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Apple iPhone 5 beats the Samsung Galaxy S III and others on Geekbench benchmark test

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:17

With the understanding that the Apple iPhone has yet to be released, and that the Samsung Galaxy S III has not yet been upgraded to Android 4.1, a Geekbench benchmark test has found that the new iPhone beats the competition...

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posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:14 3

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea and thanks for NOT being an asshole about it right?

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:22 1

28. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

no prob dude..

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:37

45. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

lol idiot windows phone fan......smh

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:48 3

47. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

You're an idiot... !!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:52

48. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

naa im human this time around bro.......jus came off of watchin a youtube video and seen this articles headline......read a few sentences then droped straight to the comment section.......sorry for not reading everything thoroughly jus thought everyone knew what it was for and asked

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 20:00

86. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

so basically u decided to troll while not reading the article, therefore providing nothing substantial…

ya, we get it

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:36

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

stats don't mean much for the iphone when it is above the competition or below… pure numbers cannot relate the real-world difference between two different operating systems that are written in different manners… android to android or ios to ios the numbers are much more relevant-- pure hardware is only a fraction of the speed test

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:38 5

12. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

This is funny that people talked about how powerful the processor of Samsung's processor's are, but fall short to stronger DUAL CORE A6. They will need to release the SIV quickly with an 8 core to compete....LOL!!!

By next year...the A6X with quad-core architecture will surpass a 2Ghz quad core A9 processor by Samsung on the SIV.

Again as I always thought that Android phone's felt "gimmicky" to me from the finish of their phones and specs. Android pry's on overloaded specs and features to raise interest to consumers. Apple never sold products like this to capture interest. Once the phone is in your hand, you aren't worried about a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor with 2GB's or RAM with a high profile processor. Apple worries about the smoothness of the software and app integration. Apple then says benchmark me without comparing themselves to Android. That is how they go about their business.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:30 2

53. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Did you know the iphone's A6 processor is an ARM A15 on the ARMv7 Architecture???

Their newest architecture which is the same as the SnapDragon S4 but two different Companies making them???

And that all previous iphones, ipods and ipads came out with ARMs???

And that the international version of S3 has the quad-core A9 that you mentioned in your post??? (not 2Ghz - because there won't be any A9 2Ghz next year like you said.)

No more A9 bump because is Mali 400, They moved up from that... the A15 is on Mali T604 (that's the GPU) And that all these processors including the A6 or the A6x or the next big thing from APPLE "the A10 processor" are ALL made by SAMSUNG????

Just wanted to point out, from what i read in your post it seemed that you were confusing others and/or be confused yourself... no offense.
And like you said, Apple focuses on design and ios smoothness compared to Android device makers. With all that said, i want to add a little more for whoever is reading this, specially android fans because they seem to compare iDevices with anything out there and running useless Benchmarks on both OSs... to see which device performs better, WTF Androidfans, were you raised in a jungle?

Comparing a dual core device with a lot less SPECS than the other device running a quad-core with 2ghz of ram is NONSENSE...
---Is like me benchmarking an Intel core i7 (quad-core obviously) with a system that has an i3(dual-core), this s**t is crazy.. it's stupid crazy, wow, no common sense at all, Big HEAD Small Brain.

Next year they'll compare the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s (whatever) to a Jet taking OFF with an 8-core processor and 4Gb of RAM.

How about use a little common sense ppl and compare devices that are close to similar in specs. Just as we do with PC hardware.. Corsair 128SSD vs Samsung series whatever 128SSD - speed comparison..

Omg, i wrote a lot, but had to get it out of me, it's pissing me off when i read articles everyday and see nonsense comments posted by ppl (99% androids). Some articles are nonsense too here on P.A.

Anyway, i agree with you... on your last paragraph!! peace.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 02:35

61. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

The fact is we compare phones with similar price point.......
What ever the processor may be we want the value for our money.....

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 03:02

63. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Same goes for two different laptops, i guess... you can buy a gateway for 399 with better specs than a sony or samsung going for the same price... BUT people STILL buy more of sony or samsung laptops than they buy gateway with better specs... So i really don't get your point here... sorry.
And you're mentioning VALUE, you don't know value.. People always got more value for their money when buying from APPLE, MAcBooks, ipads and MAc whatevers and iphones, and ipods have been a better value for consumers FOR the past decade...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 06:38

68. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I think samsung gives the value for my money........not only in form of specs but also in the form of functionality....and apple products come short of functionality.......
And i am happy owner of samsung laptop......
Apple wants more money for the product with less functionality and i think every android phone owner thinks the same thing.....

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:02

85. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

I have my own thoughts, you have yours and the rest of ppl have theirs. And i'm a happy owner of a Sony laptop, Quality also matters, I could've bought a Cheaper maker laptop like the "gateway"s with better specs than the Sony and $300 cheaper But i chose to buy the Sony just as people like to buy Apple products, They got QUALITY products buddy and you know that.

