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Galaxy S5 gets owned by the lowly Moto E in this real-life speed test (video)

Galaxy S5 gets owned by the lowly Moto E in this real-life speed test (video)
You can buy six Moto E phones for the price of one unsubsidized Galaxy S5, but how much better is Samsung's flagship performance, compared to the barebones budget phone from Motorola? Well, judging from the video below, the stripped-down Android experience trumps TouchWiz any day of the week, even when it's driven by the most potent Snapdragon chipset currently on the market.

Granted, it's not clear if the Galaxy S5 has been reset before the testing, or tens of processes and applications are lurking in the memory, eating away precious silicon resources, but still the speed difference is pretty visible to be ignored. The Moto E animations are a fraction of a second faster, as are the stock apps, including entering the camera mode. 

Of course, manufacturer overlays, such as TouchWiz, bring a lot of flashy eye candy to feast on, and additional features that stock Android can't or won't bring to the table. Still, this real-life performance comparison between one of the most powerful and expensive smartphones out there, and one of the most affordable and basic Android handsets, is a worthy watch for all specs-chasers and synthetic benchmark aficionados out there.

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posted on 21 May 2014, 07:08 19

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 888; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Samsung loves to throw in lots of unnecessary stuffs in their phones. That's why I hate touchwiz.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:27 9

10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


They are trying to be a catch all company. It's good and bad the same time.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:03 2

62. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


true ....that

posted on 21 May 2014, 15:44 4

84. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Moto G looks premium side by side with the S5, I'm dead serious! One of my favorite brand MOTOROLA!

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:34 7

11. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Why do you hate Touchwiz.
All the features are upon yourself to use the features or to turn it off

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:15 1

53. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I bet that the tester is "RIGHT HANDED"... And switching the phones around would have been a more accurate test. Just saying... But then again going into the Gallery, the Moto E was way faster than the S5. O.o

posted on 22 May 2014, 01:29 1

93. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


because moto e's gallery is empty.

posted on 21 May 2014, 11:03 1

61. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


then Why Buy it.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:15

82. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


you mean love/hate

posted on 21 May 2014, 18:25

86. JakeH (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 May 2014)


hope a GS5 google play edition will be released to make it faster

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:09 5

2. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 113; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


http://www.androidauthority.com/got-106-problems-samsung-apple-cause-380822/

Read this and THINK!

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:03 1

70. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


thinking is weanies

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:11 6

3. chocowii (Posts: 453; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Just shows that Touchwiz is slower than vanilla.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:37

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It's packed with so many features that the Cpu can't kep upto it.
What you can do is Root it use a app called SetCpu and change the Cpu from ondeman to performance mode and there you will see no lags on Touchwiz

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:47 11

18. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


And say goodbye to battery life...

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:56 3

25. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Pathetic Samsung should use 3500mah battery, if they wanted to eliminate lag totally

posted on 21 May 2014, 23:59

92. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Absolutely, because everyone knows how direct the correlation between battery size & fluidity of the device is.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:04

71. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


i know 30 minutes all phones die stick to IPHONE 22 hours of love

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:50 2

20. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Or use custom roms...

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:57

27. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Posting after a long time

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:25 4

31. troutsy (Posts: 313; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


You should post less often, but more meaningful content.

posted on 21 May 2014, 14:04

72. jrod78414 (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


been posting since this morning cramping the fingers

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:54 3

33. chocowii (Posts: 453; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Thats why I dont like Samsung, they sell you bloats that will slow down your device..

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:15 3

4. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


All this shows is that Moto is doing really good things for the low end market. Maybe with them and Nokia providing actual good phones....others will focus on better low end experiences.

Might also show Samsung....really....really....needs to get a handle on Touchwiz.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:18 11

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


So this is the lag trolls and haters are talking about Samsung? which no one will notice in real life and everyday use?

Also touchwiz is always set up to contain animated transitions which is the reason why its slightly slower to opening apps , go to settings --> developer options --> turn off window animation, transition animation and animator duration scale all to 'OFF'.

This dude also didn't show if he turned off all the background and recent apps on the S5.

I say this is a bait video and watch the samsung haters flock the comment section.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:22 6

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


But if animations is on for both phones.....then the problem points to Touch Wiz.

The same things about background and recent apps can also be said about the Moto E.

Its not about the GS 5 looking bad....I wonder who noticed the title change...lol....but how well Moto is doing in the low end.

posted on 21 May 2014, 07:39 2

14. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


But it does look suspicious how he didn't include these important parts in a video don't you think?

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:09 6

29. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


It's not meant to be an in depth look on the differences between the two its meant to highlight how fast stock Android really is, the Google Play Edtion S4 is blazing fast compared to the touchwiz S4 is a perfect example

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:56 7

34. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea...I knew fans of Samsung, the GS5 were gonna take offense..

But I think the focus should be more on the Moto E and its performance vs something that has better specs.

posted on 21 May 2014, 10:38 1

56. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I totally agree with you. And I wonder how the Moto E will perform after the user installs some apps and games.
But at the same time, I'm impressed by the Moto E.

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