October 28, 2013

iPhone 5S Proven To Be Fastest 4G Phone

Apple iPhone 5S

Apple iPhone 5S Excels In Geekmark Benchmark Tests

The Apple iPhone 5S has come out on top of independent tests carried out on 7 of the leading 4G phones currently out there.

The independent tests were conducted by Which magazine and in fact the Apple iPhone 5S proved to be the quickest smartphone ever tested ( benchmarked ). Of course, the iPhone 5S became the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a 64 bit processor and this has no doubt helped.

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Apple’s iPhone 5S came top in both categories – single core and multicore. Which used the Geekmark method of carrying out their independent test. The Geekbench software is designed and made by Primate Labs’ and is next-generation processor benchmark, with a scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance.

The seven 4G phones tested were the Apple iPhone 5s, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Apple iPhone 5c, Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini.

The results of the Geekmark benchmark tests conducted by Which are :

4G Phone Tested Single Core Score Multi Core Score
Apple iPhone 5s 1410 2561
LG G2 882 2355
Samsung Galaxy S4 687 1939
HTC One 643 1805
Apple iPhone 5c 711 1281
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 649 1135
HTC One Mini 477 880

The 64 bit processor on the iPhone 5S is only a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor yet it has outperformed the LG G2’s 2.26GHz quad-core processor and the Galaxy S4’s 1.9GHz quad-core processor.

At the end of the day does this matter?

In the majority of uses we don’t expect that many of us would notice a difference. However, you should notice improved times when loading application and programs but the real benefit is likely to be seen when moving around the smartphone’s menu’s and when using very intensive gaming applications, streaming videos and when multitasking.

  • Simon

    The Samsung Note 3 is well known to be the quickest 4g phone out there so why did they not test it against that? and how did a dual core processor as in the iphone beat an 8 core or 4 core processor in the S4 in a multi-core test? Something very odd going on here. there is no phone software out there that would make use of the 64 bit processor so don’t think that is much of an advantage as yet.

    • quintus

      simple efficiency and 64-bit architecture. that is how the 5S outperforms I am not surprised and no I am not an apple fanboy I am objective in comparing phones and have to admit iphone 5S is now the fastest.

  • Kevin Thomas

    Here what you say Simon.

    The only thing from our point of view is that Geekbench software ( Primate Labs ) is the leading solution for this type of tests. The tests were conducted by Which Magazine.

    PS The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was not included in the tests conducted.

  • Jamie Roberts

    @Simon “there is no phone software out there that would make use of the 64 bit processor so don’t think that is much of an advantage as yet.”

    Pretty sure ios 7 was built directly for 64 bit

    • simon

      I was thinking more in terms of 3rd party apps. I guess many wont rush to 64bit for now due to the increased memory issues that come with moving from 32 to 64 bit. We will see.