Early Benchmarks Reveal iPhone 5 Powered By Dual Core 1GHz A6 CPU With 1GB RAM

The first iPhone 5 benchmarks have hit Geekbench, according to a report on MacRumors and if the benchmark results are indeed accurate then the performance seems to be very impressive.

The benchmarks also reveal that iPhone 5 may be powered by a 1.02 GHz ARMv7 processor with 1GB RAM.

MacRumors reports:

The total Geekbench 2 score comes in at 1601. Poole notes that the average score for the iPhone 4S is 629 and the average score for the iPad 3 is 766. A comparison chart of previous iOS devices can be viewed at Geekbench. The numbers seem to validate Apple’s claim that the A6 processor is twice as fast as the A5 and any previous iOS device. This one score also places the iPhone 5 ahead of the average scores of all Android phones on Geekbench. 

In fact, iPhone 5’s Geekbench 2 score is even better than Android-based smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S III  and tablets that are powered by quad-core processors.

As you can see below, the full Geekbench results provides information about iPhone 5’s processor, RAM and bandwidth performance.

iPhone 4S which is powered by an A5 chip running at 800MHz clock speed (which was the same clock speed as iPhone 4’s A4 chip).

While pre-release results on Geekbench can always be faked, John Poole of PrimeLabs believes that it is legitimate.

AnandTech had reported earlier today that Apple may have used a custom designed ARMv7 CPU core for iPhone 5’s A6 chip and probably has 1GB RAM with 33% faster memory bandwidth than iPhone 4S.

Update:

It’s important to point out that this is just the first iPhone 5 benchmark results we’ve seen. While it was better than the average benchmarks of Samsung Galaxy S III, it may be too early to conclude that iPhone 5 outperforms Samsung Galaxy S III. So we’ve updated the title of the post.

[PrimeLabs via MacRumors]

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  • http://twitter.com/FailSafeSystems FAIL SAFE SYSTEMS

    Nice

  • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

    a comment on Hacker News notes:
    “It’ll be interesting to see the comparison once Geekbench has been compiled to support armv7s instructions.”
    (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4530319)

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Yeah, it seems to be screaming fast even compared to the iPad 3 (though A5X was more about GPU then CPU).

  • Alan

    No wonder Samsung didn’t boast about Galaxy S3’s quad-core processor in the newspaper ad. Losers!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

      You celebrate too early and have been mislead by that pic. That pic lists the Galaxy S3’s score as in the 1500’s and is completely *wrong*

      Go and visit Geekbench yourself if you don’t believe me. A Samsung Galaxy S3 will easily score in the 1800+ range.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      See above…

      • tianbaobirdnest

        yeah..

        tianbaobirdnest

  • http://www.facebook.com/QueSwanson Que Swanson

    Lol. Doesn’t matter if it’s faster than the Galaxy. Samsung makes the Apple’s processor. Basically, Samsung made Apple phones faster than theirs.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It makes the processor, but Apple Engineers have designed it, there’s a big difference.

      • http://www.facebook.com/QueSwanson Que Swanson

        McDonald’s didn’t design burgers and fries, but they sell them.

        • Naviel

          Its their recipe you moron. Apple made the recipe. Samsung cooked it. Get it?

          • Kimk69

            Lol. That’s what I was thinking. Moron. To much.

          • http://SaephanServices.com/ Kao Saephan

            It doesn’t seem like he knows the difference. It’s hopeless for some people.

            @Que Swanson
            If Apple was McDonalds, Samsung would be the guy working in the kitchen of McDonalds. The secret sauce is labeled secret sauce.

          • http://www.facebook.com/WenXiong.Ivan Ivan WenXiong

            Haha true, in other sense, Apple is the 1 with the recipe and BOSS to Samsung, Samsung just a Apprentice chef that cooks whatever the Chief Chef instructed and sell over at the counter :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/WenXiong.Ivan Ivan WenXiong

          Er, why don’t you say Samsung didn’t design or created processor? But they sell them? Does this mean the same thing you are referring against Apple?

