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Apple iPhone 5s benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Apple iPhone 5s 587
      (Excellent)
      5
      (Excellent)
      1:1007
      (Good)
      7144
      (Good)
      2.21
      3.36
      (Good)
      2.66
      (Good)
      Apple iPhone 5 535
      (Excellent)
      5
      (Excellent)
      1:1168
      (Good)
      7385
      (Good)
      2.22
      3.54
      (Good)
      3.75
      (Good)
      Google Nexus 5 485
      (Good)
      10
      (Average)
      1:996
      (Average)
      6786
      (Excellent)
      2.05
      2.88
      (Good)
      3.11
      (Good)
      Samsung Galaxy S5 442
      (Good)
      2
      (Excellent)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      8183
      (Poor)
      2.25
      5.08
      (Average)
      7.38
      (Average)
      Samsung Galaxy Note 3 360
      (Average)
      4.6
      (Excellent)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7972
      (Average)
      2.25
      5.5
      (Average)
      6.93
      (Average)
      Samsung Galaxy S4 289
      (Poor)
      9
      (Average)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7316
      (Good)
      2.16
      5.52
      (Average)
      7.31
      (Average)
    • Viewing anglesA high-quality display shouldn’t exhibit significant image quality deterioration when viewed at an angle. That is why we find it important to measure each display at an angle of 45 degrees and calculate the percentage by which each aspect (brightness, gamma, etc.) has altered from its normal reading.
      Maximum brightness Lower is better Minimum brightness Lower is better Contrast Lower is better Color temperature Lower is better Gamma Lower is better Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Samsung Galaxy Note 3 56.1%
      48.9%
      unmeasurable
      8.3%
      1.3%
      69.3%
      61.3%
      Samsung Galaxy S4 58.5%
      55.6%
      unmeasurable
      19.9%
      0.9%
      63.8%
      74.4%
      Samsung Galaxy S5 62.7%
      50%
      unmeasurable
      4.7%
      1.8%
      23.2%
      9.9%
      Google Nexus 5 85.6%
      90%
      83%
      10.3%
      3.9%
      7.3%
      67.2%
      Apple iPhone 5s 86.7%
      88%
      77.3%
      0.4%
      6.3%
      8.3%
      29.7%
      Apple iPhone 5 No data
      No data
      80.7%
      2.8%
      9%
      1.1%
      44%
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      This measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    Quadrant
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S5 25041
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 22270
    LG G2 20654
    Samsung Galaxy S4 12078
    Google Nexus 5 8455
    AnTuTu
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S5 36603
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 31543
    LG G2 35376
    Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
    Google Nexus 5 26340
    GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps)
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 54
    LG G2 50
    Samsung Galaxy S4 39
    Google Nexus 5 52
    Apple iPhone 5s 53
    Vellamo Metal
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S5 1186
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 1214
    LG G2 1229
    Samsung Galaxy S4 704
    Google Nexus 5 1166
    Vellamo HTML 5
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S5 1632
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 2766
    LG G2 2951
    Samsung Galaxy S4 1702
    Google Nexus 5 1524
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S5 2.5
    3
    300
    243
    Apple iPhone 5 2.7
    3.7
    544
    286
    Apple iPhone 5s 3
    3.5
    582
    316
    Samsung Galaxy S4 3.4
    4.75
    1016
    486
    Google Nexus 5 3.5
    4
    406
    347
    Apple iPhone 4s 3.5
    4.8
    562
    292
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts)
    Higher is better
    Apple iPhone 5s 1
    Apple iPhone 5 0.54
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 0.43
    Samsung Galaxy S5 0.43
    Samsung Galaxy S4 0.38
    Google Nexus 5 0.36
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
    Higher is better
    Apple iPhone 5s 74
    Apple iPhone 5 71
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 76
    Samsung Galaxy S5 81
    Samsung Galaxy S4 77
    Google Nexus 5 71
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.

    Time
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z2
    8h 10 min (Excellent)
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    7h 38 min (Excellent)
    Apple iPhone 5s
    5h 2 min (Average)
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    4h 59 min (Average)
    Google Nexus 5
    4h 50 min (Average)
    Apple iPhone 5
    4h 22 min (Poor)

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