Watch as all Apple iPhone models face each other in a speed test

Watch as all Apple iPhone models face each other in a speed test
We know that the new Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest and fastest iPhones, but wouldn't it be interesting to see all of the iPhone models battle in a speed test? Who knows, there just might be a surprise or two. Since most of the devices shut down instantly, things don't get interesting until the boot-up test.

So which iPhone boots-up first? The Apple iPhone 5s is the first to be all ready for you to use. After that, comes the new Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The original Apple iPhone is surprisingly next. The Apple iPhone 4 is last. Since each phone was loaded with the latest  version of iOS that it supports, the Apple iPhone 4 in the video has iOS 7 installed. Apple wanted to keep this model around as long as possible, so it does run iOS 7 even though it's a strain on the hardware.

Each model was then put through the Geekbench test (except for the OG iPhone and the iPhone 3G, which didn't support it. There were no surprises with the results of the test. By the way, it took 15 minutes for the iPhone 3GS to complete the test, versus less than a minute for the iPhone 6 Plus. The browser speed was tested next, as each iPhone was asked to render the Reddit website. The newer iPhone units completed the task in an instant.

The OG iPhone featured a single-core 412MHz processor and offered 128MB of RAM. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple iPhone 6 each have a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of RAM on board, showing you how far the handset has come. Even if you don't own an iPhone, you have to admit that there is something fascinating in watching ten different versions of the device in action. For those interested, the same people ran a similar speed test nearly a year ago.



source: EverythingApplePro via RedmondPie

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45 Comments

1. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I love how they all look the same... >_>

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Funny how when Apple does it it's considered "boring" but when, say, a car company like Porsche does it it's considered "iconic"...

4. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I've heard boring on Porsche and others to.

6. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I have seen people play the boring card on Porsche :3

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I drive a VW Beetle... Thats *iconic*!

11. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Kind of like how when Samsung uses something already out there they're copying, but when Apple does it they're improving the tech.

32. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

kind of like how apple copies Samsung now. And Samsung uses it's own designs as started with the GS3 which does not look at all like any iCraappy device out there but instead the new iAndroidCopy looks like a metal GS4. get a life. and hey, welcome to 2012

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't know if you know how to read, but he's against Apple, which you hate so take a moment, relax, and log off the internet for a day.

39. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol samsung fanboys should be ashamed that a 2012 device can beat the crap out go their latest speed demon ( note 4 ) . Specs don't decide speed actual optimisation does .

43. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

2012 device beat the Note 4? Uhm how? iN00Bs should be ashamed that even a 2012 Note 2 thrashes your precious iToy6+PhoneThing.

44. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol I wonder who? bankrupt wannabe companies like sony/htc? I wonder why they're bankrupt .. or maybe the glorious nokia? oh, please no cheapocraapocopychinaphone. or maybe an iFeature iFaart?

30. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Probably because the Porsche 911 is a great design...

3. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

iAlike

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Like a few other OEMs that I'm not going to list because the comment section would flood lol.

25. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Ya, especially your favourite brand....

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Since you responded: Sony (especially them) Nokia

36. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Thanks for telling me your favourite brand are not either Sony or Nokia, glad to hear that :)

37. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 ha ha ha!

13. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

thanks you! I didnt watch the vid i was just stuck on the fact that size and the home buttin are the only differences happening.......oh and the colors nvm maybe thats the innovation

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It's like when you change the phone you already know the new one.

5. jeibal02

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

LOL, 1gb (has come so far)... it hasn't come far at all. By limiting their internals they're limiting what their app builders can create.

12. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They're also limiting on how long I can keep my phone for without fear of it bogging down. iOS 9 or 10 may not be so forgiving if they intend on going with more advanced multitasking and features.

22. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

> By limiting their internals they're limiting what their app builders can create. So... Highest quality apps and games of all mobile platforms? Count me in then!

40. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

how come can you name an app on play store that is more graphically intense than on iOS , lol you fanboys just see numbers and not actual performance .

9. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

It seems my fears have become true... The iPhone 5S may be faster than the iPhone 6 because the iPhone 6 has only a slight GPU bump but 300,000 more pixels to push. I predict iPhone 6 will have a tough time with iOS updates compared to iPhone 5S.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The iPhone 6 seems about battery life more than speed. Maybe the 6S a year from now will offer more speed. In my usage at the ATT store, I found the 6 and 6 Plus to be somewhat sluggish. More pixels to push, but also a low clock CPU and the first version of iOS 8 that probably needs six months of performance fixes before it feels a bit snappier in day to day usage.

19. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

If the iPhone 6 is about battery life then Apple did a very poor job as they just maintained the battery life in most cases, and according to every review that I've read, iPhone 5S is still lasting longer.

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The particular use case that they ostensibly focused on was "idle" power usage. The Verge review mentioned the increased battery life. That said, I wouldn't worry about the initial "reviews". The truth will come out in the next few weeks as real people use their new phones in real life.

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

A 50% increase is not slight. The iPhone 6 should have roughly the same performance as the 5S, maybe a bit faster, because it has only 37% more pixels. The 6 Plus, however, will be slower than the 5S. It won't be that noticeable though, because the iPads run fine (not perfectly, but fine) on the A7 GPU while pushing a higher resolution than the 6 Plus.

18. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Apple said "up to 50%". Benchmarks, while not completely accurate, show that Apple's claims are more than generous.

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