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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, 14:05 1

117. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Everywhere you are trying very hard to defend your device...there are many things to consider except procrssing power..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:42 5

121. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The GSIV has got nearly all that "many things" as well. Camera, features, softwares, dev support, quick update and so on..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:33 5

127. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:36 1

128. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:56 2

132. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:04 1

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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:56 4

142. iushnt (Posts: 1899; 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..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:59

144. iushnt (Posts: 1899; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You are talking as if other people purposefully drop their phones..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:26 1

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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:33

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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:36

148. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:44 1

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


its just software not innovations

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 22:33

156. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:46

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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:07

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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:42

167. johnriii (Posts: 239; 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!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:38

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


hey just follow this link
m.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&hl=en-GB&gl=I​D&v=jHUYVS8kqUQ
and please stop become stupid fanboy

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:43

174. chocolaking (Posts: 494; 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

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 17:18

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


i think they are not dumb maybe they just closed minded fanboy

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 02:24

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

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:01

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,

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:46 2

5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


http://thedroideffect.com/do-benchmarks-really-matter/

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:46 2

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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:56 3

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.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:49 14

7. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Where's Xperia Z?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:56 8

11. GTR722 (Posts: 263; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


SamsungArena remember...3 samsung phones in a six phones comparo xD

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:01 4

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

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:03 6

20. istitch (Posts: 181; 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?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:21

41. Cwilliams (Posts: 20; 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!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:21 1

42. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; 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

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