The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched in India today to provide tough competition to the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. As expected, it is the Exynos Octa version of the handset that has been launched in India. Developed by Samsung and using the ARM big.LITTLE architecture, the handset is expected to deliver exceptional battery life.
While the chip does have eight processing cores, the heavy lifting is to be done by four of the Cortex A15 type chips clocked at 1.6 GHz. Meanwhile the remaining four Cortex A7 chips running at 1.2 GHz will assist during less intensive tasks. ARM’s hypervisor working at the kernel level will switch between the A7 and A15 cores depending on intensity of the task involved. While we’ve just begun to scratch the surface of the Samsung Galaxy S4, here are a few preliminary benchmarks to give you an idea of the kind of performance to expect.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 tops the Quadrant benchmark with 13161 points.
AnTuTu Benchmark 2.9
In the AnTuTu Benchmark 2.9 test, the Galaxy S4 couldn’t beat the HTC One, which scored about 700 points more than the S4.
AnTuTu Benchmark 3.3
The Samsung Galaxy S4 scores 28018 points in the AnTuTu 3.3 Benchmark. The HTC One scored 24259 points in the test.
In the Vellamo 1.0 test, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just behind the HTC Butterfly.
Linpack Single Thread
The Galaxy S4 tops both the Linpack Single Thread and Multi-thread benchmarks.
The GPU clocked 60 fps in the Nenamark 2 test. The HTC One with a Adreno 320 GPU clocked 61 fps.
GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD (1080p) (On screen)
The tri-core PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU clocked at 533 MHz scored 39 fps in the GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (On-screen) test.
[Update: We tested the Linpack with the free instead of Linpack Pro which shows different values. Updated the graphs for Linpack accordingly.]
Srivatsan contributed to this report