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Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 edges out the Samsung Galaxy S4 in benchmark test

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Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 edges out the Samsung Galaxy S4 in benchmark test
The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 edges out the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 edges out the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Chinese handset manufacturers have all been making a push to the high end of the smartphone market. Lenovo is no exception and the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 has some pretty high specs of its own. The phablet is equipped with a 5.5 inch FHD LCD display that sports a 401ppi pixel density. A dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor is under the hood while 2GB of RAM is on board. There is 16GB of native storage on the phone but there is no microSD slot on the handset. The 13MP rear camera captures video in 1080p while the model does come equipped with a 2MP front-facing shooter for self portraits and video chat. A 2500mAh battery keeps the spark alive and Android 4.2 is installed right out of the box.

In other words, when it comes to raw specs, the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 matches up well with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4. Putting both phones through the paces of the AnTuTu benchmark test resulted in the Lenovo model edging out Sammy's powerhouse by a smidgeon. And just in case you thought that this might be a fluke, back in January we put the K900 through AnTuTu and it scored 25,000 which was a good 10,000 above the HTC DROID DNA and the Samsung GALAXY Note II, both of which use quad-core processors like the Samsung Galaxy S4. Must be something in that silicon

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source: Hi-Tech@Mail.ru (translated) via GSMArena




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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:00 17

1. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Intel will eventually crush arm, just a matter of time

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:40 14

14. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 May 2012)


it's intel what did you expect,dual core vs what quad /octa core
intel rocks,don't care what anyone else has to say

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:46 3

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


So the intel is clocked at 2.0Ghz and the Exynos 5410 clocked at 1.6Ghz, now if this was Rooted and Cpu was raised at 2.0Ghz the scores would'ev reached 2900! So to be honest thats what the S800 would be on par! So this is not a big deal,,,,?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:25

47. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Well, for starters Intel uses larger transistors and half the high-speed cores. It's a big deal because if Intel can become a real contender in the mobile market, we all get to reap the benefit of better processor design from the drawing board, and not just what each individual chip manufacturer does to tweak ARM's original design.

Besides, if we're bringing rooting and overclocking up, we could do that to both phones. I doubt that Z2580 is without a healthy safety margin. Personally, this round goes to Intel for finally bringing their A game.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:43

65. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


But it is still dual core.

posted on 20 May 2013, 03:04

69. hipnotika (Posts: 287; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


dont u look at the pictures.
in there it says intel quad core !!!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:23 9

34. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Lenovo benchmark is better than Galaxy S4 but Galaxy S4 has more features.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:23 8

38. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Galaxy S4 Exynos variant has better benchmark

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:19 9

43. ebubekir26 (Posts: 310; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


The Octa Core version Scored better
'''27 417''' compared to lenovo: '''25 827'''

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:22 5

44. highonandroid (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


yes, PhoneArena forgot to mention that

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:21

58. hung2900 (Posts: 776; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


PhoneArena (and GSMArena too) also have the mistake between Antutu 2.x.x and Antutu 3.x.x
Galaxy note 2 has 17-19k in Antutu 3.x.x while Droid DNA has 19k-21k in Antutu 3.x.x

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:54

59. dragonite99 (unregistered)


Alan F prefers to write more number of articles than quality few like Daniel P

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:26

48. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Still half the high-speed cores and larger transistors. No matter how you slice it, Intel has a good showing.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:10

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


ARM is way ahead of intel! Did you no the E5410 is a entry level A15 chip, you've still got the 5420,5430,5440,and the mighty E5450 now imagine the E5450 clocked at 2.0Ghz, scores would reach 4800+™

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:13

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


Bur still the same A15 E5410 could be overclocked to 2.3 and E5450 upto 3.0Ghz still Exynos chips are way bettet™®©

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:19

61. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Stop saying larger transistors. Just because Intel uses FinFET/Tri-Gate transistors doesn't mean their transistors are "larger". Intel's 22 nm transistors are roughly 30% smaller than competing 28 nm transistors.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:21

62. luke223 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


Yeah it did, but the Lenovo has a dual-core processor and was announced last year.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:13 2

37. cheetah2k (Posts: 771; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


When it comes to a company wanting to be the Biggest, Fastest, Baddest, the first name that comes to mind is Intel..

