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  • iOS 5 and iPhone 4S Show Huge Performance Leap According To BrowserMark Scores


    According to new benchmark tests performed on the iPhone 4S, the new device shows a significant increase in performance over the existing iPhone 4. Furthermore, iOS 5 shows a huge improvement in Apple’s devices as well. The test goes to show that software plays a big role in performance and Apple seems to be headed in the right direction in terms of efficiency.

    If you look at the table, you’ll notice the that an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.1 achieved a score of 31,375 in Rightware’s BrowserMark suite of tests (which profiles the web browser proficiency of the system). In this specific table, you’ll see that a number of smartphones beat out the iPhone 4 including: Motorola’s Atrix 4G, LG’s Optimus 2X, and Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Each of these phones seem to have better processors though, but it should be noted that when upgraded to iOS 5, my iPhone 4 achieves a score much similar to these phones, with a score of 53,609. This information can conclude that Apple did quite a bit of tweaking in iOS 5 to enhance performance (at least on the browser front and we imagine the increase in performance isn’t limited to just the browser).



    A quick note for everyone, you yourself can run the test on your own devices by heading to the following link: BrowserMark™ - The Browser Benchmark from Rightware

    (State your firmware and post your results below as a quick comparison to test accuracy)

    According to the folks over at AppVV (who have somehow managed to get their hands on the iPhone 4S early), the new iPhone 4S hardware received a score of 89,567 when running the same test. This goes to show that the iPhone 4S is packing some mean hardware improvements over its predecessors – worthy of an update, especially for those who were or still are arguing against the improvements the iPhone 4S brings to the table.



    After being announced, the iPhone 4S disappointed many, as the rumors caused many to raise the bar on what to expect out of the newest iteration of the iPhone. Since then, people have started to slowly change their minds and with more information being revealed, the 4S is now seen in a new light. Furthermore, preorder sales have been the highest this year for the iPhone 4S than any other iPhone in the past as the Apple continues to broaden their audience not only by releasing the flagship device in more countries at launch but also by releasing the device on AT&T, Verizon, AND Sprint simultaneously for the first time.

    The iPhone 4S is expected to be released on October 14 and hopefully many of you will be receiving your shipments that day and/or getting your hands on the device one way or another (even if it means waiting on a long line). The newest software update (iOS 5) will be available to the public on October 12, and for those of you who are too anxious and haven’t already, you should be able to get your hands on iOS 5 GM if you look around hard enough.

    For those who decided to go out and buy Android devices such as the Galaxy S II, are you regretting making the purchase? I bet those of you who are waiting on your iPhone 4S are more excited than ever as more information like this pours in. Share any thoughts and comments you have below!

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5 and iPhone 4S Show Huge Performance Leap According To BrowserMark Scores started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      ^What version of Android you running on your S2? I couldn't get it past the 50K range on mine on 2.3.4
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      2.3.4 but I have rooted and installed a custom ROM, not sure if that changes anything, but I think it might.

      This is my first non-iphone since the original and I don't know much about android yet.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Ya, that could be the difference. Maybe I'll put a custom ROM on mine, seems to have better performance.
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      How're you enjoying your 4S? Is the speed a noticeable difference to you?
      Huge difference, I'm loving this new ip
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      Yea I have been flashing through ROMs and kernels like crazy.... some are much better than others. Since I don't have much to do this weekend I plan to really go crazy and flash anything and everything and run a bunch of tests to see what works best for me.

      I have seen people talking about running stable at 1.5ghz OC... might give that a go and see how my battery likes it.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Sounds like fun. May give me something to do while I wait for my iPhone 4S to arrive
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Installed litening ROM on my GS2 and clocked CPU to 1.6. Now getting a score of 85979.