The iPhone 4S is faster than the iPhone 4. How much faster? And how much faster than its non-Apple kin? We did some benchmark bench pressing to find out. Feel the burn!
iPhone 4S: 2237.8ms
iPhone 4: 3611.8ms
Droid Bionic: 3963.9ms
Samsung Galaxy S II: 3523.2ms
The iPhone 4S is the champ by a wide stretch -- and its little brother still beats the beefier Bionic.
But what about some non-synthetic testing? We loaded up two popular, image-heavy sites under the same conditions. Again, lower is better:
iPhone 4S Awl: 6 sec NYT: 5 sec
iPhone 4: Awl: 7 sec NYT: 8 sec
Droid Bionic: Awl: 13 sec NYT: 12 sec
Samsung Galaxy S II: Awl: 8 sec NYT: 5 sec
Again, the 4S crosses the finish line first. Is this a completely comprehensive test? No. Is this highly indicative? Yes.