And many people like me would rather buy a quality device rather than a cheap device with better specs. You did the same with your SAMSUNG laptop, could've bought a gateway but you didnt, you went for the Samsung. SAME goes for cars, I would buy a quality car before i buy one of those cheap cars at 12,000 or less.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:46 2

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

It must be the RAM that made the difference, because the iPhone 4S's clock speed is only 200 MHz slower per core.

Nice score, but Android phones will come back and spank these results in the next few months.

Also nice to know that apparently there are benchmarks that actually work cross platform now.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:14 1

22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

They tested the iPhone 5 not the 4S. The next few months will not make a difference in the long haul.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:25

30. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Mxyzptlk:- I'll see you when we get the comparison between iPhone stretch (5) and my Note 2 (The Beast)...!!

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:31 2

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

I'm sorry, I should have clarified. I was noting that the difference in scores between the 4S and 5 is probably because of the RAM increase on the 5, since its CPU got a relatively small bump.

And even the article notes that the S3 with Jelly Bean (rather than ICS) kicks the crap out of the 4S's score. That update will be out shortly, at least for some models.

Few months=difference.


posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:12

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

dont think so. Sniggly nothisn is coming that is stronger than the almighty SGSIII maybe the 4 but we can wait for that right

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:34 2

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

Okay, Gallito, now that I have reiterated what the article has said, TWICE, you have no excuse.

Not only does the article say that a test run with the S3 using Jelly Bean stomped on the iPhone 5 score, but the Note 2 is coming out in another month or so, with a QUAD CORE PROCESSOR running at a higher clock speed than the S3's dual core. So yes, not only is the S3 itself getting better soon, the Note 2 is going to be even better, AND is coming out before those few months are up.

So again I say:


posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:35 1

43. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

The Optimus G is actually far more powerful than the S3.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:49

18. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

I don't get it when people keep comparing processor speed, camera megapixels and etc. I would rather see the real performance rather than number on the tech sheet.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 22:56 2

19. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

I wanna see how the iPhone fairs on quadrant. I can't believe a 1.02 GHz processor beat the quad-core SIII

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:01 2

20. omarkhsawne (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

of course iphone 5 will beat the galaxy s3 because the gs3 had to push more pixels none of the other high end smartphones have that low resolution screen 640 x 1136 pixels of the iphone 5 stop marketing that piece of junk samsung is the best.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:10 4

21. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

iPhone 5 ----------> TV remote..!!!

It isn't even near to any of the Windows or Android based phones out there.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:14 2

24. angelohizzo (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

Benchmarks are just another marketing tool if you ask me along with "monster" specs.
There's no better way to test a device than hands on time with it.
Lesson I learned from getting both the international GS3 then eventually the AT&T variant. When the quad core s3 didn't run as smooth as my 4S I got AT&T version thinking the ram would make a difference. It didn't. I flashed both devices (mainly the int version) with latest and greatest custom ROMs out there CM9/CM10/slimmed touch wiz etc (even the leaked touch wiz with JB and Project Butter) to make them run smoother which to some degree worked. All were smoother than stock, but none were 4S smooth.
I found that the GS3s launched apps quicker, but those same apps ran better on the 4S. The Facebook app is the perfect example but is by no means the only one.
I've preordered the 5 but if the performance isn't any different than the 4S or GS3s then I'll return it and hold my money for something better.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 23:58

35. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:03

36. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

so i had a look at their site ....the S3 results are based on the mean value of multiple users input ...which in some times as low as 500 somthing ...and as high as 1950 sometimes ....and with many users using different ROMs,kernels, even some results were running in less rams and cores than the device full power .....those would much affect out come mean , iphone 5 results most probably were run once ... and it already pulled out the site or i cant find it :/ ,,,anyways that one time might be the maximum or the minimum or some value in between ..it have to be run more times to get the mean results

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:33

39. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Lol short lived

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:01

49. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

A few things these benchmarks leave off. The A6 uses ARMv7s instruction set as opposed to the standard ARMv7 instruction set, it uses specialized instructions specifically targeted for the iOS. It also uses a dual core custom A15. It also uses much faster memory than previous, using 32-bit Dual-channel 1066 MHz LPDDR2. So, why does this make a difference, well the Exynos uses ARMv7 and is based on the ARM cortex-9 core which has no access to VFPv4 (which places all scalar functions directly onto the hardware). It also has slower memory access. So, the two extra cores actually make it far more functional than it would be if it was dual core. We are only 3-4 months away from the first Tegra 4 devices, and if Nvidia does this right, this will be a huge increase, along with the Exynos 5 in terms of power. (I expect fully that the Exynos 5 will be Quad Core when it is launched and not dual core.)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 01:17 1

51. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

You guys crack me up man... Give the damn phone props...

"wait til a few months" BWAHAHA

of course a NEW phone will have better tech than a 3 month old phone... You guys act like little kids in here...

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