Exynos Octa-based Samsung Galaxy S4 smokes the competition in AnTuTu's bi-annual performance report

Exynos Octa-based Samsung Galaxy S4 smokes the competition in AnTuTu's bi-annual performance report
If you find yourself at all interested in the smartphone industry, chances are you've heard of the AnTuTu mobile benchmarking software. The company that goes by the same name has managed to etch itself a spot as an authority on performance, boasting downloads in the double digit millions. Of course, a diverse audience of this size allows for a pretty statistically-significant database to be analyzed, and the folks behind the app have done exactly that.

Examining the January 1 to June 30 period, AnTuTu has compiled a hall of fame of sorts, plotting the top 20 best performers globally. As you gleaned from the title, the gold goes to Samsung's Galaxy S4 running the Exynos 5410 SoC. Taking advantage of ARM's big.LITTLE platform, the custom silicon packs four lesser 1.2GHz Cortex A7 cores taking care of the more menial chores, whilst the other four 1.8GHz Cortex A15 cores handle the heavy work. While battery life is supposed to benefit from the aforementioned arrangement, a common critique of the Exynos 5410 has been the lack of 'true' octa-core capabilities, meaning having all eight cores pulling together, at once. Of course, such accusations would've been better received had the device not smashed the competition.

Speaking of competition, the runner-up certainly isn't one – the second spot is again occupied by the Galaxy S4, but this time it's the quad-core Snapdragon 600 version. Some of you may find themselves surprised, seeing as the third spot goes to the Xiaomi MI 2S, a new powerhouse out of China that is going places. And if this isn't indicative enough of the progress that Chinese manufacturers have made, 8 smartphones out of the 20 on the chart hail from the most populous nation.

Four other graphs have been compiled by AnTuTu Labs, showcasing the top 20 most popular devices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, respectively. For the full disclosure, head right for the gallery.

A disclaimer of sorts is probably well in order: keep in mind that these synthetic tests are not a hundred percent indicative of real world performance, which, in the end, is what truly matters.


source: AnTuTu Labs

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Mi-2S
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39 Comments

1. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Waiting for Z Ultra.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

still can't beat Z Ultra......waiting for Sony Honami how this phone gonna run.

17. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

29732 AnTuTu

37. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Z Ultra around 33,000 i saw it on YouTube check it out.

39. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Why? It is almost a tablet so it is allowed to have a higher TDP, and antutu is a poor benchmark. The only benchmark that shows kind of normal numbers is geekbench.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Result of all that cheating GPU tweaking from Samsung in the S4.

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not cheating but programed to reach 533MHZ when playing games cause it needs lot of power to push highend 3D games, and normally clocked lower for normal tasking. So point invalid™ Try harder Trolling next time!

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What samsung did is like turbo boost, not cheating just squeezing more performance out of a chip.

15. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It's only programmed to run @533 in benchmarks using a whitelist. It doesn't run games at 533. You fail at trolling trollbro.

18. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

You too

23. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

a troll yelling troll... but no wonder, its coming from shamesungfanboy, cheater and king of copy

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung, you cheated again didnt you.

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No they didn't. What would you no about Cpu, Socs....! Berzerk00 TylerGrant Remixfa ™

11. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

boosted busted!

4. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Wow, never thought I'd find all these companies in the list. Chinese phone manufacturers are certainly getting better...

5. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So, how much of extra boost is there, like what they did in the past?

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

isheep find something to whine about samsung and its benchmark issues when its just a processor designed to go faster when needed god isheep first you whine about plastic which is still better then the iphone and now you whine about benchmarks which dont matter in the real world

9. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Wow. The XZ is popular in Taiwan. The Z Ultra's S800 will definitely put the S4 score lower someday also beating the other unreleased S800 devices.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lol. In taiwan, galaxy note 2 is the weakest phone, are they serious?

13. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Actually no, they're not. The Japan/Taiwan charts got mixed up, The Note 2 is №10 in Japan. Cheers for bringing it up :)

38. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Note 2 it's even NO 10 in Europe even though lumia 920 and Xperia V outsell Note 2 in some European countries?!

16. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Japan chart is weird. Last time I heard Xperia A (aka Xperia ZR outside Japan) outsell Galaxy S4 by 2:1 but that device not even in list yet S4 ranked 7th

19. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Screw AnTuTu. It doesn't match real-world experience. It claims my Sense 3 phone is comparable to a GNex running Jellybean just because the Snapdragon S3 is better at integer calculations. Not even close.

20. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

What if Samsung manupilated the scores again ?

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

No surprises here :) the Octa is a beast at just 1.6GHz, thoroughly enjoying mine :D Scary part is that it has loads more to give, it can run at 1.8GHz just fine just like the S.Korean variant.

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

How's Gauteng?

28. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Awesome as always, tons of traffic as usual.

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You can overclock it to max 2.3Ghz. Have you tried that? You need Siyah Kernels® And Roms. ™

22. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

No surprises here :) the Octa is a beast at just 1.6GHz, thoroughly enjoying mine :D Scary part is that it has loads more to give, it can run at 1.8GHz just fine just like the S.Korean variant.

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Try it at 2.3Ghz ®

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