    • GalaxyNote!<3

      and how come they still s*ck? dude read and dont f*cking say stupid things
      APPLE DESIGNS THEIR OWN CPUs AND SAMSUNG MANUFACTURES THEM.
      stupid f*ck

    • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

      Lookup the internet for processor design man, it’s way way *way* complicated than you think. To achieve such levels of performance, there are numerous optimisations, decisions and innovations that have to fall in place. Apple didn’t acquire companies specialising in Silicon chips for no reason.

      What you’re equating it to is: a designer who made a killer design in photoshop, and you give Adobe the credit for it. Yes, Adobe’s tools are great (just like Samsung’s manufacturing prowess) but they weren’t the ones who designed the whole damn thing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        Much better analogy than the McDonalds comparison.

        • Mackie

          Hmmmm, why are we promoting Mcdonald’s again?? Does the new iphone come with free Mcdonald’s meal??

    • Lex

      Not anymore. Guess what that means for Samsumg stock. Samsumg just invested a whole lot of money in a new plant to produce mobile processor and what did Apple just do :)

    • defmad

      Dude, I don’t know why you come onto this site when most of your comments are anti-Apple, illogical and just plain ridiculous. And can all the droid fanboys just piss off. If you have a valid comment to make, by all means do so. Please don’t troll here.

      • http://SaephanServices.com/ Kao Saephan

        Just having their phone isn’t enough for them. They obviously have buyer’s remorse and need to find validation for their choice. They come here to impose their opinions in hopes that another person will agree, thus validating their decision. Without it, they’re unsatisfied and unhappy with their choice.

        What they fail to comprehend, is that we have our own reasons for our choices and do not need validation for it. They can’t grasp the idea that iOS customers are actually happy and like their devices.

  • Yoda

    Wait till the Note 2 comes out :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

      LOL, there’s one in every crowd…

    • http://www.facebook.com/WenXiong.Ivan Ivan WenXiong

      TBH, Note 2 will most likely use the same specs as S3, the PROBLEM doesn’t lie in the specs by Samsung, it’s the crappy and laggy OS by Android :)

      • Henry Droid

        Hey ivan the iPhone fanboy, I think you know nothing about Android, but you talk to much and all wrong about it. Read and Learn about New Tech of Android, the S3, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 2 before commenting. They makes the new iPhone 5 outdated and fail. I used iPhone for 3 years (last phone was 4S), and now had totally migrated to the Smarter S3 for the shortages of iPhone(s). So, I can say them all and compare.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

          And the note 2 has the same quadcore processor, but with 2gig memory actually. I don’t think you can fairly compare the Note2 to the iPhone 5 though..

          • Lex

            What are you doing on an iPhone site?

        • Lex

          There’s probably a shortage in your wallet as well

        • Zangpakto

          You do realize that software makes the hardware correct?

          Fragmentation between android devices was never intended as you seem to believe and most do, but more from a hardware perspective.

          I’m sorry, having owned all, I can tell now that hardware without properly written software is just stupid.

          Hardware could be the most technological advanced and be lightyears ahead, however without the software that directs that power correctly and efficiently, it is just that… hardware…

          A little question henry seem as you seem such a fan, have you as me compiled your own ROM you developed for fun? Or kernel?

          That to me is the fun part of having a droid, not the specs, as the specs don’t mean anything with google always being pushed to the sideline with regards to implementation on devices.

          As a hardware and software engineer, this is my POV…

        • HenryIsADumbass

          Why don’t you stop writing in broken English so we have a clue what you’re saying…

      • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

        When was the last time you used Android, because there is nothing laggy about the S3 even with Samsung’s crappy skin on it? The wonderful thing is, I can have it exactly how I want it. I could overclock it in 5 minutes to 1.8ghz and then blow you all out of the water. But my big battery which is fantastic, and changible, would be used up quicker…

    • Lex

      Go to a Note 2 site or did you stump here on accident?

      • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

        No, YOU are on an iPhone site, Droidboi.

        You know what ends ALL of this debate: PROFITABILITY!

        The iPhone 5 is going to DEMOLISH any single Android device in number of phones sold, not to mention making Apple and us shareholders even happier when the money rolls in.

  • officialgadgets

    That is the use of quadcore ? :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

    The Benchmarks you are showing for the Galaxy S3 are just plain wrong.

    A Galaxy S3 will score in the 1800’s or higher easily.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WenXiong.Ivan Ivan WenXiong

      1800? Lol please show the source or link of your statement, android fanboy :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

        iTard, check my screenshot of my highest score, my lowest was 1680. I’m not really a one benchmarking,but I downloaded it just prove a point

        • Lex

          Can you give me a link of Droid based site, so I can go in there and
          talk smack about droid and say apple is the best :) …Never mind, I
          won’t waste my time :)

    • Henry Droid

      Yup, you right! iPhone fanboys keep saying and showing the stupid and misleading informations

      • http://SaephanServices.com/ Kao Saephan

        You’re at an iphone website. Just saying…

    • Lex

      Can you give me a link of Droid based site, so I can go in there and talk smack about droid and say apple is the best :) …Never mind, I won’t waste my time :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie
    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      You’re referring to an individual score of a Samsung Galaxy S III. This link, which is published by PrimeLabs are the average scores: http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

      The average is much lower. As we said these are early benchmarks, we’ll have to see what’s the average benchmark score for iPhone 5.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

        An average score is not relevant.

        That average contains people who are accidentally running this benchmark with power savings turned on ( or some other battery saving app which is under clocking or disabling cores ).

        I just ran this benchmark with powersaving turned on and got a score of `1400 – I have now ever so slightly lowered the average.

        Conversely there are an even smaller percentage of people with overclocked S3’s bringing up the average.

        Fact is that a STOCK Galaxy S3 will definitely score higher on this benchmark than an iPhone 5 will. Easily several hundred points higher.

        • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

          An average score is not relevant? Okay, we rest our case.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

            No, it’s not relevant and I explained why.

            A STOCK Galaxy S3 ( no overclocking or underclocking or disabling of cores ect ) will easily beat the iPhone 5 by several hundred points.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Diamond/37604921 John Diamond

            it clearly is. there are several different versions of s3 out there all with different specs. the us version is dual core with 2gb of ram, the international version is quad core with 1gb of ram and the korean version is quad core with 2gb of ram. they are all going to run differently therefore the average is what is going to take weight.

        • Alan

          You got a score of 1400, you point to a score of 1900+, then you say an average score is not relevant. Seriously? Do you even read what comes out of your head.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

            And I CLEARLY explained that to get a score so LOW as ~1400 I had to turn Power saving mode ON – A feature that underclocks your CPU / disables cores ect.

            I had to DISABLE my phone to score that low.

            A STOCK Galaxy S3 will score in the 1800 range ( and going by other posts even in the 1900’s is common ).

            It’s clear that the iPhone 5 is still substantially weaker than the Galaxy S3.

          • Zangpakto

            Actually, stock S3 when I compared to a 4s, performs slower.

            Sorry…

            Also, you say no to averages? What about users who use only certain modes? Users who do not know what they are doing?

            What about power users who can show what the device CAN really do? Should they be dismissed because you cannot do the same things? Rewrite the kernel too, it isn’t all too hard, and you can speed up certain aspects… Don’t just be lazy and download one… Only thing I would have you download is perhaps the new Cyanogen Mod… Much better than stock crappy samsung stupid overlay software….

            Anyway, point is, what exactly ARE you doing with your phone that it needs that much memory and power by the way?

            Sure, you can overclock and get into 2000+ with s3… but why? You can fry the chip if you attempt to stay there too long without properly rewritten software etc…

            I’m being serious here, the games DO NOT need that much memory, never has, I mean seriously, most people will be using angry birds or something… And when you get to actual games, the Sony Experia Play is hands down the best droid for games considering it has a game pad built in and access to playstation. Also the screen is completely free to play the games.

