Samsung's fourth-generation Galaxy S handset has proven to be an extremely fast device, according to the benchmarks.
Phone Arena conducted a range of benchmarks wherein the new Samsung Galaxy S4 was tested against high-end rivals like the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2, the LG Optimus G Pro, the Google Nexus 4 and the HTC One. The tests reveal S4 performed fairly well in each scenario.
It should be noted the tests were conducted on a Galaxy S4 running with the Snapdragon 600 chip, which integrates a quad-core processor with each core running at clock speeds of up to 1.9GHz (but not the Exynos 5 variant).
In the GL Benchmark 2.5 Egypt HD onscreen test, which measures graphics as well as computation capability, the Galaxy S4 proved to be an excellent performer while scoring at frame rates of 40 frames per second (fps). There is a marginal difference between the frame rate of Galaxy S4 and Google's newest Nexus 4, which grabbed first place with 44fps.
However, the Galaxy S4 was ahead of all other rival devices. The Nexus 4 also runs with Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip featuring a quad-core Krait processor, with each core running at clock speeds up to 1.5GHz, and is paired with an Adreno 320 graphics unit.
The results of the GLBenchmark 2.7 T-Rex benchmark were also close. This measures the quality and performance of the underlying OpenGL ES implementation on the Android devices. The Nexus 4 retained first place on the list and it was followed by the Galaxy S4 with a stable frame rate of 15 fps.
The Galaxy S4 outlasted all rival smartphones in the Quadrant Standard benchmark, which tests the CPU, I/O and 3D graphics performance. There is a marginal difference between the scores of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, which also uses the quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 Krait 300 processor paired with the Adreno 320 graphics unit.
The LG Optimus G Pro, which runs a Snapdragon chip (1.7GHz), like the Galaxy S4, won the Vellamo HTML5 test, which evaluates Web browser performance of the devices. The Galaxy S4 managed third in the list, scoring 2,000 points.
Finally, in the Vellamo Metal benchmark (which measures CPU performance), the Galaxy S4 performed quite well. It did, however, fail to beat the HTC One, which took first place.
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