Samsung Galaxy S III crushes the iPhone 5 in benchmarks

CNET recently reported that the  iPhone 5 scores higher in benchmarks then the Samsung Galaxy S III. They reported that the Samsung Galaxy S III scored 1588 on geekbench and the iPhone 5 scored 1602. Well, these scores are NOT correct.

The iPhone 5 packs a Dual-Core Apple A6 Chip clocked at 1GHz whereas the Samsung Galaxy S III packs a Quad-Core Exynos 4412 Chip clocked at 1.4GHz. On the official Geekbench website the scores are a little different then the ones reported by CNET, The iPhone 5 scores 1590 and the Samsung Galaxy S III scores a whooping 1766.

Samsung Galaxy S III = 1766 


Apple iPhone 5 = 1590


As you can see the Samsung Galaxy S III crushes the iPhone 5 into pieces!

(iPhone Scores via iOS Benchmarks Geekbench – Galaxy S III scores via Android Benchmarks Geekbench)

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  1. Samsung Galaxy S II = 1766

    Typo ^^^

  2. Thanks for reporting. Now fixed! :)

  3. but in all other benchmarks the iphone 5 is faster…

  4. You can see it yourself on Geekbench website. ;) Even the Nexus 7 is faster.

  5. 1801 for me galaxy s3 4.0.4 I9300XXBLH3 IN GEEKBENCH2

  6. it all about interaction between the software and hardware….we all know how samsung does with software…lets see what happens to these half baked benchmarks when JB takes the ground…

  7. My Galaxy 4G(16GB Optus model) with Jellybean scored 1812,then 1826 on geek bench

  8. Mine (GT-i9300 XXDLI8 4.1.1) reach 1793

  9. AndyX ROM based on UBDLI1 (4.1.1) Galaxy S3 – 1872 yeah!!

  10. Both devices are very fast.

  11. mine goes to 1871 with ics 4.0.4 SGS3 rocks!

  12. I think the Galaxy III international version is a quad core, the Galaxy III sold in the states is a dual core.

  13. The galaxy s III is this test is the international version. U.s. version is only dual (2) cores, so testing American phone vs. international.

  14. My Galaxy Note got 1829,not bad…

  15. This the same as Honda tested its new vehecle on the go-round track with air-conditioning turned off and cruising constantly at 75 Km/h. Of course, you would save a lot of gallon in that kind of test. What actually happens in real situation i.e. in real traffic?

  16. Gorila Glass2 On S3 is Crashed.

    Not Perfect

  17. Hmm……not bad. My Galaxy S2 scored 1077 !! ~ Yeah, it’s still far more better the range of iPhone (iPhone 1st gen to even iPhone 4S).

    Samsung Exynos 4210 1200 MHz (2 cores) really performing very well.

  18. Galaxy S3 (stock hungarian T-Mobile ROM LH1). 1823 point in geekbench

  19. But Dual core VS Quad core. And S3 is only slightly faster..

  20. S3 is the best,,,,Without exaggeration

  21. You can compare it vs the i9300 because iphone 5 outside usa its still the same.. Now s3 its just an piece of junk… The real iphone 5 contender it’s the galaxy note 2

  22. Btw open source its an advantage… Get a s3 running cm9 with franco kernel gpu oc to 600 cpu oc to 1800 and it will blow iphone 5 in every single benchmark.. You can not oc iphone 5? Bad luck that’s what’s open source about

  23. Oko yeah quad core vs dual core, and do small diference

  24. Exynos VS Snapdragon S4 or S4Pro


  25. 1896 on my S3. Everything stock.

  26. S3 Galaxy iPhone 5
    Browsermark: 172,237 191,726
    SunSpider:(Lower is Better) 1442.9 908
    GL Benchmark 2.5 (Fill Test) 635.3 1650
    GL Benchmark 2.5 (Eygpt HD) 13 39

    I own an S3 Galaxy (i9300XXLH1) and I must say the results are disappointing.

  27. Optimization issue as GS3 is way more powerful than iPhone 5.

    Think of it as AMD drivers. First release you get 30FPS, the next you get 50 FPS. This is kind of what I dislike about Android. But for optimized apps, you can see the GS3 at the top :)

    Anyway, better benchmark does not equal faster phone.