            Only thing I am waiting for is my PSVita to get a Monster Hunter release, although when ragnorak comes out, I think I’ll be fine for a while lol!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

            What a joke LOL

            An iPhone 4S will literally score A THOUSAND points LOWER on this benchmark compared to a Galaxy S3.

            Try and stick to the facts.

          • Eric Mar (Macdaddy93)

            Christie!!! just GTFO!!! LEAVE !! GO TO YOUR GAY ANDROID FORUMS… YOUR JUST PLAIN DUMB

          • uneasy

            “YOUR DUMB”. We rest our case, iTard

        • Lex

          WOW the S3 seems like a real good phone and like a good deal. How are they making money at $99 on amazon. I think I’m about to return my per-ordered iPhone 5. I know it looks nice and it’s software is superb. But if all this DROIDS coming to this site say is so much better; then it must be…Never mind, I like that black on black slate :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

        You should retract the article because it is factually incorrect and crap journalism. Check again, the average score is 1688 now for the S3!

  • heroe1981

    i don’t care too much about benchmarks IOS works like magic :)

  • Henry Droid

    What a shame of Apple (the master claims of Techs ;-/ ) since there is nothing great and special in the new specs and features of iPhone 5 ‘except’ the wider screen as duplicating the great Samsung Galaxy S3’s wide screen and tech. LOL!! # After using my S3 and reading out the tech/specs of the upcoming Galaxy Note 2, hmm… I feel… what a pity of my iPhone ..it is so..so.. outdated. I used to love my 4S, now I have to throw it away, and put the smarter Galaxy S3 in my pocket.

  • Henry Droid

    What a shame of Apple (the master claims of Techs ;-/ ) since there is nothing great and special in the new specs and features of iPhone 5 ‘except’ the wider screen as duplicating the great Samsung Galaxy S3’s wide screen and tech. LOL!! # After using my S3 and reading out the tech/specs of the upcoming Galaxy Note 2, hmm… I feel… what a pity of my iPhone ..it is so..so.. outdated. I used to love my 4S, now I have to throw it away, and put the smarter Galaxy S3 in my pocket.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

    iTards, don’t believe the hype, my lowest score from 10 test was 1680, my highest was this below…Er, I think you just got smoked,especially because I’m running another launcher over the top of Samsung’s awful iphone lookalike…Yesterday’s tech and yesterday’s OS ha-ha-ha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

      Exactly.

      This article claims that an iPhone 5 “outperforms the Samsung Galaxy S3″ – this is factually incorrect.

      The Galaxy S3 easily beats the iPhone 5 by SEVERAL HUNDRED points.

      • Zangpakto

        Only when using a custom ROM it seems… which most people do not know or cannot use… Exactly what I complain about. Android phones are nice, but hardware manufacturers add too much crap on top that it decreases the value… Also, I have yet to actually see a s3 perform smoother stock than a 4s…

        My 2c anyway, blame the manufacturers for adding stupid bloat…

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

          Um No.

          There is no custom ROM involved here.

          A *STOCK* Galaxy S3 will score 1800-1900 on this benchmark.

          An overclocked Galaxy S3 can score between 2100-2250.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

          Actually, in hindsight, you may actually have a point there. I have a factory unlocked S3 with no bloatware…

    • solferico

      Keep trying! You could achieve results like IBM Deep Blue and a ZX Spectrum 48K with the same device!!! Android is awesome!

      • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

        Ahhhhhh, how I loved my ZXSpectrum…

  • informist

    What s3 were they using? Mine gets 1800+

    http://db.tt/VmtrtpVg

  • informist
    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WDXBDT7USFNBFSTMLIP7EKLIEA Christie

      Nice score :)

  • El Bananero PR

    WoW all of you are incredible, not see that the galaxy s3 need much power to pull those numbers and the iphone need only half of the power of the galaxy to reach 200 percent less. iphone 5 I love waiting for you. PS. All of you know that iOS is and will be the most stable system cellulares market. THANKS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      The whole point is this…The article was put up to trumpet iPhone 5 as “Blowing the competition out of the water” and it is a completely false piece of propaganda put out by Cupertino, just as Tim Cook claiming “iPhone 5 is the worlds thinnest smartphone” last week.

      • http://www.facebook.com/scottxdavis Scott Davis

        he said it was the thinnest iPhone yet. You need to listen to what he said instead of putting words where they are not. And iPhone really is the best phone for most people (those that use a smart phone).

        • Brian

          That’s not true Scott… I hit the apple store just this week and saw it touted as the “world’s thinnest smartphone” not “iPhone”

  • Terence

    Why do you care so much about the benchmark. An average user won’t need to use so much power lol. I think comparing the UI and other features will be better

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      Which areas exactly? Notications drop-down, panorama photos, dual still/video shots, true multitasking,
      Who knows, maybe in 2 years you’ll get nfc, face unlock, smartstay, pop out play videos, and something called the iPen on the “Revolutionary Apple iNote” Sorry, but other companies are moving things on now…

      • http://www.facebook.com/scottxdavis Scott Davis

        Why does anyone need NFC when only 2% of bussinesses use it? NFC isn’t really going to be a big deal for another couple of years. It’s a waste of time and space.

      • Zangpakto

        Nothing you mentioned is very intensive cpu wise…

        On the NFC front, ummm why? I don’t think I’ve ever even seen places that use NFC in my country…. Or noticed any in Europe when was living there, Thailand when lived there and the countless times I have travelled to US and other countries(I cannot say for 100% certain, but I did not notice anything during my travels.)

        Also on the RAM issue, my linux distro needs about 13-14gb of RAM for certain items I do.

        What programs and tasks am I doing with my disto, you should be able to figure out quick enough with you being a “techie” apparently :)

        Also why use a pen? Need something to take notes? I know… a notepad? Faster and more reliable than electronics still by a long way. Games? Umm I’ll take my dedicated gaming machines… If I want to play a casual game then sure, my phone is cool… anything more than “quick” is stupid on any mobile device that isn’t designed from ground up with games in mind, the only one that comes to mind is maybe the xperia play…

  • solferico

    SIII specs are fine but as long as it runs Android, it’s doomed. For example: Didn’t SIII have 1GB of RAM? Why is it reporting only 800Mb? Oh, yes, because the OS eats it. And makes so good usage of multi-core than with double the cores of the A6 chip, makes an average performance equal to the iPhone5 one. I suppose they stopped copying before taking a look to A6 design.
    Another funny fact about “averages” and the silly interpretations of it around here:
    – Android and S3 are so stable that throws an average around 1600 while having results that vary from 975 to 2000. Is a quite stable and predictable machine, isn’t it?
    – If you take iPad3,1 (as it is the latest one with good amount of samples), it has an average of 750, with a lowest sample of 527, and a highest sample of 762.
    Can see the difference in distances between lowest and highest, and from average to extremes?
    And a message for all the fandroids out here: Why are you so nervous? If you like your S3, enjoy it! Did some of us (fanboys as you call us) go bother you to your Android forums? Maybe you don’t go there because you need to be super geek to be there, and the most you can do about it is to install a mod following a for-dummies tutorial to solve poor process management and overcocking to try to kill the Android lag and render your battery life even shorter…

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      No, you are iTards,not Fanboys

      • solferico

        And that’s the super correction active fandroids can make…
        :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      Comparing your outdated OS with Android, is like comparing Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04. Fantastic battery life and true multi-tasking is what quad-core Android brings to the table. I’m writing this as I watch a video…Ha-ha-ha!

      • solferico

        I can do the same with my iPad. Would never try it with a phone. Makes no sense… unless you have a terribly oversized phone / tiny tablet… oh, wait, you have one.

