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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, 18:27 3

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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:56 5

50. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; 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

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:37

56. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


@jacko1977

Wow really? That's your argument...
K.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 09:46

123. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Yup they cheated on their pseudo-720p slowmo recording.

That's 480p.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:40

134. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; 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

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:02

69. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See post #56

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:30 1

79. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:33

81. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 21:04 2

84. willard12 (Posts: 1720; 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?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 21:24 1

85. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; 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?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 00:20

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...

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 07:04

114. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Also, remember these phones are more than likely NOT running 4.3 android.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:18

10. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2117; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not even race not over yet, we still have NEXUS 5 Vs IPHONE 5s..

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:53

63. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nexus 5 will take the crown, until the gs5 comes out.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:56

83. tyger11 (Posts: 165; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Nexus 5 uses the same SoC as LG G2, so don't expect it to be any faster.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:21

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


something called software optimization out there

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:22 12

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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:36 2

20. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


True.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 19:51 1

61. Allfonefan (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Sep 2013)


Amen!

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:02 4

68. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


If you really own all those phones....can you adopt me? :P

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:29

13. abhi12345 (Posts: 14; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:52 6

28. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Note 3 beats the 5s in multi core.

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

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 20:27 1

77. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Lets rename geekbench to lowerscorebench and watch the Note 3's score drop by 20-50%.

Awesome right?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 22:31

91. tedkord (Posts: 12207; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 22:54 1

95. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


What kind of magic did samsung put in the S800? False numbers? Lol...

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/

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

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:27

130. tedkord (Posts: 12207; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 18:11 4

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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:31 7

14. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:45 3

25. twens (Posts: 979; 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 17:36 2

19. jove39 (Posts: 1888; 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 400@2.26GHz: 882
A7-cyclone@1.3GHz: 1410

cyclone core is outperforming krait400 while running at 1.7x less frequency...that's amazing work done by Apple's engineering team.

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