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Fast and frugal: Galaxy S4 LTE-A with Snapdragon 800 keeps up with the best in battery benchmarks

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Fast and frugal: Galaxy S4 LTE-A with Snapdragon 800 keeps up with the best in battery benchmarks
Not that we've been worried about Qualcomm's ability to make fast and frugal chipsets, but it's when you get an objective measurement of the new Snapdragon 800 that you can observe its real-life power consumption potential.

That's exactly what was done with the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A out for sale in Korea, which bares a quad-core Snapdragon 800, clocked at the whopping 2.3 GHz. This phone takes advantage of the world's first commercially available LTE-Advanced network, whose tests double the download speeds of the existing LTE network on SK Telecom in Korea.

The test results below were taken with screen brightness set at one and the same level to even the playing field, and also one more time at full brightness. The S4 LTE-A was put up against various current devices, including an Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S4. As you can see below, despite its record-breaking benchmark scores, Snapdragon 800 is as frugal as the best of them in browsing, video playback and synthetic battery tests scenarios, so you can sleep tight regarding the Xperia Z Ultra, Optimus G2 and the rest of the gang of 800s coming our way.


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