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Apple iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone according to benchmark tests

0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2013, 16:52 posted on

Just which smartphone is the fastest? According to Which magazines independent speed test, the Apple iPhone 5s beat out rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S4 to earn the title as the world's fastest smartphone using the Geekbench benchmark tests; in single-core testing, the full-featured iPhone had a huge margin over the LG G2, the second place finisher. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was third...

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posted on 19 Oct 2013, 16:58 25

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well it's not surprising news as the 5S is super fast, but where's the note 3? That's an awfully fast piece of tech too. Anyways good job apple, work out the kinks and the 5S is pretty much perfect

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 16:59 31

3. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Note 3 conveniently left out.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:14 8

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Even if it beat the 5s, second fastest is all good. This stuff only matters to people sitting by each other doing speed tests. Otherwise not

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:40 37

23. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


FASTEST processor of 2013 inside the SMALLEST flagship of this year!!! What would be the benefit of this superprocessor when the display resolution and size is not suitable for game, surfing... I prefer Note 3!

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:14 17

40. c.sonnen (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Its like a fastest processor on a windows 98 and on a smallest crt monitor.. 5s needs that 4inch display and and not even a fhd resolution for their 720p(downscaled to 480p) slowmo videos so the people wont notice it..liars

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:59 16

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You sound butthurt. I recommend Preparation H

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:18 1

128. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


And u sound like u can't handle the truth about the brand u worship

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:17

75. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


pssht might as well carry a tv in your pocket with an alienware aurora, nice big display and a good screen to boot

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 07:46

140. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Android smartphones are big not because they wanted to give us big screens!!! They just couldn't fit a nice processor, an elephant size battery and so on to be able to run android. iPhones are amazing because the are more powerful than any other smartphones but have the size of 1/3 of S4 or G2. Imagine a 5 inch iPhone!!! It will be a beast and we will be playing full games but android will barely run his native mobile games. :)

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 08:04

141. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3038; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Actually, there are quite a few models who have great specs and battery in a device with smaller screen. So you're arguments make no sense at all.
And why would a 5 inch iPhone be a beast? Suddenly their processor needs to handle a bigger screen and more pixels.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:42 3

46. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


This is the way you should be, not like some of those other raging fanboys.
Good job, man. :]

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:01 2

67. darkkjedii (Posts: 22130; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx man +1. It's just not that serious lol

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 22:52

94. Muzhhur (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Agree. It must be the fastest but all people are diferent

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:25 3

12. CreeDiddy (Posts: 847; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Note 3 results

864 single core
2124 multi core

Still slower....

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:35 14

18. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Note 3 results

933 single core
2802 multi core

http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

Not so much

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:59 5

33. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Show me your multi threaded apps lol. Single core score is king.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:43 1

58. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Woah, the Note 3 is about as fast as computers from 2009
http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:24 6

76. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Woah, rename Geekbench to Beekgench and watch the Note 3 drop its score by 20-50%.

GG

boosting code sample:
arrayOfPackageInfo[10] = new PackageInfo("ca.primatelabs.geekbench2", false);

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 22:26 3

90. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Average gain, as found by anandtech, was between 0% and 4%. They even stated that the priming wasn't worth the effort they put into it.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 23:31 1

96. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I guess it would drop to the Xperia Z1 (Sony weren't found to be boosting their benchmarks), which got 2700, still crazy fast.
http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:46 2

59. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


How about gnote 3 with ios software and or iPhone 5s with android software, vice versa. Comparing with the same software is better.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:45 3

24. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Doesn't matter, if you compare single core scores, Note3 will lose...A7's cyclone core would keep the crown until we see next gen cores (A57 based) in Snapdraggon, Exynos and Tegra.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:51 6

27. tedkord (Posts: 12308; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Single core. My GS3 uses both cores in nearly any situation.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:06 1

35. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I am just highlighting performance of cyclone vs krait400 core...in daily use S800 and A7 performance will be very similar.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:36

55. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


But you still have to take something in account here, the cyclone cores are much bigger in die size than normal cores, the A7's dual core occupies the same die space roughly as the quad A15s in the Exynos 5410.

http://chip-architect.com/news/Apple_A7_Samsung_5410.jpg

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:33 1

82. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That's because cyclone core is 64 bit...all registers are probably of double size (64bit).

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:08 1

37. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Ios and android are coded much differently than windows. The difference between multithreading in most programs for making apps is just checking marking a box to build the app as multithreaded.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:04 4

51. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Doesn't matter, Note 3 would either match or marginally beat the iPhone, which wouldn't matter in the end because it really doesn't. The fact that the article states that anything feels snappier than the other in the top 10 is retarded because opening apps will be limited by the SSD with the kind of processing power that is available. The only place it matters is in high end gaming and they all about equal out in that regard. I don't know why they even measure CPU performance anyway as a means of overall device performance.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 02:54 4

106. Luuthian (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Thank you, exactly. The speed wars are essentially over.

While the iPhone 5 and up are definitely a speed of their own, Android is doing just equally fine when not bloated with crap.

There's absolutely no point in measuring these speeds when apps aren't taking advantage of them anyways. The major benefit of the iPhone is that app deveolpers can hit more specific targets with optimization. Android has so many model differences that developing for anything outside of Qualcomm chips is difficult, and then even more so with resolution differences.

The point here is that these tests prove nothing in terms of user experience.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 05:42

113. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


You get a +1

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