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

39. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Or amazing benchmark faking done by apples software team. There is no way to prove apples benchmarks as real or fake because they have 100% control over their OS.

47. stealthd unregistered

Anandtech already found no evidence of Apple manipulating benchmarks. You're just making baseless speculation.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since iOS is completely coded source, Anand would have no way of knowing for sure if iOS was doing anything different for benchmarks.

53. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why its so hard for you believe cyclone core is better than krait400?

57. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Let the butt hurt flow through you?

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your hopes and dreams are "shattered". You dropped a glass in your kitchen and it "shattered" your post about apple faking benchmarks just "_________"

62. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

is has more than twice the size, what where you expecting...

21. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

800~ pe core and Android its not an good OS for multi-threading ,thats why it has lag.(not to mention about UIs).Thats very low.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Read any review of the Note 3. Zero lag.

74. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ted you and I both know, no device has zero lag. C'mon bro, this sounds like something Troll would post, if he could post. Zero lag doesn't exist.

87. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're right.. Even my 920, with virtually no lag ever, has hiccups from time to time.. They are rare, but anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time with a Windows Phone, or any phone for that fact, has had to experience the phone stutter at some point... But, I will say that my phone may stutter a handful of times a year.. Most likely being able to count how many times it's lagged, in a year, on one hand... Nevertheless, no device is perfect.

102. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, and wp8 is like buttery smooth. Any phone will have the occasional hiccup. +1

92. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

OK, as little as any phone out there, OK?

103. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed

109. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

My nexus 5 has zero lag. My desktop with a 250GB samsung evo ssd that gets 550MBps + i5 4670k @4.5ghz + 16gb of cas latency 9 ram @1866mhz + 2x 3tb Seagate Nas HDD that gets 300MBps + Overclocked 7950 on an MSI mpower max motherboard literally has zero lag. None, I can not make that computer lag unless I handicap it by running benchmarks that 100% the CPU. Boots to internet loaded up and everything running from being turned off in 15 seconds.

115. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

"My Nexus 5 has zero lag." Your lie makes your post invalid.

22. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

YEah sure.'

26. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I love my 5s but why is it always apple vs Samsung. No one yet compared the note3 to lg or sony.

29. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The single core performance of the A7 is amazing we are not against it. We android fans even acknowledge that fact . What I am saying here is when it comes to multicore the iPhone 5s is not the fastest cos clearly the exynos and s800 versions of the note 3 out performs it. Also I feel the OS running the show is also important . IOS is heavily optimized for the iPhone 5s. Android not so much plus it is much more heavy.sometimes I ask myself how will an iPhone with s800 or exynos 5420 feel? That would be the most fastest iPhone in the history of iPhones.

30. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Apple is the best .. Don't care about bench scores that much ... Show me an android phone that had features like iTunes and the cloud integration ... I mean it's a snappy compact powerhouse with an amazing music player ... This coming from an ex note 2 user. For everything else... Mac Air

34. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For me, iTunes is a negative. It gummed up my PC. I couldn't get it off fast enough.

32. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

dualcore and still the fattest out there???? good job Apple...^^

71. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not so much. Dual core and in the running, but not the fastest. One of the fastest.

36. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Put actual HD output in the iPhone and it wouldn't hold up. This is a ridiculously stupid comparison that phonearena has already presented it once...

41. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

^^ Totally agree

42. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Can we have a real test instead of fake benchmarks? Synthetic benchmarks do not work cross platform. Its like trying to compare linux to windows. Linux usually wins on identical hardware.. Heres a few ideas: Which device encodes a 1080p video faster. Which device gets better fps in offscreen 1080p gameplay (real games not benchamarks) Which device unzips files faster. Which device installs the same app faster, etc.

44. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Iphone 5s have a quarter of pixel than G2! Be serious ! test the iphone5s in fullhd output you will laugh !

45. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 is twice as fast as the iPhone 5S and the Lumia 1520 will be 5 times as fast!!!

78. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The 1520 will be the fastest phone in the world,, with its version of the S800 optimized with the already fast WP OS.. To bad WP doesn't have this particular benchmark app...

80. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

But, I wouldn't make any claims about the 1020 until we actually see some benchmark test.. I'm sure it wouldn't do bad though..
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