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After performing a series of web and raw computing benchmarks, Apple's iPhone 5 was declared the world's fastest smartphone.

Fastest iPhone ever, of course



A report by PC Mag pitted iPhone 5 against previous iPhone models, then against top Android models from Samsung (Galaxy S III, released in June) and Google (Motorola Droid RAZR M, released last week).

Apple's latest iPhone 5 easily beat previous years' iPhone models, often by a factor of two. In browser tests, it scored nearly twice as fast as iPhone 4S in Browsermark, where it was more than three times as fast as iPhone 4, even with all phones upgraded to iOS 6 (which improves browser speeds).

In general purpose benchmarks, PC Mag said iPhone 5 was more than 2.5 times as fast as iPhone 4S, and over 4.2 times as fast as iPhone 4. Apple continues to sell all three models.

In graphics tests, iPhone 5 scored 2.2 times as high as iPhone 4S and more than 8 times as fast as iPhone 4. The scores for all iPhone models are detailed at PC Mag.

Taking on the fastest Android phones





PC Mag noted that last year's iPhone 4S running iOS 6 on its dual core, 800MHz A5, "is about on par with leading Android 4.0 phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Motorola Droid RAZR M, both of which are using 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processors," adding that "obviously, the difference is that Safari is a faster browser than the Android browser."

The new iPhone 5 "takes things to the next level," the site wrote, stating that "its Browsermark score is 80 percent higher, and it shows much quicker Sunspider times."

In general purpose Geekbench scores, iPhone 5 won overall by a narrower margin, but as the site noted, "the 'memory' and 'stream' scores, both of which test loading data in and out of RAM, come out much better on the Apple device."

In a graphics-specific processing test, iPhone 5 beat the S III and RAZR M by more than a factor of three.

"Based on these benchmarks, the iPhone 5 lives up to the promise of being twice as fast as the iPhone 4S. It's also, for now, the fastest handheld computer sold in the US," the report concluded.

A6 internal design


Apple's custom A6 achieves its speed advantage through what TechInsights called "a very unique processor design," which appears to use three graphics cores and an entirely new ARM dual core GPU designed by Apple (pictured above).
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"Benchmarks don't matter to you Appletards, right?"

 

—The Anti-Apple Brigade, upon reading this

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Of course it is, and I always assumed it would be. Which is why the kneejerk, myopic troll reactions of LOL UNDERSPECCED ONLY 1 GB RAM DUAL CORE were so fucking stupid. This is always the case though- the trolls get disproven about absolutely EVERYTHING they say, every single attack gets exposed to be bullshit, yet they repeat the same shit the next year. And not just Apple haters mind you, but also from supposedly Apple fans. Even the leaked case, which was universally decided to be 'ugly as hell, not Apple-like, trash' etc online, and now once the phone is in people's hand its being described as possibly the nicest/most beautiful device ever made. The contrast is always mindblowing, yet every time its the same thing. 

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Not only is it the best phone on the planet, it's also the fastest! 

 

For Fandroids, who live and die exclusively by specs, this is pretty devastating news for them, and I've seen quite a few meltdowns today already on various sites. I'd imagine that more than a few of them have now been put on 24 hour suicide watch. What a horrible shame. lol.gif

 

And what about that drop test video made by a site called "Android Authority"? The Galaxy S3 got crushed by the iPhone! lol.gif Today is not a good day to be a Fandroid. lol.gif

 

I bet that some Fandroid trolls are at this very moment down in their parent's basements, desperately rooting their phones and trying to overclock them to the point of the CPU burning out, just so that they can upload fraudulent results to the test sites, which is exactly what some of them have been doing lately.


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Designs like this CPU scare intel because imagine what they are doing for notebook cpu's that we haven't seen...
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[" url="/t/152797/apples-iphone-5-is-fastest-smartphone-in-the-land#post_2195739"]Not only is it the best phone on the planet, it's also the fastest! 

