Samsung Galaxy S 4 scores twice the iPhone 5 at benchmarks, beats all other Androids, too
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 19, 2013, 3:47 AM
Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmarking tool that allows you to compare the chipsets of computer gear across the operating system spectrum, and the first results from the Samsung Galaxy S 4 are in.
Needless to say, since the S 4 for US carriers is running the latest generation Snapdragon chip, clocked at the respectable 1.9 GHz, it beat all the current flagships by a large margin, save for the HTC One, which has the same chipset, but clocked slightly lower at 1.7 GHz.
iPhone 5, which has cores clocked much lower, though, at 1.3 GHz. We ran the same test on our office Optimus G Pro, which has an S600 chipset, too, running at 1.7 GHz, and got a 2878 points result.What is also interesting is that the Galaxy S 4 is almost twice as fast as the
- 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)
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what about octa-core version? i think US version will perform better in benchmarks.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:50 AM 20
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its Octa core ...but its 4+4 config so only the A15's work , so technically its still Quad Core
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:56 AM 37
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Octa Core is built to conserve battery not to triumph benchmarks (which hardly translates anything noticeable in day-to-day use) !! Also, 'TECHNICALLY' its Octa Core because it has 8 cores not Quad Core even though the maximum cores that can run at a time are only 4 !!!!!
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 4:01 AM 26
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Thats not the point. I was merely pointing out the fact that he misused the word 'technically' and mentioned 'only the A15's work' which is untrue. Morally, I do believe Samsung shouldn't have named it Octa core but Dual-Quad core or something of that sort :)
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 4:31 AM 14
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It's not built only to conserve battery. Is for the best of both worlds. And it will do well in benchmarks cause the new a15's are no joke. And they will beat the snap600 the only other chip that's using a15 architecture is TTegra4 which isn't even in a device yet. The coupled a7's are for power consumption. Do for homework before spewing your ignorance.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 6:47 PM 0
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no its not octa core. its quad core snapdragon 600. and it has adreno320 gpu. i think with power vr gpu & exynos cpu it ll perform much performance. because power vr is more powerfull than adreno 320 ;)
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 5:22 AM 0
No it's an octocore! Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) This is the other actual implemented function mode of a big.LITTLE CPU. In this case, all 8 cores can be used simultaneously by the system. This is a vastly more complex working mechanism, and its implementation is also an order of magnitude more sophisticated. It requires the kernel scheduler to actually be aware of the differentiation of between the A7 and A15 cores. Currently, the Linux kernel is not capable of doing this and treats all CPUs as equals. This is a problem since we do not want to use the A15 cores when a task can simply me processed on an A7 core with a much lower power cost. The Linaro working-group already finished the first implementation of the HMP design as a series of patches to be applied against the Linux 3.8 kernel. What they did is to make the scheduler smart enough to be able to track the load of single process entities, and with that information to schedule the threads smartly on either the A7 cores or the A15 cores. This achieves much lower latency in terms of switching workloads, or better said, switching the environments (CPUs) to the respective work-loads, and exposes the full processing capabilities of the silicon as all cores can be used at once. You can follow the advancements of this in the publications of the Linaro Connect summits that happen every few months. The code was only published in the middle of February this year for the first working implementation equivalent in power consumption to the IKS. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:59 PM 1
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Its not possible that the Snapdragon 600 will out perform the Exynos 5 at the same clock speed, as the Snapdragon 600 is still a hybrid A9/A15 CPU (aka Krait), where as the Eynos is a FULL A15 setup.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 5:02 PM 0
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great...S4 the beast...
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:50 AM 28
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Poor iphone :D
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 5:08 AM 29
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This whole benchmark test is a shAm, there's no way that our beloved, delicately encased in glass and held together by Gorilla Glue, iPhone 5 aka iPhone 4S (after being stretched 5mm) came in 5th place. iDemand a retest (but this time make sure to turn off Air Sync)!!!
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 11:37 AM 2
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phone arena idiots forgot to mention xperia z which should be at thrid place with score of 2173!!!clearly biased
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 5:24 AM 5
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Ohhh yeaa..its dat flagship waterproof phone which has a s4 pro Processor of yesteryear..a horrible 1080p screen(as compared to d htc one, butterfly or s4)..u need A protractor for measuring d angle whether ur looking at d screen At 90 degrees or not... a dull ui with greyish tones..cumbersome positioning of the speaker..which is very irritating as the sound gets muffled by ur hand or finger when u play games..and u gotta crank open the flap of d 3.5mm headphone jack with a crowbar. What a flagship smartphone! !!!! Phew
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 7:32 AM 13
hmmm this benchmark test is useless, ofcourse with high-end hardware it will be the best, but what about browsermark, sunspider tests? ^^
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:51 AM 5
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Sun spider is the most useless test ever, if you want to talk hardware. It is heavily software dependant. For example, my S3 scores 1900ms with Chrome, and 1170ms with Dolphin. Samsung Chromebook with Exynos 5 scores 900ms, while Nexus 10 with the same chip scored almost 2000ms (the lower the better of course) with the stock Android Chrome.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 4:21 AM 3
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