Ever since Samsung announced its fourth generation Galaxy S series smartphone, there have been several benchmarks revealing the processing capability of the new handset.

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung has confirmed that the UK users will get the quad-core Snapdragon 600 variant of the Galaxy S4.

Fonearena has now conducted a range of benchmarks which again proves the Samsung Galaxy S4 indeed is a very fast device in terms of speed and performance. The Galaxy S4 was tested against a number of high-end rival smartphones such as HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, HTC Butterfly, LG Optimus G, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3.

It should be noted that the tests were conducted on the Exynos 5 octa-core variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 bearing the model number I9500 whcih, performed well in each individual test.

The tests begin with Quadrant benchmark which measures the CPU, I/O and 3D graphics performance. The Galaxy S4 outlived all the rival devices while scoring highest points at 13161.

In the AnTuTu Benchmark 2.9, the Galaxy S4 performed fairly although could not beat HTC One which grabbed the first position in the test by scoring 700 points more than the Galaxy S4. However, the Galaxy S4 was ahead of all the other rival devices in the test. Samsung's newest was the winner in another AnTuTu benchmark v3.3 by beating HTC One with 3759 more points.

Quadrant benchmark

The test results were again similar in the Vellamo 1.0 benchmark with the Galaxy S4 occupying second position again. Surprisingly, the HTC Butterfly powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro scored the highest point in the similar test.

The Galaxy S4 again outlasted all the smartphones in the Linpack single thread benchmark while occupying the first position. Unfortunately, in the Linpack multi thread benchmark the Galaxy S4 managed to get the fourth place. The HTC One, Xperia Z and HTC Butterfly occupied the first, second and third position respectively in the same test.

The results for the Nenamark 2 benchmark are quite interesting. The Galaxy S4 scored a stable frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) which is just one point less than the frame rate of HTC One which scored 61 fps. The frame rate of Galaxy S4 matches to that of the LG Optimus G and HTC Butterfly.

Finally in the GL Benchmark 2.5 Egypt HD on screen benchmark, the Galaxy S4 retained the first place with highest frame rate at 39fps. As the results suggests the Galaxy S4 again outscored all rival smartphones in the list.