For Fandroids, who live and die exclusively by specs, this is pretty devastating news for them, and I've seen quite a few meltdowns today already on various sites. I'd imagine that more than a few of them have now been put on 24 hour suicide watch. What a horrible shame. lol.gif

And what about that drop test video made by a site called "Android Authority"? The Galaxy S3 got crushed by the iPhone! lol.gif  Today 

I bet that some Fandroid trolls are at this very moment down in their parent's basements, desperately rooting their phones and trying to overclock them to the point of the CPU burning out, just so that they can upload fraudulent results to the test sites, which is exactly what some of them have been doing lately.

I particularly enjoyed that video at about 5:08 where he refers to the S III's case as "cheap plastic."
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Of course it is, and I always assumed it would be. Which is why the kneejerk, myopic troll reactions of LOL UNDERSPECCED ONLY 1 GB RAM DUAL CORE were so fucking stupid. This is always the case though- the trolls get disproven about absolutely EVERYTHING they say, every single attack gets exposed to be bullshit, yet they repeat the same shit the next year. And not just Apple haters mind you, but also from supposedly Apple fans. Even the leaked case, which was universally decided to be 'ugly as hell, not Apple-like, trash' etc online, and now once the phone is in people's hand its being described as possibly the nicest/most beautiful device ever made. The contrast is always mindblowing, yet every time its the same thing. 

I find it infuriating! If I were to correct every idiot I met each day online and in real life, I would not have a life of my own. Instead, for the most part, I have to bite my tongue and just accept that the world is chock full of gullible fools.

 

To make it worse,they psychological project that I am the gullible one for buying Apple products which according to them are nothing but marketing!

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Time and time again I have said that we are beyond specs in terms of what can be done (realistically) on a handheld, mobile device.  But alas, Android fanboys just don't know when to keep their mouths shut.

Now what do these tests prove that slaps fandroids silly?  That a DUAL-core iPhone chip can run rings around a QUAD-core android-phone chip.  It's pathetic, it's sad, and it just proves how ignorant, clueless, and disconnected Android sheep really are.  Add to that the bloated, inefficient, lag-prone, stuttering OS that is Android, which even with a Quad-core chip, can still barely keep up with the efficient, and polished iOS system.

You're right Scamscum... the next big thing is here.  It came out today, and it's the iPhone.

What are you going to copy next?

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why is that GUIMark3 number higher for the Galaxy?

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"Benchmarks don't matter to you Appletards, right?"

—The Anti-Apple Brigade, upon reading this

They serve a purpose. In this case, shutting people up who rely on them.
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I'd be interested to know how iPhones compare to iPod Touches. Theoretically the same generation should match, right? But I've heard the iPhones are a bit faster.

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That a DUAL-core iPhone chip can run rings around a QUAD-core android-phone chip. 

 

But 4 is greater than 2! Therefore my Android phone is better than your iPhone! Nevermind that mine is slower, more laggy, worse built and looks like shit, my screen is bigger!

 

I don't even need a home entertainment system, I just hang my Android phone on the wall, and watch movies there all day long. It saves a hell of a lot of money, especially for somebody like me who can't afford a 50" LCD. And don't even make me mention all of the wild rooting that I've been doing lately on the phone. It's not like girls are interested in me or anything, they usually just laugh when I pull out that huge phone, and I find rooting to be an interesting hobby. Don't underestimate re-arranging your desktop until you've tried it! Hell, it's not like there are a lot of good games or worthwhile apps that I can use, so moving icons around will have to do for now.

 

I also spend most of my free time on Apple forums, because those iFans need to be set straight, and I hate Apple so much that it makes sense to constantly talk about Apple products. 

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"Benchmarks don't matter to you Appletards, right?"

 

—The Anti-Apple Brigade, upon reading this

 

Well, that's too bad..  seems like the average iphone users can't tell the difference anyway..

 

 

not sure what your point is...   GS III JB (pre-release) already produced better geekbench results (clearly indicating that it's not a raw cpu performance issue); Note II, to be released in mid-Novemeber, is also known to perform much better than GS III (hence Note II > iPhone 5).  Samsung makes over 20+ smartphone models for the US market; some with much shorter product release cycle.  Furthermore, my understanding is that Apple routinely underc-locks Ax chips to conserve battery life - and this is where Samsung Galaxy S2 falls short -, so clearly Apple is not necessarily interested in this mindless spec race.

