Despite clocking at just around 800 MHz, the newest addition to iPhone series is giving a rough time to most of the high-end Android smartphone devices that sporting around 1.2 to 1.5 GHz in the market, particularly the big-hit Samsung Galaxy S II.
A smaller clock not only results in higher yields from the factory, but possibly a lower operating voltage as well.
Lowering a CPU’s core voltage, means a greater-than-linear decrease in consuming the power, turning out the marginal loss in clock speed a good pick.
At a lower operating frequency than its Android competitors, Apple does have to exploit its advantages in software to avoid any tangible performance penalties.
Apple has always done this very well in the past, so most of the Apple fans out there don’t expect the loss of frequency to be a big deal to the few who do cross-shop iOS and Android.
In any case we expect that Android’s upcoming reiteration, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) to improve the scores on most of the devices.