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iPhone 5 benchmarks reveal outstanding JavaScript performance

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:49

That the iPhone 5 is faster than its predecessors is certainly true, given the fact that it has been equipped with a brand new Apple A6 SoC and 1GB of RAM. With its help, Apple claims that its new smartphone has twice the performance of the iPhone 4S. But in case you need a more solid evidence before buying into Apple's words, here is a benchmark score measuring the iPhone 5 JavaScript performance...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:42

39. jinx20001 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

yes companies were comparing their phone to the 4s ofcourse they were but do you think that was because the 4s was still performing alongside the top models or because everyone had one? hmmm lets think about it now because it has been considered by many to be underpowered for some time now im sure most would agree with me.

thats not to say im saying it was no good because what it did it did very well, still does not mean it wasnt lagging behind tech wise. so saying that the galaxy s4 will be compared to the iphone 5 is well no s**t sherlock because they want to win customers from apple, even tho we all know the galaxy s4 SHOULD blow the iphone 5 away. but then saying that, thats kind of what we expected the 5 to do to the s3 and well it hasnt really has it.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:02 1

20. some1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

i think sunspider is single-threaded so it won't benefit from more cores.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:34 2

22. jinx20001 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

@remixfa, look at the whole story, this is simply a javascript benchmark, it means nothing in regards to how the mobile phone performs speedwise. all it means is the speed at which java heavy webpages are loaded. and all of the above are within a split second of each other. the real shock is where the nokia lumia 900 stands, the phone is not even a year old which comes to show how quick the latest phones actually are, and that all these phones we love right now will be considered slow in a matter of months.

much more revealing is this,http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/popular

it shows that the overall score of the iphone 5 is 1601 but it is bettered by the galaxy s3 overall, when you dig deeper the iphone 5 excels more in the memory speed department which is good for the iphone but still does not quite put it in line with the galaxy s3 when overall performance is considered. now dont get me wrong obviously the processor apple has used is brilliant considering how well it has done, the problem is the galaxy s3 is still faster overall and gives a better score. the problem for apple is simple, if android continues to become more efficient which they are obviously working on,( jellybean being a good start has proven to give an even better benchmark result.) then people will take more notice of how much faster android devices actually are. for example i think if the galaxy s3 was running ios6 next to the iphone 5 it would walk all over it, the operating system is the performer on apples side not the tech.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:59 1

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

looks like you still don't have the full story. The iPhone 4S scored over 500 below some of the devices shown on the chart, yet it was just as fast if not faster than many Android devices. The iPhone 5 scored only 200 from the SGIII....

Stop jumping around and making excuses.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:30

37. jinx20001 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

whos jumping around?, this discussion is about benchmark scores and how well the iphone 5 has done but its misleading because people think because of this the iphone 5's benchmark is higher than the galaxy s3 when overall it isnt, what you state is correct about the 4s being faster than alot of android devices and thats a reason why benchmarks are not real world performance but ya'll cant have it both ways and jump up and down when it scores high and then say in the real world it dont matter when its not the winner you see what im saying, gosh :)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:37

38. jinx20001 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

sorry to harp on but re'read what you write before posting because you just said it yourself about the scores on this chart and how the 4s scored well below others and performs better, wasnt that exactly what i said in my first sentence? this chart means zippo when in the real world. and besides that for those that take the charts as a real idea how the phone performs this is the wrong chart to look at and on the chart that matters the iphone 5 does not come out on top, thats all i was trying to get at.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:46

23. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Every year tops benchmarks for some months...still people surprised? It's the only field where they put some effort. Anyway, useless with 2007 UI and internet sites in mobile mode with no flash and pictures in low res - was already overkill with the 4S.

It's like having a Ferrari on a road with 50 mph limit.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:11 1

24. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

The only people who would notice the difference maybe are techies. The casual user will probably not realize the difference.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:21

26. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

The sunspider benchmark isnt exactly the best benchmark anyway, not that many websites that javascript heavy anymore, a lot of them have moved on to HTML4 and 5 and Flash.

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