iPhone 5s is the world’s fastest smartphone, officially kicks Snapdragon 800 device butt


What comes in Silver, Gold and Space Gray, has a TouchID fingerprint reader and a killer Apple A7 64-bit SoC? That’s right, the iPad 5, wait, no, the iPhone 5s. What has also been crowned the world’s fastest smartphone? No, not the LG G2; the iPhone 5s in all of its dual core glory!

Which? magazine conducted an official, independent Geekbench test of the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, LG G2, HTC One and other smartphones to see precisely which is the world’s fastest, and if Apple’s dual core A7 SoC with its 64-bit architecture stands a chance against the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, which many have regarded as the industry’s best. The A7 turned out to leave the Snapdragon 800 sobbing in a pool of tears, to become the world’s fastest processor, both in single core and multi core tasks. The LG G2 came out second, with the Galaxy S4 coming in third, it was first in June, and the HTC One going down to the fourth spot. The iPhone 5c beat both the Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini.

This just once again proves that it doesn’t matter how many core you have, it’s about how you make use of those cores that counts!

Here are their results:

Apple iPhone 5s: 1410 (single core score), 2561 (multi core score)
LG G2: 882 (single core score), 2355 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4: 687 (single core score), 1939 (multi core score)
HTC One: 643 (single core score), 1805 (multi core score)
Apple iPhone 5c: 711 (single core score), 1281 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: 649 (single core score), 1135 (multi core score)
HTC One Mini: 477 (single core score), 880 (multi core score)