        Please, give examples of Android being “more advanced” than iOS. “Eating more resources to do the same work” is not a valid example…

        • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

          Maybe you wouldn’t use it, but it is about having the choice…Sorry “Choice” is a dirty word to Apple users…

          • Zangpakto

            Oh my god… The easiest and first linux OS newbies go to your using as a demo? Seriously? Want some tips to get started? Need to know how to write some basic code? Or use bash?

            I will help you… just let me know, I mean, anyone who wants to learn linux is starting on a cool journey. Let me know if get stuck.

            If your not a newbie, then why use Ubuntu? Not exactly the best linux distro by far…. Plenty of others that are better for users who know what they are doing and for certain purposes.

        • brian

          so i’m unbaised here. I own iphones and have since gen 1. But i’m finally thinking of leaving iphone. you ask for real examples… there’s tons of tests on youtube of doing regular things with and s3 and iphone 5. running siri on iphone 5 and running google search on jellybean os. Jellybean outperforms. While siri is thinking, google has returned results.

          the s3 isn’t oversized. it’s a fine phone. it’s no more cheap in feel to my iphones. where i work some people have s3’s and some have iphones. I dont feel s3 is any cheaper. i dont know how you can honestly say it feels cheaper. but then that mentality is what gets people to buy “mont blanc” pens for $300 a pen because it feels “solid.”

          What i want in my phone are: a) a great phone b) Maps/directions c) cool apps. Both iphone and android can claim 2 of these 3… but with ios 6 we loose a decent map program for something broken. maybe apple will fix it.. or maybe it will take them the rest of the year to fix it.

          Basically your iphone 5 became tomtom, who powers apple maps. i’ve owned tomtom. i wouldn’t own another. the same stuff of bad data, wrong data and other problems just seems fitting for tomtom.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edwin-Alcaraz/100000026485979 Edwin Alcaraz

        look at that UI.. spewwwWW.. i’ve owned several PC’s.. they’ve always crashed on me even though they had better graphics, processors, etc. then what my previous mac had to offer.. my 2009 MBP still works like a beast, never crashes on me, no Adware, etc. I’ve owned all iPhones except the 3G and the new iPhone 5. My current 4s works flawlessly with my MBP.. I’ve owned an iPhone since the 1st gen.. I’ve culminated hundreds of free and paid for apps over the years. Last thing I need is a cheap plastic phone with a fragmented OS to throw my money at from scratch when the iPhone continues to become an improvement of its former self, year after year. This is how you move forward.

        • Brian

          I don’t normally reply to posts… but i just had to call you out on this. I have 5 computers at home: 2 mac’s 3 pc’s. 2 no longer function. Guess which ones? I just hate mac’s. they just are not the quality people claim. both my mac’s are dead. dead within a year of the warranty expiring. I have pc’s that are 4-5 years old still running. I just can’t justify spending 3k per every 2 years on a computer that is a waste in a couple years. I know i’m not alone on this. But every mac friend i know lies to me, until i gain their confidence, go over to their house and see their mac isn’t running “prestine” in fact it’s not running, or has some obscure problem… so they take it to a “genius” bar and have a high school student tell them it needs to go in for repairs and will cost $150. I’ve never experienced the superiority of mac… but i’ve fallen for the hype twice. never again. I do own two iphones… but after the iphone 5’s spec’s were released, I was pretty disappointed… and i’m thinking of finally cutting ties with apple and going android. I’m disappointed that a) apple didn’t make an iphone that outshined it’s competition (maybe it’s a tad faster here, and s3 is a tad better there… that doesn’t win me. I wanted to see a leap above the competition) b) the new maps software is so bad in ios6 ,that mac users are adding google maps back to their iphones! The phone went backwards, but all the hype says it’s “revolutionary.” crazy.

