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(9 to 5 Mac)   Possibly-fake benchmark indicates the iPhone 5's magic 1.02GHz dual-core chip outperforms the 1.4GHz quad-core ones used by the fastest Android devices on the market. Reality distortion field - it works, biatches   (9to5mac.com) divider line 14
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2012-09-17 02:05:14 AM
3 votes:
People who use iPhones are all hipsters.

People who use Android are clearly superior, and probably have really awesome gaming PC's at home that they built themselves.

Smart people realize that it's a farking cell phone and not two shiats should be given to what anybody else's preference is, as long as you enjoy the product that you paid for.

Have I summed up this thread?
Xai
2012-09-17 05:56:13 AM
2 votes:
Point of benchmarking a graphics card - so you can decide what to buy

Point of benchmarking an iPhone - To justify the phone you've already bought
2012-09-17 04:04:33 AM
2 votes:

SomeTexan: I wonder if the fact that iOS apps are compiled (from Objective-C) to native code, while Android apps are Java programs running on the JavaVM has any bearing on the speed issue?


Native code is not always better. Once you compile a C program, that's it. Any changes or advancements in your processor series are not taken into consideration until you recompile. More powerful or more efficient ops? Not yours. A deeper pipeline that might require different optimizations in branch prediction? Not yours. Just look at the differences between i386, Netburst and Core.

Java programs have the benefit that existing bytecode can be tuned for the latest processor as long as the JVM is aware of it. So I can take a 15 year-old Java program and have the bytecode run on my i7 with almost all of the benefits that it provides. But that C program I compiled back in the day with -march="pentium-mmx" set is going to know nothing about SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES and AVX extensions.

Oh, and unless you release a separate binary for each processor generation or release a fat binary with all of them, that C program is immediately going to be unoptimized for a number of processors. 


/programs in C99 and Java
//no preference as to which is better
2012-09-17 02:58:11 AM
2 votes:
I wonder if the fact that iOS apps are compiled (from Objective-C) to native code, while Android apps are Java programs running on the JavaVM has any bearing on the speed issue?

/ Yes.
2012-09-17 02:20:01 AM
2 votes:
The real news: Who cares?

/I'd still take a Samsung over an iphone any day/week/month/year, etc.
2012-09-17 12:11:14 AM
2 votes:
AMD 6-core processors cant hold shiat to Intel quad core processors.

More cores does not mean faster machine if your processor cores suck ass
2012-09-17 09:14:01 AM
1 votes:

blacksharpiemarker: The real news: Who cares?

/I'd still take a Samsung over an iphone any day/week/month/year, etc.


Getting a GALAXY S III today. And you are correct....who cares.
2012-09-17 03:21:20 AM
1 votes:

jjorsett: Unless you're using the phone for modeling molecular folding or analyzing radiotelescope data in the search for ET, what do you care how fast it is, as long as it runs fast enough to do the things you use your phone for? Desktop PCs got fast enough for me a couple of generations back, and when I build a new one these days, I buy a processor that's at least a couple of steps down from the fastest available. Maybe somebody who wants to run a game in HHHHD quality at 6000 fps would find it inadequate (more a function of the GPU anyway), but let those guys pay $6000 for a machine, mine is just fine. The same principle applies to phones.


SOMETIMES ANGRY BIRDS LAGS AND THE PHYSICS BUGS OUT, AND I DON'T BEAT MY HIGH SCORE

I WILL ACCEPT ANY REDUCTION IN BATTERY LIFE OUR INCREASE IN PRICE TO CORRECT THIS
2012-09-17 02:52:45 AM
1 votes:
Unless you're using the phone for modeling molecular folding or analyzing radiotelescope data in the search for ET, what do you care how fast it is, as long as it runs fast enough to do the things you use your phone for? Desktop PCs got fast enough for me a couple of generations back, and when I build a new one these days, I buy a processor that's at least a couple of steps down from the fastest available. Maybe somebody who wants to run a game in HHHHD quality at 6000 fps would find it inadequate (more a function of the GPU anyway), but let those guys pay $6000 for a machine, mine is just fine. The same principle applies to phones.
2012-09-17 02:27:00 AM
1 votes:
What the hell are you doing with your phone that you need it to be bleeding edge fast? No matter what the brand.

Does Angry Birds and streaming porn really take much?
2012-09-17 01:47:41 AM
1 votes:
I have never had a smrt phone so it is weird to think of people saying "OMG your phone is so much slower than mine", it all just looks like iPeen measuring to me.

Buy what you like, I'm sure you did your homework and have your reasons.
2012-09-17 01:30:15 AM
1 votes:
I find it interesting that the android advocates will tout geekbench when its results conform to their views, but will deride it if it shows that their preconceptions are in error.
2012-09-16 11:54:05 PM
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm thrilled with my new nexus 7. I work for Verizon and am not looking forward to the iPhone 5. It's going to be hell. I wonder if I can get the entire 4th quarter until Christmas off.


The iPhone 5 might not make it to market before Christmas. It's LTE, and Samsung sure as fark is going to sue for that. They'll ask for the same sales ban Apple was rewarded against them, and there's a decent chance they get it.
2012-09-16 10:24:10 PM
1 votes:
So you're willing to parrot whatever anti-Apple propaganda they pump into your empty head, but you want to fact-check on this item?

Brilliant.
 
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