When Apple revealed the iPhone 4S earlier this month we knew that it would be much improved in terms of physical hardware performance when compared to the iPhone 4, recently AnAndTech tested out the 5th-gen offering and in benchmarks it was clear to see just how much things have progressed.
Before we get started we must just clarify that benchmark results do not always equate to real-world performance, however they do show you just what the hardware within is truly capable of. Prior to seeing these results we were worried about the the iPhone 4S only having 512MB of RAM, however there’s no clear sign of this negatively affecting the iPhone 4S’s performance so far. One thing which we must mention is that iOS 5 GM was running on the iPhone 4 in all of the tests.
If you thought that the Apple A5 chips in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 were identical think again, in the GeekBench for iOS test the iPad 2 outperformed the iPhone 4S quite significantly (higher is better), you can see the scores below. This leads us to believe that the A5 chip has been underclocked to around 800MHz per core in the 4S, which probably does wonders for battery life. The same patten is shown in the GeekBench Integer Performance test.
Finally in two different GLBenchmark 2.1 tests the iPad 2 again proved dominant, followed by the iPhone 4S, that said the 4S still scored of treble the results of the Motorola Droid Bionic and roughly 7 times the score of the iPhone 4, so it goes to show just how much of a jump the new model really is in terms of graphical performance.
Check out AnAndTech for full details and all of the benchmark scores, we must admit we are delighted by just how well the iPhone 4S fared in the benchmarks, are you?