  28. My galaxy SIII have 1807 points with 19300XXLH2

  29. @sam1010 oh rily gorilla glass 2 is broken on drop test eh?
    do enjoy your free iLost and iScratch for your iCrap 5 out of the box.
    rofl lmao

  30. Apple still updates the 3GS to iOS6 which is a 3 years old phone.
    Samsung dropped the Galaxy S updates after 1 year and a half…
    Android has the community, but how reliable are those ROM’s in terms of stability, reliability…
    On android forums everywhere is “Rock Stable”, “Final” and after one week becomes “Sand Stable” and you cannot answer a call…
    Really tired of all this jokes…

  31. @jazdevi optimizations to software can only get you so far.
    In GL Benchmarks the iPhone5 consistently outperforms the S3 Galaxy by greater then a 100%. In SunSpider it’s more then 50% faster.

    Looks like the iPhone5 runs a newer armv7s architecture as opposed to the S3′s armv7.

    Essentially the A6 SoC is more advanced design to the A9 Cortex based Exynos. Anandtech goes into considerable detail if you want to check it out. Sad but you can you do?

  32. GalaxyS2 Jelly Bean, please.

  33. t mobile galaxy s3 = 1411.. what is up with that

  34. @Addled

    Why does it matter how far optimization can take you? As it seems now, optmization is at like 30% for samsung. Horrible port. But this also means that Samsung outperforms apple by 20% even there. (This is counting real applications and not benchmarks). You should know that benchmarks only take use of what the developer tells it to. If it doesn’t support exynos properly, the results will suck ass.

    And since you think you’re so smart, you should know that these benchmarks don’t matter even the slightest. Doesn’t matter if iPhone 5 gets 1000 points and S3 gets 200 points.
    S3 is still faster and gives a much better performance in games and other apps.

    Benchmarks do not tell you how fast or good a phone is. Far from it.
    But if you think benchmark performance = actual performance, then enjoy your iPhone. You’ll be better off with a simple thing like that.

    USA version: Dual-core
    International Version: Quad core

    Most of us has the international version, so our benchmarks will naturally be higher.

  35. …i have some words with samsung mobile….
    i have galaxy s3….im from iran and i paid 1300000 tomans….this is a huge money in iran…
    but im disapointed…i had galaxy s2…if you install the((super video player)) in youre android phone you can have floating videos…just like galaxy s3
    but when i compare this 2 devices together i see same speed…i was thinking that i will sell s2(DUAL CORE 1.2GHz=2.4 GHz)) And i will buy s3((Quad Core 1.4GHz=5.6Ghz))
    2.4 comparing with 5.6….in the numbers S3 must be more than 2X faster than S2…but what i see???
    same performance…..
    why are you using mali-400???
    why the CPU dosent work as well as i want???
    …..i hate apple but i see apple has beaten my device with just a DUAL Core CPU
    these are the real benchmarks of apple iphone 5
    ….i think i just paid for some software upgradings……
    i spend my time to write this…..i want you to answer me…!!!

  36. iPhone 5
    Long time software UPDATE

  37. How is S Pen doing on Galaxy Note II with Jelly Bean? Deos it still lag or delay?

  38. @jazdevi
    30% percent optimization??! Where did you get this from? I’d be very much surprised if Samsung programmers themselves could pinpoint optimization levels themselves.

    20% faster in what? Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably seen online comparisons showing real time use The iphone5 is visibly faster.

    Where are you even getting these 20% and 30% figures from??! Looks like you in the business of manufacturing home-made statistics!

    At no point did I imply being smart, that is your assumption and I thank you for that.

    Benchmarks, not imagination, is how the performance of a device is assessed relative to another/others.

    I am not an iphone owner but a disgruntled S3 Galaxy user, despondent at how thoroughly the iphone5 has wiped the floor with my supposedly top-of-the-line device not 2 months after I purchased it.

  39. @ErfanDJ

    1300000 tomans = 103 us dollars

    I think you bought an iranian replicate s3 with ios6 installed not an original samsung s3 with android LOL

  40. 1300000 tomans=920 us dollars
    where are you from???
    you think that you are smart and gentle cause what?
    my goverments are very stuped….my leader is a old man….
    these are not mine….now shut up

  41. Never a quad core duplicate the speed of the dual core of the same fraquency,
    Really if you have a dual core of 1ghz each core, and compare with a quad core of 1ghz each core the speed of each core is similar.
    The difference is only notable when the two cores in the dual core phone are busy, the phone cannot perform any new task and is completely unusable, but the quad core in the same state with two cores busy have two cores fresh and unused for new tasks and can be used.

    The comparation in high usage situation is not mesured in benchmarks.


  42. Both devices are very fast :-)

  43. Galaxy S3 PIMP SLAPS any apple product

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