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Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

0. phoneArena 22 Apr 2014, 09:42 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both sport a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2 GB of RAM, so we decided to pit their processing chops against the Note 3, which has a Snapdragon 800 CPU, but houses 3 GB of RAM. In addition, we are throwing in last year's finest LG G2, and its offspring Google Nexus 5...

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:54

1. true4494 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 May 2013)


It's realy like a screen test

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:39 3

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 2429; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I cannot feel the difference in performance in any of the current flagships I have tested. Almost all feels performing at same speed... in a real life scenario, its very difficult to feel any difference... whereas, I can feel the difference between displays, sound quality and camera results

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:06 4

27. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


people still benchmark? everyone uses same processor. dont see the point of these test anymore. more or less same result.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:33

33. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Snapdragon 800 -> Snapdragon 801 -> Snapdragon 805 trends:

1) CPU performance has stagnated for all practical purposes.
2) GPU performance and power efficiency continue to grow just like you'd expect.

Conclusion: ARMv8 can't come soon enough. We need it to improve performance further.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 02:09

56. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


i came here for that. especially for the whites.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:55 6

2. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


"In the end, all handsets, with the exception of the Nexus 5, performed very well"
Thats bcoz the rest of the OEM are cheating...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:05 18

3. Zack_2014 (Posts: 65; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Since Kitkat Samsung phones does not use benchmark boosters anymore. Please get ur facts right.

Moreover, whats the problem of running processors at their peak limit? I believe that's the reason what benchmarks are made for. (Testing the limits of their respective hardware)

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:03 1

17. CyberFalcon (Posts: 172; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Who knows Samsung might have found some other way to boost their scores and in real life Nexus phones are far better than Note 3...
I found some lag in my friends Note 3 while my Nexus 5 doesn't even know what that means...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:24 8

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's funny because when I had my Note 3 I NEVER saw lag. Stop trying to post bs because it isn't going to happen.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:35 4

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


Samsung fanboy?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:27

58. iushnt (Posts: 762; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Samsung hateboy?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 16:37

40. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I get lag in my Note 3 more than I thought I would. Of course the note3 has not been my buddy by any means. I am on my third one, it still does random stuff. Still like it though but it is not without faults like every phone I have owned including my more beloved wp's

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:34

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


and you said last time snapdragon s800.801,805 are diffrent chip, and here nd other websites says its the same chip but clocked higher, also you say these socs are A15 when there not cause even there new chips are based on a53 which is still a a9 cortex when Samsung Exynos and T4 are leading well ahead. i know your a snapdragon fan but im not, im a Exynos a15 fan. Snapdragon dont even have a a15 cpu yet still relying on 3years modified chip.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:13 3

29. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I sense a nexus troller, my Note 3 has no lag on Jelly Bean.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 16:41 1

41. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


HTC already admit that boost the performance. Even HTC statement was that there is nothing wrong with that

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:36

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


i agree with you.

its just these users are unaware, and they just make direct comment without research

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 16:44 1

42. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


@ CyberFalcon
"Who knows Samsung might have found some other way to boost their scores"

Who knows you are may be pedofile , but I wouldn't mention it unless I have proves.

By the way , even iAnand said that it was ALL THE OEM's doing it, Why you mention only Samsung ???? Even M8 do it NOW

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:43

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


apex and nova launchers never lag

touchwiz has so many feautres thats why it lags

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:26

57. iushnt (Posts: 762; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Lag is not the only the criteria to judge which smartphone is better. Practically, I dont believe note 3 lags, I do believe that kitkat samsung doesn't cheat anymore.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:16 2

4. wilsong17 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


If you mean the HTC m8 cuz note 3 running kikat doesn't have boasting script

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:26 3

11. chistoefur (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


That's because the Nexus 5 doesn't have dalvik optimizations. There was a dalvik patch that came out for the moto x a little while ago, and people flashed it on their nexus 5's and scored more than the Note 3 in Antutu. It's all about optimizations.

I'm sure when ART is introduced as the default runtime, the Nexus 5 will score better, even though numbers don't matter since it already performs better than any galaxy device, while being on par with the m8.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:35 2

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


You just hit the nail in the head, i flashed dalvik optimization from the moto x to my nexus 5 and it scored well over 30k on Antutu and a little over 20k on Quadrant.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:16 2

30. AfterShock (Posts: 2981; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Same here, its not the slow dog its made out to be when the software is on equal footing for optimizations.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 20:19 2

53. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I did that and along with a different kernel, scored a 35k on my Nexus 5....

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:37

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


you should take tech lessons

its called smart CPU programing. when it detects heavy load or intesnce files it boosts the onboard reserve power

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:18 1

5. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Some people care so much about benchmarks it's not funny anymore. All these phones are great performers. The only difference between them are some look,feel and have better features than others. Aside that they are all practically the same. Android is now IOS or Apple. It's had to tell the speed difference between iPhone 5 and 5s. That's what's happening to android now.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:31 4

6. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


M8 looks so bad in my opinion, they should leave physical buttons.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:59

26. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


i didnt notice until they were put next to other phones with full screen its such a long phone now kinda weird to operate but fret not there are htc fan boys that love the awkward but "all metal" design

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 10:54 3

7. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


People still use benchmarks?

