Apple iPhone 4S Safari browser benchmarked, a photo gets taken with the new 8MP camera

Apple iPhone 4S Safari browser benchmarked, a photo gets taken with the new 8MP camera
In out Apple iPhone 4 browser benchmarks we were getting around 45-49 000 scores on BrowserMark, which was only slightly below the browsers on dual-core handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II, although loading times of pages with Safari were slower in comparison with the multicores despite lack of plugins like Adobe Flash.

Now someone with an early access to the iPhone 4S has posted BrowserMark results of 89567, which is almost double the achievements of Safari on the iPhone 4. So, yes, surfing the Internets will be much quicker on the new dual-core iPhone 4S than before. SunSpider, which measures Java performance, returned results that are 3x better than on the iPhone 4. Of course, these results might be due to optimizations in iOS 5, not only to the dual-core A5 system chip. Any desktop browser would laugh at such BrowserMark results, but they are pretty impressive for a mobile device.

The same source posted a picture they snapped with the improved 8MP camera sensor, and it looks pretty sharp and with the amount of detail you would expect from this resolution. The guys recorded the soundless video below, detailing the benchmark process and testing the Siri voice-recognitioin platform. The Siri settings page, which we haven't seen before, shows that you can check to activate the assistant by lifting the phone up, and, of course, set the language of your choosing from the handful available.

source: AppVV via MacRumors

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. android_hitman unregistered

crap, i don't see nothing! poor video quality but the 1 dollar photo is really impressive!

3. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

alot of sharpening and processing going on as with any other phone camera.

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Yea we were here looking at the dollar in amazement. This will be the best dig cam i have ever owned. (excluding my prfessional studio camera)

2. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Page loading time WITH FLASH CONTENT is all that matters. Benchmarks are scores we are all familar with and have results to compare. No one tracks the "SunSpider" stats. Your bias is amazing.

7. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

bias? you realize this is not an original PA story?

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

does this mean it will load pages twice as fast as the gs2 in real world...if so thats a impressive or is it like quadrant standard where it doesnt mean much...

11. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Flash is a thing of the past.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That camera on the iP4S is going to be badass! But Apple just screwed a lot of current Siri users by making it a feature on iPhone 4S only! Why take this app away from the app store and then from people's devices for no good reason? Is it because the "magic" well has run dry, and Siri was the only real differentiator Apple could think of for the iP4 and iP4S? Or was it just plain old greed (Trying to force people to upgrade)...?

13. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Hoping Siri will be jailbroken. May be tougher since this app uses the cloud for its function. May need some kind of "disguise" in the app to make the cloud think it is an iPhone 4S.


Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

I love Iphone because of the fact that they don't put higher software on phones that can't support it. I think the reason why they didn't put siri in the Iphone 4s was a market stradegy for one and the hardware might not support it on the iphone 4.

5. nostevesheep unregistered

Whateverman, There is very good reason for preventing existing iPhone 4/3GS from getting this SIRI (silly??) app >> $$$$$$$$ from iSheep is always very sweet. No sheep will bat an eye to upgrade just for the simplest of silly (ok.....SIRI) reason ^_^

6. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

The picture quality looks amazing!!

8. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

who cares about the score when you have 4.65' 720p display on prime vs tiny 3.5'

12. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I heard about people over compensating by buying bigger things.

18. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Yea like people who use the word king in their name lol

14. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I know we have the 1st amendment, but gee whiz. How about not coming across as an ignorant human?

17. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Coloring doesn't look right.

20. kamenigi unregistered

Huh, my one year old Desire HD with 1GHz and Android 2.3.3 and Opera 11.5 scored 3040 on SunSpider. So, what?

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