After a series of benchmark tests carried out by consumer watchdog Which? it has emerged that the iPhone 5 is currently the slowest smartphone from a selection of top spec handsets.
The Apple device came in last place with a score of 1664 after the comprehensive tests to assess the phones’ performance when multiple applications were used simultaneously.
The Samsung Galaxy S4, which has an impressive 1.9GHz quad-core processor, streaked ahead in first place with a score of 3188, with the HTC One, with a 1.7GHz processor, narrowly falling into second place.
After the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One came the Sony Xperia Z and the Google Nexus 4, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the BlackBerry Z10.
Though it is expected that the next iPhone, predicted to hit our shelves this autumn, will feature an updated processor, it’s not clear whether it will be sufficient to keep up with the likes of Samsung and HTC’s flagship models. The news also comes as a blow to Apple users as devices such as the Google Nexus 4, which performed far better than the iPhone 5, can cost up to £200 less than Apple’s iPhone handsets.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel