Octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4 smokes the competition in benchmark tests

April 10, 2013
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Ever since two variations of the Samsung Galaxy S4 were announced, one with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and the other with an octa-core Exynos 5 processor, we’ve been more than curious to know how both devices stack up against each other, as well as against competing flagship devices. Now, Sam Mobile has got their hands on the latest benchmark test numbers of the octa-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4(GT-I9500) with the latest firmware installed, and the results are absolutely amazing!

Before we get to it, it’s important to note that there aren’t two, but three variations of the Samsung Galaxy S4. First, with a 1.6 Ghz octa-core Exynos 5 proccessor and no LTE (GT-I9500). Second, with a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with LTE (GT-I9505), and third, a Korean variant which features a 1.8 Ghz octa-core Exynos 5 processor with LTE (SVH-E300S). The device used for the following benchmark test is the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500.

galaxy s4 gt-i9500 antutu

This time around, the Samsung Galaxy S4 performed even better than its previous 27417 AnTuTu score, and scored a whopping 28018. As you can see from the table below, the score not only improved from a previous test, but is still comfortably ahead of the Qualcomm variant of the Galaxy S4, and the HTC One, which also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.

HTC One vs Galaxy S4 benchmarks

With numbers like these, we can definitely expect the faster Korean variant to perform even better in benchmark tests. Of course, the slightly better scores won’t make that much of a difference when it comes to real-world usage and performance. A difference may be noticed only when using processor-intensive apps, along with the fact that the Exynos 5 is expected to be more power-efficient.

Are you impressed with the performance of the Exynos 5 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4? Are you excited or disappointed(whichever applies) that this version may or may not be available in your region? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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