iPhone 5 Beats Everything In Javascript Benchmarks, Twice As Fast As iPhone 4S

iPhone 5 Beats Everything In Javascript Benchmarks, Twice As Fast As iPhone 4S

Beat that!

On Tuesday, the first Geekbench benchmarks surfaced for the iPhone 5. Those have been followed by SunSpider Javascript benchmarks which show Apple’s latest iPhone 5 beats everything when it comes to Javascript performance. It’s twice as fast as the iPhone 4S, and significantly snappier than high-end Android handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the HTC One X, and the new LG Optimus G.

In fact, it’s the fastest smartphone SunSpider has ever recorded, scoring 914.7ms. In comparison, the iPhone 4S achieved a score of 2,250ms, while the Galaxy S III got 1442.9ms. Of course, the lower the score, the better the performance. All tests are performed using the handset’s stock (built-in) web browser.

Javascript is used to measure web browser performance, and it can be influenced by a number of factors, including the device’s processor and the Javascript implementation on the device itself. It’s possible that Apple has tweaked iOS 6 to improve Javascript performance, but AnandTech notes that the iPhone 5’s terrific benchmark score is likely thanks to its new 1.02 GHz A6 processor.

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  • Alex Barti?

    My iPhone 4s scored 1800 on iOS 6

  • diamondaine

    163 on the Retina MacBook Pro – Sub 1000 for a Smartphone is awesome.

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