iPhone 5 twice as fast as iPhone 4S, benchmarks released

Macworld Australia Staff
17 September, 2012
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The first benchmark test for Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone running iOS 6 has surfaced on Geekbench, showing an iPhone 5,2 device with speeds twice as fast as the iPhone 4S.

According to the Geekbench test results, the iPhone 5 sports a Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM, enabling Apple’s latest smartphone to reach a score of 1601.

The score places the iPhone 5 well ahead of previous Apple products, with the iPhone 4S averaging a score of 629 and the third-generation iPad reaching a total of 766.

If valid, the results would back Apple’s claim at last week’s September media event that the A6 chip was twice as fast as the previous generation A5.

Asus’ Quad-Core Nexus 7 recorded the next highest score of 1591, while Samsung’s Galaxy SIII smartphone averaged 1560.  However it surpassed the iPhone 5 when running Android’s newest OS, Jelly Bean, scoring 1781.

The iPhone 5 will be available to the public on September 21.

See below for a full break-down of the benchmark results.

Apple device benchmarks:

Competing device benchmarks:

[Images via Geekbench]

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