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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, 21:18 1

153. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

I am talking about the processor.. Sammy will definitely keep exynos octa clocked in such a way in note 3 that will again be on the top.. I don't think s800 or tegra 4 will beat the upgraded version of exynos 5octa that would be on note 3 but I think apple's a7 would be great.. By that time A7 and note 3's octa would always be on hot news..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:24

154. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

I still love super amoled plus of s2 and infuse.. Best screens so far..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:12 1

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

clocked in such a way hmm...
Please open your eyes and accept the reality!!!
On antutu
Exynos 5 octa clocked at 1.8 GHz scored 27000+
Tegra 4 with max clock speed 1.9 GHz is scored 36000+
just imagine how fast if Tegra 4 have higher clock speed
the only hot news is when S800 or Tegra 4 beat samsung 8 core

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:31 2

165. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

one would hope they would put it in a case, since it is a mini computer. how someone can carry any smartphone without one is beyond me. I usually buy my case within a week of getting my phone, if not sooner.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:37

166. johnriii (Posts: 240; 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***

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:53

169. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

fallen no-king

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:22

171. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Fanboyism? More like it clearly has better specs and features than any phone to date. I smell a butt hurt failure x:

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:30 2

172. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

htc one has poor build quality. that is true and well known. more and more notice that. but you wont read it from websites. their machines are golden machine. besides, it's covered with plasic, too. it just makes you feel premium, but it is not.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:50

173. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

I actually don't put any cover or case on my phone. A lot of my friends don't use it.
the reason is because I always hold my respect to the phone designer.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:11

176. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

You are correct sir. Almost always the MFG on top has committed the most evil, and therefore deserves my hate. For me the truth is I have always loved the look of Sense, and the functionality is usually not worse than stock-Android. Touch-Wiz is dumb and would be instantly replaced by a custom launcher. On the other hand, I've always hated phones with no SD/removable-batt, so S4 wins there. This article confirms to me that the performance of S4, One, and OP are all about the same as a G4, and that is more power than I probably need for the next 2 years, so all is equal. In the end, I just like the look of the HTC better (silver, not black).

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posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:24 1

177. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1120; 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.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:26 2

178. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1120; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Poor Mike, why would you drop him? LOL

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 03:06

186. ankitp (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

u seems to b paid by samsung for negative comments

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:43 13

2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

No surprise though. GS4! [+]

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:29

137. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

my laptop is good......!!!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:45 33

4. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

Still getting the HTC One.... I hate plastic crap.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:20 8

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)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:28 14

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

oh,, why cant we include

drop test benchmark
dents benchmark
loose speaker wall benchmark
scratch benchmark
camera benchmark
sales benchmark
ifixit repairability benchmark
android OS software update benchmark
supplies benchmark
wonderful and super vibrant display benchmark (ill hand over 2 u the realistic display benchmark)
features and multitasking benchmark
sensors benchmark
battery life benchmark
battery replaceable benchmark
microSD benchmark

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:52 8

60. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:26 7

69. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; 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?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:27 8

70. johnriii (Posts: 240; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:31 6

72. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:32 5

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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:35 5

77. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Never say never.. =]
LOL, in denial much?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:43 1

84. johnriii (Posts: 240; 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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:45 4

86. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I NEVER drop my phone? ok, sure. make sure to get yourself a good case....

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:49

91. amats69 (Posts: 1488; 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?..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:51 4

93. Retro-touch (Posts: 275; 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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:31 6

102. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:31 6

103. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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?

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