iPhone 5 Benchmarks vs. Android Devices
The new iPhone 5 is touted as being about two and one half times as fast as the iPhone 4S. But how does it compare to the Nexus 7?
Well, it appears that the Nexus 7 is about the fastest device in the Android market (see stats here). It posts a Geekbench score of 1604 and the only device that is faster is the Samsung Galaxy S III with a score of 1628.
iPhone 5 benchmarks:
The iPhone 5, on the other hand, posted a score of 1601. Not bad, but it is still a bit lower than the Nexus 7. For a better comparison, note that the iPhone 4S posted a score of 629. Apple is getting better/faster but still “no ceegar.”
Now, I don’t put a lot of stock in benchmarks. Due to a number of uncontrolled factors, the scores are somehow difficult to reproduce. However, those done is labs such as these are better respected. Also, the devices with larger displays generally have lower scores than devices with smaller displays (it takes more “horsepower” to drive the larger displays), so one would assume that the iPhone (with 5″ display) should have higher numbers than the Nexus 7 with a 7″ display.
My take… Android devices RULE! Just thought you might want to know. 🙂
Thanks to Robert Nazarian for his article on this.