Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, head and shoulders above Snapdragon competition

Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, head and shoulders above Snapdragon competition
By now you probably already know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in two versions. 

The first one will ship in the United States and most of the Western world equipped with a Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip. There is also another one for most of Asia and the rest of the world featuring Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa chip.

SamMobile has now done the inside digging to find out that right now there are 3 Galaxy S4 models:

  • GT-I9500 – Exynos 5 Octa 1.6 GHz without LTE
  • GT-I9505 – Snapdragon 600 1.9 GHz with LTE
  • SHV-E300S – Exynos 5 Octa 1.8 GHz with LTE

What is particularly interesting though is that for the first time we are getting to see the Exynos 5 Octa-based Galaxy S4 benchmarked and the results are much higher than what the Snapdragon 600 S4 yields.

A GT-I9500 Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 Octa scores 28 018 points on popular synthetic benchmark AnTuTu, while Snapdragon 600 GT-I9505 model gets varying results but definitely lower in the vicinity of 23 to 25 000.

What’s even more exciting is that the Korean version should be the first phone to score over 30 000 points and become the world’s most powerful smartphone. This of course won't make much of a difference in daily use for most users, but Korean nerds will definitely have the most to brag about.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And there you have it...Samsung does it again

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Looks like the Note III will be a must-buy in the U.S. (only way to get the Exynos octacore love).

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It does........but honestly I am more interested in the battery life tests rather than benchmarks with the new Exynos processor

47. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Well with it's other smaller core, you should experience fine battery life.

16. SleepingOz unregistered

Well, no surprise here. It's an Exynos after all. =D

19. KParks23

Posts: 739; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

And samsung fails again! Garbage!

68. blingblingthing

Posts: 982; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

You went full retard, man............. Never go full retard.

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great, but don't get that high that phone will burn.......!!!

74. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

You do know that the Galaxy S3 that supposedly burned was just an insurance scam right?

77. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

His Lumia 920 is as useful before and after burning... Hence he complaind

83. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i have N8 men.....lol u got wrong answer....!!!

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That shv-e300s galaxy s4 would be a treat from Samsung to their fellow koreans. But why can't Sammy just make that available in some markets as well?

6. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Samsung always does something special for Korea. Always! Look at their S2 variant, the SHV-120L (I have it) which use a Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor that is not too good, but this phone have a better screen resolution (higher ppi's) and bigger screen than the S2 (I9100) Samsung always does something special for Korea

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They also make different versions like galaxy s hoppin(the only galaxy smartphone that I've known so far that uses metal and not cheap plastic)s2 lte,s2 hd lte and galaxy s3(3g and 4g versions). If Samsung wants to make better sales,they shouldn't make those phones exclusive to Korea but also to the consumers around the world

61. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Tiara how is metal better? Take a metal soda can and a plastic soda bottle and see which is easier to break. Cons of metal: scratching, dents, cold to touch, interferes with WiFi signal, makes it harder to use a removable battery, it weighs more and it will make the device run hotter (metal

59. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Yup the Galaxy s3 in Korea had an exynos 4 quad core + 2gbs of ram the international only had 1gb of ram.

9. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

suppy issues.. they can't produce enough exynos octa cpu's unfortunately

17. SleepingOz unregistered

not yet at least..

23. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Qualcomm S600 only = 20$. Exynos 5410 = 30$.

63. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Don't forget the exynos 5410 isn't an all in one chip, tbh the cost of the qualcomm (CPU ONLY) is probably around $10. Which the s4 (international) isn't an all in one and has a superior radio, dac (wolfson top of the line) and it also gets better cpu performance, gpu performance and better battery life.

44. procol

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Samsung has to compete with LG and Pantech in specs in its home country. Unlike in overseas, LG and Pantech have somewhat stronger sales supported by effective marketing. Just slight edge in specs over those rivals' phones would not be good enough. That would be why Samsung sets higher specs with its products for the 'home' market, I guess.

58. warren24

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

we need to think from theur point of view... Koreans (like me) hate it cuz it seems like theyre testing new stuff out on korea. what ever problem the exynos will create, Koreans will have to deal with it, unlike the snapdragon which has proven to be stable.

76. KR_Maintanker

Posts: 5; Member since: May 02, 2012

It's because in their home country South Korea, Sammy can make decisions of phones specification, but in other areas, local carriers make decisions of spec. Sammy do not insist their opinion and receive carrier's demand. That's the problem.

3. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Just read this a minute ago on the sammobile website. Yes, Samsung International above the competition again.now let's see what the HRC One owners have to say. Haters gonna Hate


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Cant wait to get my hands on this and feel the pure power of 4xA15 Cpu™ Root is already available! AOKP OR RESSURECTION OR CM10 ROMS WITH KERNELS I've heard and read that the A15 CPU can be over-clocked to upto 2.3GHZ, and PVR GPU can be over-clocked to700MHZ should be on par with PVR554 ™ Antutu 30000, after rooting this should be scoring 35000

11. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

PVR 554 is almost exactly the same as 553 in performance :)

53. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Err what? There is no 553, i think you meant 543? The 543 is not as fast as an 554 as the 554 has a much bigger die area which is more appropriate for a tablet rather than a smartphone.

21. SleepingOz unregistered

It'll be a pity if you put AOSP ROMs on it. You will lose tons of features that make the GSIV, the GSIV! Wait for Omega, Monxdified and other TW frameworks based ROMs.

43. matej_000

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Not if it is FoxHound;)

45. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

TROLL, did you forget to log out of your other 10 alias accounts here on PhoneArena? We all know that you're a paid shill, and that Samsung recruited you on the cheap. However, don't worry, because you're still my favorite chew toy ;o)

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