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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, 09:15

71. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Obviously Samsung did an Incredible job of the A7 chip. Benchmarks says it all.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 09:29 4

77. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


if i were to follow your stupid logic... the chinese worker at foxconn did an incredible job better than samsung or apple. Benchmarks says it all.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:06 2

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


Sorry I couldn't reply on time due to me going to my History course in college. Actually, no, I'm not sorry. You just proved how little you know about technology. Here have fun learning a thing or two.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:15 2

84. bigstrudel (Posts: 523; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Offscreen tests are offscreen for a reason?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:25 6

90. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Apple made the a7 chip....Sansung only manufactures it....apple has really done a great job, only two cores clocked at such low speed but the a7 still manages to top the results.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:29 1

92. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yaaaaaaawwwwwwwwn pt. 3

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:48 3

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


His post was the craziest thing I've read in a long time.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 10:50

98. shahrooz (Posts: 782; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


1080p phones dont have 3000 pixels it is 1920x1080 pixles. so iphone has 344960 less pixles than FHD android flagships

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 12:06 2

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


I agree. Made himself look real dumb with that one.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:46 1

119. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


It is because Apple uses new architecture, the 64-bit architecture is not just to be able to adress more than 3,5 GB RAM, however phonearena has no knowledge about CPU, either do I, but guys at anandtech do and there you will find out that a 64-bit CPU can do much more stuff than just adress more memory.
Also this new architecture uses the new armv8, and that is a huge step forward as you can see. ARMv8 architecture does not only add AArch64 but also adresses AArch32 (which is what everyone else except Apple is using right now) so it will have better performance in 32-bit programs as well. So if apps on IOS can make a good use of this new ''cyclone'', well just imagine what they can do with it. Apple is right now ahead of everyone else.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:49 2

121. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Yeah, the iphone resolution is HORRID.
Pixels with sharp edges everywhere
Can barely stand to look at it

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:51 6

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


What good is a 80% faster browser on a nearly 40% smaller display?

Browsing on a tiny 4" screen is a joke in 2013. But hey, i guess apps are everything for certain people.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:52 2

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


Are you stupid? Read the "Off-screen" benchies. That's exactly what they're for.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:53

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


That's a guess.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:16 2

126. juandante (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Anyway, offscreen test are silly, who plays a game "offscreen" in the bus ? The iPhone, as a device, will have the fastest games, but the low resolution of the screen will not let me buy it at this price.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:21 2

127. juandante (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


It is a real slap in the face for every Android device which where boasting 2.3Ghz in their phone and quad core CPUs.

But, Apple is 1M km late because I hardly see myself with a 640p (not even 720p) brand new high end phone in 2013.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:27 2

128. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


My mom would say the same thing and that is the same thing I tell my daughters. "Fix your face!" needs to be handed down from generation to generation. Too many whiners, pouters, pity parties in the real world these days.

Looks at daughter: "You better fix your face before we leave the house!"

For those that don't know, we are not talking about washing our face or girls putting on make up.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:36 1

130. samsungIScopycat (banned) (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


because they still think or they want to believe copy company is better than apple...
those people only care about SCREEN SIZE...nothing else...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 16:29 4

135. ROG2000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Exactly. And iOS 7 is a minimal architecture, while Android 4.3 has over 5x the features.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 17:32

137. JC557 (Posts: 1720; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


And Anandtech agrees though they do go more in depth if you're into the highly technical side of things.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:07 1

138. tuminatr (Posts: 801; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


you hit the nail on the head the iphone is not even HD display it should beat the phones that have near triple the resulution in a graphics test. its a no brainer

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:31 1

140. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


well before the fandroids were saying benchmarks are everything, can you guys make up your minds.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:32

141. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


If Samsung designed the chip, it would had been in the S4

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:08

146. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lo well said, that's old school. +1

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:29

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


Many people have already pointed out that 64 architecture does not improve speed of a device significantly. Moreover, like 5s, Z1 has the latest ARM chip as well(snapdragon 800). It's hard to imagine 5s being so much faster than Z1 without so sort of trick being used for these benchmark tests. I could be wrong but when something looks too good to be true it rarely is.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:14

153. tuminatr (Posts: 801; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


they probibly did not however these chips are not very different its a dual core 1300mhz chip. think of it this way the Iphone GPU must manipulate a signal that is not concidered full hd on the other hand the anroid is full hd with amost 3x the amount of pixles on the screen. If the Iphone has the quad core the numbers would be probibly double what they are if the android had the slower 1.3 apple cpu they would be very very slow. in other words yes apple has put a good amount of power under the hood for their application and so has android for their application. once apple goes full HD they will need a quad core or better too

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:17

154. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


the a7 has performed equally well on the benchmark tests(including the graphics tests) that have nothing to do with the screen resolution...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:18

155. tuminatr (Posts: 801; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


Yes they do, lower resolutions are easer on a processer.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:34

156. tuminatr (Posts: 801; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


yes but all things are driven to the display. I know this if I lower the resolution on my computer all of its speed test get faster. I will consult with my uber geek friends for a better explanation.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 23:11

157. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


the a7 has performed really well in the off screen benchmark tests which don't involve the resolution of the device...
...you are talking about the on screen benchmark tests that involve the resolution of the screen...
the a7 has done really well on screen and off screen...

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