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iPhone 5 deemed 'slowest smartphone' in Geekbench comparison, but results might not be comparable

0. phoneArena 25 Jun 2013, 08:59 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5, the fastest selling smartphone on the planet, is now deemed to be the slowest one in a comparison with top-tier Android handsets…

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posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:02 30

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Naturally because it's the oldest. What is the point of this article again?

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:06 24

2. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Ikr? iOS is more lightweight, but less powerful than Android. It doesn't need as strong of a CPU. If you're a tech nerd viewing this site, you know that already...
This is just an article inciting fanboy rage comments.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:58 7

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4859; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Exactly.

It seems PhoneArena.com is slow today, so the authurs here pull a nerd Fanboy rage comment inducing article just to spice things up.

+1 to you my good sir or madam! lol :-)

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:08

84. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


You guys horribly misunderstand Android. In fact, the LG Optimus V (A crappy phone with an ARMv6 processor) can handle Android 4.0 which already has true multitasking. iOS isn't more lightweight, you can't get more lightweight than stock android, the whole OS takes about 150 megs.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:09 4

27. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Totally agree with you. iOS isn't a heavy machine comparing to Android. iOS runs very smooth even its hardware isn't up to par with current Android. The other hand, Android requires heavy spec to run smooth but the same time it has the multitasking ability which iOS currently lacks. It's very hard to use benchmark test to compare them. It would be like comparing a motorcycle to a car. Motorcycle has less hp but has no problem to go faster than a car. In the other hand, a car has more hp and has the ability to haul more stuff, but yet it can still go fast enough for most people.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:29 7

34. joeyhalls (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


Nice comparison! Now imagine for a moment IOS running on an S4, I think it would open apps before you had a chance to select them.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 11:53 1

61. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I would love to see that. It would last like a week on the 2600mah battery too.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 12:52

65. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


no but two days and a couple ours is good enough. i imagine the iphone lasting a bit longer (maybe) but a week? you need a RAZR MAXX with light usage.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:31 3

36. InspiredSkye (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


The "iOS don't need it" sounds a lot like an excuse to justify that, but then, when major updates come, the previous models get half the features because of lack of hardware :\
If I have to spend such a high price for a smartphone, I expect an outstanding hardware as well, not just a very well optimized software.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 11:36 3

58. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


For the same price, I would have go with a higher end spec as well. At this point, iPhone 5 and all newer Android phones are basically on par on end user experience. All the new phones out there are well exceed an average user's need and I think from this point on it's up to what an individual want to get. It's almost like car market now, everyone can shop around and see what they like and no more the so called the got to get "iPhone" or "Galaxy" anymore. Everyone just get whatever phone you like and no more HA HA my phone is better than yours... so sick of the pointless comparison like this article...

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 02:34

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


Iphone 5 has a very good HW, excellent GPU, decent CPU( their dual-core swift clocked at 1.3 GHz is half of the quad-core S600 at 1.9GHz). Also Iphone 5 is one of the best camera-phone, excellent screen. IOS is GPU accelerated so it does not need a quad-core clocked at 2.0 GHz :).
And to those people that say that Iphone needs better HW, or that it has low-end HW, look up WP phones and compare those to Iphone. Iphone has way better HW than WP phones.
By the way, why isn´t WP phones in this benchmark? Because it would make WP phones look bad :).

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:48 5

45. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I beg to differ, iOS is smoother than android due to the fact that iOS uses C++ coding as opposed to java on android, Java needs virtual machine in order to run, C++ on the other hands does not

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 12:54 1

66. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Some apps use Java. Android now allows for native/compiled apps to be built.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 14:49 1

83. temuchka1996 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


and the funny thing is that games run as smoothly(if not better) on iphone 5 as on those quad and octa core phones,becouze they are optimized very well

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 15:38 1

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


Exactly. And why does the Samsung S4 score higher than the HTC One when the S4 is much laggier than the HTC One? Once again, benchmarks prove nothing

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:07

3. HASHTAG (unregistered)


.....

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:13

6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Totally agree. They should run this exact test again when the next i-thingy comes out.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 13:53

76. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


iDemand aRecount!!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 11:26

54. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Doesn't explain why it's slower than the Note 2 which was released around the same time.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:08

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


PA's excuse: it's in last place because it was released in September 2012 lol.

Don't get me wrong, the iPhone 5 is one the the fastest smartphones in the market as of now, but the Exynos Octa is simply a powerhouse.

S4 > iPhone 5 > HTC One

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:24 4

8. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Exynos Octa is nowhere to be seen....How many Galaxy S4s did they ship with that processor again?

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:32 3

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


Not seen in the US, but is shipped to other parts of the world, so your statement is invalid.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:36 4

13. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Which version did they ship the most? 9505 or 9500? Shouldn't you compare the one that is being used the MOST? That's what I thought.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:57 2

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


Or you can compare both models since the S600 isn't a slouch in performance either. Either way, the 9500 or 9505 is still "faster" than the iPhone 5 according to GeekBench scores.

That's what I thought.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 18:51

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


I'm pretty sure they said only 30% of GS4s will have the E5O.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:52 7

15. jellmoo (Posts: 1703; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


And yet the S4 lags and stutters whilst the One is smooth as a baby's buttocks all the way through. Benchmarks are no substitute for real world use.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:58 8

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


The S4 doesn't stutter after the update.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 09:59 4

24. jellmoo (Posts: 1703; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Except that it still does, so yes it is.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:01 7

26. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


That's weird because my S4 lags even with the animations turned off. You must have the super duper Galaxy S4 version 3.0 rev 5

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 10:27 4

33. therealestmc (Posts: 355; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Yes, the S4 still lags but the lag is negligible. After the update I found the UI to be smooth 95% of the time.

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