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Huawei's "world's fastest" phone beaten by Snapdragon S4

Posted: , by Victor H.


When we hear that a phone claims to be the “world’s fastest smartphone,” we take this seriously and don’t trust it until we see the actual benchmarks. The Huawei Ascend D quad XL is such an example and in the best tradition of chip fights, it faces Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 and... gets defeated. So even before its release, it seems that the phone got already dethroned from the throne it created for itself.

Huawei's "world's fastest" phone beaten by Snapdragon S4
Earlier, the K3V2 outscored the quad-core Tegra 3-based Asus Transformer Prime in Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji, but that was before Snapdragon S4 numbers arrived. And with them, Huawei’s quad-core chip falls prey to the powerful 28nm S4 chip.

Interestingly, the device equipped with the S4 chip is not one you hear about every day - it’s the Pantech Vega LTE SKY phone. But the same silicon is expected to power many other handsets like the American version of the HTC One X. We don’t know if the software skins companies put on top of Android would somehow affect the scores, but in either case it seems that the self-proclaimed smartphone king has been dethroned. The Huawei Ascend D quad is still a pretty powerful handset, though, so why don’t you check out our hands on and see if it’s right for you.

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posted on 02 Apr 2012, 09:19 11

1. the_s2 (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Snapdragon, Take your time till the exynos dragon arrives!!!

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 11:06 2

6. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Exynos might just "fus-ro-dah" the competition.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 09:26 7

2. VJo003 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

I am still gonna keep a close watch at Ascend D quad XL.
I think as a package it can prove to be the a giant killer this year.
Huawei has promised to price the phone 20% below competition.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:36 4

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

and the pricing will be 20% less than the tegra 3 offerings ,..so this is going to be in the S3's rival list

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 09:31 4

3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

OK, question.

those phones were ranked 25th(ascend) and 23rd(pantech)
so what were the 22 phones ranked above them???

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 12:42 1

8. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

My question exactly..............And if the tests results consider only smartphones then I am dying to see the full list......

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 16:59

12. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Well dont worry you'd see them one day they all are in development;)

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 14:12

11. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

They are all the overclocked and rooted phone.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 09:35 1

4. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 444; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Why does it sound like an advertisement to me?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 12:18 1

7. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Huawei? Products with chinese government spyware in them? no thank you.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 09:51

16. softarts (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

looking forward to 4 cores phone

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 13:10

9. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Got beat by a dual core phone. Interesting.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 13:30

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Raped by a dual core? Geez. Now it's HTC One X (or EVO One) vs. Galaxy SIII.
Snapdragon is a beast, but can it beat Exynos?
I can't wait to decide which phone to use my Sprint upgrade on. It gjves me the shivers.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 18:47

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I already decided on the EVO One :) Love the SLCD2 HD screen, and Sense is my favorite UI. Even though the Exynos will probably beat the Snapdragon in power, it still has enough power for me :)

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 20:30 1

15. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

even if the dual core S4 is beaten by the exynos, qualcomm still has the quad core S4 which will come late this year

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 18:32 2

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Even though the new Exynos will probably blow the Snapdragon away, the S4 is still plenty powerful.

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