 

Well, enjoy your 15-minutes. *yawn* bye.


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I'd be interested to know how iPhones compare to iPod Touches. Theoretically the same generation should match, right? But I've heard the iPhones are a bit faster.

the Touch has A5 proc., different from the iPhone5

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Hypothetical conversation between us and Fandroids
Us: Did you see this report? Apple is the fastest smartphone.
Fandroid: Well it came from an Apple fan source
Us: It's from PC Mag
Fandroid: Well, the Galaxy 3 has a better processor
Us: The 5 beat that phone
Fandroid: Clearly the Moto Razr M has a better processor too
Us: The 5 beat that too
Fandroid: The upcoming Androids are faster
Us: They aren't even out yet.
Fandroid: the iPHone 5 doesn't have NFC
Us: What does that matter in terms of speed?
Fandroid: (sticking fingers in ears) nah! nah! nah! nah! NFC! Open! Sheep!
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It's a shameful day to be a fandroid right now. I bet they will now be saying that it isn't about specs and benchmarks, it's all about the.....uhmmm....the changeable batteries! lol

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I overheard a Fandroid say yesterday, "the iPhone is proof that marketing can overcome an inferior product."

 

HA 

 

HA

 

HA

 

(then I took his money playing golf, money he didn't spend on his cheap **** Samdung phone).

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I particularly enjoyed that video at about 5:08 where he refers to the S III's case as "cheap plastic."

I liked that part too and at least the guy was honest.  :)

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It's a shameful day to be a fandroid right now. I bet they will now be saying that it isn't about specs and benchmarks, it's all about the.....uhmmm....the changeable batteries! lol

 

I have owned every version of the iPhone.

 

Not once have I ever wished, or needed, to carry around more stuff to keep up with.

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the changeable batteries! lol

 

If their devices weren't such shit, they wouldn't have to worry about changing any batteries. 

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This is EPIC!

 

 

 

Puriya Yazdanfard  44 minutes ago

This article is plain wrong the galaxy S3 is faster.... Check out the benchmarks. At least for the international version

 
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    That's a shame, though. Let's say the International is a bit faster than the A6, but you have to remember we are talking about a quad core cpu vs a dual core. The difference should be huge. The GPU in the A6 is three times more power than the closest android device.

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IT'S OVER. APPLE IS FINISHED. THE SCREENS ARE YELLOW. HOW WILL THEY EVER RECOVER FROM THIS FAILURE.

 

 

Oh, wait. Happens every year, and only for a few days.

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"Benchmarks don't matter to you Appletards, right?"

 

—The Anti-Apple Brigade, upon reading this

But...  Buttt......  Uhhh.  Hmmm.  Well I guess thats acceptable.  I still think its a disastrously fast phone.  LOL. 


Just kidding.

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And 200% faster than the iPod touch 4....

 

 


Tim Cook using Galaxy Tabs as frisbees

 

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Tim Cook using Galaxy Tabs as frisbees

 

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while this is nice... it doesn't really matter.  Its a better phone overall than something like the galaxy S3 even if it was slower in most benchmarks.

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Enjoy all the power with a phone that comes with the cosmetic damage already started for you and with maps that are more than a bit wonky.

I'll stick with my 4 and 5.1.1 until you ultra-fanboys get all the kinks worked out.
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Enjoy all the power with a phone that comes with the cosmetic damage already started for you and with maps that are more than a bit wonky.
I'll stick with my 4 and 5.1.1 until you ultra-fanboys get all the kinks worked out.

You mean the people that read this site and have already bought a new iPhone or the 5-8 million (est.) average people who have bought and are buying an iPhone this weekend?

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You mean the people that read this site and have already bought a new iPhone or the 5-8 million (est.) average people who have bought and are buying an iPhone this weekend?


