A4 vs A5

Discussion in 'iPad' started by theperipheral, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. theperipheral macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    I am pretty sure I'm getting the 4S, but I wanted to know for those of you who have had extensive time with both the iPad and the iPad 2, did you notice any difference in functionality as far as speed?
  2. jafingi macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2009
    I did. But A5 is likely to get underclocked on 4s to preserve battery live.
  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    The performance differences between iPad 1 and 2, as well as to iPhone 4, are subtle if you mostly single task, but dramatic when you are running many background apps at once.

    You will still wait for tasks to complete here and there, but just about everything is fluid with little or no chopiness.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    The difference between the two are night and day tbh!

    As the last comment stated the a4 is underclocked in the ip4 as the a5 will be but it will and is still a huge bump in processing power!!
  5. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    As far as SPEED, u notice it, but it's no where near mind blowing. The iPad 1 and iPhone 4 are both fast enough. MY OPINION
  6. FloatingBones macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    If you google on

    "ipad vs ipad 2"

    you will find a myriad of YouTube videos with head-to-head comparisons. You can throw safari or browser into that search line to see the videos showing browser comparisons.
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    The difference is dramatic.

    Going from the A4 to A5 will yield a huge performance difference.

    The iPad 2 is much faster than the original iPad.
  8. superericla macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    A large portion of the speed difference between the A4 and A5 is in graphics.
  9. e34guy macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2010
    If y'all want straight speed I'd go for the S5 or RS5!
  10. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    Yes at first, doing simple tasks the difference doesn't seem all that large. After living with them for a bit, the difference becomes quite pronounced. Everything is smoother and quicker with iPad 2.

    The A4 on iPhone was already underclocked compared to the A4 on iPad so the difference will remain largely the same if it's underclocked.

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