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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 23 Sep 2012, 02:15

150. tedkord (Posts: 12877; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


People prefer Android by a more than 3 to 1 margin.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:18

151. tedkord (Posts: 12877; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's compared to beta software. The G isn't released yet, you can't compare unfinalized to to finalized.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:20

152. tedkord (Posts: 12877; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes they will. By driving up the price of our chosen devices through legal fees. They already have taken our money.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:21

153. tedkord (Posts: 12877; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's not a completely in house design. It's a modified ARM processor. Yes, they did mod the design, but it's not a ground up new cpu.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 03:10

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


The problem with what you're saying is that there will always be another Android device around the corner. 2 months from now, I bet we'll have the specs for the next nexus and info on other upcoming devices. The One X just launched in May and there's already specs for the One X+. It's a never ending wait.

And to be 100% honest, these specs really mean nothing at all to me. iPhone has always been plenty fast and I'm never disappointed when it comes to speed. But it is kinda a big deal to Android users (the ones that always call the iPhone outdated) to come in at #1 because its beating Android at its own game. That's why I don't really blame them for announcing it, as opposed to "Note is fastest phone"

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 04:00

160. Retro-touch (Posts: 274; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Even though you might not see this you really are incredibly stupid, why do custom ROMS get higher benchmarks even with stock frequencies you f**king ingrate!!!?? Even browser benchmarks fyi I get varying scores and the better optimized the ROM the higher scores I get, get your head out your ass

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 08:34

164. ph00ny (Posts: 1332; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Gimped version being compared against the new iphone?
Why not mix quadcore versions of the phones into the mix?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 08:44

165. ph00ny (Posts: 1332; Member since: 26 May 2011)


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

So um Galaxy Note 10.1 scores 1829, Galaxy S3 (quad) scores 1753...

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 11:44 1

168. remixfa (Posts: 14342; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


javascript, HTML5, and all the other browser benchmarks are VERY dependent on a well optimized system with free resources like memory and CPU use. In order for them to be completely "platform independent", they would have to be run without being on a platform.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 10:01

171. _atlien_ (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I hope you Apple spec fans are still willing to comment when the S4 processors get updated to Androi 4.1 JellyBean.

Something tells me that will quiet you all.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:09

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


Don't sound like such a fanboy. My friend has the SIII (which by the way I convinced him to buy) and he rooted to get stock Jingerbread. My iPhone 5 is still faster than his, in a browser sped test anyway.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:36

175. JunitoNH (Posts: 1930; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Good point, but you know they love making excuses. It doesn't matter if they have 52 cores. Is all about OS optimization. Anyway, +1 muchacho.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:40

176. JunitoNH (Posts: 1930; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


oh please give it break. Yeah they favor Apple, when they beat Android.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:44

177. JunitoNH (Posts: 1930; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You are a foolish child. If Samsung was the designer of the chip, it already would had been incorporated into their devices.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:15 9

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


I guess with the benchmarks all these fandroids aren't gonna have much to say. It doesn't matter what android puts out as soon as a new iphone comes out... well lets just say android is like last years tech.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:33 14

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Nah, now Android OEMs will strike back with the likes of SGS4 and Co. The mobile tech world is moving forward like no other, every new product has to outshine the previous one. That is called tech evolution cycle.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:58 5

16. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


ok maybe the "fastest" but thats its its like having a ferrari engine and putting it in a mini cooper. So the phones fast so what it doesn't do anything revolutionary. Oh the iphone can stream video, play games and download at high speeds? um sounds like a ipod touch to me. So stop it with the fandroid I rather have a slightly "slower" phone that does everything that has current gen and next gen technology. The iphone is just boring and it'll get a minimal update adding something the should have put in the phone this year next year when they add the S. So be happy with your blazing fast ipod touch

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:44 1

41. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Quad core A15 processor should be coming soon iPhone won't stand a chance

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:21 6

3. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


I thought iphone is slower to gs3 when running Jelly Bean. Dont care because no phone could be near to Note and will wait for Note2. That large screen is just great and tailormade for me. iphone is great too but Note 2 is it.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:48 5

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


meh if the system on the iphone was clocked as high as a android than the note 2 will just be plain embarassing

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 03:01 4

17. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


iboring would you stop lying to yourself the i5 is embarrasing. .5inch taller phone and no real innovative features. gaytor is right JB actually adds speed and features that the iphone will get when it hits 7. so please stop its one thing to lie to us but don't lie to yourself

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 09:01 2

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


Why are you lying to yourself? The screen size is not an e-penis metric. The iPhone can actually be used with one hand. That's why phone sizes range from 3.2" all the way up to 5.5". You are an idiot for comparing phone sizes. If you care about them so much, go get a 10" tablet and put it in your pocket.

And are you actually claiming that JB will have "innovative" features? The two major features in JB are literally just Google's attempt to try and catch up with iOS. The speed gain you boast is just project Butter, hardware acceleration for the UI that iOS has had since day one and Android is still struggling to do right. The other is the Siri competitor. Copycat much?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 03:51

159. amir1975 (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


please bear in mind that the latest i.o.s version is 6 now, whereas the Android one is 4.1, i don't care about the version, what i want to express is that Android is still young, but as you confessed by yourself, it easily catch up with I.o.s (or surpass it in many ways : Google maps for instance)
So, in the years which are coming, as it has been estimated by many Experts, Android with the power of Gigantic Google rules the world. consider what Android 6 will be alike in 2015? or a day which every Android phone will be emerged with a pre-installed Google Maps Application, but other platforms have to pay for it. it will happen, be sure.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:33 7

5. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Where is the maps benchmarks??? :)))
Try to do your best for showing how iphone is good but everyone knows about this crap.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:43 5

7. amir1975 (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


it's like a joke, playing well with the numbers and benchmark softwares, PC mag has always has been a fan of apple (i don't know why?, maybe due to the fact that they are American too!)
the fastest Smart phone in the world is currently "LG optimus G". that's why they had frightened to put this Gadget face to face with iphone5. i don't care about Numbers, a geek knows this Rule very well : always Hardware Talks.
So still (and always) Android rules.
you can check the results inwww.glbenchmark.com

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:31 2

35. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


lol chinese phone beat the crap of apple

Xiaomi MI 2 3445
Apple iPhone 5 3235

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 09:03 2

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


How about comparing phones you can actually buy right now instead of mythical unicorn ones?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 10:16 2

94. satanrules (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Hardware isn't the only thing that matters. Is it that hard to accept that iPhone can be in some ways better than Android phones for some people?

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 03:27

158. amir1975 (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


So i'm going to buy a Xiaomi MI 2 !
The fastest phone in terms of Benchmarks and selling records.
http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_sells_300000_mione_s_phones_in_4_minutes_12_seconds-news-4833.php

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:44 6

8. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


S3.. note 2.. HTC ONE X .. and upcoming HTC DIx... Are monsters.. no maps no flash no new design no hdmi and u people called it a new phone ? Go to gsm arena and u will find that i5 having less features then 4@s lolxx is that ur New iPhone ? Apple is just overrated but can not compete with android globally... Enjoy ur old expensive device with no features lolxx

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