Android Versus iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks Revealed

October 16, 2011
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Apple is known for manipulating today’s information chain however, its ability to control information leaks for the past few years appear to be slipping as it starts to grow as a multi-billion dollar company. One notable case is the leaks on the performance and hardware of the recently launched iPhone 4S.

Little did we all know that the videos and pictures leaking all over the internet, were of the 4S PCB and Apple’s first A5 based smartphone. These all made possible by eager users all around the World Wide Web. Does it do better compared to Android devices? Let’s find out.

The results

The enhanced features of the new iPhone 4S were done in such a way that they catch up with what Honeycomb and Android devices have to offer. The phone’s Javascript performance was improved and the CPU processor is higher than that of the iPhone4.

Overall Geekbench scores show that Apple is using a lower clocked A5 in their new iPhone 4S than in the iPad 2. This is rather a logical case since iPhone 4S uses a smaller 5.25 Whr battery, compared to iPad 2. Lower clock means that there are higher factory yields and low operating voltage as well. Since the CPU’s core voltage is lowered, there is an equivalent significant decrease in the device’s power consumption as well.

This makes the marginal loss in iPhone 4S clock speed reasonable enough. However, the device’s processor is lower than its Android counterpart therefore, making it necessary for Apple to make the most out of its software to avoid any crash and problems with the iPhone 4S performance. The company has been doing this strategy for the past few years, so there should be no problems for people who cross-shop Android and iOS.

The figure above shows the iPad 2’s 21% performance advantage over other devices, which can be attributed to the device’s clock speed. Compared to the existing iPhone 4, the GPU power of the 4S is still better than the former. This should make it enough for the device to run on current generation and well written title at 30fps on its display.

via ANANDTECH

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