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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A disappoints at AnTuTu?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A disappoints at AnTuTu?
With a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 under the hood, and with the Adreno 420 crunching graphics, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is well armed to take on any challengers in the smartphone wars. Some expected to see the phone produce some high scores at the AnTuTu Benchmark site, only to be disappointed when the Galaxy S5 LTE-A just squeaked past other flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8).

The HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5, both have the Snapdragon 801 under the hood, with the Adreno 330 GPU, and both are pretty much neck and neck with their AnTuTu scores in the 35,000-36,000 range. Back in April, the Vivo XShot became the first handset to top 40,000 on the AnTuTu site. That phone is also powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU. With a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 powering the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, you probably would expect to see that device top 40,000 on a consistent basis.

Consumers should use the AnTuTu benchmark scores at their own risk. Various factors determine the score, including CPU/GPU, RAM, User Experience and I/O performance. The temperature of the device at the time you take the test, can also play a part in your final tally. As a result, while the AnTuTu score can be fun to argue about with your friends (assuming you have friends that are in to smartphones as much as you are), there are just too many factors that can determine where a particular phone scores. 


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posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:40 6

1. romeoc1984 (Posts: 22; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


What do you expect when new phones roll out every 3 months? Incremental upgrades...

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:47 21

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Actually, this is the successor of the S4-LTE A that came out a year ago. Please do some research before throwing a hate comment.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 21:20 7

9. Duketytz (Posts: 521; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I think he meant incremental upgrades from S5. Sure it's a successor to S4 LTE A but in the scores it is comparing this to S5 and not S4 LTE-A so I believe romeoc meant incremental upgrade as compared to S5 and not S4 LTE-A. Waiting for S5 Prime:P

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:45 3

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Hate to tell you but this this is S5 prime bud.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:46 1

15. Duketytz (Posts: 521; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Okay I take that back, Galaxy F. The beautiful metal with slim bezels:D

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 03:00

36. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Even S4 LTE-A can beat snapdragon 801 s5 in antutuhttp://youtu.be/71l0TnDIStM

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:42 12

2. fzacek (Posts: 2223; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


That's not much of a surprise for me. A QHD display has almost twice as many pixels as an FHD display, so the results make sense. BTW, what was the LG G3's AnTuTu score?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:46 9

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Blame the Quad HD screen. I'm perfectly fine with 1080p and S805.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:01 1

17. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The QHD screen has a lot to do with it, but so does the S805 because of aggressive thermal throttling. Qualcomm is still producing on the 28nm process, and the improvements in GPU to the Adreno 420 and the CPU have come at the expense of the thermal envelope.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 11:45

34. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


No. SD 805 is probably more efficient than SD 800/801.
The simple thing is, Antutu 3D is running at a native resolution.. It always has. I remember low res devices with Adreno 205 dominating the graphics scores for quite a while, besting the Adreno 220 flagships easily

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 13:00

37. chebner (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Exactly, extra processing is required to fill the extra pixels, which provide no visible benefit. I think you're hypothesizing that if AnTuTu increased the native resolution to QHD less processing (scaling) would be required and it would score. I agree it probably woulld.

But the point still remains. No matter how those pixels are filled, whether scaled or in the native signal, they will provide no additional visual benefit, unless you are viewing from less than 6 inches.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:47 12

4. ThePython (Posts: 391; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I'll repeat myself: QHD is a waste of battery and processing power.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:58 2

16. tenho1982 (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Thank you, but everyone knows that!
Please also note batteries are getting better, new Samsung RAM consumes less power, screens with new technology consume less power, CPUs and software are more power-intelligent, and not everybody buys a cell phone just because of a good battery.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 07:34 1

28. ThePython (Posts: 391; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Everyone knows that? Then please, explain me why people still act like it's the only way to go now?

And not everybody buys a cell phone just because of a good battery. Good luck with your 3-hour lasting phone, then.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 08:59 1

29. tenho1982 (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


1. Read my previous post
2. Don't exaggerate. If your smartphone battery lasts 3 hours it's because of the way you use it, not because of the phone lol

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 10:18

31. ThePython (Posts: 391; Member since: 08 May 2013)


1. Read: LG G3
2. Partly.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:54 3

6. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


This is to be expected, especially with the 2k screen. Not to mention the 805 is not that much of an upgrade over the 801. Now if this was with the 808/810 that would be something of a worry. Then again who puts stock in benchmarks anymore when these phones get 35k+ and still lag?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:57 12

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Please do share how all these phones "lag" because I have yet to see my M8 or S5 lag.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 03:29 3

26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The difference is you are an actual user, while ck isn't.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 20:57 1

8. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Time has come for manufacturers to focus on increasing battery life, providing bloat free ui & including apps that enrich the user experience & also extend device functionality.

QHD is unwarranted on a 5 to 6+ inch screen phone. All the reviews have thus far stated that the difference over FHD is noticeable only when held extremely close to the eyes.

