First iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Benchmarks Hit the Web

As we approach the official launch date of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the first reviews have been published. While most of the reviews are positive, they skipped the tech specs and instead focused on the overall user experience. The Geekbench 3 benchmarks published by Mac Otakara aim to fill this gap.

The Japanese blog, which has been a reliable source of leaks for yet unreleased Apple products, has obtained two test units, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, and ran the Geekbench app to test the performance of the new handsets in order to compare them to previous models of the iPhone.

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Mac Otakara uploaded the benchmark results to PrimateLabs’ website, and what captured our attention at first glance was that the two devices have different processor speeds: The iPhone 6 CPU is clocked higher than that of the iPhone 6 Plus. It it similar to what we’ve seen with the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, but in reverse, at least according to Mac Otakara’s benchmark results.

In numbers, this means that the iPhone 6, identified as iPhone 7,2, is clocked at 1.39GHz, while the iPhone 6 Plus, identified as iPhone 7,1, is clocked at 1.32GHz.

The iPhone 6 Plus has a single-core score of 1,481 and a multi-core score of 2,662, while the iPhone 6 has a single-core score of 1,627 and a multi-core score of 2,920. Surprising.

You can check out the charts below:

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In Bare Feats‘ tests, however, things look completely different: The premium priced iPhone 6 Plus is faster than the iPhone 6.





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  • Graham

    As long as it’s faster than my iPhone 4 is all that matters, heh.

  • Steve

    Why not compare against competitors. Why just compare in iworld

  • deathstar

    because its a different operating system. Its like comparing oranges and grapefruit.

  • Mike Everton

    on screen benchmarks can make a big different. Running 1080p is not easy

  • Attila Borborygmi

    A little surprised the gain from 5S is not nearly as much as previous generational gains.

  • Neper

    iPhone 7,1 is iPhone 6 and 7.2 is 6 plus. If you try to download the IPSW file, You’ll find out! So basically iPhone 6 Plus has the higher benchmark.