Samsung Galaxy S III beats everything in graphics and browsing benchmarks, including the iPhone 4S PowerVR GPU
0. phoneArena 04 May 2012, 02:42 posted on
Now that is something you don't see everyday - we knew the Exynos 4412 will make for the most powerful phone out there from the preliminary benchies that were sent to us for the Samsung Galaxy S III, but a confirmation with the real deal is another thing...
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1. ilia1986 (unregistered)
No - it doesn't. It doesn't beat an OCed SGS2 :)
At least not on quadrant.
4. whatRUSTP (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2012)
the sgs3 is just getting sad: first they didn't give us exnos because a
big O corp like samsung can't make their chip work with LTE but qaulcomm and TI could do it??? then they gone on and decided not to use the S-amoled+ HD screen??? I mean i'm sure they got the screen ready but probably held out on it because their afraid they won't have anything good for the sgs4
24. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I wonder if people like you actually read the articles...
SG3 has SuperAmoled and HD (720p = 1280x720)
32. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Guy, do yourself a favor and do some research before you bash someone. The s3 has the HD super amoled. this Guy was talking about the HD super amoled+. The difference being the HD super amoled uses pentile.matrix for its pixel makeup. So its actual missing a 3rd of a pixel. The HD super amoled+ uses rbg pixels so its stated ppo is true. Makes a world of difference but even then with this screen pentile will still look good.
37. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Lol, I actually wrongly interpreted the sentences.
I always call it Superamoled plus, I do not use the + sign.
So what I read was "not to use the S-amoled & HD screen", I thought about the + like an addition. So sorry for the missinterpretation of the sentence.
38. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Easy mistake. I guess hats why Sammy calls it the HD super amoled+ and not super amoled + hd
6. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
yeah i will save my money insead of buying this.
Will buy a full samsung Flagship not an upgrade.
27. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you are comparing a pre release phone to a hacked, modded, and oc'ed phone. bet money they scores are even higher on the commercial release.
want to compare the sgs2 oc vs the sgs3 oc.
34. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I know.. but I'm just saying. :)
2. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
qualcomm's dual core s4 is par with quad-core exynos 4
or we can say one S being cheaper can outperform S3 in some benchmarks B)
3. whatRUSTP (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2012)
how can you say that the s4 holds its own when it clearly shows the exynos processor beats the s4 in just about every test???
8. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
i said in some benchmarks like GLBenchmark 2.1-Pro, Vellamo, Rightware Basemark and GLBenchmark-Egypt(by very small margin)
10. Daniel.P (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Actually the S4 slightly beats the 4412 in 3 out of the 8 charts. Well, I don't count Vellamo, which is a Qualcomm benchmark test :) Let's not forget that these display units last night were likely not final Galaxy S IIIs, so the retail version might very well rule across the benchmarks...
13. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Ironically, Sammy may use it(S4) in US version.
25. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
It only beats the SG3 it in
Vellamo: shouldn't be counted for non-Qualcomm SoCs.
Basemark: an old GPU test, not very accurate with new GPUs.
GLBenchmark - Egypt and Pro ON SCREEN due to the lower resolution of the screen of the HTC one S. If the SG3 version of the USA uses the S4 results will be lower by far than with the exynos chipset.
The Exynos 4 Quad is quite more powerful than the S4 (not saying that it's not the second best and a good choice though)
Try to be a bit more accurate when analyzing Benchmark results.
28. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if history is an indicator, both the sgs1 and 2 had massive power increases between introduction and retail launch from software optimization. if that holds true at all, the sgs3 is going to melt the competition.
also it will be great to see what kind of power can be pulled out of it when its rooted and returned to stock.. all that fufu it had running on the demo units sucks power.
5. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
No doubt s3 gonna b powerful monster but smthing is missing in design:-(:-(:-(
17. medicci37 (Posts: 538; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
There's a Hellova lot missing inside ! Not just design ! Screw Samsung !
7. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
kinda cool that Qualcomm's S4 is almost at par with the Exynos 4 it's kinda surprising cause the fact that S4 is a dual core while Exynos is a quad core, what more if Quallcomm releases their quad core offering, might blow Exynos and other mobile cpus away
11. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
Quad Core Midfield will rooocccccckkkkkkkkk
15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Lol..Intel doesn't plan to release even the dual core in phones because it would suck too much power.
The reason it was comparable with ARM processors in power consumption is only because they opted for a single core solution.
22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, yeah, you just keep counting your cores and pretending that it means everything. :P
29. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol. what people obviously have glazed over is that the sgs3 beat everyone while all that natural bs was running.. the ffc would have been on and a bunch of sensors would have been measuring stuff to figure out what your doing
.. all while the benchmark was running. and it still won.
imagine the power spread without all that malarkey.
39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh yeah, i guess there never will be a perfectly accurate benchmark for the SIII. o:
41. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Oh, im sure within 5 days of its commercial release we see it stripped down to bare ICS and benchmarked at all sorts of clock speeds. I dont expect it to be beaten by anything except the 5250 in GPU, 5450.. in everything, and probably the OMAP5 on the short term.
