Apple iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone according to benchmark tests

Just which smartphone is the fastest? According to Which magazines 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...
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142 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well it's not surprising news as the 5S is super fast, but where's the note 3? That's an awfully fast piece of tech too. Anyways good job apple, work out the kinks and the 5S is pretty much perfect

3. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Note 3 conveniently left out.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Even if it beat the 5s, second fastest is all good. This stuff only matters to people sitting by each other doing speed tests. Otherwise not

23. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

FASTEST processor of 2013 inside the SMALLEST flagship of this year!!! What would be the benefit of this superprocessor when the display resolution and size is not suitable for game, surfing... I prefer Note 3!

40. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Its like a fastest processor on a windows 98 and on a smallest crt monitor.. 5s needs that 4inch display and and not even a fhd resolution for their 720p(downscaled to 480p) slowmo videos so the people wont notice it..liars

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound butthurt. I recommend Preparation H

128. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

And u sound like u can't handle the truth about the brand u worship

75. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

pssht might as well carry a tv in your pocket with an alienware aurora, nice big display and a good screen to boot

140. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Android smartphones are big not because they wanted to give us big screens!!! They just couldn't fit a nice processor, an elephant size battery and so on to be able to run android. iPhones are amazing because the are more powerful than any other smartphones but have the size of 1/3 of S4 or G2. Imagine a 5 inch iPhone!!! It will be a beast and we will be playing full games but android will barely run his native mobile games. :)

141. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually, there are quite a few models who have great specs and battery in a device with smaller screen. So you're arguments make no sense at all. And why would a 5 inch iPhone be a beast? Suddenly their processor needs to handle a bigger screen and more pixels.

46. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

This is the way you should be, not like some of those other raging fanboys. Good job, man. :]

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx man +1. It's just not that serious lol

94. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Agree. It must be the fastest but all people are diferent

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Note 3 results 864 single core 2124 multi core Still slower....

18. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Note 3 results 933 single core 2802 multi core http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks Not so much

33. bigstrudel

Posts: 574; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Show me your multi threaded apps lol. Single core score is king.

58. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Woah, the Note 3 is about as fast as computers from 2009http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

76. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Woah, rename Geekbench to Beekgench and watch the Note 3 drop its score by 20-50%. GG boosting code sample: arrayOfPackageInfo[10] = new PackageInfo("ca.primatelabs.geekbench2", false);

90. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Average gain, as found by anandtech, was between 0% and 4%. They even stated that the priming wasn't worth the effort they put into it.

96. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I guess it would drop to the Xperia Z1 (Sony weren't found to be boosting their benchmarks), which got 2700, still crazy fast.http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

59. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

How about gnote 3 with ios software and or iPhone 5s with android software, vice versa. Comparing with the same software is better.

24. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Doesn't matter, if you compare single core scores, Note3 will lose...A7's cyclone core would keep the crown until we see next gen cores (A57 based) in Snapdraggon, Exynos and Tegra.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Single core. My GS3 uses both cores in nearly any situation.

35. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I am just highlighting performance of cyclone vs krait400 core...in daily use S800 and A7 performance will be very similar.

55. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

But you still have to take something in account here, the cyclone cores are much bigger in die size than normal cores, the A7's dual core occupies the same die space roughly as the quad A15s in the Exynos 5410. http://chip-architect.com/news/Apple_A7_Samsung_5410.jpg

82. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's because cyclone core is 64 bit...all registers are probably of double size (64bit).

37. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Ios and android are coded much differently than windows. The difference between multithreading in most programs for making apps is just checking marking a box to build the app as multithreaded.

51. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doesn't matter, Note 3 would either match or marginally beat the iPhone, which wouldn't matter in the end because it really doesn't. The fact that the article states that anything feels snappier than the other in the top 10 is retarded because opening apps will be limited by the SSD with the kind of processing power that is available. The only place it matters is in high end gaming and they all about equal out in that regard. I don't know why they even measure CPU performance anyway as a means of overall device performance.

106. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Thank you, exactly. The speed wars are essentially over. While the iPhone 5 and up are definitely a speed of their own, Android is doing just equally fine when not bloated with crap. There's absolutely no point in measuring these speeds when apps aren't taking advantage of them anyways. The major benefit of the iPhone is that app deveolpers can hit more specific targets with optimization. Android has so many model differences that developing for anything outside of Qualcomm chips is difficult, and then even more so with resolution differences. The point here is that these tests prove nothing in terms of user experience.

113. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

You get a +1
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