Independent test confirms iPhone 5s as fastest phone

Independent test confirms iPhone 5s as fastest phoneAs if there was ever any doubt about the iPhone 5s being The Best Phone In The World Ever Ever Ever (yes, my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek), it’s only gone and punched the Android competition right in the face.

That’s according to an independent round of benchmark testing, confirming that the Apple iPhone 5s is indeed the fastest smartphone on the market.

Here we’re looking at Which? Tech Daily, which describes the iPhone 5s as “the fastest phone we have ever tested”, proving almost twice as fast as 2012’s iPhone 5.

One of the headline features in the iPhone 5s is of course the 64-bit Apple A7 processor, and it appears to be getting the job done – and then some.

In a series of single- and multi-core tests, the iPhone 5s pretty much trounces the competition, with the spanking new LG G2 coming out top for Android (sorry, Samsung).

Specifically, the top seven looks like this:

  1. iPhone 5s
  2. LG G2
  3. Samsung Galaxy S4
  4. HTC One
  5. iPhone 5c
  6. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
  7. HTC One mini

However, as Which? notes, all of the phones feel "fantastically smooth" in everyday use, so don't shed too many tears if you're rocking one of those smelly Android phones (see disclaimer above).

Read more about: Apple iPhone 5sAndroidiOSApple iPhone 5cSamsung Galaxy S4

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12 comments

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:11

Troll bait on a Monday morning? Are you off your meds, young Lewis? :p

lcurdie / MOD  Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:41

"obvious trollbait, but who cares?" is the official word from our news editor ;)

satchef1  Oct. 21, 2013 at 13:37

Is anyone surprised? I thought it was generally accepted that the A7 is an absolute beast of a chip? Apple have the cash to stay at the forefront of chip design. Only needing to support iOS can't be hurting them either.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2013 at 17:14

Is anyone surprised? I thought it was generally accepted that the A7 is an absolute beast of a chip? Apple have the cash to stay at the forefront of chip design. Only needing to support iOS can't be hurting them either.

True.
I only used the 5S for about 5 minutes, and all I can say is this: the camera and some other native apps are ridiculously fast. Camera felt almost fraudulently fast - as if it didn't really take a pic LOL It did, and loadsa them.

The photo gallery app on the thing I used had over 3000 pics on it. Zero delay opening it, and browsing through the albums. Android could really learn something. Opening 60 photos on my bh's Galaxy Camera takes about a minute for all thumbs to render. Pathetic on a dedicated smartcam!

judgey  Oct. 21, 2013 at 22:35

load of bs

jb66  Oct. 21, 2013 at 23:19

Note 3?

judgey  Oct. 21, 2013 at 23:29

sony z1

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2013 at 23:40

load of bs

The benchmarks? Of course. It's all bull, especially a comparison between devices that run different OSs, that run different setups yada yada yada

It's as relevant as comparing the colours.

corgi74  Oct. 22, 2013 at 21:34

Geekbench browser has the Note 3 at 959, the Z1 at 904 and the 5s at 1400.

judgey  Oct. 22, 2013 at 21:38

has the sony z @ 2290 so i dont belive that

corgi74  Oct. 22, 2013 at 22:17

That's on the multicore with 4 cores (5s is 2500 on 2 cores) and the scores I used were the single core figures but how many apps or real use scenarios make full use of all the cores on any device iOS or Android?
Be interesting to find out what apps make use of all available cores for all devices.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 23, 2013 at 16:09

Don't understand how this test was performed. Notebookcheck has completely different results for GeekBench right here

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