According to Which?magazine's internal tests, the Apple iPhone 5s is the fastest Smartphone on the planet. And no, it doesn't necessarily translate to the fastest RAW CPU power or GPU crunching ability either, but is a measure of how zippy the device really is in everyday use. Benchmarked using the popular app called Geekbench, the iPhone 5s pulled ahead of the likes of the LG G2 by scoring a far superior single core score, while coming dangerously close in multi-core performance.
Apple iPhone 5s: 1410 (single core score), 2561 (multi core score)
LG G2: 882 (single core score), 2355 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4: 687 (single core score), 1939 (multi core score)
HTC One: 643 (single core score), 1805 (multi core score)
Apple iPhone 5c: 711 (single core score), 1281 (multi core score)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: 649 (single core score), 1135 (multi core score)
HTC One Mini: 477 (single core score), 880 (multi core score)
So does this imply that the quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC is in fact slower than Apple's dual-core A7 chipset? Well, no. Geekbench is a benchmark (that was used to conduct tests by Which?)that tests how snappy the device is when the user is swiping through menus, opening apps, switching between multiple apps and other similar tasks. Call it a real-world benchmark, as a higher score implies that the iPhone 5s is more responsive to use than its Android competition. But we never doubted that in the first place.