The iPhone 5 isn’t in the hands of the reviewers, tinkerers and tear-down merchants yet, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from running a theoretical benchmark test on the new handset. And guess what? Apple wasn’t kidding when it said the new iPhone was fast.
In this gaping chasm of time between now and the 21st, iPhone 5 fans have got little to do but twiddle their thumbs and crunch numbers. The latter activity has thrown up some interesting results, as a benchgeek benchmark test puts the iPhone 5 ahead of the Android competition.
When fed through the benchmark mangle, the iPhone 5’s 1GHz dual-core A6 chip scores 1601, comfortably ensuring it lives up to Apple’s notions of it being twice as fast as the iPhone 4S (which scored under 800).
That monster score lands the iPhone 5 above the Galaxy S3 (at 1560) and the Nexus 7 tablet (at 1590). Mighty impressive stuff. The only caveat here is that with Jelly Bean installed, the Galaxy S3 maxes out at 1781.
But still, the fact that the iPhone 5 is speedier than Google’s flagship tablet is a bit of a surprise left hook from Apple.
Link: Android Authority