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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, 10:21 1

42. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


maybe PA is one of the XZ users who got a faulty handset and reporting directly here
http://talk.sonymobile.com/community/support/xperia_z_zl

lols just kidding

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:47 3

59. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


"we here at PhoneArena respect Sony, just as much as we respect Samsung." said phone arena but we see exactly a different thing. XZ which is a 2013 flagship is not mentioned in this review.
shame on you PA.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:59 2

62. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Nice catch..PA should stand by its words.. Maybe some more posts are coming which include XZ

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:50 11

8. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


HTC One and Nexus 4 were the best

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:54 7

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Nexus 4 topping out the S3 in T Rex by 3 times.. ouch.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:55 5

10. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Early adopters of the Nexus 4 I bet are very proud. They chose a fine device.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:37 2

56. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


That's because the S4 (And the One, and the G Pro) are pushing more than twice the amount of pixels, still the Nexus 4 isn't twice as fast, so i say they performed really well considering they all have the Adreno 320

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:58 8

13. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I don't think any of that crap matters when it comes to real life performance, does it?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:33

76. johnriii (Posts: 225; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


EXACTLY.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:58 5

15. babyk (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


How can s4 be the best when its beaten by htc one in other benchmark tests. S4 never won all the rounds it cant be the best period. The best never lose just as second place can never win and im definitely refeering to the blind camera test to....

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:03 1

19. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Wait for exynos version then.. But I personally don't believe benchmarks..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:32 1

53. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


cant u rate in logical way?
if we will rate 1-6 those phones in every benchmark, gs4 will actually win..

but these are just benchmarks, they are all fast and enough so why complain??

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:00 10

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Where the hell is Xperia Z? Three Samsung phones vs. Two LG phones and One HTC phone??

This comparison is a FAIL! Not fair at all!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:06 5

23. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


It has the same hardware as Nexus 4,but with a 1080p display,so its obvious that it'll perform worse tham Nexus 4,hence out of competition.Sorry.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:11 7

28. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dude, they are comparing FLAGSHIPS, the Xperia Z is a flagship too! No matter how it perform worse or what else, it is still a flagship! And using three Samsung phones vs. two LG phones and one HTC phone is not fair at all!

This comparison is a FAIL!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:15 3

34. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


They should have kept xperia.. I agree with you..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:20 1

39. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks!
Geez.....I can't believe they forgot about Xperia Z, I'm not blaming PA, but this comparison doesn't make any sense!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:00 2

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


hey even with 1080p Xperia Z is better than nexus 4 just check gsmarena benchmark result

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:06 5

24. aditzut (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Benchmarcks are very close and you will imposible to see a diference in real life. But the way it looks is visible in real life. I respect the galasy s4 but i will go with htc one!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:09 2

26. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Agreed!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:10 1

27. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


:).. I respect your choice..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:47 1

58. amats69 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


agreed!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:11 3

29. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


s4 with octa-core processor will perform even better

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:13 3

30. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That's for sure..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:56 1

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


S800 or TEGRA 4 will perform much better ^_^

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 20:43

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


Wait for note 3, or galaxy s5

Just wait 1 year or less ;)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:36

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


no thanks..
4 to 4.5 inch phone with ip rating and the high end spec is better so i'm waiting for xperia ray succesor from sony, and buy cheaper NEXUS 7,7 for better multimedia, gaming, and browsing

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:28

155. iushnt (Posts: 618; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


How can you be so sure.. Intel might throw up something that might kill every one.. But by that time, note 3's exynos will be on top..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:27

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


i've tell you why Tegra 4 or S800 is better than Exynos on another comment, yes Intel can have better processor, but the competition of the best processor is between Intel, Qualcom, and Nvidia,
now let me ask you how can you be so sure that Exynos will be on top

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:39

114. chocolaking (Posts: 438; Member since: 22 May 2012)


In your dream and Samsung advertisement , YES!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:14

32. bbdol (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Absolutely useless tests if SOC hardware is not mentioned. Are we dealing with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 at 1.9GHz or Exynos 5410 1.6GHz?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:14 3

33. Medel (Posts: 84; Member since: 31 May 2011)


samsung will kill them all! but Nokia is unbeatable. just saying! :P

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:18 3

37. xperator (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


lol? Galaxy s3 and s4 aren't compatible with 3Dmark? the biggest flagships aren't supported yet? it doesn't make any sense.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:08 1

97. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Blame exynos

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:24 2

44. R-vjn (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


''Most handsets perform well in this test, though we can't help but notice that the Galaxy S III has been last in all tests thus far. Isn't it amazing how last year's fastest phone is this year's slowest one?''

