no realspeed difference iPhone 5S and iPhone SE??

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  1. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    So I read a topic on Reddit about a member that just received his new iPhone SE. He played a bit with his old 5S and his new SE and did not really noticed any speed difference in for example scrolling through menu's, websites and opening Apps.

    My question for member over here with an iPhone 5S and a new iPhone SE;
    - do you see any real speed difference between these 2 models in let's say scrolling through menu's, websites in safari and opening/closing Apps?

    thanks! :)
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

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    A friend upgraded from a 5S today and reckons the SE is heaps better.

    It benchmarks faster than a 6S.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Websites will definitely be faster, but I don't really know how anyone can expect faster ability to scroll or navigate the normal UI. Other than apps launching a bit faster, normal touchscreen interactions aren't going to be perceivable unless your eyes are slow mo cameras.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Fixed it for you. :)
     
  5. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    okay, so websites do load faster.

    @asleep; I see what you did there! haha
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    No perceivable speed difference to the poster, perhaps. But it's definitely faster, that much is indisputable.

    It also depends on what sort of app they're opening. Flappy Bird won't suddenly blast onto Turbo mode like a Commodore 64 game running on new hardware. However if they try anything vaguely resource intensive like process a video on Action Movie FX, they'll see a noticable improvement.

    Regardless, this demonstrates the longevity of the 5S and just how much of a good phone it was (and still is).
     
  7. swester macrumors regular

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    I never really noticed slowdowns being an issue on the 5S anyway. I didn't get an SE for a speed boost; I got it because it has a much improved rear camera, has better battery life, has 64GB instead of my 5S's 16GB, and is brand new!
     
  8. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    That's the thing. Many if not most animations are already at 60fps on an iPhone 5s running iOS 9.3 in optimal conditions. Those are therefore going to look identical on a faster phone. I would expect the 5s to slow down somewhat with iOS 10 or 11 at the latest. That's when you'll be glad to be using an SE instead.
     
  9. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    For simple actions, the 5S was already at the limit of human perception. So you won't see any difference unless Apple introduces a timed delay for older hardware in future OS releases to boost sales.
     
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    Less resources for a smaller screen? Kinda like putting a v8 in a Miata (assuming the engine doesn't collapse through the chassis heh)? I'm speculating btw
     
  12. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    I saw that thread and in the comments the OP went on to say that they noticed that other stuff did seem to load much faster than on the 5S. Honestly, simple scrolling etc isn't exactly intensive, I wouldn't expect the differences to show there - iPhones hold up really well.
     
  13. rneglia macrumors 6502

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    The SE feels faster than the 6 I traded in.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That says more about the 5(S) and Apple's software than anything.
     
  15. Palladium SG macrumors member

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    The only thing that is holding back the 5S somewhat is 1GB RAM as the A7 was and still is a phenomenal chip.
     
  16. throAU macrumors 601

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    The 5S is a 3 year old phone now. Go compare it to some other 3 year old phones.
     
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  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    It will come down to what you are doing whether you perceive a speed difference or not. An easy example would be an nVidia 970 vs a Titan X playing CS Go with vsync on. The Titan X is faster but if the extra power isn't utilized it will be impossible to discern the difference.

    I'm surprised he can't tell a difference a little easier. Its been a while since I used my iPhone 5S so maybe iOS 9 updates helped it but going to my 6S was obviously faster just in the GUI of iOS.
     
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    Funny you should mention; my Ford 5.0 conversion was done 25 years ago and still brings smiles to my face ......
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  20. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Most likely true.

    An extreme case for benchmarks was Apple's a5 processor with iPad (March 2012) 3 (retina) and iPad 2 (2011).

    The A5 even with the A5X barely could power the iPad 3 and bench marks for the iPad 2 were somewhat slightly better cause of lower resolution screen.
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    My exact point.
     
  22. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    My SE feels faster than my 5s. Unlocking, app loading and app switching all feel faster to me. The biggest change for me though is that apps aren't getting killed anywhere near as quickly in the background any more. I use Downcast for listening to podcasts and on my 5s I'd frequently find it had been killed to make way for other apps between listening sessions. Since getting the SE it's always ready to do with no pause or waiting at all.

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  23. BentTable123 macrumors member

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    I can't tell the difference in speed from my 6s on iOS 9 vs my 5s on iOS8 in opening and closing apps. The 5S just hasn't gotten slow enough yet and I don't play games where the difference would be noticeable. I'm sure iOS 10 and 11 will slow my 5S down to a crawl though. At that point the SE will seem fast compared to the 5S.

    LTE downloads is very different from the 6S and 5S though.
     
  24. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    great replies! thanks for your feedback, fellow iPhone addicts! :cool::p
     
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    I'm not an addict, I can stop anytime :cool:

    Quick! Where's my phone gone...:confused::eek:
     

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