Now that we officially know what the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks like and what it’s packing for internal hardware we can move on to some of the other stuff, like benchmarks. Everyone wants to see the performance ratings of the Galaxy S4, even the haters.
Most know that there will be two variants of the Galaxy S4, an international version that includes the infamous Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, and a US version that sports a less powerful 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 quad-core. That leaves many of us wondering how the US version of the S4 will fare when compared to the international version.
Some benchmark ratings cropped up for the US version, and I can honestly say they don’t disappoint. Now keep in mind, these are benchmark scores we’re talking about. If you don’t know much about benchmark software you’re out of luck because they will just look like hollow numbers to you.
AnTuTu was used to benchmark the device, and just in case you don’t know how it works, it does a comprehensive test of a device’s performance. More specifically, AnTuTu measures memory performance, CPU integer and floating point performance (essentially CPU speed), 2D and 3D graphics performance and more. After using it, you get a pretty good idea of how well a device performs, and you can compare the data accordingly to see how it stacks up against the competition.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 earned a total score of 21,089, which is pretty damn impressive. If you compare that with the AnTuTu score of the Galaxy S3, at an average of 16,301, you can see the Galaxy S4 is significantly better. Then again, the Galaxy S3 is working with a 1.5GHz dual-core compared to the S4’s 1.9GHz quad-core. Personally, I’d be a little upset if the Galaxy S3 had a higher score at this point in the game.
In the real world, one could argue that benchmark scores don’t offer much. As the device fills up with apps, content and media it slows down. It’s a natural progression with technology as most devices slow down after a lot of wear and tear.
I know you’re dying to argue with me though so go ahead and say what you have to say in the comments below.