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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8. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Isn't the Note 3 running a Snapdragon 800? So basically whats in the G2.

124. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

They are not the same, Note 3 has a score of 2809! So Note 3 is the fastes of all! Once again, lies are spread in favor of iPhone :)

125. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Oh the irony. At least you put lies and Note 3 on the same line so it's all good.

132. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

They are the same you numpty.... They both use the Snapdragon 800. The reason your beloved Note 3 gets a score of 2809 is because Samsung have a white list of programs specifically for benchmark apps (its been found, it has benchmark apps on it ONLY). You will never see that performance in any use outside of those benchmarks. I mean ask yourself this, if their 'tweaks' for benchmarks were so legit, why not include them for all apps that require such high performance? ... yeah. Exactly.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Note 3 has the same chip as the G2, so I can see why it's left out. The Snapdragon 800 and Exynos 5420 perform similarly as well.

133. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Going to go out on a limb and assume that they left the Note 3 out because its not really a smartphone. It's a phablet. Also as you pointed out, the G2 runs the same Snapdragon 800 anyway. So its essentially the same result, without Samsung's "optimization".

135. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

With an extra gig of ram

101. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

And where's Xperia Z1f ?

142. Apian

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Z1 f Too Great Man,. Phone arena Not Getting payment by Apple if he include Xperia Z1f.. because z1 f the winner

120. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

iphone are very fast The thing I love about apple Even iPhone 4S is faster than galaxy s4 That's true...

131. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

the first iPhone is faster than the Note 3 That's true LOL

138. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Wow... That sounds like a real fanboy. Thats same as saying that my 21" CRT TV has the same picture quality as my 42" 3d LED

127. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

1st Samsung made the chip 2nd super fast because the OS is so feature-deprived and locked down. What is there to run/render/process. Icons? Please. And FYI, I did play with a 5Same in store and the animation are WAAAY Too long, and sometimes a bit jittery, and guess what; you can't change that. On android you can change the animation speed, scale, etc.. It takes more time to do what you want to do, so in a way, it's actually slower. Kinks? You mean giant gaping holes? Perfect phone if those are straightened out? For a noob, sure. For those who have a little more than empty space between our ears? FAR from it.

137. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Touchwiz and bloatware kills Note 3 plus cheating benchmark that increase performance by 10% to 30%. In fact Note 3, G2 and Xperia Z1 has the same performance but G2 in gaming performance and low light video still not that great guess what Xperia Z1 in terms of performance still better than both phones!

2. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Who is this Apple that everyone is talking about?

48. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

I also ask the iMedia same question. Every day 99% of the articles - Apple related. And all of them iBS. Nice job PArena. Well, I agree that the lame iphone need it so badly, but.......don't you PA have some self respect? If Samsung put this "great"(made by Samsung, on Exynos process) A7 chip inside Note 3 to make the same productivity- Note 3 will die.

52. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are right is not an Apple to Apple comparison. If you ever run an benchmark program on a PC before you would know that the same PC will give more point to lower resolution 1024x786 vs a higher resolution 1920x1080. Other factors such as OS version, Vista vs Windows 7 vs Windows 8 would also affect the score for same piece of hardware. In this case Android multi functional interface vs basic iOS interface; Android true multi-tasking capability vs iOS form of multi-tasking. Most Apple fan i know are non greek and everyone of them just want to hear they have the best phone which is the whole point of this article is to make Apple iPhone 5s look good and to me it really good if you want a 4" phone. Myself and a lot of people has already went pass the point of wanting a 4" lower resolution phone period.

111. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Samsung supplies the processors of those Apple right? So i guess we give a hand to Samsung for making the fastest smartphone's processor. :D

119. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

TSMC supplies the processors of those Samsung, Sony, HTC, Nokia, nameyourothercompanyhere right? So i guess we give a hand to TSMC for making the semi fastest smartphone's processor (S800).

139. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Well, i wouldnt know as think it has rotten away few years back. :-)

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I wonder how the 5s holds up compared to a NL 920, 925, 928, or 1020?.. WP is well known for it's speed, and optimization between the hardware, and software... I bet they didn't even include a WP device.. This test doesn't mean anything unless they include all of the best high end devices...

16. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

WP is smooth, not fast. (At least true for the current devices, which still run on previous generation of Snapdragon.) And they didn't include WP because there's no Geekbench app on it.

49. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How do you figure it's not fast❔ I've compared my NL920 to all of these phones and it holds its own pretty,, very well❕ I'm just wondering what the benchmark would say.. When was the last time you compared the speed of the 920, 925, 928, or 1020 to your device❔ You'd think they were running on quad core processors.. Nevertheless, I know these are benchmark test, and that doesn't always translate into apps opening faster, or screens changing faster.. But, it would be interesting to see where these WP devices stand next to their direct competitors.. Even more interesting would be to see how the 1520, with it's Snapdragon 800, compare's..

110. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

I played with my friend's Lumia 925 last week. Took way too long processing photos (Smart Camera), etc. Resuming apps is kind of slow as well.

122. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

The results for WP are normally pretty awful in benchmarks as they used for now a quite dated CPU hardware. Even the latest Lumia 1020 uses just a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon, dual core Krait 200 at 1.5 GHz. So in most reviews don´t even bother to test the HW as the results are really bad and make the phone look worse that it is. This is one of the few I found where they did, you can yourself, but be prepared for some big disspointment:http://www.anandtech.com/show/6415/windows-phone-8-and-htc-8x-preview/3

6. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i only care about the phone i like...an there's a reason why i like it...don't care about a test

126. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

it's amazing how the #2 comment has 32+ comments above it...comment hijacking going on

7. .AppleJack

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

C'mon is the first with a 64 bts processor that makes kinda sense :/

9. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The note 3 is not a phone. It's a phablet and it's good it has been left out. Too bad the iPhone kicked the Ass of the go g2 and s4. G2 am much disappointed since it parks s800. Note 3 on geek bench 3 scores 3000 which blows the iPhone 5s out of the water. What I don't get is how is the g2 getting lower scores. Even the exynos in my note 3 gets 2890 on geek bench.

17. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Because Samsung ""optimizes"" for benchmarks.
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