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A5 CPU on Apple iPhone 4S clocked at 800MHz while dual-core processor makes it 73% faster than iPhone 4

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A5 CPU on Apple iPhone 4S clocked at 800MHz while dual-core processor makes it 73% faster than iPhone 4
A Geekbench test on the custom made A5 CPU inside the Apple iPhone 4S shows that it is running at 800MHz, the same speed as on the A4. But the dual-core processor allows the new phone to perform 73% faster than the prior model. The test gave the Apple iPhone 4S a score of 623 vs. a score of 360 for the Apple iPhone 4. The Apple iPad 2, with a 1GHz A5 CPU, outscored both of the handsets with a 751 tally.

The results of the GPU test show that the newer iteration of the Apple iPhone is 7 times faster than the older model when it comes to running graphics. The Apple iPhone 4S scored 73.1 vs. 11.2 for the Apple iPhone 4. Another GPU test resulted in a score of 122.7 for the former against 15.3 for the latter. While the Apple iPhone 4S trailed the GPU test score of the Apple iPad 2, it beat out results from other handsets that come with higher clocked CPU's like the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Infuse 4G and the Motorola DROID BIONIC.

While Apple lowered the clock speed of the A5 found in the iPhone 4S as opposed to the 1GHz speed on the iPad 2, the result was a small drop in performance versus a big jump in the life of the battery.

source: AnandTech via AppleInsider

Results from the GPU (L) and CPU (R) tests

Results from the GPU (L) and CPU (R) tests


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posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:06 9

1. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


ok.. but the software is so great that it makes superb use of the lesser hardware power....//

the sof. makes it even faster than 1.2 ghz cappers...

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:22 16

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What on Earth are you talking about? If the Samsung Exynos dual-core at 1.2GHz were running iOS & I implement your stupid logic that mean that the Exynos would run at 2.0GHz or more. Dude that is completely retarded. The A5 at still under 1.0GHz is a fail. Android is so far ahead of Apple that it's VERY scary right now. This time next year there will be 28nm quad-core 1.5 to 2.5GHz processors out. Apple's iPhone 4S is a fail along with its bogus A5 800MHz dual-core.

WEAK

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:32 11

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This guy must be coming from a boost mobile phone to the iPhone.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:34 8

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Right, what is he thinking? lol
I almost feel bad calling him out! lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:41 7

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Judging based on his poor spelling and grammar its impossible for him to actually know what the hell he is talking about.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:53 7

30. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


What?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:59 8

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude I can talk just like you!

My nuts started drooling? WTF!

What is not going to be fixed?
U R CRZY. U.need grmr lezzons & ur pointz r so stupiz. wju lod wqw uusud./@3!

Guy you with your homophobic slurs shows your true intelligence level! lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:08 1

34. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


thats the effect of iphone owners.....
i can't imagine....the guy got so pissed off that he started talking alien language....it appears EVO is going through his OVULATION PERIOD......

come on folks we can forgive him as its his laying time.....BWAHAHA.......

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:18 6

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ok THE_GAME5 so let me get you straight. iPhone owners talk like rats in the street corner right? You must be a new breed of iSheep, you know the one that has both rat & sheep crossed together right? You are the one who started the great grammar lessons, don’t get mad when people call you out. I love all your homophobic slurs too. Let me guess today’s 15 year olds love to make homophobic slurs huh? Also are you some evil overlord or something? BWAHAHA.......
REALLY?!? lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:32

45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I guess boost is finally getting their own iPhone. He falls directly into their ghetto food stamping prepaid bulls**t

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:28 2

57. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


every time i wanna say something or have a quick thought superandroidevo says it first lol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:11 3

73. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey it's too easy with this clown. THE_GAME5 is like the kid that gets shoved into a locker in high school. No challenge at all. You know he would never say anything to anyone face to face. LOL

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:35

81. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


--_--` dont include me with him.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:11 2

35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm sorry everyone but your IQ must be THIS low to understand what the hell he just said.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:20 1

42. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


i am amazed i'm ripping 2 android jacka**es @ 5400 rpm.... thats shows the strength of apple customers....