Real life experience > numbers

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:07

8. Sauce (unregistered)


A lot of people started saying that once the 5s smoked all the phones out of the water lol.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:20 4

9. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And a lot of people who used to poopoo benchmarks before the 5s suddenly found them extremely important. LOL.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:32

12. Sauce (unregistered)


Works both sides it seems. Although a portion of one side got caught cheating. LOL.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:51 2

14. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It wasn't limited to benchmarks. Suddenly pixel density didn't matter, market share became meaningless, number of apps turned into a non issue, display accuracy was rendered unimportant, specs (well, some specs like 64 bit) shot to the top of the list of must haves...

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:02

16. Sauce (unregistered)


You seem worked up. Relax bro. Whysoserious LOL

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:52 4

24. shuaibhere (Posts: 1676; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


This thing was started by you...
Now you suddenly turn away when some others nailed you..

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:21

35. Sauce (unregistered)


You must have not read it in the tone of voice I said it in. More like LOLOLOLUMADBRO?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:41

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


excuses, and excuses always from you

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:54

52. Sauce (unregistered)


LOL!!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:40

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


what do you expect fromm apple fanboys, they always lose and then divert the subject. just like
Taco
gemmini550
cmpunk
gallittoking

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:11 3

32. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You got worked up from that? You must be the overly sensitive type. Very little of what I post on forums like this is in a worked up state of mind. I have real problems in the real world that I actually worry over, like a very sick daughter who refuses to get the help she needs. That I get worked up over.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:35

34. Deaconclgi (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


If your daughter is a minor and in your care, make her/take her to get the care she needs as you have a right to, regardless of what her opinion is.

Now, if she is grown, then yes, you have a right to be as worked up as you want to be, especially if you have taught her better.

I have two daughters, one grown and moved out and another that is still a minor that lives with us. The grown one has had me and my wife worked up over her not handling sickness properly on many occasions. Once, I was so worked up and having exhausted all I could say and do to my now grown child, I found myself quoting Ivan Drago by saying "If she dies....she dies" NOW THAT IS WORKED UP!!!!" She's grown and on her own now, we can't force her to do anything.

Yes, real life and things more important than smartphones can get a person truly worked up.

With all of that said, I hope that your daughter gets the help she needs and gets well soon.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:33

36. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


She is 22. When I say sick, I'm talking bulimia, not anything like cancer. She can't see what she's doing to herself. Believe me, if she were a minor she would be in a treatment center. I told her I'd rather she hated me for another 60-70 years for committing her somewhere like that than love me for 5 years and die.

Thanks for the well wishes. I hope she gets better, but we recently had to tell her to move out because it was tearing the family apart, and she refused to follow any of the house rules. It was awful, but we have a 12 year old son and since she won't voluntarily get better, we don't want him exposed to the turmoil in the house anymore.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 20:21

54. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It is funny, because Sauce says he is a developer - I call B.S. on that....

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:45

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


you are posting nonsense and BS which what you say is never true

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:38

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


why bother disputing with Tedkord, you always lose with him....

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:31

59. iushnt (Posts: 762; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Android users don't care about feature phones like 5S

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:36 1

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


People love bigger numbers anyway

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:24

10. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This is why I'm thinking of waiting for the Note 4.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:37

13. antonioli (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Something is bizarre. Look at the perform (in real world) of Nexus 5 and look at these results. Something is very wrong.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:01 1

15. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 440; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Ignore benchmarks, it's less confusing that way.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:40 3

47. baldilocks (Posts: 543; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The Nexus 5 doesn't include a few lines of code that make it perform well on benchmark tests. In the real world, it outperforms everything else. PhoneArena needs to research before writing.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:05

18. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


thats not fair.. that G2 is still in jelly bean

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 12:57 1

25. amats69 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


on my m8 i got 24660 on quadrant and 36886 on antutu...im just wondering why PA got lower results on M8...well im not into Benchmarking anymore coz i prefer the real usage, until i read this article and decided to check the numbers of my m8.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:12 6

28. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I'll replace my Note 3 with a Note 4. That is all.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:03

31. wilsong17 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


lol look at the note 3 go and go sorry lg fan i guess lg need more software optimization

but how about next time you also include a sony device.. cant wait for the note 4

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:46

38. maxmppower (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


The Mate is sick, I still love my S4 but the next iterations will be something I can't ignore.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:47

39. Jorgemerino97 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


The HTC One M8 looks terrible with the buttons in the screen... it looses all the beauty of the M7...
My next phone will never be an Iphone... xD

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 17:39 2

46. baldilocks (Posts: 543; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The stock Nexus 5 doesn't have all of the 'optimizations' to run synthetic benchmarks. When added, the Nexus 5 benchmarks just like the LG G2.

Even so, the Nexus 5 is the smoothest Android phone out there.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 20:22 1

55. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It really is a smooth running phone - just wish it was a big screen, like my Coolpad...

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 20:59

60. dr_ge (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


It's interesting that HTC One M8 scored better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 in most benchmark tests, despite having a slightly lower CPUC clock speed -- 2.3 GHz vs. 2.5 GHz, respectively.

This shows that HTC One M8 has better build quality than the Samsung Galaxy S5 not only on the outside but also on the inside -- better motherboard design etc.

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