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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43. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
Samsung cheats. Boosted benchmark results. Your phone actually scores in the 2500-2700 range. Which is still very good.
50. jacko1977 (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i bet apple cheats too just no one can access the files in the phone
lie cheat steal isn't that the apple saying
56. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)
Wow really? That's your argument...
123. saffant (Posts: 239; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
Yup they cheated on their pseudo-720p slowmo recording.
134. wildfiregt (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Well ,they did concerning the slowmo recording
It's funny they said the 5s is twice faster than the 5 and it scores the double in Geekbench 3
Funnier that ,it is still behind android phones on Geekbench 2
79. blingblingthing (Posts: 491; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I disagree. From what I read, the cores just operate at max clock speed without idling. If they temporarily were over clocked I would consider that cheating.
81. Ninetysix (Posts: 1837; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
It's cheating because it's using a whitelist to boost apps. You can "normalize" the score by just changing the name of the benchmark app.
84. willard12 (Posts: 1077; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
But the cores are indeed producing the score, correct? Or is it figuring out how to produce a false number?
85. Ninetysix (Posts: 1837; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
It sure is. Just like how the S800 on the L2 G2 is producing the score. The nexus 5 will also not have this boosting code and will score much lower. Whose score is correct?
98. apurb.lal (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)
have you even seen the leaked bench marks of nexus 5.... They are really good.. So, please dont speak without knowing...
114. blingblingthing (Posts: 491; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Also, remember these phones are more than likely NOT running 4.3 android.
10. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
not even race not over yet, we still have NEXUS 5 Vs IPHONE 5s..
63. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Nexus 5 will take the crown, until the gs5 comes out.
83. tyger11 (Posts: 94; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Nexus 5 uses the same SoC as LG G2, so don't expect it to be any faster.
129. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
something called software optimization out there
11. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
Lets stop the BS shall we? We all know that none of the benchmark apps to totally cross platform and synthetic benchmarks tell us absolutely nothing about how a device actually responds in real world conditions. In my possession I have the HTC One, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 4 and an LG G2. And know what? In day to day use each phone is fast at opening applications, moving between screens, booting up, etc. and rarely if ever have any kinds of slowdowns to sully the experience.
68. datphoneguy (Posts: 144; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
If you really own all those phones....can you adopt me? :P
13. abhi12345 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Note 3 also did not beat iphone 5s. The exynos model of note 3 is slower in geekbench 3.
Note 3 s800(587 ms) also lost to iphone 5s(403 ms) in sunspider tests.
The only benchmarks note3(s800) has beaten iphone 5s is glbenchmarks.
Overall iphone 5s is best and fastest phone than both note 3 models.
28. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Note 3 beats the 5s in multi core.
77. Ninetysix (Posts: 1837; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Lets rename geekbench to lowerscorebench and watch the Note 3's score drop by 20-50%.
91. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Why do you insist on throwing out false numbers? Anand found that the benchmark priming Samsung did boosted numbers less than 5% in nearly all instances. They specifically stated that the process wasn't worth doing because they boost was almost nonexistent.
95. Ninetysix (Posts: 1837; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
What kind of magic did samsung put in the S800? False numbers? Lol...
To see how some other benchmarks are affected, we made "stealth" versions of those, too—the exact same app, just with a different package name. These results back up the Geekbench findings: we're seeing artificial benchmark increases across the board of about 20 percent; Linpack showed a boosted variance of about 50 percent
130. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Try Anandtech. 0 to 4% gain on average. A rare few got as high as 10%.
Are is a good site, head and shoulders and torso and toes above BGR, but for in depth writing on this stuff, Anandtech is the way to go.
38. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Sunspider is a browser benchmark and it is not reliable go run puffin on your android phone it will score a 150-250 in sunspider no matter what the hardware is as long as its decent.
14. alaw.14 (Posts: 206; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
twens you are right there is a video on youtube showing the note 3 scores 3000 and the z1 scores 2700 on geekbench 3 beating the iphone 5s 2500.
25. twens (Posts: 822; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I know am right cos I own a note 3 exynos version. I can even post my benchmarks if anyone doubts the note 3 scores.
19. jove39 (Posts: 1414; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Apple's cyclone core in A7 is certainly best (and perhaps only commercially available) implementation of ARM's v8 instruction-set. I am very much impressed with single core result of geekbench -
MSM8974-krait firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz: 882
cyclone core is outperforming krait400 while running at 1.7x less frequency...that's amazing work done by Apple's engineering team.
39. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Or amazing benchmark faking done by apples software team. There is no way to prove apples benchmarks as real or fake because they have 100% control over their OS.
47. stealthd (Posts: 1024; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Anandtech already found no evidence of Apple manipulating benchmarks. You're just making baseless speculation.
70. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Since iOS is completely coded source, Anand would have no way of knowing for sure if iOS was doing anything different for benchmarks.
53. jove39 (Posts: 1414; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Why its so hard for you believe cyclone core is better than krait400?
72. darkkjedii (Posts: 14411; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Your hopes and dreams are "shattered". You dropped a glass in your kitchen and it "shattered" your post about apple faking benchmarks just "_________"
62. brrunopt (Posts: 647; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
is has more than twice the size, what where you expecting...
21. Eonnaydra (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
800~ pe core and Android its not an good OS for multi-threading ,thats why it has lag.(not to mention about UIs).Thats very low.
74. darkkjedii (Posts: 14411; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ted you and I both know, no device has zero lag. C'mon bro, this sounds like something Troll would post, if he could post. Zero lag doesn't exist.
87. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You're right.. Even my 920, with virtually no lag ever, has hiccups from time to time.. They are rare, but anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time with a Windows Phone, or any phone for that fact, has had to experience the phone stutter at some point... But, I will say that my phone may stutter a handful of times a year.. Most likely being able to count how many times it's lagged, in a year, on one hand... Nevertheless, no device is perfect.
102. darkkjedii (Posts: 14411; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly, and wp8 is like buttery smooth. Any phone will have the occasional hiccup. +1
92. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
OK, as little as any phone out there, OK?
109. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
My nexus 5 has zero lag.
My desktop with a 250GB samsung evo ssd that gets 550MBps + i5 4670k @4.5ghz + 16gb of cas latency 9 ram @1866mhz + 2x 3tb Seagate Nas HDD that gets 300MBps + Overclocked 7950 on an MSI mpower max motherboard literally has zero lag. None, I can not make that computer lag unless I handicap it by running benchmarks that 100% the CPU. Boots to internet loaded up and everything running from being turned off in 15 seconds.
115. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9685; Member since: 14 May 2012)
"My Nexus 5 has zero lag."
Your lie makes your post invalid.
26. darkvadervip (Posts: 358; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
I love my 5s but why is it always apple vs Samsung. No one yet compared the note3 to lg or sony.
29. twens (Posts: 822; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
The single core performance of the A7 is amazing we are not against it. We android fans even acknowledge that fact . What I am saying here is when it comes to multicore the iPhone 5s is not the fastest cos clearly the exynos and s800 versions of the note 3 out performs it. Also I feel the OS running the show is also important . IOS is heavily optimized for the iPhone 5s. Android not so much plus it is much more heavy.sometimes I ask myself how will an iPhone with s800 or exynos 5420 feel? That would be the most fastest iPhone in the history of iPhones.
30. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Apple is the best .. Don't care about bench scores that much ... Show me an android phone that had features like iTunes and the cloud integration ... I mean it's a snappy compact powerhouse with an amazing music player ... This coming from an ex note 2 user. For everything else... Mac Air
34. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
For me, iTunes is a negative. It gummed up my PC. I couldn't get it off fast enough.
32. Lakuta1978 (Posts: 57; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
dualcore and still the fattest out there???? good job Apple...^^
71. tedkord (Posts: 6441; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Not so much. Dual core and in the running, but not the fastest. One of the fastest.
36. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
Put actual HD output in the iPhone and it wouldn't hold up. This is a ridiculously stupid comparison that phonearena has already presented it once...
42. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Can we have a real test instead of fake benchmarks? Synthetic benchmarks do not work cross platform. Its like trying to compare linux to windows. Linux usually wins on identical hardware..
Heres a few ideas:
Which device encodes a 1080p video faster.
Which device gets better fps in offscreen 1080p gameplay (real games not benchamarks)
Which device unzips files faster.
Which device installs the same app faster,
44. bootroot (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Iphone 5s have a quarter of pixel than G2!
Be serious !
test the iphone5s in fullhd output you will laugh !
45. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Nokia Lumia 1020 is twice as fast as the iPhone 5S and the Lumia 1520 will be 5 times as fast!!!
78. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The 1520 will be the fastest phone in the world,, with its version of the S800 optimized with the already fast WP OS.. To bad WP doesn't have this particular benchmark app...
80. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
But, I wouldn't make any claims about the 1020 until we actually see some benchmark test.. I'm sure it wouldn't do bad though..