Samsung Galaxy S 4 crushes iPhone 5, other leading phones in early performance tests

Galaxy S 4 iPhone 5 Comparison

Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy S 4 might not offer much in the way of an exciting new exterior design, but inside, it’s a completely different story. The retooled internals on the U.S. version of the Galaxy S 4 were put to the test by benchmark specialists Primate Labs and the results are impressive, to say the least. The Galaxy S 4 scored a 3,163 on the standard Geekbench 2 speed test, just shy of twice the iPhone 5’s score of 1,596. That score was also good enough to top the upcoming HTC One, the Nexus 4 and the previous-generation Galaxy S III. The chart below shows the Galaxy S 4’s results compared to other leading smartphones tested by Primate Labs.

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It should be noted, by the way, that this test was performed with the slow version of Samsung’s new flagship Android phone. The U.S. variant of the Galaxy S 4 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon chipset that features integrated LTE radios. The international version of the phone will feature Samsung’s in-house eight-core Exynos process, which will likely offer significant performance benefits.

Other key features on the Galaxy S 4 include a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. BGR recently published an extensive hands-on preview of the Galaxy S 4 and we said it was better than its predecessor in nearly every way.

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