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PC Mag says Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone in the land

0. phoneArena 22 Sep 2012, 02:10 posted on

PC Magazine put the Apple iPhone 5 through as number of benchmark tests that measure things like processor speed and browser speed, RAM, JavaScript and other important functions and has come to the conclusion that the Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone in the world...

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posted on 22 Sep 2012, 03:37 13

20. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1530; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Yes, there is a problem. The problem is that one of the phones this benchmark compared the iPhone 5 to was a phone that was announced in May and released in June (although it was released in May internationally). Of course, I am speaking of the GSIII. So, wouldn't it be better to compare it to phones that have been announced recently that are more up to date on technology, such as the Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus G? (And before you start to say: "Well we can't compare it to those devices because they haven't come out yet..." Just know that these devices have been benchmarked and their release dates are within the next two months.) So, while PC World may TECHNICALLY be able to say it's the fastest phone in the world right now, it will be short lived. It almost begs the question of why even crown it when you know it's going to dethroned in a short period of time?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:12 16

1. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:37 26

6. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Yes. Just comparing with GSIII and Razr M doesn't make it the fastest phone in the world.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:50 27

13. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Of course there is nothing called the fastest in the world..because there is always something better that will come in the future..but let's say it's the fastest in the market yet.
Anyway..I don't really care about the benchmarks and power..
Why do I need an intel core i7 extreme in an iPhone if the dual core processor is doing a great job with no lag and can run every application smoothly??
It's not about having the best specs..
Note:I don't have an iPhone and not planning to buy one.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:53 13

15. iphoneWOW (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

android phones are pathetic: I remember when the nexus came our all the fandroids was harking about how perfect it was yet months later when something better came along well than people start saying things like "pentile stinks" and there are lags because it ran on a slowA@@ tiomap--- OH and lets not forget about the embarassing camera> LOL just stfu fandroids yaLL and been beaten down!!!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 03:08 25

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The iPhone 5 may run better than the Galaxy Nexus, but at least some of us "fandroids" are able to communicate in proper English.

Besides, the Nexus was a beastly phone when it was released, camera aside. Specs wise the iPhone 5 will be crushed like a cockroach under the boot heel of the Galaxy Note 2, considering even the S3, with half the Note 2's processing power, already edges the iPhone 5 on these tests when updated to Jelly Bean, which the Note 2 will run out of the box.

And of course the iPhone 5 will still outsell any other single model for now, but don't fret; the Android Alliance is still here and still growing stronger every day. And even if Android will someday die, just remember: for a significant amount of time, Android completely dominated any other mobile OS in adoption and changed the landscape of smartphone accessibility for good. For a significant amount of time, Android wrested control from the hands of those who sought to dictate the terms of how we use our smartphones. For a time, Android kicked the s**t out of the Apple Empire and made them SCRAMBLE to compete.

Oh yes, Android will fade from history, but it's already left its goddamn mark, and its a mark that the people of the world on both sides of this conflict will remember for a long time. You will NEVER be able to take that away from Android, no matter what happens in the coming years.

And that's why I chuckle at the bulls**t mud slinging that we all engage in over these issues. I accept the future for what it is, but DAMN, I'm going to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:30 3

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

How does the Note 2 have twice the processing power of the GS3 when it just has a higher clock speed by 200 MHz?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:37 3

29. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

Well at least android gets something new every few months, it took apple what, 2 years to change the iphone 4 (the 4s i still a 4, changes vere pathetic) and they did what, a 0.5" more on the screen and 200mhz more? in the automotive industry this is all called facelifting and you get a designation like 4f, there is nothing really new about the iphone since it came out in 2007 (it was revolutionary then, even i dont doubt that).

Headphone jack on the bottom... AWESOME feature, maybe the 4sfg will have it on the side lmao

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:40 2

30. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Very well said mate! Aye for that sir!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:25 24

32. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Lol, I can't believe you really think that the iPhone 5 shouldn't be compared to the SIII. May/June was not that long ago. You guys never had a problem comparing the SIII to the iPhone 4S, lol. The Note II would be an interesting comparison, but I think SGIII is more in the same category smartphone than the Note II.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:30 8

34. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Why are you guys such haters? Here we are talking about speed and you come out and talk about screen sizes and headphone jacks, just to troll.