but yeah...u know u r right ...i can't understand what he was saying.....because maybe only a nut licker may understand the language of another.....RORY just found his alterego.....hahaha

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:31 2

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


We can have this debate when you go back to school and finish the 4th grade, maybe then you'll actually make some sense. Special ed kids make more sense than you do.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:04 4

72. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude you make this very easy. I don't need to say anything because just reading what you typing is my greatest come back to you. Like Rory says you are a special ED kid. Your helmet either is too tight on your head or it actually fell off. LOL THE_GAME5 your game is very weak. You sound just how I picture you, an immature 15 year old uneducated punk who is tough behind a PC. So this is the last time I post to respond to you. You can talk all night until you finally put your helmet back on or whatever. LOL

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 19:07

107. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Dude what the F is your issue? Did you parents not beat you as a kid? Are you the one who licks nuts and hides it by calling others nut lickers? Come on grow up. If you are 14 and younger, stay off the site. I never thought I'd agree with SuperAndroidEvo, but you are a moron THE_GAME5.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:15 1

55. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


You are truely the definition of a retard. you need mental help. lots and lots of mental help. think about it android is a MUCH more demanding os than ios. so if the gs2 did run ios it would be very very fast. suck it

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:35 1

58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It doesn't matter if he loves android or apple, he's a freaking retard who gives ghetto thugs a bad name and that's saying something. He's obviously confused by his sexuality as he keeps talking about sweaty balls and fantasying about all of us being ***.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:37 1

60. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


But its okay to bash homosexuals right? You are a moron and a hypocrite. Please shut up already.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 17:14 2

64. bsweetftbll (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


I think what THE_GAME5 is trying to say, is that despite a slower running processor, it takes advantage of its software better and loads things faster, i am a bit of a noob, but i'm pretty sure thats why that 800mhz dual core a5 scored way higher than the ever so powerful samsung galaxy sII. could be wrong

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:10 2

78. iPWN (unregistered)


Judging from your name and picture, SuperAndroidEvo, I can tell that you are just a little kid that is bitter at the iPhone, because you are on Sprint and your mom will not switch you to AT&T to buy you an iPhone. So you ended up getting an EVO 4G instead. Don't worry kid, Sprint now has an iPhone and you will become an "iSheep" soon enough.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 21:55

88. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i dont think u get it... he isnt saying numbers... the ios runs smoother than android on any speed... u really cant debate that there is sometimes lag in android and almost never in ios... and yes u forgo the amazign right to say ur phone is 1.2 ghz, but your phone actually performs better and seems faster with the iphone... its really better for everyone, but no u dont get to say u have a huge processor like u have a fondness of doing...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:03

103. joaolx (Posts: 352; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Can you see the f*****g images. Look at the benchmarks first. And it's only 800 Mhz because it's under clocked like the 4. To safe energy. So when needed it uses all the power which is 1 Ghz. And everyone should know that the Gigahertz don't count much. This iPhone is very unlikely to compete with quad-core phones in the future but beats every phone that has dual core easily.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:43 2

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5614; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


All of which makes me wonder what the specs will be for the iPhone 5? 1Ghz A5? 512 Mb RAM? 3.5" screen? If so, that would be a bigger fail than the 4S was.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:47 1

82. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I'm soooooooo confused right now. The iPhone 4S is faster than any device on the market right now (at least U.S.), so whats the problem?!?! . Who cares if its 800mghz or 1ghz, I thought what mattered was actual speed.

SuperAndroidEvo said "Android is so far ahead of Apple that it's VERY scary right now". The "incremental" iPhone 4S is faster than any Android device, that's what's scary. What's even scarier is how all of you guys just seemed to miss that.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 02:16 1

95. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Really, E.N.? Do you know why the 4S is faster? Well maybe it's because iOS 5 is to Android what Windows 3.11 is to Windows 7! iOS is so lacking in features that of course it's going to be faster even on something as silly as a dual core 800Mhz LOL.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 05:22 1

99. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


here comes the troll, lol. Remove all widgets from your homescreen, clear everything from both devices, you'll get the same results.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 05:54 1

100. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Okay. Let's think here for a moment. What other possible reason there is for a dual core 800 Mhz processor to beat a dual core 1.2Ghz processor by a large margin?

