First Galaxy S4 benchmark for Exynos 5 Octa version (GT-I9500) available

March 27, 2013
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While we have already seen the first Galaxy S4 benchmarks for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 GT-I9505 version (see our own detailed results here,) we’re yet to spot the Exynos 5 Octa out in the wild and take it for a similar benchmark run.

But it looks like Sam Mobile has already gotten some serious hands-on time with the Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S5 (GT-I9500,) running the latest firmware version. In the process, the publication performed some benchmark tests on the device including the popular AnTuTu and Quadrant.

Sam Mobile says it was “BLOWN [sic] away from the results [they] got,” with the Galaxy S4 “crushing” other 2013 flagship devices from the competition, including the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z. Here are some screenshots:

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The GT-I9500 scored 27417 in AnTuTu and 12726 in Quadrant. In order to get a better idea of what that actually means, here’s our GT-I9505 AnTuTu benchmark results right alongside the performance of various other Android handsets in the same test:

Galaxy S4 Antutu benchmark

Naturally, we’re going to point out that neither Galaxy S4 version is available in stores, and things may get further tweaked before Samsung launches its Galaxy S4 flavors in late April. We’ll be back with more benchmarking results for both the Exynos 5 Octa and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 versions down the road.

Which Galaxy S4 model would you like to buy?

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000058143915 Jack Parker

    Scoring around the same as the HTC One then

    • MasterMuffin

      Slightly better with maybe not yet fully optimized processor! Sounds good to me, only thing that would make me want the 600 is that it gets stable ROMs faster!

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        Exactly. I would never get a Exynos device after the S2 and S3 source code episodes. Snapdragon ftw..

    • Mike Bastable

      Lol very true jack

    • EKfine

      i think that 25900 antutu belongs to gt-19505 not the exynos gt-i9500.

  • Filip Justin

    Anihilation, commencing!

    • whoknowswhereor

      I think this phone is freakin amazin. It’s got everything. Thermometer, Pedometer, Barometer lol And i think it looks awesome, one of the best looking phone, very sleek and minimalistic.

      • On a Clear Day

        It is sleek and give I always put a case on a phone – and cover up the case with armor practically it never sees the light of day again. However, giving credit where credit it due, I must say I find the HTC phones to be amount the prettiest and most elegant looking.

        Alas, like another company, they think we are dumb enough to buy a phone without a removable battery.

        Plus, I don’t buy a phone based on looks; I but it based on performance and longevity – I want three years out of my phone.

        What good is a pretty phone if the battery dies and I can’t replace it? Can anyone say “Paperweight”?

        • Amine Elouakil

          Don’t project your way of using phone to others, I used to get an backup battery when I used to travel a lot and when my smartphones coudn’t get trough half of day, now with phones like The iPhone 5 or the HTC One that get you trough the day is just fine with me, not to mention I have a backup mobile charger which i can use with every phone I own rather than buying a battery that I can only use with one device and which i have to turn the phone (cut a call or messenging to put it on)

          • On a Clear Day

            I do not expect others to necessarily embrace my approach to things; if people want to open themselves to preventable problems, that is not my problem, nor do a care.

            But – just to posit a question. What happens when the sealed in, can’t be serviced except by the factory battery goes awry, malfunctions before the life of the phone is done? The only solution is to return it to them for a “refurbished” one; do without your phone, fool with the inconvenience of installing your contacts, apps, ad infinitum into your temporary one (or more likely the new one you just decided to buy because you couldn’t be bothered).

            Mr. Murphy says, “That if something can go wrong, it will go wrong and usually and the most inconvenient moment.”

            People who buy phones with sealed in batteries, in my opinion – discount it if you will – are adding just one more level of complexity and friction to their lives that one’s God given ability to think ahead and anticipate problems is able to warn us about.

            Life is complicated and tough enough when we do everything we can think of to deal with its complexities and challenges; I for one have no interest in including ones I can foresee and thus avoid.

          • Amine Elouakil

            Titanium and android backup would install everything automatically. The probability of having a faulty battery is similar to having a faulty screen camera and so on, as the quality control is done statically so what do you do in those cases?

            And I’m not saying having the option of removable battery is bad, I’m saying is not as a big deal as some make it look especially some fanboys.

          • AStarbucks

            It is a huge deal you fool! All batteries die. I just replaced mine after 1 yr 8 months.

            Quit arguing the ridiculous and google “My Phone Battery Died” or something instead of spreading your stupidity.

          • Amine Elouakil

            lol and you brought by you own money because your phone was out of warranty, typical Samsung fashion! sold you a poor quality lithium Ion battery.