Yep.  Please - work out all the kinks for the rest of us.  Apple has done a great job getting you signed up as perennial beta testers.  Get iOS 6 fixed and I'll buy from the 3rd major production cycle once the scratching gets figured out.  It's going to be a great phone.

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…I'll buy from the 3rd major production cycle…

 

Enjoy denying yourself a device for six months for no reason beyond irrational fears.

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Enjoy denying yourself a device for six months for no reason beyond irrational fears.


What fear?  I just don't like paying top dollar for a phone that doesn't work as well as it should -- and I don't like getting lost.

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This article is plain wrong the galaxy S3 is faster.... Check out the benchmarks. At least for the international version


Feel free to provide data from a neutral source. And make sure that they run the Android device and iPhone under identical conditions as PC Mag did.
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If their devices weren't such shit, they wouldn't have to worry about changing any batteries. 

I have to laugh. One of the carriers here offers 4 free battery replacements per year. Why in the world would you need to replace the battery 4 times a year? Did it not occur to them to just use decent quality batteries in the first place?
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GS III JB (pre-release) already produced better geekbench results (clearly indicating that it's not a raw cpu performance issue); Note II, to be released in mid-Novemeber, is also known to perform much better than GS III (hence Note II > iPhone 5).  Samsung makes over 20+ smartphone models for the US market; some with much shorter product release cycle.  Furthermore, my understanding is that Apple routinely underc-locks Ax chips to conserve battery life - and this is where Samsung Galaxy S2 falls short -, so clearly Apple is not necessarily interested in this mindless spec race.

Well, enjoy your 15-minutes. *yawn* bye.

Let us know when your mythical phone comes out - and it is benchmarked by a neutral source rather than optimized numbers posted by fandroids - and then compared to an iPhone which has 100 apps open.
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what should be obviuous (and i did see that great .drop test. vid too) is that the iP5 is one of the most superbly engineered consumer products ever in history. the lightness of being, the ruggedness of construction, the raw power, and of course the drop dead beauty of design.

you actually fondle it. it will become an icon of the age.
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…and I don't like getting lost.

 

So you never left the house before Internet-based mapping services were invented?

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and I don't like getting lost.

Based on your comments you've been lost for a long time.

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So you never left the house before Internet-based mapping services were invented?

 

I upgraded my wife's 4 to iOS 6 and left mine at 5.1.1.  I went outside to get decent GPS signals, brought up the maps app on both, and had both phones plot directions to the local mall.  iOS 6/Apple maps routed the course via roads that no longer exist, iOS 5.1.1 routed me via roads that exist.  I didn't find that acceptable.  Dick.

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I upgraded my wife's 4 to iOS 6 and left mine at 5.1.1.  I went outside to get decent GPS signals, brought up the maps app on both, and had both phones plot directions to the local mall.  iOS 6/Apple maps routed the course via roads that no longer exist, iOS 5.1.1 routed me via roads that exist.  I didn't find that acceptable.  Dick.

 

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So you never left the house before Internet-based mapping services were invented?

 

I upgraded my wife's 4 to iOS 6 and left mine at 5.1.1.  I went outside to get decent GPS signals, brought up the maps app on both, and had both phones plot directions to the local mall.  iOS 6/Apple maps routed the course via roads that no longer exist, iOS 5.1.1 routed me via roads that exist.  I didn't find that acceptable.

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I upgraded my wife's 4 to iOS 6 and left mine at 5.1.1.  I went outside to get decent GPS signals, brought up the maps app on both, and had both phones plot directions to the local mall.  iOS 6/Apple maps routed the course via roads that no longer exist, iOS 5.1.1 routed me via roads that exist.  I didn't find that acceptable.


Well - I don't find the iOS 6 routing acceptable.

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And what about that drop test video made by a site called "Android Authority"? The Galaxy S3 got crushed by the iPhone! lol.gif Today is not a good day to be a Fandroid. lol.gif

 

 

This one:-

 

 

$300 for a screen replacement, Samsung have got to be kidding themselves.

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