I am sure that 99.99% of people will not rub their noses on their phone screen while using it.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 21:59

10. nazyr1803 (Posts: 81; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Ram eater!! Thats samsung.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:12 2

11. alaw.14 (Posts: 173; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Sd805 with a 2k screen performs the same as a sd800/801 with a 1080p screen. If the gs5 lte-a had a 1080p screen you could easily get over 40,000+ on antutu.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:14 2

12. galanoth (Posts: 341; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


It's crazy how 37k on Antutu is disappointing.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 22:34 1

13. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


To Galanoth.. 37k on antutu is great. BUT when you take into account that my 9 month old note 3 scores 35k & sports a gpu that is 40% slower & also a cpu that is a generation older, the score does not reflect it.

I know that antutu is a pretty scalable benchmark for testing theoretical performance improvement with advancing hardware. The 2k score increase does not reflect the substantially better hardware.

The only culprit has to be the 2k resolution. Even the g3, while providing stellar battery life, actually lags behind the similarly specced z2 & gs5 in benchmarks.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:05 1

18. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Same generation CPU. The only differences between the Qualcomm S4, S800, and S805 are minor. They are all 28nm Krait. Qualcomm has sat on their asses because their "new" processors are tweaked 2012 CPUs.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 00:06

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You know how much blazingly faster the Z ultra felt than Xperia Z, whereas I notice little to no difference between iPhone 5 and 5s, Infact 5s stuttered twice despite "desktop class 64bit" processor....Geez.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 01:23 3

24. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


How does it feel to be so clueless? This has nothing to do with the A7, this is about Qualcomm sticking with the same Krait core for 2 years.

Since you opened that can of worms, though, if you haven't gotten it from better engineers than you or me (I have a feeling only one of us has to worry about that job title), then you are never going to get it. The iPhone could use that SoC for two years and still have the most innovative silicon in mobile. Any stuttering there might be is a miscalculation on the total RAM included, because even TouchWiz couldn't push the A7 to its limit. That's cool, though, you enjoy your thermally hobbled Qualcomm junk. That benchmark? That was before the SoC had been pushed hard. You should see the scores after it has been pushed a few minutes. Mobile gaming? Good luck with that.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:06

19. MANGUELPR (Posts: 31; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


LG G3 anything else will be wasted of money and even more if cames from Shamesung which the only thing that had accomplished sinse 80s are being trashy phones.

LG innovating sinse 1960.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 00:15 1

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


*since
and i cant believe pathetic LG fanboys still exist after GS5 destroyed the G3. And that LG is wannabe of "Shamesung". SO STFU.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 10:24 1

32. MANGUELPR (Posts: 31; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


You know what, you're right about my (TYPO) other than that can you explain me please how and when the S5 destroyed the G3?

LG is the only manufacturer that right now is able to produce the display to any corner of the world in FACT is the only one doing it, the S5 of course made better in the score cause the S5 is smaller I mean the display is smaller because they still making big trashy bezels and if I’m not wrong that trash still using PENTILE with only 2 SUBPIXELS while RGB uses 3 and has more than 30% pixels side by side not to mention that the battery of the G3 gives more juice than any other phone with the same specs in the market.

So another question and please explain to me…. How can you can a Display (HD, FHD, QHD etc..) if they still lacking of pixels an the amount is so big that the PIXELS in the FHD-PENTILE displays are about the same as the PIXELS in a HD-RGB displays like the RRGB OLED display of my FLEX.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:18 1

20. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Of course benchmark scores would be slightly lower than the original S5 despite the stronger GPU and CPU. The resolution affects the performance, just like on the G3

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 23:55

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Qhd sucks.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 01:25 1

25. Anonn (Posts: 96; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


It comfortably surpassed every phone while using QHD.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 11:14

33. chebner (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yet at the same time it provided no additional noticeable visual benefit. With a 1080p screen it would have looked just as good and would have provided a much larger bump in performance as would have been expected moving from an SD 801 to an SD805.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 06:29

27. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


you guys knows what.... there is a benefit when manufacturer opt to use QHD screen... since it pack more resolutions and decrease the score... this force chip producer to speed up the development of better chips in order to support the screen hence being the leader in the processor race....

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 10:17

30. Itchi (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Well that score sucks. My tab pro 8.4 with a higher resolution and an older processor scores almost the same on Antutu..

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 12:39

35. Andrewtst (Posts: 379; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


It is indeed good. This is QHD resolution not FHD.

posted on 23 Jun 2014, 11:28

38. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Change the OS and it will fly. Handroid is the major drawback of 70% of the new phones. Inefficient and always resource hungry. If you put iOS or WP on this hardware it will just fly.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:35

39. shaun43uk (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


I just unboxed my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Cat 6) G901F downloaded Antutu and my first score out of the box was 49299 its running Android 4.4.4

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