    • Guest

      The other 221mb is being used as cache for my 250 installed apps actually. I never use more than 80% of the phone’s memory so it’s ok…

      • solferico

        Agree, most specs are just a silly war because look like “comparable” without testing…

        P.S: I think it’s not exactly there where your RAM is being used, but not sure… My xoom have 512MB and is missing also around 150Mb, even with a fresh install…

      • http://SaephanServices.com/ Kao Saephan

        Actually, it’s being used by the operating system. Ram is used to store data for apps you have open, not apps that you have installed. Going through the process manager and killing processes that you don’t use will free up ram.

        Using up 80% of your ram is getting close to a crash. When it runs out of memory, the phone crashes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

      No, actually, I still have iHacks in my RSS feed because I was once a fanboy like you. As a true tech-head I want whatever is pushing the envelope, not what is dragging its feet, in the tech world. iPhone was a game-changer in it’s day, but not anymore. I always had to jailbreak and void my warranty to get things how I wanted, but now I don’t have to with Android. What really matters to me are the basics though…Big changable battery,sd slot,great call quality and wifi signal…Basically, nothing iPhone has…

      • http://SaephanServices.com/ Kao Saephan

        That’s what they all say. Really though, be happy with your phone and enjoy it. There’s no point in going to iphone sites to tell people how great it is because people have different opinions.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

          I guess you’re right, I’m preaching to the brainwashed or brainless!
          However, I do enjoy the sport…

          • http://www.facebook.com/scottxdavis Scott Davis

            yeah, I haven’t had to take out the battery, put it back in and restart with my iPhone. In fact it doesn’t freeze up. It’s unfortunate that this is a daily occurance for you fandroids. I guess it’s a good thing the battery comes out, huh? iOS is superior to Android in that is works. iOS works smooth, the software in Android does not. This is why iPhones are faster, I would expect someone whom believes they are superior to others because of their poor choice in phones should know. But you’re poor choice has you confused in thinking you could convince someone whom knows quality and doesn’t want to sacrifice that for something that doesn’t exactly work like it should. I’m getting iPhone 5 simply because it works. I could care less about a cheap plastic copy.

          • Zangpakto

            Sure, write your own kernel and ROM files, then get back to me on what you have to say :)

            I still prefer developing on iOS and so does every other dev in general. Statistics don’t exactly lie.

            But hey, you as a techie, can surely write a custom ROM that emulates AOSP with acceleration and also with a rewrite of the kernel image in order to get better signal and wifi range right?

            I mean I would rather detect and connect wifi at twice the distance and connect slightly slower than settle for crappy normal range but faster speeds when even a 1/10th speed connection would load up usual websites without a hitch…

            I’ve made em, have you? I’ve also written iOS apps for use in company that goes and interacts through iCloud to all computers. Have you?

            If you claim you need power, then have you tried modifying and squeezing everything out that you genuinely need the extra power or the app will not work correctly at all? Or is it just that you want bragging rights and nothing more? Which one is it? An actual power user (As most faildroidphans who cannot even write in the most basic of programming languages claim) or just looking for bragging rights?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edwin-Alcaraz/100000026485979 Edwin Alcaraz

        you have iHacks on your Android RSS feed.. just curious.. did you add this feed before or after you switched to your plastic piece of junk phone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

    Funny, since this iPhone 5 score of 1601 from just one benchmark was reported and pointed out to us, people like me have downloaded geekbench and now the S3’s average has gone upto 1688! Ha-ha-ha! Here’s the proof!
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks

    • solferico

      As I already said… keep trying!!! Since S3 throws results from 900 to 2000 we will never know … wonderful random machine :-)
      PS: What’s growing there is the amount of 1.8HZ overclockers… That far does your ill droidodophilia go? And even with that, it again flows from 1200 to 2400!!! hahaha even those “advanced” users that are overclocking their S3s can’t avoid that unpredictability in the performance…
      What will be your S3 like in the next hour? A gameboy, or Skynet?

