Samsung Galaxy S 4 scores twice the iPhone 5 at benchmarks, beats all other Androids, too
0. phoneArena 19 Mar 2013, 03:47 posted on
Needless to say, since the S 4 for US carriers is running the latest generation Snapdragon chip, clocked at the respectable 1.9 GHz, it beat all the current flagships by a large margin, save for the HTC One, which has the same chipset, but clocked slightly lower at 1.7 GHz...
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27. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Why do people still bother mentioning samsungs are made out of plastic? I gor news for you guys, we know!!!!! No point in wasting forum space to clamor the plasticness of sammy's devices!
28. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
*applause* It's not always about the specs and power, it's about the experience.
29. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
With twice the no of cores its hardly news...
32. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
why are we comparing it to last year stuff of course it would win
it would be rather embrassing for sammy if it didn't
33. bubbadoes (Posts: 837; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Apples answer=dual core A7...and ios 6.2.2. Another wow factor is on the horizon
34. harshithh (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
phone arena idiots forgot to mention xperia z which should be at thrid place with score of 2173!!!clearly biased
42. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
They only included good phones with scores of 9.0 and above, plus the BB10 for reference.
37. joesseth (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
Sammy's international variant always outperform the US variant. Though.
38. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
I just want to add a small point. Octo-core isn't a faux statement. The chip has the possibility to run all eight cores at once. The current kernel just isn't developed for that. Yet. Maybe in a year you will be able to load a custom kernel that unleashes all eight cores. There is certainly no hardware restriction from achieving that.
44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It can run all eight cores, but that would kind of defeat the purpose of big.Little, which is to reduce power consumption.
70. Aeires (unregistered)
Actually there is a hardware restriction preventing that, it's call the battery.
45. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Yep, because it the best in benchmark, i will buy this phone... never see how this work
78. lpratas (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Lag exist when you take in the a$$. Understood?
50. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
lol... sammy/android fanboys are getting ready for a circle jerk
52. Diego! (Posts: 556; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
I wouldn't say 'beats', I'd say 'destroys'. These are incredible scores! :D
60. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I can't believe it, the S4 beats the HTC One and other flagships, I cannot BELIEVE it!
64. buccob (Posts: 2545; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
So, the Xperia Z would be third? or close?
71. teerex42 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
Well DUH...of course the icrap isn't going to compare to the Galaxy S4 s**t it doesn't compare to the Galaxy S2 or S3 either. no contest game over 2 years ago. Apphole is same ole same ole inferior specs doesn't compare!!!
72. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
You will be able to tell the difference for sure since the ddr3 ram on the GS4 will be much faster than the ddr2 ram in the HTC One and Optimus G pro, regardless of which GS4 variant it is whether it is the Exynos 5 octa or Qualcomm 600.
74. teerex42 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
That is correct ddr3 is faster some people don't understand that but it does help!
75. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I'm not so sure that the One and the OG Pro use DDR2. The spec sheet for the S600 and S800 on Qualcomm's website show DDR3. I don't see them reducing to DDR2 when DDR3 is embedded in the chip.
81. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I believe that it is your choice but the Qualcomm 600 supports DDR3 but you can still put DDR2 if you want like a computer. I don't think it is embedded. Either that or you can order it from Qualcomm with DDR2 to save money.
Not sure though but all I know is that HTC has it listed as DDR2 on every official spec sheet.
88. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I honestly wouldn't put it past HTC to do something like order the chips with DDR2 but at the same time that's just idiotic from my point of view. I've owned HTC devices since the Touch Pro and they've airways cut corners on one thing or another. Another reason why I'll pass on the One.
89. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
93. nasznjoka (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Setting Device Expectations
Let’s start with the simplest form of this: CyanogenMod does not pre-announce support or lack of support for devices. Ever. Even for the Nexus 4, we did not announce support until a nightly build was available. Further, any announcement regarding the ‘dropping’ of device support will be communicated via this Google+ page, Twitter, Facebook, our blog, or a combination of those; it will not be something buried in a forum post.
This morning, a comment from a CM collaborator on XDA was taken to be as an ‘absolute’ in regards to support of the S4. He offered the opinion of four TeamHacksung maintainers, their frustrations and lack of interest in supporting the S4. What’s seemingly lost on those reading this is that his comments as an individual do not speak for CyanogenMod as an organization.
As for the team’s stance on the S4, there isn’t one at this time, and most definitely won’t be one before the device is sold at retail.
-The CyanogenMod Team
94. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Like I have been saying...there are plenty of phones out there better than an iphone
95. qxavierus (Posts: 47; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
And history repeats itself again! Just like Apple abandoned PowerPC chips for the faster Intel chips, they will also abandon their own mobile chips for the faster models by other brands. Apple just can't understand that competition drives progress, not closed ecosystems...
97. BitterTruth (unregistered)
Samsung rocking once again! :)
100. BitterTruth (unregistered)
iPhone Crying somewhere.
101. BitterTruth (unregistered)
Waiting for Motorola 'X'
102. SEFsung (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
What would you expect from a king!? Seriously...
103. Dj_Yawar (Posts: 43; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
why mentioning Krapple?? its only eating the dust