Apple didn’t say much about the A6 chip powering the iPhone 5 but thanks to AnandTech we know that it is a completely custom chip. With the smartphone already our (check out our hands-on) PCWorld unveiled its benchmark results, claiming that the iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone out there.
There were several categories for benchmark tests: browser benchmarks (including Sunspider, Browsermark, and Guimark 3 Bitmap), Geekbench’s processor benchmark, and GLBenchmark 2.5’s graphics test. After conducting these tests PCWorld concludes that not only “the iPhone 5 lives up to the promise of being twice as fast as the iPhone 4S” but it is “for now, the fastest handheld computer sold in the US.”
Of course, there are a couple of notes which we need to mention: Android is an operating system which allows tweaking and the same hardware can score differently in benchmarks depending on the software tweaks. However, we need to mention that our results are slightly different: for instance, our stock global Galaxy S III has scored anywhere between 1559-1779 in Geekbench (the best run is better than the iPhone 5), opposed to PCWorld’s 1451, and the score should be even better once the official Jelly Bean update lands.
For the complete results hit up the source link and make sure to treat the results accordingly. However, we’ll make sure to take the iPhone 5 for a spin and compare it, side-by-side, with the best phones on the market at the moment. Make sure to stay glued to Pockentow.com for these.