Several flagship smartphones were launched at the beginning of 2013. All the major players brought their best work at the table and we have Samsung with the Galaxy S4, HTC with the One, Sony with its Xperia Z, Blackberry launched the Z10 and of course LG with its Optimus G Pro.
The good thing is that the customers have plenty to choose from. Many prefer a good-looking phone, others are searching for the budget-friendly devices, and some stay loyal to one particular brand whether that certain manufacturer comes with the best handset or not.
However, there are some Android users who want the most powerful smartphone on the market. The question is which one? That’s when the benchmarks come along showing us which device is the fastest.
The Galaxy S4 has been put to the test in a previous benchmark, managing to score more points that the HTC One, the Nexus 4, the iPhone 4, and naturally than its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. But that was just the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 GT-I9505 version of the Galaxy S4. The Exynos 5 model hasn’t been benchmarked yet, and although many said that having 4 extra cores it will be more powerful we didn’t see actual test results until now.
I say until know because we finally have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa thanks to the folks at Sam Mobile who have gotten their hands on the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and have put it to the test. The smartphones they have tested runs the latest firmware iteration.
So, the online publication have done several tests on the Exynos 5 Octa version of the Galaxy S4 which include Quadrant and AnTuTu. According to the benchmarks, the Galaxy S4 is the fastest smartphone there is and the results are outstanding. As we expected, the Samsung Galaxy S4 had no problem in obtaining better results that its competitors, and we’re talking about the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 bested its rivals and it scored 12726 in Quadrant and 27417 in AnTuTu. Still, the performance can be further improved considering that the smartphone is not available for purchase yet, and Samsung can give it a final tweak before it hits the store shelves.
You might be asking where does the Exynos 5 Octa Galaxy S4 stands compared with the Snapdragon 600 version. Well, well it’s not very far away. I already said that the Exynos 5 variant scored 27417 in the AnTuTu benchmark. The difference between the two models is not that big as the Snapdragon 600 version of the Galaxy S4 managed to score 25900. So, those of you who are frustrated that your country will get the Snapdragon powered variant of the Galaxy S4 can relax because it’s just a little slower than the Exynos 5 one.
If any more information about the matter will appear, we will provide you with all the details. Meanwhile, just wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to be launched, there is only a month left. Also, you can check out the screenshots of the benchmark tests below the article.
Anyway, what do you think about the results? Pretty impressive, huh?!