Samsung Galaxy S 4 benchmark tests (video)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 benchmark tests (video)
Two versions of the Galaxy S 4 are in the cards - one with 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, which will grace US carriers, and one with Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa internationally. Qualcomm integrates the LTE baseband radio in its Snapdragon SoCs directly and has tested the filters extensively with US carrier networks on its home turf, which explains to a great extent why Samsung went with the tried-and-true in the world's most visible mobile device market.

Snapdragon 600 has more power in it than Android and apps currently even need, given that phones with it consistently top 12 000 points on the Quadrant test, so no complaints. The larger mystery remains Exynos 5 Octa, which Samsung has clocked at 1.6 GHz in the S 4. It utilizes ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, and is built around four low-power Cortex-A7 cores for the mundane tasks like standby or UI navigation, and four Cortex-A15 ones for the heavy lifting, that's why it is labeled an octo-core chip, which is technically true, but in reality it will never power all eight cores at once, and max them out. With a quad-core PowerVR SGX544 GPU inside, the Exynos 5 Octa is blazing through graphics loads, too.

Take a look at how a preproduction version of the Galaxy S IV with the Snapdragon chip for US markets fares on some standard synthetic benchmarks in our hands-on tests below.

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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. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

For premium feel, get HTC One. For messy guy/gal, get Xperia Z. For the rest, Galaxy S4 will take "CARE" of all your needs. ;) One more thing, for idiot & rich fool, you can always buy iPhone 5 ;)

2. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Indeed. If you care just for looks and premiumness, HTC's your guy. Adventurer's the Xperia Z, and if you want a featuristic, big, fast phone, the s4's perfect for you.

9. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

You do know that the s4 is the smallest, thinnest, lightest out of the Three.

11. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Haha yes I do, but I'm also trying to avoid some hate. No worries to you, I prefer the s4 over the rest.

92. StevenFranklin

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

ahahah why so many dislikes on ur postwhen its true lol

48. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Can't help but LMFAO today how all the trolls from everywhere are happy about GS4. They bash GS4 only because it has a similar appearance to its predecessor. You guys don't care about other things and that proved how pathetic and narrow point of view you have. I will tell you the things you have to look in the future. 1. Screen We are not talking about normal LCD here It is Amoled! No mater you like it or not, I could just directly tell how they improved their Amoled screen this time. Not only it is full HD 441ppi, but also it has got rid of some drawbacks of Amoled and kept Amoled's strong points at the same time not to mention that they claimed that with the new screen, we can save 25% power. It is totally different to GS3 Amoled. Can't you see it? and this is a big change. 2. Camera It might be too early to tell the things about its camera, but based on some photos I saw, it takes much better pic quality. It also has a lot of new features and they are always welcomed to us. Ether useful or just for fun. why not? Dual camera is also useful idea when taking photos and recording videos. 3. Battery It has a 2600mhA battery and we all know the fact that sammy products always have better bettery life than the others. Not only has it more bettery capacity this time than others, but also Sammy keeps giving us tips about their efforts for power-saving perfomance with GS4; Octacore: Powerful and efficient at the same time Pholed: Better colors and 25% efficient than its prodecessor(How come it doesn't sound cool??) I strongly feel that GS4 has a fantastic battery life time for sure. 4. Octacore We don't have much idea about this at this stage but I am quite sure it has cool performance and power efficiency. 5. Design Yes. It is kinda letdown. But that's just because it is simillar to GS4. Of course it has a better build quility and design with narrower bezels and a thinner body even though it has a bigger screen than GS3 So finally, I didnt even mention specifically a lot of other features it came out with today(Air view, S drive, Smart pause, Smart scroll and also by tilting, Smart Gestures, Play Group, Home Sharing and more and more...) please guys. Please think deeply before you answer my question; How is GS4 that BAD??? huh? Please don't be so blinded by how stupidly the trolls react today and thumbs down without thinking We are not a child if you come here

65. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

And why don't you offer a design for the galaxy? it looks wonderful

74. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Octacore ain't happening on the U.S. edition GS IV. Rumor has it that Octacore smokes the S600. That is why IMO, the U.S. version of the GS IV is really a GS IIIS. I am waiting for the Note III, thank you.

80. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Since I'm a pround owner of the Note II, I'm waiting on the Note IV, with the hopes that the screen size will be under 6 inches.

85. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Who the hell cares

93. StevenFranklin

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

show me the rumor?

75. true1984

Posts: 866; Member since: May 23, 2012

i know it will be a great phone. the only reason i wont get it is because i dont like touchwiz myself, or the design. personal opinions aside, it looks like the iphone lost a few more customers

97. Minty

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

What! This post is insane brother... Touchwiz? Huh? What? How can you have a galaxy phone and not run a custom rom? Why would you use it under any other circumstance. Buy an Iphone bro. The hardware on this phone alone is reason enough to get it.

76. jawknee530

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Hey, can you link me to any stories on the screen being a Green PHOLED? I was hoping but I haven't seen any news coverage so far that's confirmed it. REally the thing I care about more than anything is how this new screen performs.

81. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

besides what you said, GS4 is the first one to have gorilla glass 3rd. buildin IR, barometer, thermometer etc. laymen won't know how to appreciate it.

82. gogowho

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

plus glove friendly touch screen.

56. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

& If you want a Exynos processor wait 4 the note 3. Tired of the international version of phones being better than what we get in the states. If Qualcomm can integrate 4G (&pretty much everything else) in their chips why not samsung. Ik the 600 is powerful, but with all the hype & bs I expected more. Guess I'll be getting the HTC One

95. chow_yun

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

@medicci37 - Granted HTC looks and fills better, but the non removable battery does limit the HTC one when you are installing custom roms. Don't get me wrong HTC One does look great, but HTC been known to get slower updates. If you are willing to wait for a more powerful chipset, wait for the snapdragon 800 series or Tegra 4. Those two chipset is going to benchmark faster than exynos 5 octa chipset because most apps does not even use more than 2 cpu cores and the operating frequency on the exynos 5 is just too low to compare. Just another thing i want to mention is that exynos chipset generally takes more power to run that is why Samsung went with two quad chipsets in a attempt to save power. One arm 7 based and one arm 15. So, in general daily use it will be slower because the system is using the out of date arm7 chipset.

7. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

If you want real innovations buy LUMIA 920

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nokia is innovation in itself but honestly I am not at all impressed by Windows Phone 8. Not only it is limited apps but their restricted and plain metro UI fails to impress me. Also, personally I also dont like the tiles thing and find it a bit too cluttered for my taste

31. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

What innovation? The camera? If so then I think nokia should quit making phones and start making point & shoot or better a DSLR grade camera.

44. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I like Lumia but hate the OS in it. If they come up with Ubuntu phones i'll buy one. Not mentioning Android coz i know ELOP hates pissing in the pant pockets (but loves s**tting in the undies) :) But i know as long as Nokia is getting M$ Charity Funds M$ will also not allow UBUNTU ...

89. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

hope they make a sailfish one

67. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL! Compared to the new android batch (GS4, xperia z and htc one) both the lumia 920 and the iphone just disappear.

78. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Nokia is being let down by Windows. Nokia has given everything , damn good touch screen, great build quality, stunning low light performance camera. Still I won't prefer it , because of WP8,for light usage tiles are ok. But when u install more apps, u can't keep every app pinned on homescreen and to find a app from a jungle of list.There is no dedicated notification center, that's a huge letdown. U can't just see the tiles for every minute or so for new notifications na.

15. s4Failed

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

"s4 will take care of all your needs" LMAO!!!

17. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Yes, it will. Thanks for pointing that out.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ur name suggests that you aren't even bothered understanding the post but the least you could do is explain us why you 'laughed your ass off' ?

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Well I have done a thorough research on S4 after the unpacked event as well as HTC One, besides build quality of HTC One there isn't any other area where S4 lacks (even though I was pissed with the design of S4). I have changed my mind and would definitely buy S4.

20. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Thank you! Seeing your comments everywhere else saying how you were disappointed, disappointed me. Thank you for actually doing research unlike most of the brainwashed retards that automatically assume the worst without even knowing the device.

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