      • Brian

        so you’re saying there is no variance in iphone 5? there is variance, and you know it. a single benchmark means little. it’s benchmarks in different scenarios, different similar apps, and stress over time that would have meaning. so far that isn’t available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

    I’m laughing my ass off because, when this article went up, the iTards were all throwing it at us, now they realize it was incorrect they are either saying nothing or “Benchmarks mean nothing to me”. The average score has now gone up to 1688 for the S3, as of the time I write this, ha-ha-ha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

    Yes, iOS run,s it’s outdated OS very efficiently, but it stands to reason that a 1.4ghz quadcore is gonna beat down 1ghz dualcore. Imagine if Apple started putting in leading edge tech in their phones and made the iOS closer to OSX, that would be amazing…No chance of this happening, though, they’d rather just spend money on marketing and litigation than innovation…

    • solferico

      iOS is a OS. So you’re saying that an OS is running an OS? You’re thinking on VMWare? Or maybe you don’t really know what you’re talking about?

      But please, give us examples of how advanced Android is compared to iOS. Another clue: “Having to manually kill processes or installing an app to do that for me” is not a valid example.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andi54 Andrew Hope

    Next year’s Arm15 based phones will be the real game-changers. We’ll be seeing an average of 50% improvment on battery life and speed. Who knows iTards, maybe you’ll have quadcore by then…

    • http://www.facebook.com/scottxdavis Scott Davis

      don’t need quadcore to have a faster phone than and android. see above post :)

  • Matt Craft

    Another thing to consider is that the (US) version of the SIII is a Dual core processor

  • Matt Craft

    They are both great phones it all depends on what you want in your phone!

  • Gabe

    Face unlock, that amazing app that can be fooled with a photo! My iPhones work for me, I’ve tried others n just can’t get on with them, maybe I’m getting old and like things that just work. Or I’ll admit to using Macs for years for work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.harris.125 Brett Harris

    Wondering why they didn’t use this processor in the IPad 3? Makes me want to wait for the 4th generation one, currently have the first.

  • TLS

    Amazing how some people have nothing better to do than stick their nose in a post where it doesn’t belong…if you don’t have or want the iPhone 5, why the hell are you on this page talking about it…Andrew Hope?!? I swear…geeks like you really get on my nerves. Go get a job and stop replying to everyone’s posts like you have nothing better to do.

  • Getalifeposers

    LMAO you people are rediculous and have nothing better to do but research everything about phones? Really? As long as the phone looks good and works good what does it matter. Both Iphones and andriod have their flaws and always will.

  • sards

    i used 02xda b4,then omnia2 , now i used galaxy note. why ? i am using excel data base and business analysis including money matters. sure, iphones are fast processor but,throwing after 4years of use is very pany(i still have my 02 xda running for my son, and give my omnia2 to my daughter). of course you can enlarge, but analyzing needs you see more columns and rows same time. im waiting for the galaxy note windows quad. for you people throwing money easily=you have good jobs. prepare when devil takes your job= you will love your iphone more=its your burned money in memory.

  • lawsuithater

    What kind of testing did they do? As far as the industry is concern, we haven’t achieve full utilization of dual or quad cores. The bench mark is bias for sure, i bet for multitasking, I wonder how i5 wil stack up against other phones out there. So, I’ll wait for those bench marks to come out and will see who is the winner.

  • Harribo

    I’ve used the iphone since its release in the uk, I have a imac, MBP Ipad, Mac Mini, love apple!! having said that…… i needed a new work phone so I thought id give the s3 a try, I ve been using it for 2 weeks now and I must say the functions on the s3 simply blows the iphone out of the water!! (my 4s) its build quality is no where near that of the iphone, the s3 has micro sd slot which is a big bonus, with apple the 32gb &64gb costs a lot more than the standard 16g.
    i still use the iphone along side of the s3 and in my opinion I think apple need to come up with somthing new, ios is looking dated along side of s3 OS.
    the way apple build, sell and get every thing to work together is somthing that will be hard to match.