1. The benchmark isn't fair and/or irrelevant.

OR

2. The OS on both devices is completely different. Which it is.

In no physical world does a Dual core 800Mz beat a Dual core 1.2Ghz. It just doesn't happen.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:51 2

102. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It's only faster because iOS is simple. It doesn't have to do what Android does, so naturally it will be faster. If Android only did what iOS 5 did then it would be faster because Android already is super fast with all the multitasking it already does. If you don’t believe me go and play with the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. That Android phone doesn’t lag one bit EVEN with live wallpapers on. Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 would not be able to run on such an underwhelming A5 800MHz dual-core chip, why because it's a weak, weak processor. We all know the over 6 month old Samsung Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor can handle iOS 5 because iOS 5 is essentially Android 1.6 but with no multitasking. iOS 5 is weaker than an OS that came out YEARS ago, & that is sad real sad! lol If Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 were to be running on the iPhone 4S it will make the phone act like a low end phone because the A5 dual-core is very weak. iOS 5 runs well on a weak A5 dual-core because the OS is weak. I just don’t know what else to say. Android is a very complex & demanding OS because it multitasks extremely well, while iOS is a simple one trick pony that does simple tasks very well.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 16:34 1

105. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


By simplicity you basically mean that one has widgets and the other doesn't, because some of the things that Android does and iPhone doesn't, like free turn to turn navigation, are simply applications or extra settings. Oh yeah and flash.

Of course Android users are scrambling for anything they can find. I find it amazing how you guys convince yourselves that something is true and hold on tight to it. Basically nothing on iPhone can ever be better than anything on Android. Its funny how anything article that's pro iphone "isn't fair and/or irrelevant". Its actually pretty hilarious. I'm sorry guys but having a laggier and slower OS is not a good thing! It means that the OS needs work! Adding a faster processor doesn't solve problems within the OS. I don't think you guys will ever understand that.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 17:08 1

106. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Not that you guys give a damn or will even care, but I think that the iOS is just a more efficient OS.

But regardless of your BS reasoning, all that matters in the end is that its faster. I'll be browsing the same web, taking the same pictures and videos as you, (well actually mine will probably be of much higher quality and much more intense on the processor), using the same applications (well actually iOS applications usually are much more polished and often have more features), playing the same games (then again, a lot of the best and intensive games aren't even on Android...just trendy ones like fruit ninja and angry birds, oh what fun), same ol' voice navigation (but then again Siri seems like it would need more processing power than the now weak and simple Google voice), etc etc. And all with the same battery life (but then again.....)

"More complicated" is extremely vague and such a cop-out. Any OS problem you encounter with Android you'll just use the "more complicated" reasoning to compensate. Android has widgets and flash, but like I've shown above, there are plenty of different ways iPhone is "more complicated".

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:36 3

46. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


look, its Miz's girlfriend.. how do i know? another nonsensical iphone user with a wrestling reference.. lol.

How are you doing today mrs. Miz? lolol

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:47 2

48. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Judging based on how he thinks he's a thug, I would say its the rap artist the game. Still retarded and pathetic either way.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:13 1

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I want to see a pure CPU benchmark between Exynos vs A5 :D

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:13 5

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


This bench mark tested is to supported iPhone 4S A5 processor 800 MHz and it make Samsung Exynos 1.2 GHz processor looked 50% slower.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:43 1

47. jlbrazil (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


This is GPU test babe .. Exynos CPU still blows A5 away.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:15 2

4. weird of apple (unregistered)


how did apple find the need to lie all the time about their cpu speed everytime they launch an iphone? do they know the difference between 800mhz and 1ghz? do they know they difference between 800mhz and 1.2ghz? stop lying please.makes you looks so pathetic.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:24 2

7. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


Actually they never really came out and said a clock speed as far as I can remember....so its not lying; just hiding the truth from people who aren't tech geeks and would just go with the higher clocked processor.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:26 3

8. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


I am a sensation 4g owner and I can tell you that the numbers don't mean anything as I am disappointed in the phone's performance

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:06

104. joaolx (Posts: 352; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Their iPhone cpu's are usually under clocked to safe battery. The iPhone 4 had that and so does this, I think. The iPhone 4 was under clocked at 800 Mhz and if it needs more juice it will use, which goes at 1Ghz.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:17 2

5. ghost_uwi (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Damn i am impressed.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:26 4

9. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


i dont understand, faster proccessor, bigger ram but still more than 50% slower thn the APPLE products, BIASED?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:45 6

21. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@habib. You don't understand because you only look at the specs. You don't consider the OS at all. You probably don't understand either why ip4's 5mp camera bested several 8mp camera phones. Because again, you only look at the specs like most android fanboys do :)

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:59 1

52. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Well, what i stated was right, " I DONT UNDERSTAND".

i do know OS counts but there has to be a damn reason why
1.2ghz is better thn 800mhz

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 17:34 4

68. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@habib. There was a comparison once between an Audi and a BMW. The audi significantly had more horsepower than the Bimmer. But guess which car finished the track at a shorter time. It was the Bimmer. The Bimmer had better dynamics and road manners than the Audi. That's how it out manuevered the Audi.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 20:32 1

84. iPWN (unregistered)


Good analogy, but in this case, a typical high end Android phone is like a lowly tuned custom 10.0 liter v12 engine swapped into a mini van VS an iPhone which is a stock Ferrari Enzo trying to race eachother at Laguna Seca. Which one would win all day?! Sorry AndroidKids, but it's the truth, and the truth hurts.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 22:13 1

89. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Nope lets compare this one Your iPhone4s as the Ferrari Enzo, then the Galaxy S II is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which one do you think will win in a flat out race?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:27 2

10. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


it just proves the 1.2 1.5 ghz made by sammy n htc inferior products......
also so much power drains battery faster similar fo the trolling of PETER THE PUDENDA.....lol

on serious note...samsung is cheating its customers n not delivering what such power may accomplish.....IT SEEMS THE PRODUCTS R HALF BAKED...

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:46 2

25. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@thegame. I honestly don't think that Samsung's chips are inferior. It's the android OS that's inferior to iOS.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:20

41. Fan of Them All (unregistered)


So is Apple cheating you by not offering a bigger screen to see all that wonder graphic motion?????

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:31 5

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Coming from AppleInsider I won't take anything seriously. Obviously biased and full of s**t.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 15:48 3

49. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Just like all the garbage you spew.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 16:40 2

61. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This coming from you is funny. Hypocrite

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 19:56 1

83. stealthd (Posts: 932; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


So you don't understand hypocrisy nor your own fanboyism. Nice.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:33 2

13. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


Well done apple, credit where credit is due but I would like to see real life video footage of head to head between the sgs2 which I still think is the best phone right now and iphone 4s.

Imo the iphone 4/4s are very nice looking phones but IOS is toooooooo limited and I find the look of IOS boring and 3.5inch screens are too small for my fingers even 4 inches is too small for my liking which is why I prefer android and the galaxy s2 as it is less limited and trails behind android for alot of my needs suits my needs better and I will be sticking to android for ever!!

Well done again apple for optimising the software and cpu etc.

powervr543 is one hell of a GPU though and I hope samsung start using it as its clear to see it is an amazing GPU so well done apple for spotting that.

Before anyone thumbs down etc this is my opinion

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:46 2

24. kam (unregistered)


apple : very light and very optimized for most of the people as their software and hardware work with each other better than android. but, to much optimization lead to boring straightforward phone. not for me. for simple people, buisnessman, etc

android : designed for people like me, dont want the same thing over and over. flash support and multitasking like hell. lol. it crashes. its not stable. but acceptable, so for people who know what they want and simply not satisfied by ios... choose this.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:36

15. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


thats b.s for real..just like espn Come 'on man

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:39 1

16. kam (unregistered)


multitasking and flash needs more calculating power as it uses more programming. apple know it and they doesnt use it in their ios. thats why i use android. multitasking and flash. i dont need it to be super smooth like the iphone.

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