A new set of TouchMark benchmarks from Agawi showed, that the iPhone’s touch screen is much faster than Android and Windows touch screen.
With help of a 240fps high frame rate camera and a custom-built item called a Touchscope, Agawi examined a number of smartphones to unveil their App Response Time (ART). The ART shows the latency experienced between the period of time when an owner touches the phone display to the device’s on-screen response.
According to the results, Apple’s iPhone comes in with a minimum app response time (MART) of 55 milliseconds. The figure is better, than Samsung’s device has. For its Galaxy S4, MART reaches only 114ms, while the Lumia 928 has 117ms. The iPhone 5′s closest rival was the iPhone 4, with a MART of 85. As for the HTC One and the Moto X, their MARTs are 121 and 123ms, respectively.
Agawi CEO, Rohan Relan noted:
“App responsiveness is judged by how quickly the app can respond to your inputs. Smartphones with touchscreens that have lower MART scores feel snappier. This is probably why, to many users, the iPhone keyboard feels more responsive than an Android phone keyboard.”
Awagi stated, that Apple’s touch screen hardware captures and processes touch better, than the Android and Windows phones do. But, Awagi wants more investigating and comparison, as the company’s team is sure the coding differences can cause some changes in results.
Agawi also wants to make new TouchMark tests, showing both the hardware and software behind the benchmarks, that makes it possible to replicate results. The recently released iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c can also be tested soon by the company.