Two of the most important Android handsets of the year aren’t even out in stores yet, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, but early benchmarks for these devices have already been performed and compared to the results of an important player in this year’s mobile processor business, NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chipset.
Laptop Mag was able to benchmark the U.S. Galaxy S4 version – which packs a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor under the hood – using AnTuTu Benchmark and found the device ready to outperform various contenders.
The Galaxy S4 scored a total of 21,089 points in the test, significantly higher than the Galaxy S3 (16,301,) the Galaxy Note 2 (17,531,) and the Nexus 4 (18,096). In our own AnTuTu benchmarks we found the U.S. Galaxy S4 to score even higher, almost 26,000 points (check out the following image).
The international Galaxy S4 version which will pack Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip has not been tested, and it will be interesting to see the scores for this model too once they're available.
According to Android and Me’s HTC One AnTuTu benchmark, the HTC One performs even better than the U.S. Galaxy S4 version tested by Laptop Mag, scoring slightly over 21,089 (an actual number has not been given.)
The same publication offers the comparison table above, including the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor in the mix. While the processor is not found on any flagship Android device yet, and won’t be for some time to come, it’s very powerful, at least according to NVIDIA’s own benchmarks. The Tegra 4’s AnTuTu score is over 36,000, but we’re definitely looking forward to see the processor in actual user testing.
The same goes for the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, since we’re still looking at pre-release devices in these early tests, which means their performances can improve by the time they hit stores.
We’ll certainly be back with more Exynos 5 Octa vs Qualcomm vs Tegra 4/4i benchmark comparisons in the future, but in the mean time we’re curious what processor you’d choose for your next smartphone.