THE IPHONE 5 has managed to outperform its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S3, in an early benchmark test, despite having a lesser dual-core processor.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3's 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, the Iphone 5's 1GHz dual-core chip certainly sounds measly on paper. However, early benchmarking tests have shown that the Iphone 5 outperforms its Samsung rival when it comes to speed, scoring 1,601 using the Geekbench tool. In comparison, the Galaxy S3 came in 2.5 percent slower with a score of 1,560, 9to5Mac reports.
The test also shows that the latest Iphone is more than twice as fast as the latest Apple Ipad, which scored just 791 using the same benchmarking tool. That's not the only tablet the Iphone 5 surpassed, as it beat the Asus Nexus 7 too, which scored 1,591.
However, it's worth noting that results using tools such as Geekbench can easily be misleading, so we'll be sure to benchmark the two handsets ourselves when we can, perhaps later this week.
This latest development might make Samsung feel a little sheepish. Earlier today, the firm unwrapped its latest Iphone bashing advert, which mocks the Iphone 5 for its meagre processor and just 1GB of RAM. If these results are accurate, Samsung might want to rethink its ad campaign.
The Iphone 5 will be available in the UK from Friday 21 September, and is available to preorder now. µ
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