Samsung Galaxy S 4 scores twice the iPhone 5 at benchmarks, beats all other Androids, too

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.

What is also interesting is that the Galaxy S 4 is almost twice as fast as the 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.

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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. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

what about octa-core version? i think US version will perform better in benchmarks.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

its Octa core ...but its 4+4 config so only the A15's work , so technically its still Quad Core

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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 !!!!!

13. wendygarett unregistered

If nvidia is honestly enough call their 4+1 chip is quad core instead of penta, why can't the exynos?

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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 :)

53. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

They can use it as a marketing term thats why they call it octa core !

82. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

They won't make it 4 + 4 cause big.little is a market ploy to make people think phones are octacore.

39. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

So 'TECHNICALLY' My Prada which is using a OMAP 4430 is Quad Core(2 A9+2 M3) hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrraaaaayyyyyyy!!!

56. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Yes, but you shouldn't be proud of your benchmark results.

63. thelegend6657 unregistered

My variant of the galaxy s2 also uses the omap 4430 . Making it a quad core too ! Who needs an GS3 ? Ugly as hell . Cheaper GS2 i9100G with Ti omap 4430 'quad core ' FTW !

96. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

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.

10. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

its not.... octo core is exynos

35. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

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 ;)

83. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Undoubtly the gpu in the exynos 5 variant will destroy adreno 320. The Cpu will be better to.

66. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

But Exynos Processors have always been out performing Qualcom processors...

90. SleepingOz unregistered

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.

92. cheetah2k

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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.

2. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

great...S4 the beast...

26. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Yes good performance


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

Poor iphone :D


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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)!!!

36. harshithh

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

phone arena idiots forgot to mention xperia z which should be at thrid place with score of 2173!!!clearly biased

54. ravearamashi

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Xperia Z? What phone is that? Is it waterproof? :P

61. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Actually he uses the phone underwater...

98. virak

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

So you live underwater?

62. Rishin17

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

68. SleepingOz unregistered

Go whine elsewhere, would you?! And no, the XZ will only be at the fourth place.. According to PA, the Optimus G Pro is second after the GSIV with 2878 points. =]

3. edgabimbam unregistered

hmmm this benchmark test is useless, ofcourse with high-end hardware it will be the best, but what about browsermark, sunspider tests? ^^

15. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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.

21. edgabimbam unregistered

If you want high benchmark scores related to hardware then sorry it is total bulls**t, i prefer software optimization, faster, smoother user expierence ;)

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