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Samsung Galaxy S 4 benchmark tests (video)

0. phoneArena 15 Mar 2013, 04:13 posted on

Two versions of the Galaxy S 4 are in the cards - one with 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, which will grace US carriers, and one with Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa internationally...

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posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:15 87

1. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


For premium feel, get HTC One. For messy guy/gal, get Xperia Z. For the rest, Galaxy S4 will take "CARE" of all your needs. ;)

One more thing, for idiot & rich fool, you can always buy iPhone 5 ;)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:21 36

2. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Indeed. If you care just for looks and premiumness, HTC's your guy. Adventurer's the Xperia Z, and if you want a featuristic, big, fast phone, the s4's perfect for you.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:29 28

9. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


You do know that the s4 is the smallest, thinnest, lightest out of the
Three.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:30 29

11. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Haha yes I do, but I'm also trying to avoid some hate.

No worries to you, I prefer the s4 over the rest.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 23:59 1

92. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


ahahah why so many dislikes on ur postwhen its true lol

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:24 45

48. MrJerry (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Can't help but LMFAO today how all the trolls from everywhere are happy about GS4.

They bash GS4 only because it has a similar appearance to its predecessor.
You guys don't care about other things and that proved how pathetic and narrow point of view you have.

I will tell you the things you have to look in the future.

1. Screen
We are not talking about normal LCD here
It is Amoled! No mater you like it or not, I could just directly tell how they improved their Amoled screen this time. Not only it is full HD 441ppi, but also it has got rid of some drawbacks of Amoled and kept Amoled's strong points at the same time not to mention that they claimed that with the new screen, we can save 25% power.
It is totally different to GS3 Amoled. Can't you see it? and this is a big change.

2. Camera

It might be too early to tell the things about its camera, but based on some photos I saw, it takes much better pic quality. It also has a lot of new features and they are always welcomed to us. Ether useful or just for fun. why not?
Dual camera is also useful idea when taking photos and recording videos.

3. Battery

It has a 2600mhA battery and we all know the fact that sammy products always have better bettery life than the others.
Not only has it more bettery capacity this time than others, but also Sammy keeps giving us tips about their efforts for power-saving perfomance with GS4;
Octacore: Powerful and efficient at the same time
Pholed: Better colors and 25% efficient than its prodecessor(How come it doesn't sound cool??)

I strongly feel that GS4 has a fantastic battery life time for sure.

4. Octacore
We don't have much idea about this at this stage but I am quite sure it has cool performance and power efficiency.

5. Design
Yes. It is kinda letdown. But that's just because it is simillar to GS4. Of course it has a better build quility and design with narrower bezels and a thinner body even though it has a bigger screen than GS3

So finally, I didnt even mention specifically a lot of other features it came out with today(Air view, S drive, Smart pause, Smart scroll and also by tilting, Smart Gestures, Play Group, Home Sharing and more and more...) please guys. Please think deeply before you answer my question;

How is GS4 that BAD??? huh?
Please don't be so blinded by how stupidly the trolls react today and thumbs down without thinking

We are not a child if you come here

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:00 2

65. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


And why don't you offer a design for the galaxy? it looks wonderful

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 11:31 5

74. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5279; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Octacore ain't happening on the U.S. edition GS IV. Rumor has it that Octacore smokes the S600.

That is why IMO, the U.S. version of the GS IV is really a GS IIIS. I am waiting for the Note III, thank you.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:04

80. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Since I'm a pround owner of the Note II, I'm waiting on the Note IV, with the hopes that the screen size will be under 6 inches.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 21:19

85. suneeboy (Posts: 149; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Who the hell cares

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 00:07

93. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


show me the rumor?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 12:43

75. true1984 (Posts: 480; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i know it will be a great phone. the only reason i wont get it is because i dont like touchwiz myself, or the design. personal opinions aside, it looks like the iphone lost a few more customers

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 17:19

97. Minty (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


What!

This post is insane brother... Touchwiz? Huh? What? How can you have a galaxy phone and not run a custom rom? Why would you use it under any other circumstance.

Buy an Iphone bro.

