2.5 GHz One M8 beats the pants off Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2 in benchmarks
0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 07:23 posted on
Uh, oh, we have a new king of the benchmarking hill, and it is the HTC One M8. No, not the 2.3 GHz US and European version, but the one for Asia. The Asian variation sports the most powerful member of the new Snapdragon 801 processor family. Qualcomm's MSM8974-AC chipset is clocked at 2.5 GHz, and if you want to know the exact differences with the 2.3 GHz MSM8974-AB that is in the US variant of the One M8, you can read our dedicated article on the matter...
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1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
With Galaxy S5, Samsung will enter declining era. Samsung no more.
4. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
If or not Samsung fan, but honestly, what does that all new ONE m8 to offer...i dont care benchmarks....M8 is even worse when we saw its expectations to be skyhigh-end device...its just FLOP - even that bulls***t camera is flop like it was on the first ONE. Bulky 5" incher, crappy camera...high price...
27. sgodsell (Posts: 2798; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I find it funny that the new HTC one (m8) will beat the pants off the new Samsung S5. Especially since the new S5 is using faster DDR3 ram vs the new HTC one is still using older and slower DDR2 ram. I guess we will have to see when both are available to the public.
34. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
According to Anandtech's review of the HTC one m8, HTC still cheats in benchmarks as opposed to Samsung that stopped since KitKat came out.
48. true1984 (Posts: 760; Member since: 23 May 2012)
so you're saying the s5 doesn't do that? yeah ok
52. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I don't understand this cheating thing. If you want to know the general performance, use the phone. If you want to see the peak theoretical performance, run a benchmark.
This cheating thing is ridiculous. If the phone can run an app/benchmark that high, then that is fair. How is that cheating? They could theoretical program any app to run that powerful, after all a benchmark app is still an app....
Also who is to say Apple and Microsoft don't do this as well? The only way we know about this benchmark behavior is because Android is open enough for us to test these things. So why the media chooses to punish Android for being and open and champion Apple for being discreet is beyond me.
42. jellmoo (Posts: 1233; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Er... you realize that this is specifically the Asian iteration of the M8, right? The NA and European version is highly unlikely to best the S5 in terms of benchmarks.
(Not that the benchmarks really mean anything, but I digress...)
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The One M8 uses DDR3.
29. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
How is it a flop? The battery lasts longer than the G2 (which has the fancy new battery setup), Its killing in benchmarks, which means performance is great, Sense 6 is VERY Sexy (i flashed it on my DNA yesterday.....its niiiiccceee) and uniform now...and actually pretty close to stock which is why i like it, and untill you hold one don't judge it (you may have, idk), i think it feels great in hand just like all of HTC's phones.
I will say the camera is a disappointment, but that's about all i can say i'm sad on about this devices. So for people who don't care about having THE BEST pictures, its perfect
36. robert26101 (Posts: 104; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)
Really you're just a hater. The reviews for the HTC one m8 are all good. The camera is the only thing that reviewers are giving a thumbs down.
8. ajac09 (Posts: 1480; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Yeah you can wish that but its not going to happen.
20. Aploine (Posts: 375; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
That should bring some balance to the force, for now.
Is HTC checked for benchmark cheating codes though?
I don't say that they cheat. Just asking.
32. tech2 (Posts: 3159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Yes they do !
...and as far as I know only Samsung has rectified their mistake unlike other OEMs.
49. true1984 (Posts: 760; Member since: 23 May 2012)
does it matter? how does a benchmark score translte into acual performance?
18. SamsungELITE (unregistered)
benchmark can be cheated as what I have read somewhere in the internet, just look at the phone's feature and specs to offer not in the benchmarks mainly.
63. jb.telecom2014 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)
Well do you know the benchmark of note 3 octacore kitkat vesrion it shows 35798 ....and plz wait for retail unit of s5 .it will bang all the phones ...m8 is just piece of metal and bulky....
2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Oh no. Brace for impact from the Samsung's fans~
9. ajac09 (Posts: 1480; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
More like brace for the handful of HTC fans coming to defend a dying company..↑
21. SamsungELITE (unregistered)
haha you're right!
13. tech2 (Posts: 3159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Samsung fanboys are no where close to Nokia and Sony fanboys in numbers.
