The iPhone 4S won't be shipping until October 14, but performance scores for the device have already begun to surface. Following reports this morning that a lucky customer received his iPhone 4S early in Germany, there have been a separate leak of Geekbench scores for the device that reveal a 73 percent faster performance than the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4S sports a new dual-core A5 processor clocked at 800MHz, which is slightly slower than the 1GHz clock speed of the A5 processor in the iPad 2. However, the decrease doesn't impact the performance as much as it increases the battery life.
In overall results, the Geekbench metrics show that the iPhone 4S scored a 623, which is a bit behind the iPad 2's score of 751, but way ahead of the iPhone 4's score of 360. In graphics processing, the iPhone 4S scored 122.7, while the iPhone 4 scored only 15.3.
The results also reveal that the iPhone 4S beats several major Android competitors, including the Samsung Galaxy S II, the LG Optimus 3D, and the Motorola Droid Bionic, which all feature higher clock speeds.