Galaxy S4 vs IdeaPhone K900: Lenovo Intel-based smartphone matches Samsung’s flagship in benchmark tests

April 3, 2013

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    A new benchmark result reveals that the Intel-based Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is able to narrowly outperform the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version), but other results for the same test show the Galaxy S4 as a close winner.

    As you can see in the following screenshot, the Lenovo flagship device scored 25827 in AnTuTu, which was just enough to outperform the Galaxy S4 – and this is not the first time we’ve seen AnTuTu results for the device, with a previous test result also topping 25000 for the handset. The results come from Russian publication Hi-Tech@Mail.ru that reviewed the 5.5-inch Lenovo smartphone.

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    However, AnTuTu results may slightly vary. In our own tests, the Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon 600) scored 25900, or just enough to beat the IdeaPhone K900 score. Moreover, the Galaxy S4 (Exynos 5 Octa) topped 27000 in our testing, clearly besting Lenovo’s flagship:

    HTC One vs Galaxy S4 benchmarks

    What’s important to note here is that Lenovo seems to have a very competitive device on its hands, capable of going toe to toe with current flagship smartphones from Samsung, HTC or Sony. Add to that performance a competitive price, and the IdeaPhone K900 could become a best-selling device if marketed properly.

    Even more interesting is the fact that Intel seems to be getting better and better at crafting processors for mobile use. The IdeaPhone K900 sports a dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor, PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Comparatively, the Galaxy S4 comes with either a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor or a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 5 Octa main chip (part of the eight-core big.LITTLE architecture). The Exynos 5 Octa model will pack a PowerVR SGX 544 MP3 GPU, while the Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 comes with an Adreno 320 GPU on board.

    Neither the IdeaPhone K900 nor the Galaxy S4 are available in stores yet, with the former said to hit Chinese stores this month and the latter launching in several markets starting with late April.

    Do benchmark results matter for you when choosing a new smartphone?

    Comments

    • kascollet

      ” the Galaxy S4 comes with either a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor or a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 5 Octa main chip (part of the eight-core big.LITTLE architecture). Both models will pack the same GPU, a PowerVR 544MP2.”
      No. Exynos 5 features PowerVR SGX544MP3 and Snapdragon S600 has an Adreno 320.

    • Nedim Skenderović

      > Do benchmark results matter for you when choosing a new smartphone?
      Well its hard to tell, I like when my phone is pretty, like HTC One, but don’t like the bloatware on it, so I preferred Nexus devices, also it needs to run fast, I don’t change my phones that often. I had my Nexus S, since the launch, and it finally died on me! So its a hard battle now, to wait for the new Nexus (lets hope, Google announces it in May) or go for the HTC One…

      • Jason Richardson

        get the HTC one unlocked or developer edition if you can get access to it.

    • sos

      fake….the screenshot says that the pixel density of the k900 is 480PPI but it’s really “just” 40PPI

      • sanju

        Hey Man its 480dpi not 480ppi(dpi means density per inch & ppi means pixels per inch

        • Wabisabi Ro

          dpi means dots per inch

    • magnifico17

      galaxy s4 is a processor and power giant hard to beat.

    • David M Whittley

      My Note II’s result is 10,000 points less than the top dogs but can take everything I throw at it. The advantage I have is that I never thing about the battery any more! Ever. I know its going to last all day regardless of what I do. I hope the S4, Z and One can offer buyers similar staying power. It what really counts.

    • whoknowswhereor

      I think overall, the gs4 straight owns the Lenovo. No challenge.

    • hui wang
    • http://www.facebook.com/sakthiganeshca Sakthi Ganesh

      well according to the above pic its a quad core and y d cpu frequency is 800-1400 mhz its a 2gh processor right sorry for the noob

      • Allanitomwesh

        2ghz when only one core is sweating. Intel are weird like that.

    • Allanitomwesh

      If Intel made a Quad Core you’d never buy anything else again. Ask AMD.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alfonso-Uslar/100001020336907 Alfonso Uslar

        Not really…

        • Allanitomwesh

          Just compare performance of a quad core [4 cores no threads] Intel Core i5 with and Quad or 6 core AMD chip. Not considering other factors and performace is all you are shopping for,there’s an obvious winner.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522468080 Danny S Sanjaya

      dualcore vs quadcore? but the screenshot tells that Lenovo is QuadCore

      • Allanitomwesh

        The Lenovo is running 4 threads. It’s magic.

      • dd

        2 physical core and each core does Hyperthreading

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