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Lumia 1520 wins over iPhone 5s in Memory benchmark test

Benchmarks don’t mean much towards the average consumer, but they’re an enjoyable method for us to check and stack different mobile phone models.

Earlier today Basemark OS II released on Home windows Phone, a benchmarking application for Home windows Phone. We’ve were built with a couple of other benchmark applications within the Home windows Phone Store before, but that one also offers applications on Android and iOS. We thought it might be fun to operate the exam on all of the Home windows Phone products we've within our possession, such as the apple iphone 5s.

So how exactly does a Lumia 1020 fair facing a Lumia 925? Does that extra little bit of RAM within the new Lumia 525 really matter from the Lumia 520? And just how fast is really a Lumia 1520? Read onto discover!

Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 Benchmark

So how exactly does an additional 512 Megabytes of RAM matter for benchmarks? We place the 512 Megabytes Lumia 520 using its 1 GHz CPU facing the updated Lumia 525 and its 1 GB of RAM (same CPU) to discover.

Not surprisingly, that extra little bit of RAM enhances performance, particularly when it involves running graphics. That should not be considered a surprise for individuals attempting to run games on their own Lumia 520, as clearly the possible lack of RAM affects it in gaming. You can now understand why new games aren't enhanced for 512 Megabytes products, as that decrease in RAM is really a bottleneck. Still, the main difference is modest, meaning the everyday experience should not be too drastic.

Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 Bench

Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 Camera test

Lumia 520 and Lumia 525 Camera test

Lumia 1320 and Samsung ATIV S Benchmark

In writing, the large six-inch Lumia 1320 and also the more sensible ATIV S appear completely different, however in the benchmarks, the Lumia 1320 is just a hair faster with enhanced 'System' performance. That's probably because of its CPU, that is clocked slightly greater (1.7 GHz versus 1.5 GHz around the ATIV S).

Lumia 1320 and ATIV S Bench

Lumia 1320 and Samsung ATIV S Camera test

Lumia 1320 and ATIV S Camera test

Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 Benchmark

Once more, the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 are extremely similar in specs (putting away that whopping camera located on the Lumia 1020). Only one section of difference? The Lumia 1020 has 1 GB much more of RAM.  As an effect, it narrowly is better than the Lumia 925, although the lead is modest, borderline minimal, as you would expect.

Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 Bench

Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 Camera test

Just in case you possessed proof the massive Lumia 1020 camera does slow things lower when in comparison towards the Lumia 925, here you decide to go.

Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 Camera

apple iphone 5s and Lumia 1520 Benchmark

Apples, meet oranges. As the Lumia 1520 and Apple apple iphone 5s are altogether different for hardware and their OS, how that hardware works is of interest here. The 5s notoriously sports a custom,  64-bit A7 processor, that is facing the Lumia 1520's leading edge quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is 2.2 GHz. No real surprise then to determine Apple handily crush the Lumia 1520 when it comes to raw System performance.

Oddly enough, the Lumia 1520 bests the apple iphone 5s in the Memory department, with 3x the score. Consequently, the general scores offer a similar experience backward and forward flagship phones, but you need to provide the ultimate win to Apple, who narrowly edged the Lumia 1520 (999 versus 897).

iPhone 5s and Lumia 1520 Benchmark

iPphone 5s and Lumia 1520 Camera test

The Lumia 1520 certainly advantages of the Snapdragon 800 having a much enhanced camera within the Lumia 1020--a minimum of when it comes to raw speed. It cannot catch the super nimble 5s though using its 97 rank, putting rid of it in front of the Lumia 1520. However, 20 Mega pixel versus 8 Mega pixel matters too.

iPhone 5s vs Lumia 1520 Camera test

Wrapping up

Exactly what do we study from these benchmark tests? More RAM becomes an problem for Home windows Phone when it is below 1 GB. While 2 GB likewise helps, its gains over 1 GB products are modest. We can easily see simply how much better a quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is 2.2 GHz might help the OS become faster and faster--for your camera. Clearly, the Lumia 1020 might have achieved positive results out of this more recent chipset. Almost always there is the next time, Nokia!

Say what you should about Apple, however they do hardware right, going to date as to obtain their own plastic for his or her apple iphones. Its smart off for system speed, but it appears as though their memory architecture might be enhanced a little. In the finish during the day though, it works nearly on componen using the Lumia 1520.

Finally, we have to bear in mind that the phone may score greater or less than another, but in the finish during the day that’s no indication of methods it’ll behave in tangible-world use. Home windows Phone is clearly a mobile-enhanced OS and it'll only improve as more recent hardware options come online.

Editor's note: although all applications were closed when running the benchmarks, because of various unmanageable factors on each device, we predict there to become some variation involving the results and ours. However the overall trend ought to be just right.

Daniel Rubino led for this report

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Nokia’s Repressed iOS Map App Pulled Off From App Store

Nokia’s HERE Maps application for iOS burst to the scene in late 2012 among the drama which was unfolding around Apple’s iOS mapping application debacle. Google’s mapping solution have been ousted from Apple’s mobile products and also the Cupertino-based company rushed out its very own Maps application instead. It had been a tragedy. As the world anxiously waited for Google Maps to create its triumphant go back to iOS, Nokia beat Google towards the punch and launched HERE Maps, an iOS port of their fantastic mapping application for Home windows Phone, also it appeared as if the organization may have new existence like a mix-platform company.

Two days later, HERE Maps ended up from the top-1000 free applications around the iOS application download charts. A couple of several weeks later, Nokia’s mapping boss quit because the application ongoing to flounder. Now, Nokia confirmed it has drawn HERE Maps from the Application Store completely also it blamed iOS 7 for the choice to achieve this.

“We have made a decision to get rid of our HERE Maps application in the Apple Application Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the consumer experience,” Nokia stated inside a statement carrying out a report from Indian Express. “iPhone customers could make use of the mobile web form of HERE Maps under, providing them location needs, for example search, routing, orientation, transit information and much more, all completely totally free.Inches

Nokia’s HERE Maps application will survive like a web application but so far as iOS is worried, it’s likely basically dead for the moment thinking about the a large number of terrific native mapping application options which are still alive and well within the Application Store.

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Nokia pulls obsolete ‘Here Maps’ for iOS stating compatibility issues

Nokia has silently removed Here, an ambitious &mdash&nbspbut poorly implemented &mdash mapping application for Apple's iOS.&nbspHere Maps first showed last November, just a little under two several weeks after Apple folded out its Google Maps alternative inside iOS 6. The program was a part of a bigger effort by Nokia to create its services with other device makers, including iOS and Google's Android. At that time, Nokia stated that very strategy would&nbspresult in better, more up-to-date services. Yet, Here Maps on iOS languished, receiving no updates previously year. That may have flown in the past of mobile phones, although not when there have been numerous befuddling bugs within the application, as well as in occasions when os's are adding additional features every couple of several weeks.

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