Samsung Galaxy S4 beats Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One in benchmark scores

Samsung recently unveiled its much awaited smartphone - Samsung Galaxy S4. Folks at Android Authority have done a Geekbench 2 benchmark test on this smartphone and have published the results online.

In this Geekbench 2 benchmark test, Samsung Galaxy S4 is pitted against its competitors such as iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, HTC One, BlackBerry Z10, LG Nexus 4 and also Samsung Galaxy S III. It is worth noting that Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. The smartphone also packs in 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU. These tests were done on 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.

As per the test results, Samsung Galaxy S4 is the fastest smartphone available in the market as of date with a score of 3163. What's more is that Samsung Galaxy S4 is twice as fast as its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S III. At the second spot is HTC One, which manages to score 2687. Third spot is claimed by LG Nexus 4 that has a score of 2040. Samsung Galaxy S III is at fourth and fifth place is captured by Apple iPhone 5 by scoring 1596.

Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. The smartphone will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but will also feature a microSD card slot for expanding the memory.

For camera, Samsung Galaxy S4 packs in a 13-megapixels rear shooter and a 2-megapixel one on the front. The Galaxy S4 also offers more camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera, an eraser shot mode to remove people from photos, and a Cinemagram like feature called Cinema Photo, among several other tricks. This smartphone is expected to start retailing from April.

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