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

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:23

Uh, oh, we have a new king of the benchmarking hill, and it is 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 the exact differences with the 2.3 GHz MSM8974-AB that is in the US variant of the One M8, you can read our dedicated article on the matter...

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:26 30

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:37 27

4. ianbbaa (Posts: 332; Member since: 20 Mar 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...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:09 9

27. sgodsell (Posts: 4736; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:36 15

34. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:14 3

48. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 14:04 1

52. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 10:50 2

42. jellmoo (Posts: 1973; Member since: 31 Oct 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...)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 14:28 2

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

The One M8 uses DDR3.


posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:12 8

29. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:51 4

36. robert26101 (Posts: 107; Member since: 21 Mar 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:40 8

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:48 3

14. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Because they lost on benchmarks ?!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:57 2

20. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:25 9

32. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Yes they do !


...and as far as I know only Samsung has rectified their mistake unlike other OEMs.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 12:15 1

49. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:55

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.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 08:28

63. jb.telecom2014 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Mar 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....

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:28 3

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:40 17

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:57 4

21. SamsungELITE (unregistered)

haha you're right!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:46 4

13. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:22 2

47. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:34

3. gabriel2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Sep 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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:37 3

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:42 17

11. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:50 5

16. papss (unregistered)

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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:07 13

25. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


posted on 27 Mar 2014, 11:09 5

46. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

HTC has been cheating since day one, still doing it:

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:38 1

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 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

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:39

7. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

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

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