2.5 GHz One M8 beats the pants off Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2 in benchmarks

2.5 GHz One M8 beats the pants off Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2 in benchmarks
Uh, oh, we have a new king of the benchmarking hill, and it's the HTC One M8. No, not the 2.3 GHz US and European version, but the one for Asia. The Asian variation sports the most powerful member of the new Snapdragon 801 processor family. Qualcomm's MSM8974-AC chipset is clocked at 2.5 GHz, and if you want to know its exact differences with the 2.3 GHz MSM8974-AB in the US variant of the One M8, you can read our dedicated article on the matter.

We'll skip the boring theoretical part, and go straight to the scores from the most popular synthetic benchmarking apps for Android. The Asian HTC One M8 has been pitted against the Galaxy S5, which has the same 2.5 GHz chipset, and the Sony Xperia Z2 with its 2.3 GHz MSM8974-AB model. The new LG G Pro 2 phablet, and its previous-gen Snapdragon 800 processor, have also been included for a good measure. As you can see in the slideshow below, the 2.5 GHz One M8 model for Asia produced scores that are better than any other flagships in the spring crop, even beating the Galaxy S5 by a small margin. That makes it the most powerful Android phone so far, though you'd have to live in Asia, or do the importing routine, if you want to have it.

source: ePrice via G4Games



1. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

With Galaxy S5, Samsung will enter declining era. Samsung no more.

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

If or not Samsung fan, but honestly, what does that all new ONE m8 to offer...i dont care benchmarks....M8 is even worse when we saw its expectations to be skyhigh-end device...its just FLOP - even that bulls***t camera is flop like it was on the first ONE. Bulky 5" incher, crappy camera...high price...

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7417; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I find it funny that the new HTC one (m8) will beat the pants off the new Samsung S5. Especially since the new S5 is using faster DDR3 ram vs the new HTC one is still using older and slower DDR2 ram. I guess we will have to see when both are available to the public.

34. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

According to Anandtech's review of the HTC one m8, HTC still cheats in benchmarks as opposed to Samsung that stopped since KitKat came out.

48. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

so you're saying the s5 doesn't do that? yeah ok

52. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't understand this cheating thing. If you want to know the general performance, use the phone. If you want to see the peak theoretical performance, run a benchmark. This cheating thing is ridiculous. If the phone can run an app/benchmark that high, then that is fair. How is that cheating? They could theoretical program any app to run that powerful, after all a benchmark app is still an app.... Also who is to say Apple and Microsoft don't do this as well? The only way we know about this benchmark behavior is because Android is open enough for us to test these things. So why the media chooses to punish Android for being and open and champion Apple for being discreet is beyond me.

42. jellmoo

Posts: 2617; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Er... you realize that this is specifically the Asian iteration of the M8, right? The NA and European version is highly unlikely to best the S5 in terms of benchmarks. (Not that the benchmarks really mean anything, but I digress...)

54. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

29. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

How is it a flop? The battery lasts longer than the G2 (which has the fancy new battery setup), Its killing in benchmarks, which means performance is great, Sense 6 is VERY Sexy (i flashed it on my DNA yesterday.....its niiiiccceee) and uniform now...and actually pretty close to stock which is why i like it, and untill you hold one don't judge it (you may have, idk), i think it feels great in hand just like all of HTC's phones. I will say the camera is a disappointment, but that's about all i can say i'm sad on about this devices. So for people who don't care about having THE BEST pictures, its perfect

36. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Really you're just a hater. The reviews for the HTC one m8 are all good. The camera is the only thing that reviewers are giving a thumbs down.

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yeah you can wish that but its not going to happen.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Because they lost on benchmarks ?!

20. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

That should bring some balance to the force, for now. Is HTC checked for benchmark cheating codes though? I don't say that they cheat. Just asking.

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yes they do ! http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-numbers-always-lie-HTC-LG-and-Asus-all-found-to-boost-benchmark-scores_id47914 ...and as far as I know only Samsung has rectified their mistake unlike other OEMs.

49. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

does it matter? how does a benchmark score translte into acual performance?

18. SamsungELITE unregistered

benchmark can be cheated as what I have read somewhere in the internet, just look at the phone's feature and specs to offer not in the benchmarks mainly.

63. jb.telecom2014

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Well do you know the benchmark of note 3 octacore kitkat vesrion it shows 35798 ....and plz wait for retail unit of s5 .it will bang all the phones ...m8 is just piece of metal and bulky....

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Oh no. Brace for impact from the Samsung's fans~

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

More like brace for the handful of HTC fans coming to defend a dying company..↑

21. SamsungELITE unregistered

haha you're right!

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Samsung fanboys are no where close to Nokia and Sony fanboys in numbers.

47. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013


3. gabriel2

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

the last time the galaxy note 3 outperformed the lg g2 despite having i higher clocked cpu and a higher ram they started and investigation on the out come so how come the HTC One out performes the s5 with the same spec atleast samsung is not running in the spec war again this year

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Were are those commentators who said the m8 wasn't good in performance huh?Not so fast,is it?

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Samsung is reported to remove cheat code in benchmark, HTC hasn't.

16. papss unregistered

HTC was never reported to cheat bud.. That was LG and Ss

46. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

HTC has been cheating since day one, still doing it:http://anandtech.com/show/7893/the-htc-one-m8-review/6

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Btw, pa with your m8 review can you add the 2.5ghz variant? It can lead to confusion with some readers if they see the performance varying from one unit to another

7. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Bah, reading the title I expected much bigger difference...

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