Now that Apple’s iPhone 5 is announced and its official tech specs are revealed, it won’t be a surprise if we start seeing benchmarking results of this phone. Apple has not revealed much information about its processor and only says A6 processor that’s twice faster compared to the A5 chip. It should be noted here that Apple is comparing A6 chip with A5 and not A5X that powers the new iPad (third generation).
We now have the iPhone 5 benchmark, courtesy of Geekbench. The initial results reveal that the iPhone 5’s processor outperforms even the mighty Samsung Galaxy S3.
The results show iPhone 5,2 device running on iOS 6 comes with Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM.
The Geekbench score of iPhone 5 comes at 1601. Its worth noting here that iPhone 4S scored 631, while the iPad 3rd generation scored 768. A comparison chart of previous iOS devices can also be viewed. The results are really interesting and clearly shows how this new iPhone 5 outperforms every other iOS device. The numbers surely validate Apple’s claim that A6 processor is twice as fast as the A5. You can also check out full Geekbench results of iPhone 5 which further shows processor, memory and bandwidth performance.
The A6 processor is clocked at 1.02 GHz and is a dual core processor, while the iPhone 4S A5 processor is clocked at 800MHz.
However, these benchmarks should be taken with a pinch of salt as it might be fake, since the iPhone 5 is not yet available. But these results seems to be legitimate, if take into account Apple’s claim of twice faster processor than the iPhone 4S.
If these results are really true, then iPhone 5 beats not just any prior iOS devices but all Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3, Asus Nexus 7, HTC One X, etc.
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The iPhone 5 will be available to the general public on September 21st and we will see more detailed reviews after the release.