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iPhone Benchmark: Compare Performance With Other Smartphones

Are you sick of these endless discussions about which smartphone is faster or slower? Although figures on paper can be impressive, the “real” speed in real life use counts more. The app Geekbench can perform diverse standardized tests and provides figures that you can use to compare your iPhone with other smartphones (e.g. Android phones).

Get “Geekbench“

At the moment, you can get the 4th version of Geekbench on the App Store. From time to time it is for free. The regular price, however, is $0.99. Do the search for “Geekbench” on the App Store and download the app.

Geekbench: Measure iPhone performance

Open Geekbench on your iPhone and click Benchmarks at the bottom left. This is the area, where you can create benchmarks for your iPhone. At the moment, you can choose from two: CPU (processor) and Compute (graphic processor).

CPU benchmark

Tap CPU to measure the processor speed of your iPhone. Create the benchmark by clicking Run Benchmark.

This process can take between 2 to 20 minutes depending on the iPhone you are using. You should not use your phone while the test is running if you want correct figures.

Once the test is finished, you will see a Single-Core Score and a Multi-Core Score. You can write down these figures to compare them with other smartphones later (we will cover this below).

GPU Benchmark

Click Compute to run the test for the graphic processor. Tap Run Benchmark again.

Once this test is finished, you will see a figure for Metal Score, which you can write down again for later comparisons. We will get back to this below.

Compare iPhone performance with other smartphones

Let’s compare your iPhone performance with other smartphones. You can either use your computer or iPhone to pull up the Geekbench browser:

Choose Android in the section Benchmark Charts to display benchmarks for Android smartphones.

On top of the screen, you can choose, if you want to display the figures for Single Core or Multi Core. It only makes sense to compare an iPhone with a similarly priced smartphone.

In our test, we used an iPhone 7, of which we collected the following data:

  • Single-Core Score: 3594
  • Multi-Core Score: 5959

The current top model of Samsung is the Galaxy S7, which reaches the following figures (according to Geekbench):

  • Single-Core Score: 1794
  • Multi-Core Score: 5240

“Geekbench“ on the App Store

Geekbench 4
Geekbench 4
Price: $0.99
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