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Galaxy S4 AnTuTu Benchmarks Crush Galaxy S3, Show More Specs

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We are just over a week away from seeing Samsung take the stage in NYC to unveil the Galaxy S4, so as expected, the leaks or signs of what’s to come are arriving. Thanks to a reader who ran AnTuTu benchmark this week on his Verizon Galaxy S3, we have another look at what may be final specs for a variant of the next Galaxy. 

After running AnTuTu’s benchmark on his device, our reader looked to compare it to others in the database, one of which was listed as the “Galaxy S4.” Now, before we get too deep into this, we fully understand that benchmarks can be faked or tweaked, however, these results have typically proven to be reliable in the past.

So what did he see? Well, a device that put up one of the best benchmarks we have ever seen. If you take a look at the screenshot to the top right, you’ll see that the Galaxy S4 essentially tripled the score that his Galaxy S3 was able to muster. In every single solo category, the GS4 also put up numbers that would put any other device to shame, outside of the HTC One.

The second thing we get from the benchmark is a set of specs that match up to what we have seen a couple of times over the last few weeks. AnTuTu lists a 1.8GHz quad-core Exynos 5410 processor, which may very well be the Octa. We’re also seeing Android 4.2, a 1920×1080 5-inch display, 2.1MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, and internal storage of either 16GB or 32GB.

Nothing necessarily new, but more pieces to add to this puzzle.

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Cheers Christopher!

  • cb2000a

    Basically a full computer in your pocket.

  • marc

    will thios be on Verizon?

  • Guys, HTC ONE hit max 22k on this test. and that was after trying, up from 19k which it also hit.

  • RoadsterHD1

    The droid DNA is faster than the HTC One

  • kane

    At some point won’t it top out and not really matter all that much if the phone what the specs in the phone is? We really just need battery like and Internet speed

  • trophynuts

    i wish someone would make a bad ass phone that WASN’T above 4.65 inches in screen size. Even that is pushing it for my personal tastes. Lets go back to a 4.3 i think that was a good size.

  • Paul Messina

    Bring back 4.3″ screens!

  • ChrisI

    Whoa…a front camera of 210MP and a rear camera of 1300MP???? That’s an industry leader and a whole lot of pixels. I bet I can see atoms.

  • LionStone

    Not too hard to crush the S3…stock DNA 🙂

  • Steve Schneider

    Why are they comparing it to the verizon version instead of the quadcore version? What phone doesn’t crush the sch-i535

  • GregM

    That S3 score seems low. My S3 (not overclocked) scores 11060 (1989, 2332, 1755, 1068, 3041, 550, 134, 191 respectively)…for what its worth…

    • The benchmark is running liquid smooth android 4.2.2 ROM, its not stock…

  • Akashshr

    I have a rational hatred towards samsung, Samsung…really samsung…Wtf!!

  • flosserelli

    Wow. The S3 got beat like a redheaded stepchild. I can’t wait to get my hands on the S4.

  • ddevito

    I’m sure it will be a sweet phone…

    but do specs really matter when TouchWiz sucks and lags as much as it does??

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      It neither sucks nor lags. It was butter before project butter.

    • I have a Note 2 and rarely lags. I still think stock Android is better but Touchwiz does not lag.

    • Dave

      It’s not 2008 dude. When a phone has 2gb RAM and borders on 2ghz, lag is virtually noticeable.

    • SnowBabie

      I have no such lag on my galaxy S3.. Old school buddy, phones are too powerful, and have so much memory to lag it down

    • ExSpectator

      What is this “lag” you speak of? I have never encountered it on my S3.

  • DanSan

    doesnt specify in the benchmark which version of the S4 its compared to. Isn’t the US version going to have the snapdragon chip while the international has the Exynos ?

    • DrewNusser

      It says the cores are 4+4 – sounds like the octa to me.

      • DanSan

        yes i can see that. im just saying they dont show the model number so no idea if its the US version or not

        • AMPthe13th

          It does say Exynos 5410 for CPU. I’m thinking this is international version.

        • DanSan


        • DrewNusser

          Ah, so you’re wondering if the US variant might be getting the Octa – I doubt it, but I’d like to know too.

        • JustTechnology

          It supports LTE, too! That means US variant might get octacore!

