Today in AndroidADN I bring you a comparative analysis between the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and other major devices of the market based on a series of benchmarks. The results are clear and show that currently, the Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone in the world.


All that Samsung Galaxy S smartphones range launched in the last three years have always had one thing in common: they have managed to beat all competitors in most benchmarks thanks to the efforts of the Korean company by developing better and more powerful chipsets every year. And the Galaxy S4 is no exception.

The new flagship of Samsung comes in two variants: one with the new processor Exynos 5 Octa of eight cores and another powered by a chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 at 1.9GHz and both have demonstrated excellent performance in all measurements and tests to which has been subjected.

In AndroidADN we have seen the performance comparison on a benchmark between the Galaxy S4 and HTC One but today I bring you a much more complete because will face the Galaxy S4 with some of the main devices in the most famous benchmarks: Geekbench, Quadrant and AnTuTu.


Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmark that measures CPU power and although each operating system has a lot of factors that modify their performance attributes, provides a good measure of the performance of the devices.

For these measurements, the variation of the Galaxy S4 with chip Snapdragon 600 comfortably defeated all devices: HTC One (integrates the same processor but slower clock speeds), Apple iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy S3.

At the moment, the model with chip Exynos 5 Octa of the Galaxy S4 has not been tested in Geekbench so I have to wait to see the results, but is expected to have a similar performance or even higher than Snapdragon variant.

Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon) 3163
HTC One 2687
LG Nexus 4 2040
Galaxy S3 Exynos 1717
Apple iPhone 5 1569
BlackBerry Z10 1480


Quadrant is a benchmark only for Android which measures the performance of the devices in different categories: processor, graphics, speed input / output and mathematical calculations.

Here, the Galaxy S4 with processor Exynos 5 Octa scored 12,726, far above the Xperia Z, iPhone 5, LG Optimus G, Galaxy Note 2 among others. While also outperformed the HTC One, the difference was much better than the other smartphones (the One scored 11,746, while the third place was taken by the Xperia Z with 8075 points).

Galaxy S4 (Exynos) 12726
HTC One 11746
Sony Xperia Z 8075
HTC One X+ 7632
LG Optimus G 7439
HTC One X 5952
Galaxy Note 2 5916
LG Nexus 4 4567

AnTuTu Benchmark

AnTuTu is another reference tool like Quadrant because tests the device in several areas including the processor, graphics card, RAM and performance of data transfer.

AnTuTu benchmark is where the variant Exynos of the Galaxy S4 really shined, scoring no more and no less than 27,417 points, up by nearly 1,500 points to the variant with processor Snapdragon and almost 5,000 to the HTC One, which placed second and third place respectively.

Currently, AnTuTu benchmark for Android is the most popular and a score as high as that obtained by the Galaxy S4 does nothing but impress.

Galaxy S4 (Exynos 5 Octa) 27417
Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon 600) 25900
HTC One 22678
Sony Xperia Z 20794
LG Nexus 4 19318
Galaxy S3 15547
HTC Butterfly 12631

So if we refer to the tests, we can say that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has proven to be the best smartphone in the world, at least in the benchmark tests. This is even more impressive when you consider that the Galaxy S4 that was used for the test was not running the latest version of Android, so we can expect results to further improve when tested with the latest version Jelly Bean 4.2. 2.

It should be noted that while the benchmarks give us an idea of the power and performance that can offer a phone, the performance in real life is what really matters to users.

Esteban Cejas

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