The results are rolling in as more tech-savvy fans are putting the new Apple iPhone’s through just about every test you can image. We’ve seen the usual drop tests, even the odd liquid nitrogen test. The latest result came from reputable internet tech site AnandTech. They’ve just completed their in depth benchmarks on CPU, GPU and other related tests.

The results? Well considering that this is the latest high-end Smartphone to hit the marked we should expect exceptionally good results from Apple. Samsung is launching their Galaxy Alpha soon, and that would make for a great comparison. But, until then the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus powered by the Apple-designed A8 processor and the unknown GPU seemingly leaves the vast majority of Android competition in the dust in terms of CPU performance and battery life.

Here’s the benchmark tests:

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The new iPhones recorded a thirteen percent faster performance in the SunSpider benchmark test for the A8 chip’s CPU portion. The site underscored that better CPU performance cannot be explained by frequency increases alone (the iPhone 6′s A8 is clocked at 1.4GHz versus 1.3GHz for the A7 inside the iPhone 5s).

Have a look at the SunSpider benchmark test below (note: lower is better).


Keep in mind that these benchmarks are just that, benchmarks.In real life, the responsiveness and the perceived speed of any mobile device is dependent on a number of factors, including the responsiveness of the touchscreen, the speed at which apps load into memory, the visual effects and even such mundane things as the design of various user interface elements. And this is where Apple’s oft-praised vertical integration comes into play.

Because the Cupertino firm designs its own chips, operating system, services, apps and hardware components like the M8 motion coprocessor and the display assembly, it is able to integrate the components for maximum power efficiency and make the hardware and software work in concert for maximum efficiency.

AnanadTech thinks the benefits of Apple’s vertical integration are really evident when taking into account the iPhone 6′s 1810mAh battery with 3.82V nominal voltage.

“Apple has managed to do something quite incredible with battery life”, explains the article.

The1810mAh battery inside the iPhone 6 would otherwise have filed as “quite a poor performer” had it not been for the fact that the iPhone 6 is “a step above just about every other Android smartphone on the market” in terms of energy efficiency. – iDownloadBlog

The 2910mAH battery found inside the iPhone 6 Plus has earned the handset second place, behind the Huawei Ascend Mate 2:


If you can’t get enough of benchmarks, Tom’s Guide has interesting benchmark scores  comparing the new iPhones to the previous-gen iPhone 5s and Samsung’s Galaxy S5.

While power users typically care about speeds and feeds, normals couldn’t care less about the numbers: during its opening weekend, Apple sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, including the four million pre-orders fans placed in the first 24 hours. There you have it. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Lead SmartPhone Benchmark Tests.