagging OMG! And they like the higher rams! Look watch on youtube iphone5vsgalaxy s4, iphone5vshtc one.. Even iphone5 can beat the highers core, how about the 5s?, you don't need to be based at cores based it at chipset which is A7 or A6 Chip faster than your quad core lagging.. I got iphone4 since 2011 still faster till now.. My cousin have a xperia arc model 2011, & galaxy s2 till now it was lagging then how about iphone 5s with A7 Chip & 64Bit processor, guys open your mind, you hate Apple because of the lower specs?! Come on your so weak! Even apple is lower specs it was so super fast than your androids lagging cellphone wanna prove it?, Test it every apps & wifi connection using iphone 5 & this coming iphone5s make sure your wifi connection is 15Mbps & up.. Let see who's better. My friend s3 now was lagging but still my iphone5 is still faster even it is 64Gb, only 7Gb free of my space still fast than your androids lagging phone. Open your mind baby!
Asparagus, 16 Sep 2013Does anyone know if this has 2GB of RAM or 1GB like the iPhone 5? With Apple's optimizing, the hope is that this kind of questions will become irrelevant, as the phone simply performs like a maniac without lag, deity whatever you throw at it.
That being said, it is likely to be 2GB, until a tear down completely confirms it.
Hrmm alot of people comparing phones with iPhones below, and unsure people.
But here are tips on how to straighten your thoughts.
1. 100% of the time you are using applications, so if the platforms provide you with the latest apps you desire, it most likely should be your choice.
2. Never fall for generic techy specs marking. "Quad core" , "Tons of Rams" or "GHz". Lower end china companies like to exploit people on those points, but infact they are using low end cpu or previous generation. If your not techy, always test out the product first. Else always determine what is the "core" - like krait 400? or cortex-A15? what is the "ram" - mhz? or LPDDR?. All these make alot of difference.
3. Before you fall trick to features, always stand back and ask yourself if it is truely worth it? Or the old way on doing stuff is more cool. One of which is air gesture, it makes you look stupid waving your arms and sometimes did not work.
But if you do not wish to make a choice, and feel unsure in the end, pick iPhone.. you never go wrong, as the thought process is already done for you. And Apple is usually able to balance form and features perfectly.. but you have to pay the price for it.. as it is not cheap.
After going thru the specs of 5S i'm feeling my HTC ONE is better than Iphone 5S.
OMG, last years iPhone. I so want to buy it again. Apple, take my money, please. I want technology from 3 years ago.
Louigi, 16 Sep 2013If you people would like to stop insulting each other for 5 minutes, putting some reviews of w... moreThank you louigi for those great words,and by the way these Selly conversations usually always happens in the iPhone-BlackPerry section.