iPhone 5 Dubbed ‘Fastest Smartphone in the Land’ By PCMag

The iPhone 5 has been benchmarked and it has also been dubbed the “fastest smartphone in the land” by the site that conducted the tests: PCMag.

In a report, PCMag compared the iPhone 5 with the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Google Motorola Droid RAZR M.

According to the site, the iPhone 5 with an Apple A6 processor beat the two Android phones and often doubled the performance of previous iPhone units.

The tests used by the site were the following browser benchmarks: Sunspider, Browsermark, and GUIMark 3 Bitmap. The publication also used Geekbench which is a benchmark for the processor of the device.

It’s important to note that PCMag used the default Android browser and the default Safari browser in the iPhone for all the tests.

The site says that the move is because the default browsers are “what most people use.”

To make the succeeding numbers mean something to you, Sunspider tests JavaScript, GUIMark tests HTML5 and Browsermark tests the overall performance of the browser.

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Here is the iPhone 5 compared to all iPhones of the past:

 

iPhone 5 Against Previous iPhones (Browser Benchmarks)

iPhone

Browsermark

GUIMark 3

Sunspider

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 189025 58.1 947
iPhone 4S(iOS 6) 105915 58.09 1780
iPhone 4(iOS 6) 59688 58.08 3099
iPhone 3GS(iOS 6) 45707 37.93 3921
iPhone 3G(iOS 4.2.1) 9150 3.66 33125
iPhone(iOS 3.1.3) 8839 3.35 46579

higher=better

higher=better

lower=better

 

iPhone 5 Against Previous iPhones (System Benchmarks)

iPhone

GeekBench

GB Integer

GB Floating Pt.

GB Memory

GB Streaming

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 1640 1253 2099 1865 939
iPhone 4S(iOS 6) 639 564 737 771 300
iPhone 4(iOS 6) 384 291 368 620 298
iPhone 3GS(iOS 6) 198 122 150 405 222
iPhone 3G(iOS 4.2.1) 141 117 199 121 69
iPhone(iOS 3.1.3) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

 

iPhone 5 Against Previous iPhones (System Benchmarks)

iPhone

GLB 2.5

Egypt Off

GLB 2.5

Egypt On

GLB 2.5 Egypt

HD 16 Off

GLB 2.5 Egypt

HD 16 On

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 91 60 27 38
iPhone 4S(iOS 6) 40 59 11 19
iPhone 4(iOS 6) 11 12 N/A N/A
iPhone 3GS(iOS 6) 5.2 32 N/A N/A
iPhone 3G(iOS 4.2.1) N/A N/A N/A N/A
iPhone(iOS 3.1.3) N/A N/A N/A N/A

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

 

Here is the iPhone 5 compared to the Android smartphones in the tests:

 

iPhone 5 Against Android Smartphones (Browser Benchmarks)

iPhone

Browsermark

GUIMark 3

Sunspider

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 189025 58.1 947
SamsungGalaxy S III 108414 60.73 1752
MotorolaDroid RAZR M 102004 18.99 1918

higher=better

higher=better

lower=better

 

iPhone 5 Against Android Smartphones (System Benchmarks)

iPhone

GeekBench

GB Integer

GB Floating Pt.

GB Memory

GB Streaming

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 1640 1253 2099 1865 939
SamsungGalaxy S III 1451 1017 2248 1276 538
MotorolaDroid RAZR M 1483 975 2315 1352 611

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

 

iPhone 5 Against Android Smartphones (System Benchmarks)

iPhone

GLB 2.5

Egypt Off

GLB 2.5

Egypt On

GLB 2.5 Egypt

HD 16 Off

GLB 2.5 Egypt

HD 16 On

iPhone 5(iOS 6) 91 60 27 38
SamsungGalaxy S III 27 49 13 21
MotorolaDroid RAZR M 28 60 13 28

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

higher=better

 

PCMag says that “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 new iPhone’s A6 processor uses a processor which has three central processing cores and a new ARM dual-core graphics processing unit.

Apple launched the iPhone 5 on September 12.

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