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Nokia Lumia 1520 bests Samsung Galaxy S5 in gaming benchmark test

Nokia Lumia 1520 bests Samsung Galaxy S5 in gaming benchmark test
One nice thing about most Windows Phone series devices is the smooth user experience that has proven itself to not be dependent on super-high-end hardware to make it happen. The gaming experience overall on Windows Phone is pretty good and the selection of games is no slacker.

Benchmark tests have come under a lot of scrutiny lately, and that is a good thing. Still, they are not without their uses and if the results shared by Rightware are on target, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the device to own if mobile gaming is your thing.

The Lumia 1520 is a flagship by any standard, so most folks would scratch their heads at such news, but the fact that the yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S5 was part of the test is what makes this interesting. The new Samsung is packing a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, but the same Adreno 330 GPU.  Still, those that were expecting a breakthrough with Samsung's new flagship will be surprised.

Rounding out the top five behind these two beasts are the Asus PadFone Infinity 2, Pantech Vega Secret Note and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. All the devices arguably finished within inches of each other on the gaming centric Basemark X benchmark, making all of them a fine choice. When you look at the overall, Basemark OSII category, the Lumia 1520 finished in the top five (fifth), but still ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

source: Rightware via NPU

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posted on 05 Mar 2014, 15:48 17

1. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


More proof that benchmarks dont make sales

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:06 24

7. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


100% agree with you because aggresive marketing and some dirty tricks is what make the sales :)

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:24 11

18. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nokia is doing aggressive marketing and hell it ain't working... Dirty tricks... IDK what you mean.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:30 10

21. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


He is a samsung hater.. dont mind him..

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:03 8

34. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


At least i'm not some mindless fanboy like some of you (samsung fanboy) and this samsung hater is ex samsung loyal costomer since 2009-2013.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:38 1

36. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Yeah.. good to you..

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 17:09 9

29. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


"Nokia is doing aggressive marketing and hell it ain't working" really???
What do you think about this?
http://m.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-remains-fastest-growing-mobile-os-europe

http://m.wpcentral.com/idc-windows-phone-91-surge-2013-shipments

http://m.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-104-YoY-growth-2013

"Dirty tricks... IDK what you mean"
Dirty tricks something like this

http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/10/24/5023658/samsung-fined-340000-for-posting-negative-htc-reviews

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 23:47 1

52. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i would love to see nokia at no 1 place again but this is growth rate. crude numbers and market share speaks for it self. like somebody said i can buy a jolla and next year all my friends (50 persons) buy it (5000%). and this would become an enormous growth but... you see where im goin with this

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 00:28

55. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i would love to see nokia at no 1 place again but this is growth rate. crude numbers and market share speaks for it self. like somebody said i can buy a jolla and next year all my friends (50 persons) buy it (5000%). and this would become an enormous growth but... you see where im goin with this

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:37 10

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I Don't care about benchmark, as longest my phone run fast, and smooth with No lag.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:46 12

26. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I don't care about benchmarks all I care about is Google Apps....

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 20:13 4

45. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


And yet I don't use google apps for work or play, to each his own

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 15:55 11

2. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Nokia ..we want Lumia 1520 but with 5" and 925 design :D !!!!

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:14 2

13. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


lol sorry, but heck no to the 925 design! That camera hump almost looks like a funnel to me, but the 920 & Icon (this is the answer) has a great design (:

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:22 2

17. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Why not ?! 925 design is one of the best ! ..and the camera hump looks good :P

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:14

35. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


bleh! I tried to like it, but it never grew on me. Much much prefer the Lumia 920, 928, 1320, 1520 (yea it's got a camera hump too ]:), & Icon than that. If I move to T-Mobile, I really wanted to try their high end windows phone, but that design repels me ><

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 23:52

53. Furbal (Posts: 1018; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Icon is a gorgeous phone in white...too bad I couldn't get it to work for MMS's on AT&T.

1520 RM-938 ordered last night....QI charging/32gb of goodness should get here next week instead of PMA charging like the terrible AT&T one

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 23:57

54. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I agree the icon in white is great. Congrats on ordering your 1520, I'm jealous hehe!

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:31 2

22. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You have to wait my friend because next version of 920 is coming, Martini. Slimmer like 925 and powerful packed with 8.1

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 23:23

51. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


couldnt agree more...

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 15:55 9

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Nice victory for WP or the 1520... our both.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:35 6

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This is what i call Perfectly done architecture of hardware by Nokia.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 15:58 2

4. xq10xa (Posts: 730; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


And it begins.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 15:59 4

5. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


The SGS5 is not released yet, so it sure is running unfinished softwar, I am not sammy fanboy and have never owned a samsung phine, but the truth need to be said

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:54

39. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


But the other Android phones in the test are already finished products and are being marketed yet the 1520 beat them.
And by the way, the S5 is running on Snapdragon 801 on 2.5GHZ while the 1520 is fitted with only the Snapdragon 800 running on lower 2.2GHZ.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 16:04 7

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 1733; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


You can't really make an honest comparison with pre-release hardware

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 17:08

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


good point

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 19:00

41. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Not really a good point since included in the test were finished Android products all using the same SOC as the 1520.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 01:26

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


1520 vs GS5
You know what I'm talking about, man.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 18:58

40. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


But the 1520 was not just compared to the S5 with the faster Snapdragon 801 2.5GHZ SOC (the 1520 is on Snapdragon 800 running on only 2.2GHZ) but with other finished Android products in the test and the 1520 beat them all too!

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