Benchmark comparison: Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III vs Note 2 vs Optimus G Pro vs Nexus 4 vs HTC One
0. phoneArena 04 Apr 2013, 09:37 posted on
What could be more exciting than a benchmark comparison starring six of the best smartphones in the world?! Well, a lot of things, probably... but NOT when one of these smartphones is the one and only Galaxy S4! It's not really a secret that the GS4 is an amazing performer when it comes to benchmarks, but hey, it never hurts to give some perspective to its scores by comparing it to more and more Android smartphones. That's exactly what we've done here, so behold – the Galaxy S4 torches those benchmarks alongside the GS III, Note 2, Optimus G Pro, Nexus 4, and its biggest rival, the HTC One...
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89. ahhxd717 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Really? All of them? Phone Arena made it seem pretty equal, with slight edge for the S4. Honestly "best" is extremely subjective, no matter who or how many people say.
101. SleepingOz (Posts: 2385; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
"Phone Arena made it seem pretty equal, with slight edge for the S4"
"slight edge" still means having the upper hand.
GSMArena's in-depth comparison says it clearly.
106. ahhxd717 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Yeah, having the upper hand depending on what you value in a phone. I'm just trying to be objective. Yet, if I don't say the S4 IS THE BEST, I get shot down. I value heavier, unibody construction and loud speakers, so the One maybe a better choice for me. That doesn't mean either the One or the S4 are the best phone. I don't take others' opinions as fact, like most people do if a review favors their preferred handset.
107. ahhxd717 (Posts: 299; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Hmm, I read the conclusion of that article and it says while the S4 best the One is various departments, they can't call one an outright loser. And with the enhancements made to the One's camera software, I wouldn't give the S4 a huge advantage on camera. Idk how that article did anything to prove your point. If anything it proved mine about personal preference being ultimate.
120. SleepingOz (Posts: 2385; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Sure, it all depends on your needs since they both perform on nearly the same level. If you have read my comments before, I've never ever said that the HTC One is a bad/crappy/loser phone unlike some of the HTC fanboys who troll each and every Samsung articles(bojan, amiroo, chocolaking & co). It's just that the GSIV is a better phone overall and you can't deny that.
166. johnriii (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
even if the S4 is not the better phone, it's at least on par with the HTC One. that alone will keep Samsung head and shoulders above HTC when it comes to sales, among other things. I repeat, Samsung has marketed to the hilt for the past four years, and now they have an almost insurmountable lead in the android market. Hell, the S2 is getting the Jellybean update! how many HTC phones from that time frame are getting that??? ***drops the mike***
178. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 595; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Poor Mike, why would you drop him? LOL
177. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 595; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
You accuse others of being biased yet you made a huge list of things that are better on the SIV and only three things the One has on its favor? Do me a favor and go read Anandtech's review of the One, while you are totally right on some points other points are just nitpicking, better CPU/GPU marginal diference in day to day use, the One videos i have seen the device had clearly no lags or delay on the UI, and the S IV looks like it also has no lags or delays and they do use the same SOC on most markets in which the Galaxy has the advantage of the overclock which helps it a lot on benchmarks. All in all they are two beasts of phones and users will be quite happy with either of the devices, but this is down to personal preference more than anything as the hardware is almost identical performance wise.
125. KashAli (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
Yeah... For £600 Samsung Galaxy. I think HTC is better saving you £120. That's free top-up for whole year (10er each month).
4. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)
Still getting the HTC One.... I hate plastic crap.
40. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I agree. GS4 may have had higher score in some cases. However, there are 2 benchmarks that were not performed here: Touch/Feel/Quality benchmark and Beauty/Style/Design benchmark, of which the HTC One is the clear winner.
(Yes I made those benchmarks up, and Yes I will be buying an HTC based on its aluminum design)
48. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
oh,, why cant we include
drop test benchmark
loose speaker wall benchmark
ifixit repairability benchmark
android OS software update benchmark
wonderful and super vibrant display benchmark (ill hand over 2 u the realistic display benchmark)
features and multitasking benchmark
battery life benchmark
battery replaceable benchmark
117. asingha94 (Posts: 251; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Everywhere you are trying very hard to defend your device...there are many things to consider except procrssing power..
121. SleepingOz (Posts: 2385; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
The GSIV has got nearly all that "many things" as well. Camera, features, softwares, dev support, quick update and so on..
127. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
first of all, i have an xperia before, now holding note2 and a nokiaPV,, but i must say that im more a samsung fan for what they did in s2, s3 and note devices, samsung did amazing pushing hardware and software limits to make android revolutionary.. thanks to them for making other manufacturers do the same to bring great devices so I DONT HATE THEM and THE OTHER COMPANY..
second> im defending S4 no for foolish reasons,, im just sick w/ those kind of people like you who doesnt know how to deal w/ reviews openmindedly and bashing the device that beats their competitor devices> STANDING W/ D FACTS is more of a reasonable means of defending one device than TROLLING, BASHING AND STATING DIFFERENT EXCUSES and LIES TO MAKE THEIR DEVICE come on top even not as the review is saying..
THIRD Did u read my comment, it is not just about PROCESSING POWER..
HTC One is a very beautiful and great device that gave me some headaches on what to get s4/one,, but based on reviews, as far as getting more things from ur money, S4 managed to beat them and stole my choice..
design>XZ ONE S4, s4 has d least appealing back panel, but when i see the front side, it appeals d most for me..
and for the MAIN EXCUSE of everyone> cheap plastic: no its not, polycarbonate is better than aluminum, and accdg to the early drop test, htc one has to be a flagship poorly built.. ip5 entire aluminum construction is stronger than One's..
167. johnriii (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
very good points. last time I checked, neither phone is released, correct? lets see how the tide changes when people start buying them and we get some real world use, not all of this "testing". samsung will still come out on top. I've got my ticket for this bandwagon!
128. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
another, im TRYING HARD, yahh ur ryt its really hard to to read dumb comments which are more trying hard too defend WHAT IS WRONG
69. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Aluminum will actually do much worse in real life droppings, haven't you seen the HTC One's drop test?
You're going to put a case on it anyway, so why does it matter what the hell it's made of?
91. amats69 (Posts: 798; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
because our money that we pay for this phones deserves for some PREMIUM Device! not just all about software. they(phone manufacture) have to offer us premium hardware too!. isnt it good if the S4 got the best hardware and best sofware???..what do you think?..
102. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
should we repeat ourselves again and again? aluminum is not premium!! polycarbonate is stronger than aluminum!,, get ur facts.. just see the drop test of htc one
103. SleepingOz (Posts: 2385; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
What are you talking about? Samsung actually offers the best HARDWARE available! Exynos 5 Octa, DDR3.. Build material and hardware are two different things! Also I'd take polycarbonate over aluminium any day! Have you seen the drop test of the HTC One yet? "Premium", isn't it?
133. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
first Exynos 5 octa is not the best, and aluminium is feels and looks more premium than polycarbonate
there is a difference between the premium and durable
142. iushnt (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
So you buy your phone just to feel its premium..?? Other thing doesn't matter to you? .. The airview without s-pen is my best feature.. I really miss the hover function when visiting websites that require mouse hovering action.. Bigger screen in smaller body is great.. I don't know what extra can aluminum give you.. Don't you think aluminum looks cheaper after few months of use..
146. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
when i want to buy a premium device, the device must have premium look and feel, with the best hardware.
Just like my casio and Patek Philippe
casio maybe have better feature and more durable but patek philippe is more premium.
That hovering things you like Sony xperia sola is the first and Sony Xperia ZL is the best phone to screen ratio.
Until this day i never have aluminium phone but my 1,5 years old STAINLESS STEEL nokia E6-00 is still looks more premium than my GALAXY S2
148. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
yeah xperia Sola has that first, but what it offers? almost nothing,, and that's innovation made by samsung, expanding new ideas from something not big before..
ok enuf for this premium thing, we all have our choices..
156. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
duhhh??? so innovation lies only with hardware?
innovation means bringing new ideas/thing/methods..
it seems u dont know anything abt technology and innovation.. and just proves many of ur arguments invalid in terms of solid evidences not just by mere innocent opinions
159. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
i am not saying innovations is only with hardware
he say samsung doing innovation to that hovering things i am not agree with that its just software update/upgrade the ideas is still the same ''The technology
makes it possible for the smartphone to detect a
finger up to 0.79 inches (20mm) above the screen''
since you saying i doesn't know anything about technology please show me that samsung doing some innovation with that hovering tech some patent will be great
with software update xperia sola can have the same feature like note 2 or S4
but without the screen technology you can't have that feature
160. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
at first xperia sola floating touch technology limited to live
wallpapers and the browser, but after ics update the entire user interface
could be controlled by hovering in combination with
floating touch. + glove mode
there is no innovation or new ideas by samsung they just simply copying that technology
168. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
hey just follow this link
and please stop become stupid fanboy
174. chocolaking (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Great point you made.