          • AStarbucks

            Nobody is projecting anything, no need to be paranoid. BUT – Why are there fools who still insist on arguing in favour of non-replaceable batteries? Its not about carrying a second internal battery – its about not having to throw an expensive phone into the landfill when the cheap component (the battery) dies!

            Don’t the fools realise that all lithium-ion batteries lose charge and die after 300+ charge cycles. After one year of use your phone becomes useless! Don’t believe it? come back to us after a year, kid!

            BTW the iPhone 5 or the HTC One have truly poor/mediocre battery life. Yeah right… get through a day if you use it lightly!

          • Amine Elouakil

            1- The HTC One is a Lithium-Po battery which has a much higher life cycle than a Lithium-Ion

            2-The One has 3 years warranty (2 in some market) and you can get a new battery free of charge if it deteriorate

            3-HTC One battery life is not amazing but one of the best, if you exclude the Razer Maxx, 13hrs of countinius talk time is not enough for you? 7-8 of full HD Video playback @ max brightness is not enough for you? well then you need to carry a car battery because the S4 is no better.

            And the Fool is you because a extra battery cost more than a portable charger which can give 2-3times extra charger (for example HTC sells 6000mAh portable charger).

    • On a Clear Day

      I’m glad I waited and was patient before buying my first really nice phone.

      Now that they have made the S4 with the 2GB of RAM I wanted; a processor fast enough for most mortals’ purposes that will be able to keep up without breathing hard in any race the operating systems decides to stage; a nice removable battery and micro SD card and a screen that is big but not so big it looks silly.

      Plus the S4 has the latest audience noise cancelling chip in it for better voice clarity and on T-Mobile’s network (with a phone similarly equipped for HD Voice) it can utilize the HD Voice system that cleans up voice quality even further.

      Gee, but maybe, do ya think, I should consider an iPhone 5 though? After all they say it has a great screen which makes it easier to read the tiny text after all.

      • http://twitter.com/inMikeWeTrust_ justbelikemike

        Galaxy S4 has 441 pixels per inch while iPhone 5 has 326 so the S4 will have clearer text.

        • kascollet

          It’s not the only factor. The S4′s screen being pentile, the color pixels density is lower than the others (and that matters a lot to the clarity of small text).

          • Secret assasin

            it’s not pentile!

          • Jusephe

            It is pentile. Sub pixels are just reorganized so it’s hard to tell.

        • On a Clear Day

          I realize that; I was being purely facetious with that last paragraph.

  • IncCo

    how does a score of 27417 turn into 25900 in the graph?

    • Jaime Larios

      The graph is for the Qualcomm variant…

    • EKfine

      i think that 25900 antutu belongs to gt-19505 not the exynos gt-i9500. read again.

    • EKfine

      i think that 25900 antutu belongs to gt-19505 not the exynos gt-i9500.

    • Filip Justin

      The I9500 (27417) is the Exynos heart and the I9505 (25900) is the one with the Snapdragon heart..

  • troll my big bag of meat

    does any body like rim anymore you know rim jobs trololol the meat ball sac stiques again you mofos

  • TROLL Mon bag of meat

    I need to benchmark my BALLZ!

    PS : Dont feed the troll even if its with some FROOM!

    • jusephe

      Only dualcore…..

  • big fat trololito aka mofoloko

    so how is geting the s4 looks like a piece of shitt in my opinion stinks quite allot rim jobs and prolapses are better than that poopooo fo sure from the big troller aka sac trolla aka mofo aka c qui doo aka beat her ass bizzare aka tha frooming mofoka

  • big ass trolla you know

    big bad ball sacs comon feed the troll plz you definitly need to troll and dont forget to teabag the first person you see its esential to life teabaging is evrithing remember mofos

  • Sir troll my sac the 3rd

    your mama gives more RIM jobs than blackberry, troll Moié le SAC !!!

  • Aziz Farhi

    Octa kicks behind.

    • kascollet

      No. It obviously just closely leads the pack. Nothing outstanding.

      • whoknowswhereor

        keep on hatin lol. not only does samsung have the best hardware, they got the best software and innovations.

        • kascollet

          Where was I a hater ???? Just read the numbers ! Yes, it’s a great phone and all. I never said otherwise.

      • Marsg

        Lol dude its only clocked at 1.6 GHz with a max frequency of 2.5 while the s600 is maxed out at 1.9 and only scores 22000-25000, at max the octa scores over 30k

        • kascollet

          No, you can’t compare things this way. If Samsung chose those respective frequencies, it’s because they correspond to the same power consumption envelope. Comparing SoCs potential power without considering this makes no sense : it’s not a PC but a mobile device !