3. gabriel2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
the last time the galaxy note 3 outperformed the lg g2 despite having i higher clocked cpu and a higher ram they started and investigation on the out come so how come the HTC One out performes the s5 with the same spec atleast samsung is not running in the spec war again this year
5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Were are those commentators who said the m8 wasn't good in performance huh?Not so fast,is it?
11. hung2900 (Posts: 918; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Samsung is reported to remove cheat code in benchmark, HTC hasn't.
16. papss (unregistered)
HTC was never reported to cheat bud.. That was LG and Ss
25. Commentator (Posts: 3570; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
46. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1495; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
HTC has been cheating since day one, still doing it:
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Btw, pa with your m8 review can you add the 2.5ghz variant? It can lead to confusion with some readers if they see the performance varying from one unit to another
7. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Bah, reading the title I expected much bigger difference...
26. Commentator (Posts: 3570; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well, how much could you really expect from a 0.2 GHz increase?
10. ajac09 (Posts: 1480; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
No one cares about benchmarks except those that get butt hurt easily.
22. true1984 (Posts: 760; Member since: 23 May 2012)
thats a lot of people. like the ones who complain about the RAM
12. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Who cares!? They can all run every app in the Play Store anyways.
15. me.si (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
That is not true
I mean the Benchmark of Xperia Z2
That is more than this
38. romeo1 (Posts: 675; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
my z ultra about 35500
so im a bit confused here about how these phones with the better chipset perform like this or is it because there just non retail versions?
19. true1984 (Posts: 760; Member since: 23 May 2012)
so, just overclock the new one to 2.5 GHz if you care about the benchmarks then
23. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
huh! why to even buy HTC one anymore?
Z2 just smothers it.
Even the dual camera setup on one turns out to be a pure gimmicky sh*t
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43. jellmoo (Posts: 1233; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Of course the Z2 smothers it. The bloody thing is huge! You could probably smother a bear with the Z2, it's that big!
44. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
The bloody HTC one is as big as Z2 and even thicker than it despite of having weaker internals in every aspect
45. jellmoo (Posts: 1233; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Don't get me wrong, the M8 is indeed overly large as well, but the Z2 remains a hair taller and quite a good bit wider than the M8.
24. xrahul007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Benchmarks are like daydreams, forget them. Htc M8 is a brilliant phone, but Xperia Z2 betters it by huge margin...
28. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3690; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Good, enjoy this score for sometime coz final S5 units are on the way.
30. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
So a phone with the latest chip clocked at its max out scores said chip clocked lower? You don't say... And I wouldn't call it "beating the pants off" by any means.
35. newbey123 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Waiting the arrival of my M8. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Good job HTC. One to rule them all.
37. sniper1087 (Posts: 483; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
I can't believe people still care about benchmarks, if it doesn't stutter, and performs smoothly all the time nothing else matters.
39. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
And the Asian S5 beats the pants off the Asian M8.
BTW, Anandtech revealed that the M8 is "subtly cheating", Samsung on KitKat however does not.
40. GamasK (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
SM-G900H Exynos galaxy s5 score around 38000 too, i've tested at indonesia last week
41. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 588; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Deserving or not the S5 will probably be the winner. Samsung still has the marketing muscle.
50. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)
Don't worry Sammy fans. S5 will release its S5 Plus with overclocked CPU and it will crush all those benchmark scores! Thing is it will exclusively be in Korea so just enjoy it on paper.
51. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)
This benchmark thing is just plane stupid. All those scores are nonsense. In reality, you won't even notice a single difference when it comes to everyday life usage. Benchmarks are just marketing gimmicks. Good specs, good build, and good camera - that's what important in choosing a smartphone and not those benchmarks.
53. JMartin22 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Uhh, any phone with the same chipset has the same overall potential. So I don't know how a featured score of the M8 (which is not the highest) beats the pants off any phone. Especially when they all have the same potential
55. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Why can't we all just agree that for Android Flagships, they're all beasts, and offer different features sets that are great in their own rights. I personally think they're all solid devices that all have their own niche that appeals to different sets of customers. Not just fan boys. Don't get it twisted, they're not iPhones.
56. true1984 (Posts: 760; Member since: 23 May 2012)
im starting to question phonearena's reporting since the 2.3GHz version of the m8 got 37000+