The hardware on this phone alone is reason enough to get it.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 13:44

76. jawknee530 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Hey, can you link me to any stories on the screen being a Green PHOLED? I was hoping but I haven't seen any news coverage so far that's confirmed it. REally the thing I care about more than anything is how this new screen performs.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:23

81. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


besides what you said,
GS4 is the first one to have gorilla glass 3rd.
buildin IR, barometer, thermometer etc.
laymen won't know how to appreciate it.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:43

82. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


plus glove friendly touch screen.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:58 8

56. medicci37 (Posts: 552; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


& If you want a Exynos processor wait 4 the note 3. Tired of the international version of phones being better than what we get in the states. If Qualcomm can integrate 4G (&pretty much everything else) in their chips why not samsung. Ik the 600 is powerful, but with all the hype & bs I expected more. Guess I'll be getting the HTC One

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 13:54

95. chow_yun (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


@medicci37 - Granted HTC looks and fills better, but the non removable battery does limit the HTC one when you are installing custom roms. Don't get me wrong HTC One does look great, but HTC been known to get slower updates. If you are willing to wait for a more powerful chipset, wait for the snapdragon 800 series or Tegra 4. Those two chipset is going to benchmark faster than exynos 5 octa chipset because most apps does not even use more than 2 cpu cores and the operating frequency on the exynos 5 is just too low to compare. Just another thing i want to mention is that exynos chipset generally takes more power to run that is why Samsung went with two quad chipsets in a attempt to save power. One arm 7 based and one arm 15. So, in general daily use it will be slower because the system is using the out of date arm7 chipset.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:28 18

7. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


If you want real innovations buy LUMIA 920

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:53 22

29. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nokia is innovation in itself but honestly I am not at all impressed by Windows Phone 8. Not only it is limited apps but their restricted and plain metro UI fails to impress me. Also, personally I also dont like the tiles thing and find it a bit too cluttered for my taste

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:01 15

31. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


What innovation? The camera? If so then I think nokia should quit making phones and start making point & shoot or better a DSLR grade camera.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:46 6

44. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I like Lumia but hate the OS in it. If they come up with Ubuntu phones i'll buy one. Not mentioning Android coz i know ELOP hates pissing in the pant pockets (but loves s**tting in the undies) :)

But i know as long as Nokia is getting M$ Charity Funds M$ will also not allow UBUNTU ...

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 06:40

89. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


hope they make a sailfish one

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:27 6

67. boosook (Posts: 770; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL! Compared to the new android batch (GS4, xperia z and htc one) both the lumia 920 and the iphone just disappear.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:43 1

78. saiki4116 (Posts: 302; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Nokia is being let down by Windows. Nokia has given everything , damn good touch screen, great build quality, stunning low light performance camera. Still I won't prefer it , because of WP8,for light usage tiles are ok. But when u install more apps, u can't keep every app pinned on homescreen and to find a app from a jungle of list.There is no dedicated notification center, that's a huge letdown. U can't just see the tiles for every minute or so for new notifications na.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:33 7

15. s4Failed (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


"s4 will take care of all your needs" LMAO!!!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:38 9

17. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Yes, it will. Thanks for pointing that out.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:40 7

19. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


ur name suggests that you aren't even bothered understanding the post but the least you could do is explain us why you 'laughed your ass off' ?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:37 24

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Well I have done a thorough research on S4 after the unpacked event as well as HTC One, besides build quality of HTC One there isn't any other area where S4 lacks (even though I was pissed with the design of S4).

I have changed my mind and would definitely buy S4.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:41 10

20. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Thank you! Seeing your comments everywhere else saying how you were disappointed, disappointed me. Thank you for actually doing research unlike most of the brainwashed retards that automatically assume the worst without even knowing the device.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:06 9

32. AnTuTu (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Sorry brother and I hope all S4 owners gonna enjoy

13 MP camera with all outstanding features, Smart-pause, scroll, S-Health, Chat, group play, Air-view, View - Cover, Knox, IR blaster etc. :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:45 2

62. JunitoNH (Posts: 756; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Hey, can you make clear quality calls with that brick?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:36

69. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


hey heres the link see how S4 perform against those so called quality phones...enjoy ....
http://www.youtube.com/user/AndroidAuthority?feature=g-hist

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:46 11

25. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


me too ! Personally I believe one will get bored of the design in few months. Only in S4's case it might be a bit early. But cutting edge technology and timely updates (even S2 is still getting updated to Jelly Bean unlike HTC's flagship of 2011 Sensation which is still on ICS) goes a long way in becoming future proof !

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:12 3

35. 23nikki1 (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Thats true...I personally like the features offered by s 4 to any other phone...Though i'm very fond of note series...I would definetely go for s 4 or note 3...

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:15

58. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


The only bad thing about the S4 is construction and design, everything else is great

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:41 4

21. 4channer (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


i was banned for using words like idiot and fool

however i must say that this galaxy s4 looks just like a galaxy note. no innovation.

however i understand Le Market strategy. s4 is wat s3 should have been

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:49 2

26. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL............thanks for warning me ! Will take care in future :)

It does look terribly like Note 2 but insides are quite a bit different. But then again you really can't bring something groundbreaking in 6 months or so !