          • Toss3

            Performance per watt should still be better with the Exynos 5410, and the low-powered A7s should take care of battery-life while idling, or just swiping through homescreens. My only concern with the Exynos 5410 is the potential stuttering, which is bound to happen when switching of cores(will not happen on the s600). The Exynos 5410 also has a much better GPU and DAC, so there’s almost nothing that is better on the Krait version, except for 4G.

        • Jason Bailey

          Actually the faster A15 cores are only clocked at 1.2 and the A7 cores can run at 1.6. They call it a 1.6 because it sounds better for marketing purposes obviously.

          • Toss3

            Not confirmed yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdullah.naji1 Abdullah Naji

    Awesome!

    I hope the Note 3 or S5 will be even more powerful!

    • On a Clear Day

      Of course they will be Abdullah – as naturally as rain finds its way to an ever waiting earth – phones and their capabilities will increase. We live in one of the most exciting ages of mankind.

    • Jason Bailey

      They usually bump the clock speed up a bit for the note devices, as the bigger battery can support it and bigger also means better heat dissipation in theory.

  • asakura

    too much hype and gimmickery, samsung its the new apple.

    • whoknowswhereor

      They’re not gimmicks. Learn to know the difference. I already use smart stay and smart rotate and it saves me a lot of battery life. Their pop up browser as well as multi view is freakin amazing on my note 2. Why don’t you qq more.

      • asakura

        1.aside of multiview cuz that is a bit of hack of the android application life cycle , everything else is a gimmick. for software improvement i preffer cyanogen even paranoid android, i have seen there way more tweaks for android even adopted by google on vanilla, than samsung ones, yet i do admit multiview is good.

        2. straw man, you are a samsheep with butthurt because someone said samsung its playing an apple move.

        3.im an android programer I KNOW the differences.tyvm, i went nexus and im not going back, unless Sony makes a wonder handset (the Z its .. not quite there yet) because i love sony designs

        • David Brymer

          Well said :) 100 percent right.

        • Chatz

          LoL nowadays most of the hardware features of phones are simmilar, phones can surpass others mostly by software based inventions, If you don’t know the meaning of inventions you are a Dumbfuck, I’m no sam Fan, and I’m sure if you are a programmer you are a shit one, coz real programmer would know how much work it takes to build these kind of Software features, Most difficult to build is proper software.

          • asakura

            nigga, you just went full retard, like those “features” of samsungs were vital for users, we lived without that shit for years, eye tracking and accelerometer controls are old as fuck (in technology timeline).

            also this post prove a point, talk bad about a popular phone and you get burned just because.

            talking high about the exynos and people forget about the snapdragon 800 and tegra 4, graphene batteries!, mirasol displays THOSE are inventions and shit that strive for a better experience, even the replacement of glass for a good plastic not “features” on the software, ffs.

            its my freaking opinion i dont like samsung, i dont like how their phones looks anymore, dont like how they support their devices, how they mock developers, and what not, i always loved sony designs they are the best on the market, i dont like htc design tbh, but hey its my opinion.

            this phone is hyped cry me a river and get over it people, i will see the same scenario the next year with the SGSV same hype different phone, its not even funny.

            the saddest part of all this? the exynos processor on this phone will be what? 30% of all phones made?

          • Toss3

            You know what the saddest part is? That you still cannot write proper English, and that you do not have a clue what you are talking about. The Snapdragon 800 has not even gone into production yet, and I doubt it will outperform the Exynos 5410 (guessing it will be on par), and the Tegra 4 is just too power-hungry at this point to be put into phones(tablets yet, phones no).

            The SGSIV not only brings the best hardware of any phone currently out there, but the best features as well, with the latest version of Android. Now where’s 4.2.2 for the Xperia Z and HTC One?

          • On a Clear Day

            The English language is one of the most rich and beautiful in the world in terms of the imagery as well as insights it can – in the hands of a good speaker or writer – convey in the twinkling of an eye.

            Just as it is difficult to endure listening to someone with a terrible voice – whiny, high pitched, nasal – it is just as unpleasant to have to read disjointed, almost incoherent collections of words thrown together with no rhyme, reason nor thought.

            I am of course referring to asakura not you Toss3!

