PC Mag says Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone in the land
More than twice as fast as any previous Apple iPhone model (even when updated to iOS 6), faster than the Samsung Galaxy S III and faster than the new Motorola DROID RAZR M, the Apple iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone on earth. That is according to PC Magazine's exhaustive study of benchmark tests run on the 6th generation of Apple's iconic smartphone and on other handsets.
The fastest smartphone on earth?
Ever since the Apple iPhone 5 was announced, the A6 chipset which powers it has been something of a riddle. With Apple mentioning nothing on the exact specifications, we had to wait another week to find the core count and architecture, as well as the RAM amount and GPU model.
Now however, we got to learn the rest of the A6 secrets, thanks to a detailed review of its performance, courtesy of Anandtech. The suspicion that Apple went for a custom CPU architecture was confirmed and we learned that its maximum clock speed is 1.2GHz. The rest of the A6 specs highlights include 1GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 three-core GPU.
More importantly, however, we found out how those perform in real life and how the iPhone 5 compares to the other iOS products and the Android top dogs.