Samsung launched the most awaited smartphone of the yearat a press event in New York City’s historic landmark Radio City Music Hall. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is the firm’s new flagship smartphone for 2013 and comes in two different processor options depending on the region. One of those is Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9GHz, the same as found in the HTC One, but with a higher frequency. Let’s see how the Samsung Galaxy S4 compares to other popular smartphones.
Primate Labs, the developer of the Geekbench Benchmark has posted the benchmark scores of the Samsung Galaxy S4 equipped with a Qualcomm S600 chipset. If you’re not familiar with Geekbench 2, higher scores are better.
The benchmarks confirm that something we already knew. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is very fast. To compare it with the power of Intel processors Qualcomm S600 in the Samsung Galaxy S4 have as much power as Intel Core 2 Processor Duo processors released in 2008 and 2009!
Even though it’s a difference of just 200MHz than the HTC One, it is faster than its HTC rival. The new Qualcomm S600 chipset also is much faster than the older Qualcomm S 4 Pro found in the Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and Sony Xperia Z. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is twice as fast the Apple’s iPhone 5.
Take a look at these results:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz): 3,163
- HTC One (Qualcom quad-core Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz): 2,687
- LG Nexus 4 (Qualcomm quad-core APQ8064 1.5GHz): 2,040
- Samsung Galaxy S3 (Samsung quad-core Exynos 4412 1.4GHz): 1,717
- Apple iPhone 5 (Apple dual-core A6 1.3GHz): 1,596
- BlackBerry Z10 (Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 1.5GHz): 1,480
It is interesting to see how much progress is being made with each generation of smartphone chipsets in terms of power over the years. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is twice as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S3. Given that the Samsung Galaxy S 3 is less than a year old, that’s a remarkable achievement.
Phone listed in order of release dates, (higher is better).
Apple iPhone 3GS – 272
HTC Nexus One – 477
Apple iPhone 4 – 368
Samsung Nexus S – 364
Samsung Galaxy S II – 998
Apple iPhone 4S – 622
Samsung Galaxy Nexus – 997
HTC One X (Tegra 3) – 1431
Samsung Galaxy S III (Exynos 4412) – 1717
Apple iPhone 5 – 1596
LG Nexus 4 – 2040
HTC One – 2687
Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Qualcomm) – 3163
Benchmarks from gsmarena review
The majority of Samsung Galaxy S4 units (plus flagships from other companies) use the newest Snapdragon™ 600 processor. This means we can expect similar benchmark scores, with a slight advantage for the Galaxy S4 due to the higher clock speed.
Snapdragon 600 processors include:
- Quad-core 1.9Ghz Krait CPU for fast, efficient asynchronous processing
- LTE Cat 3 network support
- 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Hexagon™ QDSP6 for ultra-low power audio playback and video enhancements
- Speed enhanced Adreno™ 320 GPU for high-end 3D graphics and compute processing
- 1080p HD video capture and playback
- HD multichannel sound with DTS-HD™ and Dolby® Digital Plus™ audio
- OpenGL ES 3.0 conformant
It appears Samsung has done it again. It’s clear that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the fastest smartphone available when it is released in April.