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Samsung SM-G900F, a Galaxy S5 candidate, takes a spin through Browsermark, leaving a lot to the imagination

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Samsung SM-G900F, a Galaxy S5 candidate, takes a spin through Browsermark, leaving a lot to the imagination
It's that time of the year for Samsung, as pretty much everyone and their dog start fixating their attention on the South Korean giant, in hopes of catching an early glimpse of what the new Galaxy S5 flagship will bring to the table. Unfortunately, this also means that everyone is doing an awful lot of guessing, but that's just how the game is played these days.

A new device, dubbed SM-G900F, has been brought to our attention by Rightware, the company behind benchmarking suites, such as Browsermark and Basemark X. As you've already gleaned, we have some reason to believe this to be a Galaxy S5 candidate, as another device, SM-G900S, was also spotted recently, touting a resolution of 2560x1440, just as we'd expect from Sammy's new offering.

Going back to the SM-G900F, the unit was caught taking a spin through Browsermark and has actually performed admirably, ending up in the global top 3. Details are pretty scarce, so the entry does leave a lot to the imagination, though Rightware has pointed out that the SM-G900F ran version 28 of Chrome for mobile, instead of the newer Chrome 31. According to the creators of the benchmark, had the unidentified ran the newest version of the Google browser, it might have actually bested the current king of the hill – the Apple iPhone 5s. 

Samsung SM-G900F, a Galaxy S5 candidate, takes a spin through Browsermark, leaving a lot to the imagination

Unfortunately, there appears to be virtually nothing else we can extrapolate from the pass. Having said that, we do have to note that our list of Galaxy S5 candidates is growing, and we'll be keeping a close watch as we move into the new year.

source: Browsermark

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posted on 09 Dec 2013, 06:39 1

1. hipnotika (Posts: 177; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


hahaha s5 slower than ip5 s :)))))) its not released :D poor sammyyy

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 07:00 12

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5278; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If this is the GS5, you are seeing one of the early development units. To score this close to the iP5S the first time out of the lab is pretty impressive. iP design team just wet themselves.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 07:13 5

4. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


whats the point? iphone lacks a lot of useful features that even featurephones have. benchmark does not count for me anymore.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 12:37 1

7. CreeDiddy (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Ask yourself where does much of your productivity come from. If you say apps then why do you think Apple is lacking in features?

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 16:53 1

13. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


oh I didnt theres an app for usb on the go :)

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 20:08 1

16. taikucing (unregistered)


transfer to other iphone via WiFi?
copy files to/from PC easily?
widgets?

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 15:23 4

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 818; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


First of all, if you read the article (which you really didn't, you just looked at the picture and decided to make a comment) you would've read this:

"According to the creators of the benchmark, had the unidentified ran the newest version of the Google browser, it might have actually bested the current king of the hill – the Apple iPhone 5s."

Secondly, this is not so much testing the actual performance of the device as it is testing how well mobile browsers are optimized and used. The hardware of the device does play a role, but not as big of a role as the actual application itself. Safari has been a very well-optimized mobile browser and it continues to be that way.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 17:00

14. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


theres no device like iphone in optimization. simply iphone (the original) puts most high end devices to shame. but ios is not on par with other oses. its locked down and limited. it lacks so many features which are not found in other devices. you see iam not willing to instal an app for every featurw that is missing. i like them to be built in and native

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 17:04

15. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


...which are found on...
my bad

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 07:07 3

3. wando77 (Posts: 253; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Does resolution effect this test? If so the fact that the gs5 is supposedly twice the resolution of the ip5 and is already close to it with an early version of the phone running an old version of chrome software is very very impressive

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 07:15 5

5. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


do the math bro. 2k is way more than two times the 960x640 resolution

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 12:54 1

10. wando77 (Posts: 253; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


You get the point though

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 11:30

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


iPhone 5S is a beast (they should work on the battery life) of course I will expect the Galaxy S5 to be faster by the release date since it's being released in 2014 (not that it really matters because all of those devices are already lightning quick, but better specs, smoother experience).

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 12:39 1

8. CreeDiddy (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


For the iPhone 5S to have a 1500mah battery and still able to get 5-6 hours of constant use is pretty darn good. Standby by time gives you more than 48 hours. Once the phone increases in volume size you will notice a battery about the size of 2300-2500mah.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 12:46

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I agree, for a small battery it packs a nice punch. It would sell even more if they were to increase the battery size to make it last longer like the droid maxx. I am a bit of a heavy user I guess I'm all in for extending battery life.

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 14:43

11. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Galaxy F Premium, doesn't seem like the Galaxy S5, the clue is in the code name. Why are folks on the blogs discounting the F premium line and assuming the S5/Note series for every high end model, Samsung did specify a third high end line.

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