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

The first Galaxy S4 benchmark for the Exynos 5 Octa version (GT-I9500) has hit the web before the handset actually made it to stores.
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.

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