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  • Apple's iPhone 5 Deemed "The Fastest Smartphone in the Land"


    A recently released report by PC Mag put the iPhone 5 against previous iPhone models, then against top Android models including Samsung’s Galaxy SIII released in June and Google’s Motorola Droid RAZR M released just last week. Guess what? Apple’s iPhone 5 was declared the world’s fastest smartphone.

    When compared to previous years’ iPhone models, the iPhone 5 obviously came out ahead. If that wasn’t enough, it should be noted that it often came out ahead by a factor of two. In browser tests, it scored nearly twice as fast as the iPhone 4S in Browsermark, where it was more than three times as fast as the iPhone 4, even with all phones upgraded to iOS 6 (which boasts improved browser speeds for all). The graphic tests resulted in the iPhone 5 scoring 2.2 times as high as the iPhone 4S and more than 8 times as fast as the iPhone 4. In general, PC Mag said the iPhone 5 was overall 2.5 times as fast as the iPhone 4S and over 4.2 times as fast as the iPhone 4.



    When Apple’s new iPhone was pitted against Android phones, PC Mag noted that last year’s iPhone 4S running iOS 6 on its dual core, 800MHz A5, “is about on par with leading Android 4.0 phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Motorola Droid RAZR M, both of which are using the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processors,” adding that “obviously, the difference is that Safari is a faster browser than the Android browser.” PC Mag continued by saying that the new iPhone 5 “takes things to the next level,” stating that “its Browsermark score is 80% higher, and it shows much quicker Sunspider times.”

    The iPhone 5 won overall by a narrower margin, but as noted, “the ‘memory’ and ‘stream’ scores, both of which test loading data in and out of RAM, come out much better on the Apple device.” In a graphics-specific processing test, the iPhone 5 beat the S III and RAZR M by more than a factor of three. The report concluded that “based on these benchmarks, the iPhone 5 lives up to the promise of being twice as fast as the iPhone 4S. I’s also, for now, the fastest handheld computer sold in the U.S.”

    If you want to read test results in further detail, hit the source link below.

    Source: PC Mag
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iPhone 5 Deemed "The Fastest Smartphone in the Land" started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 113 Comments
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Quote Originally Posted by rud3bwoy View Post
      Now for the morons who have not done there research let's not forget jellybean has scored well over 1700 in geekbench on the s3 but i guess you somehow you forgot to mention that in your bragging and bashing towards samsung products,so it's only a matter of time until it's rolled out to everyone and that score is much different.

      regardless the s3 has way more features than the iphone/ios,i think a few seconds won't make a difference when buying a phone to me or any smart logical person.

      mind you i have had every iphone since day 1 just got my s3 a month ago or so

      at the end of the day it comes down to personal choice,but if you merely want to go off specs etc the s3 is by far the winner,and once jellybean is released people can't brag about those benchmarks anymore.i have also tested it on jellybean rom when i was rooted and the score is very similar to this,tho this is not my screen shot below this has been posted by other members using jb as well,lets also not forget they can root and overclock there phone to even raise those scores even more than it is on stock.


      Dude, as long as Jelly Bean ships with Touchwiz on it and Samsung lets it ship in raw form, it it going to suck. I have an S3, I LOVE Jelly Bean, but Touchwiz sucks.
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Was just reading through these comments while watching a NFL game at a local sports bar. As I read I heard the announcers say you can go to iTunes to download game highlights, recaps, etc...A uninformed guy asked if he could do that on his droid, and unfortunately found out that he could not. This brought up the subject of the iPhone 5 madness, and a discussion started amongst the bar patrons about who will be getting it, if they will be getting it...which turned into when they will be getting it.

      Some were droid users, some had iPhone 3 or 4s, but almost everyone wanted the iPhone 5...despite the millions of $$$ Samsung spent on their horrible commercials. Samsung should really ask Google for advice on how to make good commercials...Googles Chrome commercials are awesome, and the new one I saw today, I think is the best one I have seen yet. Instead of creating a gimmicky ad campaign, which offends almost all potential customers, make something moving and just flat out cool like Google did.

      It's just amazing to me that the tech "average Joe" seems to be so much more level headed and reasonable when it comes to which phone to get, and why. No one at the bar was yelling at someone else, calling them stupid for having a iPhone or for planning on getting a iPhone 5.
      Funny, my S3, the wife's RAZR MAXX, my Thunderbolt, myRAZR MAXX, my Droid X all have a neat little App that will do that, and if you want to pay the $4.99 fee Verizon has the NFL app.

      I sure will be glad when the ModMyI app becomes IOS 6 compatible.
    1. x2dope's Avatar
      x2dope -
      I have been using my iPhone 5 and the scores are legit. I also have a GS3 ATT model NOT a quad core model and at stock it score 14xx so I highly doubt that a quad core model scores the same as my dual core model. Doesn't a higher resolution effect benchmarks? Can't wait for the jailbreak so I can really unleash this beast! Winterboard is all I need in life!
    1. dilsh2008's Avatar
      dilsh2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      "But wait, Android specs are so much higher and better than iPhone 5...the numbers don't lie!