        • adi132

          lol why don’t you admit that you are a sony fanboy lol :D

  • kascollet

    So the almighty Octa scores 5.8% higher than the Snapdragon 600.
    Let’s say both are equally great. No need to seek for the rare-to-be Octa version then.
    Last big thing to know about : the compared power consumption of both chips

    • Marsg

      The s600 is being used at its max which is 1.9 GHz the octave is only running at 1.6 GHz and has a max frequency of 2.5 GHz, if they had clocked it at 2.5 it would score over 30k

      • Arsenal™

        if they had clocked it at 2.5ghz, your battery wouldnt even last a day!

        • Marsg

          Exactly, its the battery that’s holding it back, the processor is beast. I mean you can always clock it higher after rooting it, but you will also have to carry around an extra battery or a extended battery, since the device is pretty thin it shouldn’t look too big. Either way im going to wait for the Note 3 since it will carry a 3500+ mAh. With the Galaxy Nexus im currently using im lucky if my phone lasted 3 hours.

          • Toss3

            Aren’t you forgetting about the A7s here? The A15 would still only be utilised when running heavy applications, so your battery would probably be just fine.

    • Toss3

      There’s more to these SoCs than benchmark numbers. The Exynos 5410 is based on the A15 architecture so it is going to outperform the s600 no matter what, and you also need to keep in mind that this is the first SoC of its kind so the software has not yet been fully optimised (Samsung always improves performance, like they did with the SGS, SGSII and SGSIII). Not to mention that the Exynos 5410 also comes with a much, much better GPU that is not going to get limited by its low fillrate.

      The Exynos 5410 at 1.9Ghz would not consume your battery in a day, unless you only run heavy applications all the time, because the A7 cores would still kick in at some point.

  • John Mortimer

    This Octa looks to be over clocked at 1800 they had to droup it down to 1600

    • Toss3

      Antutu is not reporting the clocks correctly.

      • Jason Bailey

        http://www.anandtech.com/show/6768/samsung-details-exynos-5-octa-architecture-power-at-isscc-13 The original reference design for the octa shows the A15′s running at 1.8 :-) I suspect it will be clocked down to 1.6 to save battery and reduce heat

        • Toss3

          Anandtech based their assumptions on the launch event at which point the clock speeds had not yet been finalised, meaning that Samsung might have changed them. I’d trust Sammobile’s number over anandtech’s as the former’s are newer (probably the latest firmware).

        • Toss3

          Anandtech based their assumptions on the launch event at which point the clock speeds had not yet been finalised, meaning that Samsung might have changed them. I’d trust Sammobile’s number over anandtech’s as the former’s are newer (probably the latest firmware).

          • Jason Bailey

            True, the benchmark above (if its genuine of course) shows the process running at 1800. So you are suggesting that it may actually run at 1.8? I won’t claim to be familiar with Samsung official press releases so have they actually stated 1.6 previously?

          • Toss3

            Could be, or maybe Antutu just doesn’t report it correctly. Either way, we’ll know soon enough. :)

  • David Brymer

    There ain’t that much difference really. You can stick ur cheap plastic phone up all these sheeps arses :) :) haha every1 on here knows there is only ONE :) :) :) :) :) :) and b4 yous all say its wats on the inside that counts. …….thats why all ur gf/wifes r ugly. Sent from my beautiful HTC ONE :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) that my beautiful woman bought me :) :) :)

    • On a Clear Day

      Did you forget to take your meds?

      • David Brymer

        Sometimes the truth hurts.

        • On a Clear Day

          The truth is that it is one of the finest phones ever made; out performs and out classes the itty bitty, teeny weenie iPhone and except for the battery life of the Droid phones beats most of the competition in most categories that are worth considering.

          Obviously your definition of the truth and mine are not copacetic.

          • David Brymer

            Mate if I had known that u would have taken it this bad I would have lied to u and said it’s the best phone ever, all the tech sites r calling it the sgs3+ hahaha that says it all. Its cool 2 pull a phone outa ur pocket and people say wowww look at his htc one its amazing looking, instead of pulling that cheap plastic thing that people will still think its the s3 haha u slate iphone but samsung has just done wat they do…….which is very little :) :) :) :) they all look the same.

          • On a Clear Day

            I think highly of you too David! lol

          • EKfine

            wow. it’s a fuckin phone dude. you like to impress people with your phone? what a big dork you are. damn, that’s sad. real sad. Android users becoming more like isheep. they use their phone as a bling. sad…

    • mofo

      your a ball sac eater dude and your wifes got a dick

  • bigbagTroller

    hey lgrossa soeur a me troll le sac tellleemne trop deep que jlai sens se faire digerer,

  • http://www.facebook.com/Melad360 Melad Khajepour

    Meh, exynos octa is all over hyped.. the Tegra 4 scored 36000 in antutu, and is probably more battery friendly for having a single core a15 battery saving core instead of a freaking quad core a7 chip for battery saving

    • Toss3

      And elephants fly over Mt Everest every day.

