Processor Performance Compared: iPad Vs iPhone 3GS Vs Nexus One

News | Saturday April 3 2010 12:05 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

So what can we make of the A4 processor now that the iPad has reached its users? Folks at
against iPhone 3GS' Cortex A8 and Nexus One's Qualcomm QSD8250 chip.
using the official WebKit SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark test. The results are quite a revelation. While the study indicates a 10% faster webpage loading time on the iPad compared to the Nexus One, the A4 shows a 37.6% better performance over Nexus One's Qualcomm SoC in the JavaScript Benchmark test. The iPhone 3GS was outperformed by the other two devices in both the tests, which is understandable considering that the handset launched much earlier and so uses a marginally outdated technology.
While the conclusions from the study point to a much improved processor performance on the iPad, it however needs to be noted that the next generation Qualcomm chip for devices like the Nexus One is due to be released later this year and is expected to run at 1.3 GHz. For a perspective, the A4 processor operates at 1.0GHz. As the study notes, the next-gen Snapdragon chips ”
expected to be launched in the summer with the1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor,we think the combination of
and Apple A4 in the next generation iPhone might be able to stave off competition from Android phones for most of 2010. However, Android phones with thenext generation Qualcomm chip towards the end of the year will probably start giving some serious competition to even the next generation iPhone .
If you have already got your iPad, we would like to hear your views on A4's performance. How would you rate it against your iPhone ? Do you think it is good enough for
? Let us know your take on this in the comments.

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