      How can the iPhone 5 be faster???"

      Ohhhhh, that's right...I forgot Apple that actually pays attention to making its hardware work at its full potential and they make that hardware work smarter.

      "But it just looks like a stretched iPhone 4/4S"

      Ohhhh, that's right. Apple took the time to determine that typing on-the-go w/ one hand is still feasible with their new screen dimension. After all, this is still a phone...not a tablet.

      "But I don't mind typing w/ two hands..."

      Good luck avoiding crashing into people or having them crash into you while you have to stop in the middle of a sidewalk to type on your 5" screen!

      Stupid Fandroids!
      u are completely true man... best coment... \m/
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      And yet my S3 still runs smooth as butter and every app I put on it. Go to the AppStore and have it download more than 2 to 4 apps at once. See how slow your iPhone gets. Yes, power...
    1. Jcbzr's Avatar
      Jcbzr -
      Quote Originally Posted by fredHD View Post
      Oh my Samsung galaxy S3 is quad core oh oh oh and yeah it will destroy iPhone 5 errrr no lol can't stop laughing. Where are the android fanboys now I mean don't get me wrong I have a htc one x and a lumia I like to try all platforms but the way I see the android fanboys come here and give that makes me laugh so guys its not all about the aize of the CPU and also I know you will mention yeah the galaxy S4 it's not here yet either way.
      I see that people are already bashing on android phones.
      Regardless of the iPhone 5's speed, it is still a locked system. In order to anything "different" that other iPhone users can't do is to jailbreak.
      Don't get me wrong, in order to completely open the Android system you still need to root, however they're still much more open than an iPhone even without a root.
      I'm not a fanboy, however I can visibly see the downside to having an iPhone over an Android (given what I need/want my smartphone to do).
      Chew on that, Apple fanboys.
    1. fredHD's Avatar
      fredHD -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jcbzr View Post
      I see that people are already bashing on android phones.
      Regardless of the iPhone 5's speed, it is still a locked system. In order to anything "different" that other iPhone users can't do is to jailbreak.
      Don't get me wrong, in order to completely open the Android system you still need to root, however they're still much more open than an iPhone even without a root.
      I'm not a fanboy, however I can visibly see the downside to having an iPhone over an Android (given what I need/want my smartphone to do).
      Chew on that, Apple fanboys.
      Who you calling a fanboy lol you talk like one yourself dude I used my galaxy s3 today I found it boring and huge not my taste, but I have one cause I like trying many phones. So if you don't like a iPhone buy what you like but don't come call me a apple fanboy, I'm a windroidpple fanboy.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Program of Study Android?
      Proof of Shipment Android?
      Plane of Symmetry Android?
      Probability of Survival Android?
      Process Override Switch Android?
      Procedings of Science Android?
      Priority One Services Android?
      Porcelain-On-Steel Android?
      Primary Operating System Android?
      Programmable Object Select Android?
      Pivoting Optical Servo Android?
      Plasma Opening Switch Android?
      Proof of Service Android?
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      Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Android?
      Partial Order Schedule Android?

      And what the heck is Samsuck?!?!
      #unfriendable
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      I am getting excellent speeds in my area (south of boston) on AT&T which is what sold me on the iPhone 5. I have had every iPhone from the 3G and up. I'm getting download speeds between 20-38mbps and upload speeds between 8-20mbps.
      The S3 may be a better phone to some but I am more of a simpleton, like most people, and stick to what I know because I know I'll love it either way because it does everything I need and is created with high quality.

      To each their own get off the android vs ios, Samsung vs apple it's just getting old. A phone I have grown to love does great in every way I need it to that's all that matters to me.
    1. ruth_holloway's Avatar
      ruth_holloway -
      News is that iPhone 5 is a failure.
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ruth_holloway View Post
      News is that iPhone 5 is a failure.
      Yeah you're right... I'm just going to sell my i5 cause apple sucks and has a few defective units out of 5 million within 3 days... Wish I was 1% the failure they are.
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      Yeah you're right... I'm just going to sell my i5 cause apple sucks and has a few defective units out of 5 million within 3 days... Wish I was 1% the failure they are.
      Just putting this out here. I hate it when people abbreviate iPhone 5 as i5. Can't you at least type one extra letter "ip5"!? Confuses me because I think of the Intel i5 processor.
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Just putting this out here. I hate it when people abbreviate iPhone 5 as i5. Can't you at least type one extra letter "ip5"!? Confuses me because I think of the Intel i5 processor.
      Yeah.... So since when does i5 = intel i5 while we are on a apple forum talking about an iPhone 5??