Feeds

Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

Samsung first, daylight second

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

UK consumer magazine Which? has dropped a benchmark bucket on the iPhone, rating it the slowest of seven smartphones under test.

The magazine ran the Geekbench 2 test on seven phones – the iPhone 5, Samsung's Galaxy S4, the HTC One, Sony's Experia Z, Google's Nexus 4, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the BlackBerry Z10.

With a Geekbench 2 score of 3,188, Apple's nemesis, the Galaxy S4, scored 91.6 percent better than the iPhone 5 on the test (scoring a limping 1,664), and 14 percent better than the number-two phone, the HTC One, which managed 2,798 on the test.

The result closely mirrors the same benchmark run in March 2013 by Android Authority, cited by Geekbench developer Primate Labs here. In that test, the S4 hit 3,163 and the iPhone 5 1,596.

It's hardly surprising, of course, that a more expensive device with a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor would outperform the dual-core 1.2 GHz iPhone 5. Which? notes that while getting the fastest on the market also mean forking out the highest price, in the midfield, it's less clear: the Sony Xperia Z was only fractionally ahead of the Google Nexus 4, but the former is more than ₤200 ($US308, $AU334) more expensive than Google's offering.

The test results will also be a disappointment for BlackBerry, which has been pinning hopes for a revival on its recently-released Z10, which only managed to score 1,698 on the Geekbench 2 tests. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.