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PC Mag says Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone in the land

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:10

PC Magazine put the Apple iPhone 5 through as number of benchmark tests that measure things like processor speed and browser speed, RAM, JavaScript and other important functions and has come to the conclusion that the Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone in the world...

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posted on 23 Sep 2012, 08:44

165. ph00ny (Posts: 1482; Member since: 26 May 2011)


http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

So um Galaxy Note 10.1 scores 1829, Galaxy S3 (quad) scores 1753...

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 02:53 13

15. iphoneWOW (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


android phones are pathetic: I remember when the nexus came our all the fandroids was harking about how perfect it was yet months later when something better came along well than people start saying things like "pentile stinks" and there are lags because it ran on a slowA@@ tiomap--- OH and lets not forget about the embarassing camera> LOL just stfu fandroids yaLL and been beaten down!!!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 03:08 25

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


The iPhone 5 may run better than the Galaxy Nexus, but at least some of us "fandroids" are able to communicate in proper English.

Besides, the Nexus was a beastly phone when it was released, camera aside. Specs wise the iPhone 5 will be crushed like a cockroach under the boot heel of the Galaxy Note 2, considering even the S3, with half the Note 2's processing power, already edges the iPhone 5 on these tests when updated to Jelly Bean, which the Note 2 will run out of the box.

And of course the iPhone 5 will still outsell any other single model for now, but don't fret; the Android Alliance is still here and still growing stronger every day. And even if Android will someday die, just remember: for a significant amount of time, Android completely dominated any other mobile OS in adoption and changed the landscape of smartphone accessibility for good. For a significant amount of time, Android wrested control from the hands of those who sought to dictate the terms of how we use our smartphones. For a time, Android kicked the s**t out of the Apple Empire and made them SCRAMBLE to compete.

Oh yes, Android will fade from history, but it's already left its goddamn mark, and its a mark that the people of the world on both sides of this conflict will remember for a long time. You will NEVER be able to take that away from Android, no matter what happens in the coming years.

And that's why I chuckle at the bulls**t mud slinging that we all engage in over these issues. I accept the future for what it is, but DAMN, I'm going to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:30 3

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How does the Note 2 have twice the processing power of the GS3 when it just has a higher clock speed by 200 MHz?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:57 7

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


The Note 2 has a quad core Exynos versus the dual core snapdragon that they are undoubtedly looking at in the US versions of the S3.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:22 6

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


There's something fishy about those GeekBench scores.

Usually, the GS3 (US and international) scores between 1,600 and 1,800; yet these are set at 1,400? Something seems not right.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:43 2

65. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Anandtech looked at the international S3, which got destroyed, the international HOX, AND the LG Optimus G. iPhone 5 was still the winner.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6324/the-iphone-5-performance-preview

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 10:48 2

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


Anandtech's benchmarks always favor Apple.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 11:43 2

104. Hemlocke (unregistered)


They aren't the only ones proclaiming it, and some of the assertions are just fact, like the massive gap between the SGX543MP3 and the GeForce and Mali 400 GPUs. The fact that it does this at much lower clock speeds is even more impressive.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:40

176. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


oh please give it break. Yeah they favor Apple, when they beat Android.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:40 2

30. jael206 (Posts: 146; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Very well said mate! Aye for that sir!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:45 6

36. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Very well said... Sniggly. Your English is so awesome. Why don't you apply as a writer here in PA?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:55 3

37. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


They may take away our benchmarks, but they'll never take our money!

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:20

152. tedkord (Posts: 13914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes they will. By driving up the price of our chosen devices through legal fees. They already have taken our money.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:47 7

43. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Hey, you gotta give credit to Apple for the design of this chip.
Not bad!

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:46 1

52. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


What design.... they just stamped a sign and that's all. Design what? they asked Samsung to under clock the cpu.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 23:56 1

142. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Wrong. The A6 is completely in-house design, and it is a custom design. Samsung may not even have fabbed these, since TSMC was known to be doing a run of them earlier this year. As a matter of fact, the A6 is the only potentially Samsung-sourced component on the iPhone 5. The mobile division is going to have to do some explaining to the manufacturing division about the lost revenue streams.

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 02:21

153. tedkord (Posts: 13914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's not a completely in house design. It's a modified ARM processor. Yes, they did mod the design, but it's not a ground up new cpu.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:44

177. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You are a foolish child. If Samsung was the designer of the chip, it already would had been incorporated into their devices.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:44 1

51. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


Just want know what drugs are you taking? Must be good.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 08:38 1

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


Whatever they are, they allow me to taste sounds.

Next question?

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 11:34

101. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Reading this seriously made me think I was back in combat prepping for a mission. Good words man.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 04:37 3

29. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Well at least android gets something new every few months, it took apple what, 2 years to change the iphone 4 (the 4s i still a 4, changes vere pathetic) and they did what, a 0.5" more on the screen and 200mhz more? in the automotive industry this is all called facelifting and you get a designation like 4f, there is nothing really new about the iphone since it came out in 2007 (it was revolutionary then, even i dont doubt that).

Headphone jack on the bottom... AWESOME feature, maybe the 4sfg will have it on the side lmao

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 05:30 8

34. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Why are you guys such haters? Here we are talking about speed and you come out and talk about screen sizes and headphone jacks, just to troll.

Just say good job and move along.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 06:51 4

44. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


You see with apple its either love it or hate it, i fall into the category hate it. Why? coz apple has a tendency to take a lot of money for an obsolete product. What does that matter here? well you se a single pc mag said that it was the fastest, on the other hand there is a couple of milion people that know a dual core 1ghz dual core can not be faster than a quad core 1.5. yet phone arena mostly ignores those few milion people and choses to headline what is bassically a trole article. i love pa video reviews, but the website is another story.
oh and i can not say good job to someone who is trying basically to trick me into buying yesterdays tech. nuff said...

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 11:36 1

102. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


I just got an iPhone 4S for like 30 bucks. I couldn't justify spending $199 for very little upgrades. Plus I don't ever believe benchmarks, I hacked and overclocked my HTC Sensation and it benchmarked higher than the GS3.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 07:43 1

50. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


So true. Buying the same phone over and over again....
These people need big HELP. OMG full of unsmart people in this world.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 09:31 1

85. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


The clock speed doesn't matter. The design and architecture of the chip (including benchmarks) are what count.
The S3 with Jelly Bean and the Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 230 may beat it by a long shot, but you know that the architecture of the A6 is good when it's only clocked at 1 GHz.
Kudos, Apple.
I do agree with you though, on how people just buy a similar phone over and over again, when it comes to iOS. iOS isn't good and iOS 6 is like a downgrade. They need to revamp iOS a LOT.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 11:45

105. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The S4 Pro with Adreno 320 lost to the iPhone 5, so it is going to be tough to dethrone in 2012.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 14:48 2

121. tedkord (Posts: 13914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Its not just the architecture of the A6, its also the fact that iOS is designed very simplistically. Its trying to do less at all times. That's why Apple won't implement things like widgets and multitasking.

IOS is designed to be a smartphone experience with built in limitations, while Android is designed to be a mini PC experience with few to no limits.

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