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Benchmarks: iPhone 5 Touchscreen Is 2.5X Faster Than Android Devices

Although most of the noise right now is about iPhone 5S, earlier Apple handsets are still very relevant. The game and app streaming firm, Agawi, has now benchmarked the touch-responsiveness of iPhone 5 and leading Android devices. According to the results, iPhone 5 trumps all the rest.


Agawi iPhone 5 benchmark

One of key features of Apple’s iPhone line-up has been that it comes with a touchscreen experience that is not offered by any other vendor. This has now been statistically proved by Agawi.

In its benchmark tests, Agawi pitted iPhone 5 against the likes of HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Moto X and other top-end Android smartphones. Nokia’s Lumia 928 was also included in the list. Once the benchmarks completed, it was definitively concluded that iPhone 5’s touchscreen is far more responsive than that of any other handset.

According to the chairman of Agawi, Peter Relan, “Apple trounced the competition. There is this whole other dimension of responsiveness that Agawi cares about.” In terms of numbers, iPhone 5 took 55 milliseconds to respond to the touches. Samsung Galaxy S4 came second, taking 114 milliseconds to respond to touches whereas Lumia 928 is further down on the list, averaging at 117 milliseconds to respond.

Agawi’s chairman further states, “Even a two-year old iPhone 4 beat out the other Android devices. You expect this from Apple’s design team, while others may view their responsiveness as good enough. Now we know why the Android touch keyboard is not as snappy.”

The quickness of touch-responsiveness is something that is directly relevant to apps and app makers. In that sense, we can also discern why apps developers tend to prefer iOS over other platforms.

Courtesy: Venture Beat

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