Just say good job and move along.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:45 6

36. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Very well said... Sniggly. Your English is so awesome. Why don't you apply as a writer here in PA?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:55 3

37. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

They may take away our benchmarks, but they'll never take our money!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:57 7

39. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The Note 2 has a quad core Exynos versus the dual core snapdragon that they are undoubtedly looking at in the US versions of the S3.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:22 6

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

There's something fishy about those GeekBench scores.

Usually, the GS3 (US and international) scores between 1,600 and 1,800; yet these are set at 1,400? Something seems not right.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:47 7

43. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Hey, you gotta give credit to Apple for the design of this chip.
Not bad!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:51 4

44. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

You see with apple its either love it or hate it, i fall into the category hate it. Why? coz apple has a tendency to take a lot of money for an obsolete product. What does that matter here? well you se a single pc mag said that it was the fastest, on the other hand there is a couple of milion people that know a dual core 1ghz dual core can not be faster than a quad core 1.5. yet phone arena mostly ignores those few milion people and choses to headline what is bassically a trole article. i love pa video reviews, but the website is another story.
oh and i can not say good job to someone who is trying basically to trick me into buying yesterdays tech. nuff said...

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:07 8

46. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Thank you, these are the same guys getting happy because the s3 outsold the iPhone 4S last quarter.

Damn hypocrites

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:46 1

52. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

What design.... they just stamped a sign and that's all. Design what? they asked Samsung to under clock the cpu.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:40 1

49. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Half-Baked iOs that dosent run any apps at the back-ground along where the ios dosen't need that much cpu to push it's system, and having around 800MB of RAM left, why wouldn't this app launcher iOs get high scores...
Comparing the Half-Baked iOs to a full LINUX.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:43 1

50. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

So true. Buying the same phone over and over again....
These people need big HELP. OMG full of unsmart people in this world.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:44 1

51. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)

Just want know what drugs are you taking? Must be good.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:43 2

65. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Anandtech looked at the international S3, which got destroyed, the international HOX, AND the LG Optimus G. iPhone 5 was still the winner.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:48 2

55. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

+1 from me.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:55 4

56. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

This is why I hate these tests.

While I don't have a problem with benchmark tests against a company's predecessors, I do have a problem in making them against competition. Technology leapfrogs very quickly which inherently leaves the many previously issued devices behind once again. It may be fun for geeks but, all it does is confuse the mainstream public.

Consumers really need to take the same mindset they use when purchasing PCs and migrate over to smartphones and other mobile devices. --Purchase the most you can with what you can afford--. Because next month, it will only be outdated.

John B.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:06 4

57. Retro-touch (Posts: 275; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

GSM Arena shows the GS3 beating the Iphone 5 in geekbench not to mention the results in the various GLbenchmarks were different and considerably higher, I trust them more than some idiots than unilaterally declare the Iphone 5 the fastest without disclaimers that you can't really compare effectively how fast Iphone really is unless you run Android on it, OS differences give different results

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:27 2

58. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

SGSIII is faster even in this iOS based benchmark, PC Mag wrote wrong results:http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks & http://browser.primatelabs.com/ios-benchmarks. Get it over, this iPhone is yet old !

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

60. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Whatever they are, they allow me to taste sounds.

Next question?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

61. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

It has alread been done ;) And the prosessor i faster than the prosessor in LG Optimus G, because iOS i coded in a lot less demanding OS than Android. So alle the other new phones are right behind. If you nly look on the ARM chip in the new LG O-G, than it is a lot more owerfull chip, but because the Android OS is more demanding ;)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:41 1

62. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Nope. Moore's Law isn't consistent. The iPhone 4S was a minor upgrade. Buyers could've skipped it. The Galaxy S III isn't that much better than the S II. They could've skipped it and waited for the S IV. iPhones are predictable since there's only one a year. Android phones release two or three flagship phones a year per company and then there's a bunch of midrange and budget models. What is major and what is marginal, the benchmarks and the reviews will help make the decision. I feel sorry for people who just bought the Xperia Ion and now the Xperia T has suddenly come out.

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