Seriously??? The LG Optimus G released last year was significantly faster than the S3..!

Also, I feel like the HTC One performed much better than the s4 from here..!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:25 2

46. Cwilliams (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Forever alone Nokia Lumia's and Blackberry Z10 would never be in comparison charts lol, I find the Xperia Z getting more attention this time with its water resistant capabilities, and is an exellent design and is as fast as the s4, S4 in the other hand isn't a bad device, just don't like last years design, Samsung once mocked Apple with the 4, and 4S with there Samsung S2 Advertisements, looking at that I find Samsung at shame for pulling an Apple here.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:27 1

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


S4 topping everything was already expected. I was pretty surprised to see that N4 was able to top S4 in some of the tests.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:28 1

49. mohammed2222 (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


every phone has good aspects in certain areas

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:31 2

51. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


nexus 4 is yolo swag best phone

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:31 1

52. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4-review-914p6.php

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:46 1

57. amats69 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i agree this comparison is unFAIR .PA should include the Sony's flagship..no matter how worst it performs on benchmarking but still it is one of the flagship of this year.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:26 2

68. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


I love my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 it's a great productivity device amongst other things. I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 on launch.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:37

79. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


ahh Snapdragon version... =_= wait for the Exynos version out.... 0.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:09 1

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


for what?
Just wait S800 or TEGRA 4 they are the real pawerhouse

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:43 3

83. Aeires (unregistered)


Simple truth is all the phones in this test are great phones and will perform excellently in real life usage. it simply boils down to personal preference. For me, I love my N4.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:47 5

88. mixalisnatsis (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


my htc one s quadrant standard 5114 . samsung galaxy s iii 4551... WTF??

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:10 1

99. ash29 (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Its quadrant dude.Remember chainfire's words??

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:50 2

105. HTCOE (Posts: 466; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


why would someone buy a phone for a drop test? lol wierd and i think im going to still wait for the Nexus 5 but the One has the upper hand 'overall' in my opinion and yes, benchmarks aren't everything

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:19

108. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


"Thanks to its 720p resolution, the Google Nexus 4 by LG actually treats us to even better frame-rates than the GS4 and the One, so those rocking a Nexus 4 shouldn't be getting worried about the performance of their handset anytime soon."

Many tests were done in the video buffer (done offscreen) so N4 results aren't influenced by its resolution against others, in fact it has the same GPU as the S4 and One.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:52

123. 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, 14:53

124. 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, 15:36 3

129. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Due to the fact that we won't be seeing any real difference in real life performance, i think the ONE is the better chocie. Gs4 is still beastly though

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:48 2

131. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Go Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:30 1

139. franzscorp (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Where is the Experia Z?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:11

145. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6381; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Still no love nor comparison too the XPERIA Z is not even on that list meh

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 20:38 2

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


I gonna buy S4, i dont care about Benchmark at all, or haters or fanboys.
I used Sony, Htc, Lg, very good phones, BUT right now I prefer S4. Why?

*Amoled is now gorgeous
*Battery life is very good
*Sd card slot
*I can carry another battery
*Big screen in smaller body
*PowerVR GPU (in octa core version) much better than PowerVR iPhone 5 version GPU

Then if u like HTC one, wait for it , and buy it
If you like S4, wait for it, and buy it.

Period !!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 06:11

163. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Ope, looks like my note two is out dated, time to get a new phone.

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 13:25

180. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Wow, you sound like spoiled american...that coming from a US citizen ;)

Seriously my dude the Note 2 is still a freaking amazing device. You are putting too much emphasis on these silly scores. Almost every person Ive talked to that owns a Note 2 says its the best mobile device they have own. I dont own one because Im very cautious of size. Its your money so do what you're gonna do but the Note 2 is still a pretty sick device.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 06:56 1

164. aveaphane (unregistered)


im pretty sure the octa version of the s4 would smash all of them in these tests

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:40 2

170. poping (unregistered)


s4 is simply the best of the best...

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