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:37 1

40. 23nikki1 (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


why do u see the design...htc design looks like z10...sony xperia design looks crap...see the features...changing design isn't innovating

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:10

33. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


copied the comment from gsmarena mr tech2, though a good one.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:29 2

38. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


my profile on gsmarena goes by the name of iBendy :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:37 8

39. taikucing (unregistered)


Samsung galaxy s4: Ferrari engine in civic body.
iPhone 5: civic engine in ferrari body.

lmao...

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 07:25 3

59. henrickrw (Posts: 402; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


hahaha the iphone 5 is for the punks lol

I'll stay with the s4

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:22 1

3. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Is there any gs4 with exynos octa benchmark test ? The tegra 4 seems better than this tegra 4 scored 16000 on quadrant and 36000 on antutu

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:28

8. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Tegra 4 isn't coming out till Q4, will compete with beast in Note 3 and Snapdragon 800

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 05:15

36. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Well acording to wikipedia the tegra 4 shoul be rleased in Q2 2013 but there is no phone anounced with tegra hardware yet maybe 2nd gen nexus 7 ?

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:42 2

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5279; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This test is an example of how Sammy is splitting their market up (U.S. vs. everywhere else). It may not be the smartest move for them. The video's tests were run on the S600 chipset. If the Exynos 5 Octa chip smokes the S600, U.S. sales may suffer. If the VZW edition of the Note III features the Exynos 5 Octa chip, I may swap my Note II for the Note III. But I am definitely not going to be buying the GS IIIS.

Sammy may have been right to not want to name the new phone the GS 4 (bad luck and what-not)....

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:56 3

64. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


exynos octa won't smoke snapdragon 600 because of 1 very simple reason, they just can't up the frequency of the chip high enough because it will drain your battery in mere hours...I read somewhere that A7's are actually clocked at 1,6 and that A15 are at 1,2, but i also read that A7 cant go higher than 1,2...so who knows

"The Exynos 5 Octa side is a bit more interesting. Samsung is calling the SoC a 1.6GHz Octa-core part, but that appears to be the clock speed for the four Cortex A7 cores. The four Cortex A15 cores will run at up to 1.2GHz, which should help keep power consumption manageable"

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6832/samsungs-galaxy-s-4-introduction-hands-on

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 17:29

98. Minty (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


Listen,

At least half the people (Im sure the figure is more) that would purchase this phone in the U.S have no idea what CPU stands for. Or what the CPU does. They simply want the phone because its new, its shiny, its on TV and their friends and coworkers have it.

Dont give this too much thought.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:23 17

4. valapsp (Posts: 441; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


High end smartphone ruined with cheap PLASTIC. Xperia Z for the win.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:24 16

5. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


lol go away troll.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 06:40 6

51. THE-ONE (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


And the Htc One

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:25 9

6. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Will definitely buy the Octa-core version, that will smash all benchmarks. All the software features are amazing, Plus hopefully a Wolfson Audio codec for sweet audio quality

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:31

12. s4Failed (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


smash records with that dated gpu? its not even open gl 3.0 supported lol

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:42 12

22. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Don't be angry cos the iphone 5 is far into the distance, the Iphone 5S will still have your puny little less than HD display at the so called "RETINA" display(326ppi), People are talking about 1080p display now with north of 440 ppi ok. Iphone is a toy compared to those beasts, we are ANDROID and we rule!!! period!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:57 3

30. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Not only that, but we have recently pushed the boundary for all existing PowerVR Series5XT GPUs with a new series of API extensions which include OpenGL ES 3.0 features like MRTs, occlusion queries, seamless cube maps, sampler access from vertex shaders, floating point textures, GLSL full-precision floating point, R and RG textures, min/max blends, and multisample render buffers. We expect to see developers taking full advantage of all these added features soon, as they provide a valuable differentiator for our semiconductor licensees and OEM partners.

http://withimagination.imgtec.com/index.php/powervr/the-powervr-sgx544mp-a-modern-gpu-for-todays-leading-platforms

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:43 1

24. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


What does smash all the benchmarks do again? All the software features are great. Yes, but they're "software", which means with the magic of XDA. Everyone can have that software features.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:51 5

27. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Having it out of the box for the public is entirely different thing from porting it on XDA, as for the benchmarks, i just like the high scores, not that it matters in real world

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 09:44 2

70. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Magic of XDA? LMAO! Seem like you don't go on XDA often.
Do you know why "softwares" like MultiWindow cannot be ported to other non-samsung devices? Because it requires TW frameworks to work!

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 04:32 8

14. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 139; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Oh god... You are really the saddest iSheep I've ever had the misfortune to ever unluckily read. Completely pathetic of you, please just go pack with your failed group of apple fanboys.

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