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iPhone 4S Geekbench Benchmarks ~68% Faster than iPhone 4

The first GeekBench benchmarks for the iPhone 4S seem to be rolling in. At present, two iPhone4,1 (4S) benchmarks have been posted and seem, at first glance, to be legitimate.

The listed specs show a dual core processor that resembles the results from from the iPad 2 which also shares an A5 processor. Free RAM appears to be in-line with what we believe (512MB) and the benchmarks line up with known devices.

The iPhone 4S receives a total Geekbench score of ~622. This falls slightly below the iPad 2 scores of 749, but well above the iPhone 4 benchmarks of 370. So, the new iPhone seems to benchmark about 68% faster than the iPhone 4, and about 17% slower than the iPad 2.

The iPhone 4S A5 processor is likely underclocked (800MHz) as compared to the iPad 2 processor (1 GHz), explaining the slightly lower performance.

The iPhone 4S is currently shipping to customers for delivery on October 14th, but it seems at least a few units are already in the wild.

Update: Anandtech compiles these results (and more) in nice graphs:


Meanwhile, graphics performance of the iPhone 4S is confirmed to be about 7x faster than the iPhone 4.

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37 months ago

Apple engineers seem to be doing a great job with that ARM processor.

Can't wait to see it in a year .


Yeah, sadly though, this is the first iPhone I will be skipping.


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Wow ! 22 people marked me down ! Its like these Apple fanatics go crazy for no good reason.

Yeah ...thats right, I'm not getting this one. I'm going to hold out for the next one. Don't get you're panties in a bunch guys.

Jeeze !
Rating: 67 Votes
37 months ago

The HTC Sensation really puts the already outdated iphone 4s to shame.


I don't blame you for saying such stupid things, it's hard to type when your screen washes out at anything other than 90 degrees.
Rating: 35 Votes
37 months ago
It's crazy to think other OEM's are quoting 12-1500, but the iPhone is keeping up with them at 800. Did I miss something? Is the iPhone that efficient with the Hardware/Software package. If so, that is crazy.
Rating: 26 Votes
37 months ago

I wonder how much the nexus prime will beat the iphone4s by. Im going to say 2.5x faster.

I also wonder how much the nexus prime drain battery faster than iPhone 4S. Maybe 2.5x faster as well :rolleyes:
Rating: 25 Votes
37 months ago
Apple engineers seem to be doing a great job with that ARM processor.

Can't wait to see it in a year .
Rating: 21 Votes
37 months ago

Literally dying to get my hands on one. Should be here by Friday :D


You're literally dying? The iPhone would be the last thing on my mind if I were you.
Rating: 20 Votes
37 months ago

I wonder how much the nexus prime will beat the iphone4s by. Im going to say 2.5x faster.


If it uses any processor that's already in the wild, it'll be slower.
Rating: 19 Votes
37 months ago

I wonder how much the nexus prime will beat the iphone4s by. Im going to say 2.5x faster.


Spec and pure speed when the glue that holds it together is more malware than firmware. It's a free world. You make your own choices depending on your needs. I stick to Apple although I examine that loyalty with every purchase I make.
Rating: 17 Votes
37 months ago
based on these benchmarks doesn't it mean siri should work on an iPad 2??
Rating: 17 Votes
37 months ago

Why not?



Battery life. Heat.
Rating: 16 Votes

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