Everything the Mars Rover Curiosity needs to know is embedded in the five million lines of code that were programmed into it before takeoff for the red planet, and if we’re talking about processing power, then an iPhone 5 would beat it hands down.
A few facts:
Processors: Curiosity’s runs at 132MHz; the iPhone 5 at 1.3 GHz.
Memory: Curiosity has 128 MB compared to the iPhone 5’s 1 GB.
Storage: Curiosity can hold 4 GB, while the iPhone 5 is way ahead on 64 GB.
It all reminds me of how much you could actually push a C64 to do through smart coding.