    • Jason Bailey

      You won’t find a full on Tegra 4 in a phone. Its designed for tablets. its the you will 4i you will find in phones. Oh and its not out yet either :-) We could just as easily say the snapdragon 800 will best the Tegra 4.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Melad360 Melad Khajepour

        i know, but my point is that exy octa is wayy overhyped for its performance. the s800 will destroy it, seeing as the octa scores roughly the same, or a bit better than s600

        • Jason Bailey

          You may be right. Next generation stuff will alway be faster than what’s out now. Yet to see some definitive numbers for the Octa core so I can’t argue that point either. I’m just saying its pointless comparing benchmarks of chips that are not yet released. If we waited for the next best thing, we’d never buy anything. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    My Nexus 4 is still shining there!

  • Thejus Rao

    Nvidia Tegra 4 better then the octa?

  • pablo Elizondo

    My Nexus get 21000, and the s4 reports 24000 on antutu

    • Toss3

      So you think this means that the S4 won’t be faster? The s600 version is running a modified version of the same SoC in the Nexus 4, thus allowing it to run at a higher clockspeed, which in turn means that it’ll run faster(GLBenchmark also suggests that the GPU is clocked higher). The Exynos 5410 version however uses a newer architecture that is faster clock-for-clock compared to the S4 Pro, and if you combine that with a better GPU and better battery-life due to the quad A7 cores, it’s easy to pick the obvious winner. The S4 scores around 25900 now, but if you check the scores for the Nexus 4 at launch you’ll come to see that it did not nearly do as well as it does now, ergo with the S4 already being faster, the gap is only going to increase with time.

    • Toss3

      So you think this means that the S4 won’t be faster? The s600 version is running a modified version of the same SoC in the Nexus 4, thus allowing it to run at a higher clockspeed, which in turn means that it’ll run faster(GLBenchmark also suggests that the GPU is clocked higher). The Exynos 5410 version however uses a newer architecture that is faster clock-for-clock compared to the S4 Pro, and if you combine that with a better GPU and better battery-life due to the quad A7 cores, it’s easy to pick the obvious winner. The S4 scores around 25900 now, but if you check the scores for the Nexus 4 at launch you’ll come to see that it did not nearly do as well as it does now, ergo with the S4 already being faster, the gap is only going to increase with time.

  • Amine Elouakil

    I loled at the 25k score as crushing the competition which exactly the average score of a One or an S4 with S600, fanboys are funny and the result was to be expected, now want I’m more interessting in are battery life results, the phone will have an amasing standby time as the S4 SD Version, but I’m curious about the score when it’s used heavily

  • Salo7a

    Wait.There Is An S5 Now !?
    ” with the Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S5 (GT-I9500,) running the latest firmware version “

  • Magnetic1

    I wonder if this version is optimized for battery life or maybe not.
    Kind of reminds of indy500 race car setups for speed runs.
    I still would like to afford one.

  • peter steffek

    holy crap!
    maybe stuff like this will bring devs from cm and others back

  • dougsmillertime

    Ummm… You may wanna check that benchmark again. The phone in that test was clocked at 1.8.Ghz.. So, its an overclocked pre-production model with who knows what else done to it. If you check your numbers more carefully the production model is clocked at 1.6 Ghz and is pulling right at 24,000. Almost as fast as the Snapdragon. Most of these phone reviewers have Samsungs or iPhones. So, when they test the device they do It properly and post the best results. Put an HTC or an LG in their hands and they usually don’t bother to free up available RAM before running a test and they usually post lower numbers. Proper testing on the 1.7 Ghz HTC One is over 25,000. So, ill just overclock mine to 1.9 and do who knows what else to it. It should pull 29,000.. ill post the results and brag how much the Snapdragon stomps the Exynos. The fact is the Snapdragon 600 is going in 70% of the Galaxy S4 line is because its an all around better processor, benchmarks aside. The only reason the Exynos Octa 5 is showing up in 30% of the S4 line is because Samsung refuses to concede defeat.

  • Tony Kwok

    Wich one better? Exynos 5 octa or Snapdragon S600 depending on performance and durability?

  • ali

    i’m thinking about tegra 4 with 36000+ antutu result …