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Exynos Octa-based Samsung Galaxy S4 smokes the competition in AnTuTu's bi-annual performance report

Exynos Octa-based Samsung Galaxy S4 smokes the competition in AnTuTu's bi-annual performance report
If you find yourself at all interested in the smartphone industry, chances are you've heard of the AnTuTu mobile benchmarking software. The company that goes by the same name has managed to etch itself a spot as an authority on performance, boasting downloads in the double digit millions. Of course, a diverse audience of this size allows for a pretty statistically-significant database to be analyzed, and the folks behind the app have done exactly that.

Examining the January 1 to June 30 period, AnTuTu has compiled a hall of fame of sorts, plotting the top 20 best performers globally. As you gleaned from the title, the gold goes to Samsung's Galaxy S4 running the Exynos 5410 SoC. Taking advantage of ARM's big.LITTLE platform, the custom silicon packs four lesser 1.2GHz Cortex A7 cores taking care of the more menial chores, whilst the other four 1.8GHz Cortex A15 cores handle the heavy work. While battery life is supposed to benefit from the aforementioned arrangement, a common critique of the Exynos 5410 has been the lack of 'true' octa-core capabilities, meaning having all eight cores pulling together, at once. Of course, such accusations would've been better received had the device not smashed the competition.

Speaking of competition, the runner-up certainly isn't one – the second spot is again occupied by the Galaxy S4, but this time it's the quad-core Snapdragon 600 version. Some of you may find themselves surprised, seeing as the third spot goes to the Xiaomi MI 2S, a new powerhouse out of China that is going places. And if this isn't indicative enough of the progress that Chinese manufacturers have made, 8 smartphones out of the 20 on the chart hail from the most populous nation.

Four other graphs have been compiled by AnTuTu Labs, showcasing the top 20 most popular devices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, respectively. For the full disclosure, head right for the gallery.

A disclaimer of sorts is probably well in order: keep in mind that these synthetic tests are not a hundred percent indicative of real world performance, which, in the end, is what truly matters.


source: AnTuTu Labs

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posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:42 3

1. smallworld (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Waiting for Z Ultra.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:51 2

14. akki20892 (Posts: 2656; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


still can't beat Z Ultra......waiting for Sony Honami how this phone gonna run.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:52

17. buccob (Posts: 1046; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


29732 AnTuTu

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:31

37. Trex95 (Posts: 520; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Z Ultra around 33,000 i saw it on YouTube check it out.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:48

39. Pedro0x (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Why? It is almost a tablet so it is allowed to have a higher TDP, and antutu is a poor benchmark. The only benchmark that shows kind of normal numbers is geekbench.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:42 15

2. aayupanday (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Result of all that cheating GPU tweaking from Samsung in the S4.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:10 21

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Not cheating but programed to reach 533MHZ when playing games cause it needs lot of power to push highend 3D games, and normally clocked lower for normal tasking. So point invalid™
Try harder Trolling next time!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:54 14

10. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


What samsung did is like turbo boost, not cheating just squeezing more performance out of a chip.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:58 5

15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


It's only programmed to run @533 in benchmarks using a whitelist. It doesn't run games at 533.

You fail at trolling trollbro.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:02 6

18. MrKoles (Posts: 278; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


You too

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 14:04 1

23. BillyG (Posts: 304; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


a troll yelling troll... but no wonder, its coming from shamesungfanboy, cheater and king of copy

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:47 10

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Samsung, you cheated again didnt you.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:13 16

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No they didn't. What would you no about Cpu, Socs....!
Berzerk00
TylerGrant
Remixfa

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:04 3

11. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


boosted busted!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:54 1

4. nobelset (Posts: 265; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Wow, never thought I'd find all these companies in the list. Chinese phone manufacturers are certainly getting better...

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 09:55 1

5. CaoCiBai (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


So, how much of extra boost is there, like what they did in the past?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:29 8

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


isheep find something to whine about samsung and its benchmark issues when its just a processor designed to go faster when needed god isheep first you whine about plastic which is still better then the iphone and now you whine about benchmarks which dont matter in the real world

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:34 2

9. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 395; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Wow. The XZ is popular in Taiwan. The Z Ultra's S800 will definitely put the S4 score lower someday also beating the other unreleased S800 devices.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:25

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Lol. In taiwan, galaxy note 2 is the weakest phone, are they serious?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 11:42 4

13. Chris.P (Posts: 199; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Actually no, they're not. The Japan/Taiwan charts got mixed up, The Note 2 is №10 in Japan.

Cheers for bringing it up :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:39

38. Trex95 (Posts: 520; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Note 2 it's even NO 10 in Europe even though lumia 920 and Xperia V outsell Note 2 in some European countries?!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 12:48

16. SonyPS4 (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Japan chart is weird. Last time I heard Xperia A (aka Xperia ZR outside Japan) outsell Galaxy S4 by 2:1 but that device not even in list yet S4 ranked 7th

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:10

19. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Screw AnTuTu. It doesn't match real-world experience. It claims my Sense 3 phone is comparable to a GNex running Jellybean just because the Snapdragon S3 is better at integer calculations. Not even close.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:25

20. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


What if Samsung manupilated the scores again ?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:50 3

21. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


No surprises here :) the Octa is a beast at just 1.6GHz, thoroughly enjoying mine :D

Scary part is that it has loads more to give, it can run at 1.8GHz just fine just like the S.Korean variant.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 14:45

24. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


How's Gauteng?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 17:37

28. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Awesome as always, tons of traffic as usual.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:24

31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You can overclock it to max 2.3Ghz. Have you tried that? You need Siyah Kernels® And Roms.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:50 1

22. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


No surprises here :) the Octa is a beast at just 1.6GHz, thoroughly enjoying mine :D

Scary part is that it has loads more to give, it can run at 1.8GHz just fine just like the S.Korean variant.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:27

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Try it at 2.3Ghz
®

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 15:05 4

25. JMartin22 (Posts: 642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The Exynos 5420, paired with the Mali-t628 should crush them all, even the generic high end Snapdragon 800s running in soon every phone. The problem is Samsung is bad with cohesive distribution of these SoCs.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 15:21

26. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Not trying to be racist, but the Note 2 sure seems popular in the Asian countries, giving that the Asians have small hands.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 16:09 1

27. epicandroid (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Samsung is the best!!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 17:44

29. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Wait, the 5410 Octa in the S4 is only a 1.6ghz part.

Get your facts straight PA

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:26

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No just imagine if that was clocked at 2.3......!

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 19:03

30. AfterShock (Posts: 1256; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


And it's available where again?
lol
Yeah, special division and limited numbers, exciting with boost too no doubt...
Ick, pass.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:32

34. AndroidistheFuture (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Galaxy S2 still lives !

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 21:57

35. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


This is a paid samsung benchmark.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 22:13

36. taikucing (unregistered)


it must be very hot & power hungry. Samsung, you fail

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