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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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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:46 5

87. Retro-touch (Posts: 275; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Your arguments for HTC One seem farfetched, its just a phone, you'll put it in a case anyway and when you do a bigger screen will be better,

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:49 1

89. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:49 3

90. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

you the fan boy here i'm not a fan boy i'm only saying the truth never trust anyone only yourself. i have samsung note 2 and i have iphone 5 and now i will get the HTC One i buy the phone that is the best at the moment don't care what company there from.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:54 5

94. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

i have the note 2 its a great phone but its so last year and i will be getting the HTC ONE i want something fresh not the same phone all over like the s4 that is the s3 again

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:11 10

100. SleepingOz (unregistered)

GSIV's pros:
Better CPU/GPU, better performances, better ergonomics, better camera, better build quality(probably),bigger screen in smaller body, better screen(can finally display natural colours with better sunlight visibility according to GSMArena), latest Android version, more features, more sensors, NFC, expandable memory, removable battery

HTC One Pros:
Better looking phone(subjective), "premium" feel in hand(but very very poor build quality), louder stereo speakers

Yet according to your "unbiased" conclusion, HTC One is better and tech sites that say otherwise are the biased ones?! Fu*k logic!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:17 7

101. SleepingOz (unregistered)

"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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:32 2

104. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

u smell more like a fanboy as what ive observed from ur past comments.. dealing with reviews and saying the different side of the results are more biased..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:57 1

106. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:04

107. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:22 5

109. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

HTC ONE IS PAR WITH S4(8 cores?) in Quadrant
HTC ONE tops the AnTuTu, S4 with 8 cores lost by slightly.
Optimus G topped Vellamo, Htc one came second.
But the Galaxy S4 with 8 cores didn't even came closed
I still think the S4 is a good phone. Maybe just not perfomed that well in these tests?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:25 6

110. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Dude, if you look at the screen on all galaxy 'Super AMOLED ' phones. The screen does not present real color. you can just tell.
S4 is an really disapointment piece of work .
it is really the nextbigflop! Lol

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:27 1

111. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

That's exactly what you are doing right now. its LMFAO..

SleepingOz quotes:
( "Never trust reviews from professional tech websites that say that my favourite brands aren't the best! 'coz they are biased! My fav brands are always the best, no matter what!" Right?

Typical fanboy's behaviour! )

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:28 2

112. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)

You made a great point.
Thumbs up!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:52 4

115. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4218; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

You must be joking!
For one, you didn't read the article properly. The SIV, here, is the variant with Snapdragon 600 (quad-core)...but yes, it still is an SIV.
People talk about how benchmark scores don't matter in real life performance, but when we compare our phones again in real life, we'll refer back to the benchmark scores. How much the other scored against the other one. It's all in our mind!
Benchmark scores are shown for reasons...that's why they're called 'benchmark'.
It might not show us how it will perform in real time but theoritically, we know which device is making good use of the hardware with proper software optimization.
I'm not a fan of SIV nor One but both are equally one of the most advanced phones out there. And saying SIV is the best or One is the best is an opinion of fanboy-ism.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:05

116. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

The S4 in the benchmark is running the same processor as the HTC One. If we are to put stock Android on it... I'm sure the performance will be roughly the same, S4 probably wins by a bit due to higher clock. I probably won't say the same if the S4 was the 8 core version, but then again, there has been rumors/facts that not all 8 cores runs at once.

What made S4 really stand out this year from S3 is the software.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:29 9

118. SleepingOz (unregistered)

We're not talking about all past SuperAMOLED here, we're talking about the one on the GSIV! Feel free to check the link I posted above before spewing such BS.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:33 8

119. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Ever heard of sarcasm? Smh..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:40 5

120. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:52 1

122. geodude074 (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I broke it down for you guys, trying to be as unbiased as possible.

Egypt T-Rex QS AnTuTu HTML5 Metal ISE Graphics Physics Total
S4 5 5 6 5 4 5 5 5 3 43
S3 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 16
Note 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 5 28
G Pro 3 3 4 4 6 4 3 4 4 35
N4 6 6 2 2 1 2 6 6 6 37
One 4 4 5 6 5 6 5 5 3 43

The S4 and the HTC One are tied with 43 points.
The Nexus 4 and the Optimus G Pro are similar, with the Nexus 4 edging out by 2 points.
The Note finishes 5th with 28 points.
The S3 comes last with 16 points.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:55

125. KashAli (Posts: 105; 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).

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:30 2

126. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

Oooh sorry cheap plastic with toys design with exaggerate color is king..its your mean it? Maybe if u want.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:47 1

130. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

U can find better competition above your post in top of page..

Its clear super amould don't reach to perfect color as u mean..lcd3 and rotina is best.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:08 6

134. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Dude this comparison isn't as refined as the one GSMArena carried, there isn't any technical information in it. Also the GSIV they reviewed is a pre-production unit. So fail! =]
Why don't you jus check the link I posted from GSMArena?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:14 9

135. SleepingOz (unregistered)

"cheap plastic" that is sturdier and fare better in drop test than the so called "premium" aluminium of the HTC One. =]

"toys design" with bigger screen yet smaller body that is more comfortable(better ergonomics) to hold.

"exaggerate color" that GSMArena said to be better than the LCD panel of the HTC One.(Adope mode for natural colours and better sunlight visibility.)

Come with some valid arguments next time buddy. You're just embarassing yourself here.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:23 1

136. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 573; Member since: 07 May 2012)

nexus 4 holds up pretty well

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:26 4

138. iushnt (Posts: 2067; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

That would be the time for note 3 to come by then.. :)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:38 4

140. iushnt (Posts: 2067; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

When you start using the phone then you will only be looking at the screen.. I'm sure note 2 users will find HTC one funny as it is like beauty vs beast..beauty generally attracts females. I am sure by the end of this year people will be talking about s4, iPhone and note 3 and forget about htc one like last year (onex was lost by the end of the year) .. Even XZ have started fading out from topic so soon. Mark my words

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:50 6

141. iushnt (Posts: 2067; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Don't troll.. Its okay if you hate s4 but why lie..? That much scared with samsung? I know hating Samsung is much difficult because they win all the time and haters have no other options then to cry and lie.. Same case was seen with Apple before and now with Samsung.. If nokia/motorola becomes top again then people hate them the most and it goes that way..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:59 1

143. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

haha you can't read my comment i am talking about processor
no matter what the device S800 or TEGRA 4 is better than Exynos 5 octa

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 20:05 2

150. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)

sarcasm radar turned off

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