Just which smartphone is the fastest? According to Which?
magazine's independent speed test, the Apple iPhone 5s
beat out rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S4
to earn the title as the world's fastest smartphone using the Geekbench benchmark tests. In single-core testing, the full-featured iPhone had a huge margin over the LG G2
, the second place finisher. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was third. The HTC One
was fourth, while the Apple iPhone 5c
was fifth. A pair of mini-sized phones, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
and the HTC One mini
, were sixth and seventh.
In multi-core testing, the Apple iPhone 5s still wound up on top, but the LG G2 finished a much closer second. While the Apple iPhone 5s uses a dual-core processor versus the quad-core silicon found on many of the other models, the number of cores doesn't necessarily correspond with the speed of the phone. The results mean that when you swipe through menus and open apps, the iPhone 5s feels snappier than its Android competition.
"Apple iPhone 5s: 1410 (single core score), 2561 (multi core score)
LG G2: 882 (single core score), 2355 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4: 687 (single core score), 1939 (multi core score)
HTC One: 643 (single core score), 1805 (multi core score)
Apple iPhone 5c: 711 (single core score), 1281 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: 649 (single core score), 1135 (multi core score)
HTC One Mini: 477 (single core score), 880 (multi core score)"-scores from the Geekbench tests
The Apple iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone says Geekbench