So.. You're absolutely right. I would guess Intel has had its grumpy face on for a long time now while playing 2nd fiddle to ARM on ULV cores for hand held devices. I would hedge my bets they're currently throwing Billions of dollars into the R&D pit just to compete with ARM in order to beat them. After all, this is what they did to AMD....

I wonder what benchmarks you'd get out of a SGS4 Exynos octa clocked at 2ghz? I'm guessing it would be about the same, if not, faster than Intel.

Ultimately, I think the largest hurdle for Intel is low voltage battery management vs clock speed. As good as Intel is, this is the one area that they've struggled on with hand held devices for quite some time - but for sure they will catch ARM sooner or later. I think Intel need to shock the whole ULV game with a 1.2Ghz quad or octa ULV chipset that bested an A15 quad clocked at 1.7ghz. Something like that might make us all sit up and take them seriously.

Until then, I'll stick with ARM as they certainly know what they're doing.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:23

63. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


ARM has the architecture advantage and Intel has the advantage that they are on a smaller process. By the time the Industry moves on to 20 nm process, Intel would have already moved to 14 nm process. Their transistors are gonna be 50% smaller and will consume about 30% less power as compared to the competition. That's a huge advantage.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:02 4

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But wasn't the Galaxy S4 clocked at 1.8 GHz? So that means they should be about the same performance if they were both at the same clock speed, maybe the Exynos pulling ahead by a little. Still, it's impressive to see that Intel has already caught up with ARM in terms of performance in mobile chips.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:34 2

8. Planterz (Posts: 655; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Depending on where you are, it's a 1.9GHz quad core or a 1.6GHz 8 core.

But there's more to a processor than just clock speed or number of cores.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:53

66. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But the version that the K900 barely beat was the Exynos variant.

I'm well aware of that, but if the Exynos would've been overclocked to match the Atom it would've scored higher obviously.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:42 3

17. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


already caught??? intel just not putting much efforts into in its mobile chips, that the only thing!!!

Intel is the most sophisticated chip manufacturer and if it exerts all its forces to mobile chip manufacturing, like it did on its computer chips, NO ONE CAN BEAT INTEL!!!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:47

21. Eonnaydra (Posts: 197; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Are you kidding?Intel will crush ARM very soon.Apple has already decided to make in 2-3 years iOS devices powered by Intel.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:25

39. lpratas (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


i don't like intel for mobile, i prefere ARM. I think that ARM with with 64 bit Arm V8 run out Intel and smashes them completely. It go to start next year with Arm Cortex A57. Some day it will be in the desktop field.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:29

49. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


ARM was in the desktop field, and it didn't work out so hot for them. Hence why Apple has Intel's in their desktop computers.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:54

67. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Ok? Still doesn't change the fact that they are just now caught up in mobile. Whether they will beat out ARM in the near future is irrelevant to my comment, which still stands true.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:04

3. asteala8 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Nice. But it will never be my phone. My carrier doesn't do Lenovo phones and as much as I like a good phone, my coverage matters even more.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:05 3

4. pokerc (Posts: 55; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Wow very nice

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:15 2

5. torr310 (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


All these good phones are fast enough. I long for longer battery lives... please!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:17 4

6. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Intel powered in the next Nexus phone? I'd take that.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:23

64. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


But Google won't, most probably.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:28 12

7. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


the Galaxy s4 is garbage we already know that.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:38 11

10. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


the garbage is going to blow the market share by its sales

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:42 9

16. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 May 2012)


dude don't be dissing the s4 please,don't hurt yourslef

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:42 9

18. Galax3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 May 2012)


You're like those iGnorants/iDiots that make no sense.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:43 7

19. highonandroid (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


bojan, you spelled 'Excellent' wrong

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:52 8

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"Garbage" that is better than the HTC One! =]

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_vs_htc_one-review-913.php
Have you read this comparison yet?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:52 4

25. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


the garbage that u are talking about it is going to blow the market share by its sales

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 17:53 5

36. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Everyone that think things are made out of plastic to be lighter, and if it doesn't fell heavy is garbage! Think again!!!! I have been a radio tech for sometime now, I can tell you that RF radio does not work well through any type of metal. This is why you experience more heat from like HTC and Iphone, cuz it has to produce more power. Not only heat but the battery will drain faster. And with all the radios out there, 95% of them are made out plastic housing. Except for the rear housing which mainly for the purpose of grounding and shield. Majority of public safety and military radios are mostly made out of plastic. CUZ WHY? They work better and lighter and can be as tough as metal or even tougher!