With Qualcomm's supply problems, I have a feeling the quadcore S4 is going to be pushed back a bit. Does anyone know if TI uses TMSC for production, or if they do it in house?
42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
that wouldn't really matter to me unless it was being compared to phones with all of the newer chipsets and has been stripped down to bare ICS as well.
what do you mean on the short term? either it will or it won't and i'm pretty damn sure the OMAP5 will beat the 4412. it'll probably even trade blows with the Exynos5xxx if Texas Instrument's and Samsung's close rate of progress is any indication which i'm sure it is. i'm pretty sure TMSC does build for TI but it's a tough call whether or not they will meet the delays that Qualcomm is facing. o:
43. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you misunderstood me. my bad, its written weird.
i meant, IN the short term, the 5250/5450 and OMAP5 should beat it.. as in the next 6 months or so.
The production line that Qualcomm uses wouldnt be used for TI since its a different chip all together. Hopefully that means there is no shortages for TI.
Now, have you heard anything from TI lately about the OMAP5, because they have been oddly quiet. We should have been seeing some sort of demos or charts to start ramping up hype. It kind of worries me that they have been so quiet.
44. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh that's okay. thank you for explaining. o:
yeah, it does use the actual real deal ARM Cortex-A15 architecture but TI is using a 28nm manufacturing process for it and i don't know if it's the supplies or complications actually building with the method that's causing Qualcomm delays.
the last thing i've seen from them was from MWC.
9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It'll be kind of entertaining to see the first benchmark comparison(annihilation) between quad core Krait and this
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Qualcomm is barely keeping up production of the dual-core S4 and now you're talking about the quad-edition? by the time Qualcomm starts moving the quads the OMAP5 and maybe even the Exynos5xxx will be acting forces. at that point who cares if the S4 quad edition can beat the quad-core A9 based Exynos4412.
12. geoffers247 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Feeling a bit let down by Samsung.. I mean I was really expecting more. Kind of wish Samsung held back until August to release a true flagship device.
14. medicci37 (Posts: 538; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
The benchmarks for the international version don't mean sh*t. Because the US version (which will not be out for at least 2 months) won't have Exynos. The S4 is decent. But can be found in several much cheaper phones, that are actually available now ! The least Samsung could have done, is put more ram & a non pentile HD (real /true HD) screen on the SG lll. Except for the S4, it doesn't really have much that my Nexus (which came out last year) don't have.
16. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
American are pissed at not having exynos in the US version.
19. Sleepy (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It may not be much of an upgrade from the SII or Nexus but for a Galaxy S owner (me :) ) it is quite the successor although I don't really like the design of the camera/LED/speaker cluster on the back :/
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5470; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, what people should remember is the GSII still matters. even though it's been succeeded doesn't mean SII owners should flock to buy this. this isn't for them.
26. TylerGrunter (Posts: 757; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I fully agree there, what most people don't realize is that this phone will be mostly for people upgrading from the original Samsung Galaxy S and similar phones due to the 2 years contract. For all those upgrades the difference is HUGE. The phone is nerly 4 times more powerful, better camera, etc.
23. FoneAddict (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I like Samsung, but I have to say what happened to their design department? This is meant to be a Flagship product yet it looks like a mid tier phone. Yes it's powerful and super fast but if I am going to spend hundreds of dollars on it I expect it to look the part. This looks like your standard Samsung plastic box. Using a Pentile screen is also unforgivable, so disappointed with Samsung.
Kudos to HTC for going outside their comfort zone and coming out with a fresh cool looking design in HTC One X.
30. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I wonder if it can beat the new ipad, am I the only weirdo that thinks that aside from the non on screen keys the design is not half bad. Yeah the one X is completely beautiful but my bet this will be less likely to crack. Because it will be lightweight and resistant
Wish it had no physical buttons but overall the new features are quite awesome
31. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
So many people are hating on the s3. Every time a new phone comes out you people are always complaining. The s3 is the best android device thus far
You people are too greedy wanting the exynos chips to work with LTE. If you don't like that then don't buy it! And stop complaining!
33. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
The benchmark that tells us the real power of the gpu is the offscreen one: because galaxy s3's screen requires much more processing power than any other phone. This said, which are 4s's advantages now? Design?
35. androidornothing (Posts: 141; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Cores mean a lot if Samsung doesn't put some kind of quad core in this beast for the US version I will flippppppppp!!!!!! For crying out loud were in 2012 it's not the beginning of 2011. Any kind of dual core is so last year I don't care if it's S4 or if it has 2 ghz power.
36. ap1989 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
these tests don't make sense how is the galaxy s2 better than the nexus
40. slaggyb (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Samsung should atleast make it pentaband 3G/4G as the made on the Galaxy Nexus so those that live here in the US of A can Take full advantage of T-mobile monthly prepaid rates.....Am a blackberry user I just wait for the first bb10 device ....