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Benchmark comparison: Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S III vs Note 2 vs Optimus G Pro vs Nexus 4 vs HTC One

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:37

What could be more exciting than a benchmark comparison starring six of the best smartphones in the world?! Well, a lot of things, probably... but NOT when one of these smartphones is the one and only Galaxy S4! It's not really a secret that the GS4 is an amazing performer when it comes to benchmarks, but hey, it never hurts to give some perspective to its scores by comparing it to more and more Android smartphones. That's exactly what we've done here, so behold – the Galaxy S4 torches those benchmarks alongside the GS III, Note 2, Optimus G Pro, Nexus 4, and its biggest rival, the HTC One...

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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:33 8

119. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Ever heard of sarcasm? Smh..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 20:05 2

150. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)

sarcasm radar turned off

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:49 1

89. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Really? All of them? Phone Arena made it seem pretty equal, with slight edge for the S4. Honestly "best" is extremely subjective, no matter who or how many people say.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:17 7

101. SleepingOz (unregistered)

"Phone Arena made it seem pretty equal, with slight edge for the S4"
"slight edge" still means having the upper hand.

GSMArena's in-depth comparison says it clearly.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:57 1

106. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Yeah, having the upper hand depending on what you value in a phone. I'm just trying to be objective. Yet, if I don't say the S4 IS THE BEST, I get shot down. I value heavier, unibody construction and loud speakers, so the One maybe a better choice for me. That doesn't mean either the One or the S4 are the best phone. I don't take others' opinions as fact, like most people do if a review favors their preferred handset.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 13:04

107. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Hmm, I read the conclusion of that article and it says while the S4 best the One is various departments, they can't call one an outright loser. And with the enhancements made to the One's camera software, I wouldn't give the S4 a huge advantage on camera. Idk how that article did anything to prove your point. If anything it proved mine about personal preference being ultimate.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:40 5

120. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Sure, it all depends on your needs since they both perform on nearly the same level. If you have read my comments before, I've never ever said that the HTC One is a bad/crappy/loser phone unlike some of the HTC fanboys who troll each and every Samsung articles(bojan, amiroo, chocolaking & co). It's just that the GSIV is a better phone overall and you can't deny that.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:37

166. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

even if the S4 is not the better phone, it's at least on par with the HTC One. that alone will keep Samsung head and shoulders above HTC when it comes to sales, among other things. I repeat, Samsung has marketed to the hilt for the past four years, and now they have an almost insurmountable lead in the android market. Hell, the S2 is getting the Jellybean update! how many HTC phones from that time frame are getting that??? ***drops the mike***

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:26 2

178. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Poor Mike, why would you drop him? LOL

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 13:24 1

177. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

You accuse others of being biased yet you made a huge list of things that are better on the SIV and only three things the One has on its favor? Do me a favor and go read Anandtech's review of the One, while you are totally right on some points other points are just nitpicking, better CPU/GPU marginal diference in day to day use, the One videos i have seen the device had clearly no lags or delay on the UI, and the S IV looks like it also has no lags or delays and they do use the same SOC on most markets in which the Galaxy has the advantage of the overclock which helps it a lot on benchmarks. All in all they are two beasts of phones and users will be quite happy with either of the devices, but this is down to personal preference more than anything as the hardware is almost identical performance wise.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:55

125. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

Yeah... For £600 Samsung Galaxy. I think HTC is better saving you £120. That's free top-up for whole year (10er each month).

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:23 1

136. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

nexus 4 holds up pretty well

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:53

169. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

fallen no-king

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:43 13

2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

No surprise though. GS4! [+]

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:29

137. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

my laptop is good......!!!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:45 33

4. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

Still getting the HTC One.... I hate plastic crap.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:20 8

40. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

I agree. GS4 may have had higher score in some cases. However, there are 2 benchmarks that were not performed here: Touch/Feel/Quality benchmark and Beauty/Style/Design benchmark, of which the HTC One is the clear winner.
(Yes I made those benchmarks up, and Yes I will be buying an HTC based on its aluminum design)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 10:28 14

48. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

oh,, why cant we include

drop test benchmark
dents benchmark
loose speaker wall benchmark
scratch benchmark
camera benchmark
sales benchmark
ifixit repairability benchmark
android OS software update benchmark
supplies benchmark
wonderful and super vibrant display benchmark (ill hand over 2 u the realistic display benchmark)
features and multitasking benchmark
sensors benchmark
battery life benchmark
battery replaceable benchmark
microSD benchmark

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:05 1

117. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

Everywhere you are trying very hard to defend your device...there are many things to consider except procrssing power..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:42 5

121. SleepingOz (unregistered)

The GSIV has got nearly all that "many things" as well. Camera, features, softwares, dev support, quick update and so on..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:33 5

127. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

first of all, i have an xperia before, now holding note2 and a nokiaPV,, but i must say that im more a samsung fan for what they did in s2, s3 and note devices, samsung did amazing pushing hardware and software limits to make android revolutionary.. thanks to them for making other manufacturers do the same to bring great devices so I DONT HATE THEM and THE OTHER COMPANY..

second> im defending S4 no for foolish reasons,, im just sick w/ those kind of people like you who doesnt know how to deal w/ reviews openmindedly and bashing the device that beats their competitor devices> STANDING W/ D FACTS is more of a reasonable means of defending one device than TROLLING, BASHING AND STATING DIFFERENT EXCUSES and LIES TO MAKE THEIR DEVICE come on top even not as the review is saying..

THIRD Did u read my comment, it is not just about PROCESSING POWER..

HTC One is a very beautiful and great device that gave me some headaches on what to get s4/one,, but based on reviews, as far as getting more things from ur money, S4 managed to beat them and stole my choice..

design>XZ ONE S4, s4 has d least appealing back panel, but when i see the front side, it appeals d most for me..

and for the MAIN EXCUSE of everyone> cheap plastic: no its not, polycarbonate is better than aluminum, and accdg to the early drop test, htc one has to be a flagship poorly built.. ip5 entire aluminum construction is stronger than One's..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:42

167. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

very good points. last time I checked, neither phone is released, correct? lets see how the tide changes when people start buying them and we get some real world use, not all of this "testing". samsung will still come out on top. I've got my ticket for this bandwagon!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:36 1

128. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

another, im TRYING HARD, yahh ur ryt its really hard to to read dumb comments which are more trying hard too defend WHAT IS WRONG

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:26 7

69. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Aluminum will actually do much worse in real life droppings, haven't you seen the HTC One's drop test?

You're going to put a case on it anyway, so why does it matter what the hell it's made of?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:49

91. amats69 (Posts: 1509; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

because our money that we pay for this phones deserves for some PREMIUM Device! not just all about software. they(phone manufacture) have to offer us premium hardware too!. isnt it good if the S4 got the best hardware and best sofware???..what do you think?..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:31 6

102. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

should we repeat ourselves again and again? aluminum is not premium!! polycarbonate is stronger than aluminum!,, get ur facts.. just see the drop test of htc one

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 12:31 6

103. SleepingOz (unregistered)

What are you talking about? Samsung actually offers the best HARDWARE available! Exynos 5 Octa, DDR3.. Build material and hardware are two different things! Also I'd take polycarbonate over aluminium any day! Have you seen the drop test of the HTC One yet? "Premium", isn't it?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:04 1

133. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

first Exynos 5 octa is not the best, and aluminium is feels and looks more premium than polycarbonate
there is a difference between the premium and durable

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:56 4

142. iushnt (Posts: 2195; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

So you buy your phone just to feel its premium..?? Other thing doesn't matter to you? .. The airview without s-pen is my best feature.. I really miss the hover function when visiting websites that require mouse hovering action.. Bigger screen in smaller body is great.. I don't know what extra can aluminum give you.. Don't you think aluminum looks cheaper after few months of use..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:26 1

146. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

when i want to buy a premium device, the device must have premium look and feel, with the best hardware.
Just like my casio and Patek Philippe
casio maybe have better feature and more durable but patek philippe is more premium.
That hovering things you like Sony xperia sola is the first and Sony Xperia ZL is the best phone to screen ratio.
Until this day i never have aluminium phone but my 1,5 years old STAINLESS STEEL nokia E6-00 is still looks more premium than my GALAXY S2

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