But I would always wonder why,
why so many dumb ppl buy cheap, lost cost material made product from a company who spends more money on marketing/ advertising.
Should think about spending your money wisely
175. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
i think they are not dumb maybe they just closed minded fanboy
147. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
plastic is not premium
Exynos is not the best
S4 is plastic toy with copycat feature but it have premium price
181. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
okay samsung is copycat master mind and plastic lover
and HTC is the best because aluminum and exynos is not the best because it made by samsung.
so everything samsung is bad
and everything else from other manufature is great feel superb premium excelent the best, the ultra super greatest best :D
hater gonna hate
182. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
nokia and sony use plastic but why they plastic is more durable than samsung plastic???
Exynos is not the best because S800 or Tegra 4 is better
everything from samsung is good if not over priced,
yes i hate samsung so bad thats why i have samsung galaxy S2,
60. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Plastic crap? Did you see the HTC One drop test yet? You'll be pretty dissapointed when you do haha.
73. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)
i never drop my phone sorry but the HTC ONE is the best phone and don;t care about any test because they all get paid money for reviews and test. i test my self
77. SleepingOz (Posts: 2385; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Never say never.. =]
LOL, in denial much?
86. johnriii (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I NEVER drop my phone? ok, sure. make sure to get yourself a good case....
132. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
yah yah.. its ur choice.. but why are you here in review sites if u wont believe them? lols please dont bother urself here in review sites if ull just wreck and disrespect them.
Poor PA and other review sites, please distort the results of the review so you wont be called biased.. go with d side of htc One and by that time bojan will stop crying
144. iushnt (Posts: 376; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
You are talking as if other people purposefully drop their phones..
70. johnriii (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
you go ahead and get ONE. I just LOVE the plastic crap defense. is that ALL you have to hate on samsung about? like I've posted before, I seriously doubt someone is going to walk up to me, grab my HTC One and say "wow, your phone is built so freaking well". just like I doubt anyone would grab my S3 and say, "damn, this thing sucks, it's made out of plastic." it's a weak argument, they are BOTH awesome phones. stop hating on Samsung because overall, they WILL sell more phones, despite the plastic.
72. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Exactly, as I actually prefer plastic because it will usually allow accsess to the battery, micro SD expantion, and is more durable in drops.
84. johnriii (Posts: 217; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
i have had three HTC phones, and love the way they look and feel, and that played a lot into why I bought them. however, in real world use, they have been a disappointment to me, especially with regards to battery life. I case my phones, and i drop mines once every blue moon, but the thunderbolt surely would have broken into several pieces without a case on one particular drop. I'm going "plastic" this coming July.
93. Retro-touch (Posts: 236; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Reality is a bitter pill to swallow, Samsung will outsell HTC and GS4 will be rated one of the best in the market as it rightly deserves to be, based on the GSMArena review, I'd buy it if I could scrounge up enough cash, my Nexus 4 is awesome but camera is a disappointment, my SGS2 took better photos and video otherwise I'm a happy customer
5. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1304; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
6. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
Not sure if these results mean the S4 is better in regards to graphics or the HTC One.
12. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Nope... today, all smartphones processors have evolved to an extent that graphics are ultra smooth (thanks to JB Pro.Butt. too). If we further increase the processing power we wont able to tell the difference and get diminishing return in terms of battery.
11. GTR722 (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
SamsungArena remember...3 samsung phones in a six phones comparo xD
17. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Since xperia Z and Nexus 4 runs on the same 1500 mhz snapdragon S4 pro processors, they left XZ out. Stop trolling about PhoneAreana
20. istitch (Posts: 149; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
I'm sorry, but don't Optimus G Pro and HTC One power by the same Snapdragon 600 1.7GHZ?
41. Cwilliams (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
Exactly what a stupid comment, this just shows how phonearena is biased about reviews and showing the actual possibility and potentiality of its competitors, accordingly when compared with the Xperia Z, and the S4, the S4 did slightly better, for instance the Antutu Benchmark had a rating of 21,000 vs S4's 23XXX and Quadrant's benchmark of 8873 vs S4's 12132, Considering these benchmarks I find to see the Z is comparasively fast!