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Apple iPhone 5s performance review: CPU and GPU speed compared to top Android phones (benchmarks)

0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2013, 06:47 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5s brings is one of the biggest under-the-hood upgrades to ever happen to the iPhone line. Apple’s A7 chip comes with a new Cyclone core that is very well optimized in terms of power consumption and still manages to deliver great performance…

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 06:50 2

1. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


The first 2 benchmarks are probably "Lower is better" and not "higher is better"!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 06:53 1

2. Victor.H (Posts: 712; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Absolutely, we've just fixed that.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:00 4

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Victor, PhoneArena should do something with picture preview, because at the moment it is very uncomfortable.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:34

29. MotorolaX (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


where is Motorola Moto X?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:35 1

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Victor, what Google Nexus 5 does in benchmarks? :)

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:40 1

33. blahb (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 May 2012)


In these benchmark comparisons where lower results are better in some tests and higher results are better in other tests, it would be helpful if the benchmark tool could indicate >>> for higher is better and >> for lower is better.

http://postimg.org/image/4ypwqsts5/

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:43 1

34. Victor.H (Posts: 712; Member since: 27 May 2011)


It will be added in the future.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:44

35. Victor.H (Posts: 712; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks for the suggestion, we'll consider this option.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 08:43 3

61. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


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I think that PhoneArena.com knows more about the Nexus 5 than it tells to us! And here is few reasons why I think so:

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P.S.
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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:07

66. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I would hope the benchmarks are better. All of the best Android phones released 6 months ago. A good comparison might be the Galaxy Note. Maybe.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:10 3

70. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"All of the best Android phones released 6 months ago."

Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2 wasn't released 6 months ago.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:12 1

125. juandante (Posts: 568; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Victor, I have to complain about the picture preview again. I would like an option to easily open the original picture in the browser. Because actually, all the javascript coding, except on some scare website I've forgotten, are very bogus and incompatible with how one would like to manipulate a picture.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:50

131. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Victor, I have to complain about the picture preview again. I would like an option to easily open the original picture in the browser."

Agree.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:56 2

143. joey_sfb (Posts: 6338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


This sort of numbers from a dual cores, its really amazing optimization on Apple's end.

Let hope the next wave of Android phones are just as good or better.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:16

149. sckortyman (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Im pretty sure most phone sites get the early information on devices (in some cercumstances).

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 07:23

163. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:53

172. wilsong17 (unregistered)


note 3 ftw

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 06:59 32

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Obviously Apple did an incredible job of the A7 chip. Benchmarks says it all.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:04 5

10. Gulenkov (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Benchmarks are nothing.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:08 22

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Funny how before the iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPhone 5S benchmarks meant the world, and now they don't mean anything..

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:23 4

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22997; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol he was on here the other day bragging about specs/benchmarks, now they mean nothing Smurf. Look man, all these phones are power houses. The 5S is simply a power house in a smaller package, and some will love that, some will hate that. I love it, great device. I've been comparing it head up with my note 2, I'd honestly say like 80% of the time the 5S is faster on the web. That should be expected with the new hardware. Gulenkov is hating bro.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:29 2

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22997; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You sound like a kid who's mom takes his favorite toy, and he lies and says "I don't want it anyway". The tears tell the truth though...my mom would say fix your face boy.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:53 3

43. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1485; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Funny how amazing new iPhone did it, even at 1.3GHz

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:55 26

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


It wins in graphics test because its resolution is horrid.

1136x640 vs 1920x1080.
1920-1136 = 784
1080-640 = 440
its pushing over 1200 more pixels, iPhone is pushing a total of 1776 pixel, a phone like the Z1 is pushing 3000 pixels, which is quite a bit more.

Theres not really any resolution benchmarks for phones so heres what the impact of more pixels does to your FPS. Since Apple doesn't even use 720p it would be an even bigger difference on the actual phones compared.

http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/amd/HD7750/graph-2.jpg

http://media.bestofmicro.com/7/A/272422/original/STALKER-Call-of-Pripyat-High-Preset-No-AA.png

http://media.bestofmicro.com/W/7/98359/original/500gaming_prey_high-4xaa.png

http://media.bestofmicro.com/5/2/351398/original/image010.png

As you can see it is a pretty substantial difference, in some instances it can be as much as a 50% FPS hit and if adreno 330 was on a 720p device it would smoke the 5S in graphics.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 07:58 3

45. Ninetysix (Posts: 2516; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Good job Qualcomm on an amazing chip. You suck Apple! Shatter will not give you credit for an

edit: You should look at the offscreen tests where the phone's resolution does not matter. L2 G2 is using the Adreno 330 and you'll see more offscreen benchmarks @anandtech.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 08:13

49. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I don't know, these benchmark numbers seem fishy to me like the 9 mil sold number. I wouldn't be surprised if apple used some sort of software trick to make it seem faster than it really is. If these numbers are indeed true, well they are very impressive(too impressive to be true in my opinion).

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 08:21 6

54. Spikes9s (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Your calculations are wrong dude, iPhone 5S got 727040 pixels to push (1136x640) while the Full HD screens have more than 2 milion pixels to deal with (2073600 for 1920x1080), anyway good job from Apple with the upgrade refresh in his hardware and thanx Samsung for manufacturing the chip for them! Still waiting for a true cross platform compatible Benchmark that can really give us real comparison results for the all available portable OS's (iOS, Android, WP, Ubuntu, BB etc)

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 08:44 8

62. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Gosh, what on earth was that??
You crazy?
This is the math you are looking for..

1920x1080 = 2 073 600
1136x640 = 727 040

2 073 60 ÷ 727 040 = 2.852

This means that android top gun phones push around 3 TIMES more pixels in the ON SCREEN tests.

That's why OFF SCREEN tests are for, dummy

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:02 1

65. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Did you mean SAMSUNG!! did an incredible job with the A7 chip?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:08 5

68. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Shatter, I'm a big Android supporter myself, but you just proved how little you know about tech with that post. To figure out the number of pixels a screen has, you multiply the numbers, not add them. This actually lends to your point about the Android devices pushing more pixels, but some of those were off screen tests. That renders your point moot. Give credit where its due.

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