Galaxy S 4 is twice as fast as iPhone 5 in preliminary benchmarks

Smartphone performance heavily improves year after year, and the Galaxy S 4 is proof of this. The U.S. model features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 CPU that’s clocked at 1.9GHz, the highest clock speed found in a smartphone. This results in some of the best benchmark results around. Via Geekbench 2, the yet-to-be-released device gets a score of 3163. Last month’s HTC One scores nearly 500 points lower at 2687. The iPhone 5 has only two cores clocked at 1.3GHz each to get a score of 1596, but even with that, it’s just 7% slower than the Galaxy S III. Compared to the original iPhone, which has a score of 130, the GS4 is 24x faster in synthetic benchmarks. To the average user, these numbers mean absolutely nothing, which is fine. All that needs to be said is this: The Galaxy S 4 is faster than the iPhone 5 by a noticeable amount, so what will Apple do next?

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Source: Android Authority