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

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:47

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...

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:50 20

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:56 37

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:01 26

7. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 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 !!!!!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:21 18

13. wendygarett (unregistered)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:31 14

19. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 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 :)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:26 4

53. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:40

82. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:33 6

39. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:43 8

56. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:55 3

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 !

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 18:47

96. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 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.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:13 3

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

its not.... octo core is exynos

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:22

35. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 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 ;)

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 13:41 1

83. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:10

66. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 15:59 1

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.


posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:02

92. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 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.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:50 28

2. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

great...S4 the beast...

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:57 15

26. zippolite28 (Posts: 107; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

Yes good performance

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:08 29

31. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Poor iphone :D

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 11:37 2

69. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 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)!!!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 05:24 5

36. harshithh (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 06:30 19

54. ravearamashi (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:24 9

61. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

Actually he uses the phone underwater...

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 10:44

98. virak (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

So you live underwater?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 07:32 13

62. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 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

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 10:30

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. =]

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 03:51 5

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? ^^

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:21 3

15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 04:44 1

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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