iPhone 4S with A5 chip 68% faster than iPhone 4

iPhone 4S with A5 chip 68% faster than iPhone 4Get your salt shakers ready, boys, it’s time to peruse some benchmark tests. This time it’s the spanking new iPhone 4S (supposedly) under the semi-accurate microscope.

Ultimately, the Geekbench results suggest that the iPhone 4S is 68% faster than the original iPhone 4, but not quite as nippy as the iPad 2.

The iPhone 4S walks away with a Geekbench score of 622. That’s significantly higher than the iPhone 4’s 370, thanks – of course – to the iPhone 4S’ dual-core A5 processor.

However, 622 ain’t quite as high as the iPad 2’s score of 749, suggesting the iPhone 4S’ A5 processor is underclocked at 800MHz.

Graphics performance is also significantly better on the iPhone 4S, and is said to be 7x faster than the iPhone 4.

Still, we would’ve quite liked to see a 4in display (sorry, couldn’t resist!).

The iPhone 4S lands on Friday, and preorders are currently going through the proverbial roof.

via: MacRumours

Read more about: Apple iPad 2Apple iPhone 4Apple iPhone 4SiOS

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 14:28

minor. all minor...

Treab  Oct. 11, 2011 at 14:32

Further proof this phone was a waste. imagine what could of happened if a decent manufacturer (and not lazy apple) had been able to work their engineering magic on it.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2011 at 14:56

Treab, does anyone ever go for your troll-attempts? :p

Treab  Oct. 11, 2011 at 15:03

You do normally :p sorry but apple just shoved a new camera in and a dualcore processor... its supposed to be the same ram/same screen (which has been a 3.5" since day 1) same design... just with a shockingly high price tag..

Thats apple's price ;)

carlm  Oct. 11, 2011 at 15:51

Treab, a decent manufacturer?

Have you been living under a rock?

youguysareidiots  Oct. 11, 2011 at 15:58

Why does everyone always consider a bigger screen an upgrade, in a few years time are we all going to be carrying around 22 inch phones?

Phones are getting too big! The iPhone should not get any bigger. The Samsung ones are already a complete joke.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 11, 2011 at 16:15

Very nice to see that 4S is fastest phone available. Justifies a price tag.

3point5inches  Oct. 11, 2011 at 20:13

Anymore than 3.5 inches is a waste -


"This is an example of one of those design decisions that you don’t usually notice until you see someone doing it wrong. It’s one of the things that makes Apple products Apple products."

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 12, 2011 at 12:31

Another thing: all iPhone 4 accessories will work with the iPhone 4S.
Not a huge deal, but over time it means a (small) saving. No new case and dock and this that and the other.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 12, 2011 at 12:39

@3point5inches - Muahhahahaha, is that what she said??? :p

1. You cannot zoom in/out on iPhone Google maps with one finger. You can on Android versions. Test is flawed already.
2. I can operate Desire HD with one hand only reaching anywhere on the screen. It's a matter of skill. You can make a same claim with physical keyboard that it's better than virtual. This makes BB superior to any Apple product. It's all a matter of skill - both physical and virtual keyboards have a learning curve to master. I also can easily type on Xperia X10 mini screen with full virtual keyboard – once again a matter of practice.

Link to an article only points out that reviewer is handicapped individual. A claim like that would be acceptable if made by my grandma. I'm sure Apple's primary target base are not senior citizens.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 12, 2011 at 12:52

kinda have to agree with you. Although, talking about personal preferences, the author certainly has a point - one s/he is entitled to, but shouldn't preach as gospel.

I found the SE Arc indeed awkward to use with just one hand. Hardware buttons in idiotic places, and holding the phone in my right hand anything in the top right corner was out of reach without touching those stupid hardware keys or the camera button.

On the other hand, the Nokia C7 is lovely to use with one hand (like the iPhone, but the C7's fiddly portrait keypad means you have to use 2 hands to type accurately.

As the Stones sang: you can't always get what you want. But you can try... ;)


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