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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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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:05 4

30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You're not getting the point obviously.
To get an indication of the smoothness potential, you have to use a hardware based test.

If my S3 scores 1170 on sunspider with Dolphin, S4 will surely score way under 1000, probably somewhere around 700-800.
Yet, if you put it on some slow browser, it can score even worse than 1170.

Anyway, you can change tons of browsers, but you can't change the hardware, and that's the point.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:51 3

4. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Now this is better, unlike that silly game controller

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:56 13

5. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Geekbench is not reliable or trusted give me Antutu and quadrant

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:03 3

8. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


maybe.......but it is the only one which is closest when it has to be compared with iPhones

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:17 5

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


hahaa quadrant is silly too. But i love the figures they give on quad

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:06 6

9. wando77 (Posts: 966; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Is the octacore more or less powerful than the snap600?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:21 3

14. zackdbassist (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Going by the architecture that the octa core uses it is A15 for 4 performance cores and A7 for the power saving cores. And from what details are available from qualcomm S600 is an architecture somewhere between A9 and A15 performance wise. In theory A15 would outgun the S600 with much ease but again another factor is s600 is clocked at 1.9 Ghz compared to 1.6 Ghz for the Exynos 5 octa which should even out the performance. But when it comes to less battery intensive tasks and the A7 cores kick in thereby reducing the power usage to around 1/5th. That should be almost the same performance from both the chipsets but less battery consumption on the Exynos 5 octa.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:26

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Actually, Anandtech speculates that A15 is clocked at only 1.2ghz..

Oh well, we'll find out about that soon enough

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:59 1

43. zackdbassist (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Buddy, the A7 cores are clocked at 1.2ghz. My source is Anandtech and a few more websites. If you can just confirm that again.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:10 1

46. zackdbassist (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


The quad-core A7 can run at between 200MHz and 1.2GHz, while the quad-core A15 can run at a range of 200MHz to 1.8GHz.
Lines taken from the Anandtech article...What this article has mentioned as Architecture Arm v7a might have confused you. v7a is the instruction set used by both A7 and A15 architecture.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:43

84. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Also it will be able to be overclocked after it gets rooted.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:20 1

12. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


very cool

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:26 27

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oh no it's the same thing as last year. :""(

Oh wait it's at least twice pushing twice as many pixels on brighter, more natural screen. It hs 2 IR sensors a barometer, pedometer, humidity and thermometer sensors, new-gen 13MP camera with 60FPS FHS recording, DDR3 RAM, AirView, FloatingTouch, Smart controls with dedicated sensor, bigger battery, power saving SoC, , slimmer design, wireless charging, Visa payment, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, KNOX security.

Biggest step forward than any other new Galaxy.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:29 8

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Indeed.

S3 was bigger and fatter than S2, and also had the same camera, and same basic CPU &GPU architecture.
None of that goes this time around

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:36 1

40. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Thx for the sum-up mate

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:38 3

41. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Thx for the sum-up mate

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:15 4

47. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The only thing they really kept the same was the look of the software, and they only made small changes to the design. Otherwise they gave it some nice upgrades.

I'm definitely going to try out the GS4. I'll get a hands on with it (and the One) in store, and if I like it I'll buy the unlocked international version, if not I'll get the international HTC One. Then whichever I end up with I'll sell later in the year to bury the cost of the Nexus 5 or Motorola X.

I'm trying to get a cycle going where I get 2 new devices a year; the Samsung or HTC flagship in the first half, then the Nexus or Motorola flagship the second half. Fun :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:15 1

58. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


im still looking forward to new touchwiz skin this near months:D

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:35 9

20. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


STILL NOT IMPRESSED....COZ OFF ITS CHEAP PLASTIC....
GONNA WAIT FOR *NEXUS 5 * GOOGLE/MOTO X * OR SOME ANOTHER NICE PHONE TO LAUNCH,,,,,

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:48 11

22. zackdbassist (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Mr Arsh Dhillon. Wait for the demo units to arrive, get a feel of the device, use it once and then share your opinion. I acknowledge the fact that it's not as good looking as say the One or Z but its still way better than S3 which in turn broke all sales record thanks to all the features. And even after getting the demo if you are not satisfied with the product then go ahead with One or Z or Nexus 5 or iPhone5 or even the Vertu. Whichever suits you. Kindly don't detest something even before you have seen it or used it.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:35 7

55. Diego! (Posts: 643; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I agree. Last year I had the luck to travel with my brothers to the US for the first time in my life. I remembered back then, I wanted to get an HTC One X because its design was/is beautiful. But, when I had it in my hands, I felt really disappointed. I heard everybody saying its materials were great but when I had it in my hands it felt cheap to me. My twin brother has an SGS III, and we compared both of them at the very same time, and I have to admit, despite the fact I didn't like SGS III design very much, when I had it my hands it felt much better constructed and proportioned than the HTC One X. So this time, I will do the same. I see everybody is praising HTC ONE for the materials HTC used to build it, but I will wait to get both phones in my hands before making up my mind. But, the Full HD SuperAMOLED looks amazing to me, so for now I will go with Samsung Galaxy S IV, but I won't decide until I try both phones :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:51 8

57. wando77 (Posts: 966; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I think the design is the perfect compromise. All glass GG3 front, metal frame and plastic back (which allows the memory and battery to be swapped out)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:49

23. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Flexing the muscle....unleast!!!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:50 3

24. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Xperia Z ??

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:18 4

59. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Maybe the Xperia Z is tired right now, it needs to rest before it can DEFEAT the S4. :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 12:39 3

79. ebubekir26 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


xperia z is never going to defeat MOSTER S4

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:49 1

85. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The Xperia Zs brother with a snapdragon 800 will be here in a few months to remind Samsung whos the boss.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:49 1

65. 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!!!check gsmarena

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:20

67. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dude, relax....chill.....You don't have to call them idiots. :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:56 2

25. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Just as always

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