The bottom line I rather have a lighter phone to carry around than a metal phone that weighs more and heats up fast!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 21:56

56. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I thought you felt more heat because metal conducts heat more than plastic?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:45 1

40. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


?? then all phones ryt now are garbage bcoz this lenovo trashes all of them when it comes to benchmarks? lols
and to know that exynos galaxy s4 has reached 27k

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:36 6

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Alan F, i think that should be a quad-core processor if you happen to check the image on system info.
Quite skeptical on power management with 2500mAh though...also, i don't like what Lenovo did with their icons and the UI. Stock JB would've been better, or atleast, something close.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:39 3

12. ebubekir26 (Posts: 310; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


yeah I agree with UI

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:32

45. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


you have the option to turn of the custom UI and use stock android on the phone

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:01

57. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That should be a good option (thank God) but i think Lenovo should've done better with the icons and their own UI. Atleast now that they've managed to earn a good name for themselves.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:38 5

11. ebubekir26 (Posts: 310; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


the Octa core core version scored 27417, so S4 is still faster..
lenovo:25827

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:40 1

13. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


The backing is gorgeous! Gimme gimme gimme!!!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:41 2

15. voodoochild2008 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


2500mah? with a 5.5 screen, well thats a bit off for me and no micro sd omg lol I am sure they said there was one in past videos, but hey I am sure 16g is more than enough....ahem! Nice start for a high end though, maybe the one after this one will be worth checking out.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:43

20. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 May 2012)


some sites say it has micro sd,cough gsmarena.com

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:48

22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1818; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Its gonna be all Intel in the near future.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:51 3

23. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


FAKE!! The Lenovo as the article pointed out has a dual core Intel atom clover trail + processor, however in the picture it shows the device uses a quad core processor which is false.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:00 1

26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Before you cry foul, try something more subtle like, "Correction to be made Alan. You should check the 2nd image, it says quad-core but you mentioned dual-core."
Works all the time.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:03 2

27. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Lenovo has stated the phone is dual core not quad core, and unless Intel has developed a quad core phone processor (the bay trail is only for tablets) it is most likely a fake.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:24 3

28. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


There is something fishy here indeed!
Not only about the cores but look at the numbers of the DPI. Alan wrote 401 on a span of a 5.5 incher but check the one on the image, it is 480 DPI, which makes the screen size to somewhere around 4.5 inch.
Alan, unconfuse us with this confusion that you've confused us with!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:14

60. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Intel has a technology called Hyper-Threading i.e. one core can work on two threads at one time. Usually processors can only work on one thread at one time but because of this technology Intel's dual-core processors can work on 4 threads at one time.

Qualcomm 600 can also work on 4 threads because it has 4 cores and each core can process one thread.

I guess AnTuTu counts the number of threads and not the number of actual cores. Thats why it is showing Intel CT+ as quad-core.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:31

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Also, check the "Phone Model" and "Brand", which i think should be "K900" and "Lenovo" respectively...there's no phone by the 'brand' Intel.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:15

42. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


you bring up excellent points, it's either the person who photoshoped this did not pay attention to detail or lenovo has made some changes to the phone

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:44 1

50. mittalmailbox (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


It is a dual core quad-threaded chip, software identify threads as cores.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:41 3

30. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


What's with this article?, it clearly says quad core(second image), and when you talk about antutu, check the exynos pulling 27415, and its still a Galaxy S4.

http://www.gsmarena.com/galaxy_s4_exynos_5_octa_benchmarks_top_the_charts-news-5769.php

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