Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)

Galaxy S5 vs HTC One (M8) vs Note 3 vs LG G2 benchmark comparison (video)
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) both sport a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 2 GB of RAM, so we decided to pit their processing chops against the Note 3, which has a Snapdragon 800, but houses 3 GB of RAM. In addition, we are throwing in last year's finest LG G2, and its offspring Google Nexus 5.

As you can see in the video below, when it comes to general benchmark tests, the results of the two Snapdragon 801-laden handsets are actually comparable with the Note 3. Granted, the Galaxy S5 outscores the rest of the quintet most of the time, but its difference with the One (M8) and Note 3 is not that large, and in the Vellamo browser test it even scored unimpressively.

When it comes to pure graphics prowess, however, the Adreno 330 GPU in Snapdragon 801 is clocked almost 30% higher than the same GPU in Snapdragon 800, with the respective gain in performance. In the T-Rex Offscreen test the One (M8) and Galaxy S5 outscored the Note 3 and the rest by a significant margin, precisely on account of the faster graphics chip. 

In the end, all handsets, with the exception of the Nexus 5, performed very well, and the Note 3 held its own against the S5 and One (M8) in the general benchmark tests. When it comes to graphics rendering, however, the new Snapdragon 801 will clearly give you an edge in heavy 3D gaming, if that's your thing.

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61 Comments

61. DLAROC

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I've had the Note 3, S5, and now I have the M8. All great phones but the Note 3 and the S5 have lag. And it's because of Touchwiz. The HTC M8 has 0 (Zero) lag. Sense 6.0 feels a lot like stock Android. I'm looking forward to the S5 Prime, which is rumored to have 3Gb of RAM. Hopefully Samsung doesn't add more crap to hog up that extra Gb. I love the M8 but I miss the amazing screen from the S5. The Prime is supposed to have an even better 2K screen.

60. dr_ge

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

It's interesting that HTC One M8 scored better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 in most benchmark tests, despite having a slightly lower CPUC clock speed -- 2.3 GHz vs. 2.5 GHz, respectively. This shows that HTC One M8 has better build quality than the Samsung Galaxy S5 not only on the outside but also on the inside -- better motherboard design etc.

46. baldilocks

Posts: 1563; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The stock Nexus 5 doesn't have all of the 'optimizations' to run synthetic benchmarks. When added, the Nexus 5 benchmarks just like the LG G2. Even so, the Nexus 5 is the smoothest Android phone out there.

55. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It really is a smooth running phone - just wish it was a big screen, like my Coolpad...

39. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

The HTC One M8 looks terrible with the buttons in the screen... it looses all the beauty of the M7... My next phone will never be an Iphone... xD

38. maxmppower unregistered

The Mate is sick, I still love my S4 but the next iterations will be something I can't ignore.

31. wilsong17 unregistered

lol look at the note 3 go and go sorry lg fan i guess lg need more software optimization but how about next time you also include a sony device.. cant wait for the note 4

28. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I'll replace my Note 3 with a Note 4. That is all.

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

on my m8 i got 24660 on quadrant and 36886 on antutu...im just wondering why PA got lower results on M8...well im not into Benchmarking anymore coz i prefer the real usage, until i read this article and decided to check the numbers of my m8.

18. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

thats not fair.. that G2 is still in jelly bean

13. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Something is bizarre. Look at the perform (in real world) of Nexus 5 and look at these results. Something is very wrong.

15. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Ignore benchmarks, it's less confusing that way.

47. baldilocks

Posts: 1563; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The Nexus 5 doesn't include a few lines of code that make it perform well on benchmark tests. In the real world, it outperforms everything else. PhoneArena needs to research before writing.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is why I'm thinking of waiting for the Note 4.

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

People still use benchmarks? Real life experience > numbers

8. Sauce unregistered

A lot of people started saying that once the 5s smoked all the phones out of the water lol.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And a lot of people who used to poopoo benchmarks before the 5s suddenly found them extremely important. LOL.

12. Sauce unregistered

Works both sides it seems. Although a portion of one side got caught cheating. LOL.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It wasn't limited to benchmarks. Suddenly pixel density didn't matter, market share became meaningless, number of apps turned into a non issue, display accuracy was rendered unimportant, specs (well, some specs like 64 bit) shot to the top of the list of must haves...

16. Sauce unregistered

You seem worked up. Relax bro. Whysoserious LOL

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

This thing was started by you... Now you suddenly turn away when some others nailed you..

35. Sauce unregistered

You must have not read it in the tone of voice I said it in. More like LOLOLOLUMADBRO?

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

excuses, and excuses always from you

52. Sauce unregistered

LOL!!

48. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

what do you expect fromm apple fanboys, they always lose and then divert the subject. just like Taco gemmini550 cmpunk gallittoking

32. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You got worked up from that? You must be the overly sensitive type. Very little of what I post on forums like this is in a worked up state of mind. I have real problems in the real world that I actually worry over, like a very sick daughter who refuses to get the help she needs. That I get worked up over.

34. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If your daughter is a minor and in your care, make her/take her to get the care she needs as you have a right to, regardless of what her opinion is. Now, if she is grown, then yes, you have a right to be as worked up as you want to be, especially if you have taught her better. I have two daughters, one grown and moved out and another that is still a minor that lives with us. The grown one has had me and my wife worked up over her not handling sickness properly on many occasions. Once, I was so worked up and having exhausted all I could say and do to my now grown child, I found myself quoting Ivan Drago by saying "If she dies....she dies" NOW THAT IS WORKED UP!!!!" She's grown and on her own now, we can't force her to do anything. Yes, real life and things more important than smartphones can get a person truly worked up. With all of that said, I hope that your daughter gets the help she needs and gets well soon.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

She is 22. When I say sick, I'm talking bulimia, not anything like cancer. She can't see what she's doing to herself. Believe me, if she were a minor she would be in a treatment center. I told her I'd rather she hated me for another 60-70 years for committing her somewhere like that than love me for 5 years and die. Thanks for the well wishes. I hope she gets better, but we recently had to tell her to move out because it was tearing the family apart, and she refused to follow any of the house rules. It was awful, but we have a 12 year old son and since she won't voluntarily get better, we don't want him exposed to the turmoil in the house anymore.

54. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is funny, because Sauce says he is a developer - I call B.S. on that....

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

you are posting nonsense and BS which what you say is never true

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