Purported iPhone 5 Geekbench Result Beats Top Android Phones


We continue to learn small portions of what the A6 CPU in the iPhone 5 contains, but a recent GeekBench report shows nearly everything about the A6 CPU that we need to know. The benchmarks have exposed a Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor and 1 GB of RAM.

The iPhone 4S was clocked at 800MHz, just beneath the clocked 1.02GHz on the iPhone 5. In addition the iPhone 5 contains 512 MB more RAM than its predecessor.

When the iPhone 5 was scored by Geekbench, it was given a whopping 1601! If you aren’t familiar with these scores, the iPhone 4S averaged a 629 and the iPad 3 averaged 766. If you recall, Apple said this new iPhone would double the speed of the 4S. This one Geekbench result proves the iPhone 5 more than doubled its predecessors speed.

If this Geekbench result is true, the iPhone 5 will actually be the fastest smartphone on the market. If you click here, or view the chart below, you can view the results for the top rated Android phones. The Galaxy S3 cuts the results close, but the iPhone 5 has a slight lead:

We’ve just discussed all the basic details of the iPhone 5 benchmarks, but if you would like to get down and dirty with the results, AnandTech has a full breakdown.

[via Macrumors]


  • Ron Miller

    If true, the iPhone 5 results are very impressive. Especially considering the gains came with the same number of cores. Extra cores really inflate Geekbench results, but tend to not speed up typical usage by much at all. I would MUCH prefer a 2 core machine over a 4 core machine with the same Geekbench score.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Good news. Can’t wait till we get to see more benchmarks. When i checked the android benchmarks the S3 score had increased from the picture you posted. Odd.

  • xxxJDxxx

    I notice the android benchmarks have been updated again with an even higher score for the galaxy S3.

  • mike

    How come every article I read to do with apple, you have commented on?

  • xxxJDxxx

    Because this is an apple related blog…?

  • Apple_has_caught_up

    So essentially the iPhone 5 has caught up with the Samsung Galaxy. lol
    So when the next Samsung comes out, Apple will be lagging again. However with Apple restrictions and limitation it is possible they don’t need all that much processing power compared to a more flexible Android platform.

  • Apple’s build quality is still superior to the cheap plastic Samsung continues to use.