      • radiotrib

        4+4 … it runs as a 4 gore processor and the fast cores are only used for high load applications (like benchmark tests) – once they get too hot, and/or to save on battery, the processor switches to the slow 4 cores. The Big/Little architecture of the ARM cores used by the Samsung processor is capable of running all 8, but there’s no sign of that in the SG4 kernel

        so .. 4+4 is not 8 in this case – it’s 4+4 …

        if you like, the values are vector not scalar.

        • DrewNusser


    • PhoenixPath

      SCH-i535 = Verizon device.

      • DanSan

        lolololol. nice ninja edit.

        PhoenixPath wrote, in response to DanSan:

        SCH-i535 = Verizon device.

        • PhoenixPath

          Yeah….I screwed up on that one. At least I was quick to fix it. :p

          Quick like ninja…

    • Richard Yarrell

      US version will have the Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor with the PowerVr SGX 544Mp3 Gpu. The Galaxy S4 will be the best android handset until the Galaxy Note 3 arrives.

      • J

        No it won’t.. It will have Snapdragon S4s across the board so the battery and LTE get along.

        • michael arazan

          I read that too on other blogs that the US version will not have the octo but euro and asia versions will have octo

      • trob6969

        Have you looked up the LG Optimus G Pro?

  • mustbepbs

    This just in:

    Useless benchmark shows that year old phone is worse than brand new phone.

    At 11:

    Water possibly linked to wetness.

    • Fatty Bunter

      1. Hilarious
      2. A few years, an upgrade of 1.5x improvement was great. Now we’re at 3x

  • that guy

    anybody else notice the power vr 544mp? thats whats in the latest ipad….. i hope these specs are real cause if so. this gpu should out perform the iphone 5…. the iphone 6 idk haha

    • Austin Warren

      You can’t be serious.

    • I think you are incorrect. The new iMaxiPad uses a SGX544MP4. Unless I see a 4 at the end of that screenshot, I call it a dual core, not a quad SGX

  • Sure it’s hot and I want it, but what will it be after verizon gets ahold of it? They hobble new phones just so they won’t blow away their other crap like iphones

    • hkklife

      My predictions:

      Verizon version arriving 2 months later than the rest of the US market, only offered in 16 gig storage version, and Snapdragon-powered (not that it is necessarily a bad thing, however.)

      • Dave

        At least hopefully they’ll leave in the micro sd card slot. I’m not a huge proponent of micro sd but if they are going to cut it short on the internal storage, then I’d rather have the option to expand.

      • flosserelli

        You forgot the locked bootloader that will take weeks/months to crack.

    • Austin Warren

      Reason number one why I’m getting international version and going to T mobile.

    • Joe

      Huh, Verizon probably has no power over Samsung. Why would any of the hardware change? Makes no sense.

      • Austin Warren

        Verizon would kidnap their babies if they had too.

      • Vzw has all the power in the world over what they carry and put on their network. There are carrier specific S3s. This is not a new thing. Get ready for a dumbed down S4

      • trob6969

        That’s what I was thinking…and yet, that’s what Verizon did to the DNA; they took away it’s microSD slot.

    • Dave

      Hey it better have VZ Navigator!

  • Bewara2009

    And let the party begin!

  • Austin Warren

    And people said the Octa wouldn’t be powerful and was a gimmick… Haha those retards

    • radiotrib

      Try running the benchmark tests several times in succession and watch
      that sucker throttle … that only translates to playing a half-decent
      game for a few minutes … go figure … Performs in benchmarks isn’t performs in real life 🙂

  • Diablo81588

    Since when does Samsung use PowerVR GPUs?

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      Since the original Galaxy S? I have a Fascinate, I should know.

      • Diablo81588

        The Galaxy S does not use an Exynos processor. That’s what I was referring to.

        • TheFirstUniverseKing

          Technically it does. Samsung renamed their Hummingbird processor to Exynos 3 Single.

      • Exynos processors traditionally use Mali GPUs. If this is the Octa, and it does use the PowerVR, then that would be an interesting shift.

  • Nick Norman

    So confused on what will be in this beast of a phone. Octa? Quad?

    • PhoenixPath


  • Dan

    The specs for my Galaxy S5 smoke those.

  • Brent Cooper

    What about those on screen keys? Are they S4 or am I missing something?

    • I think these screenshots are taken from the device he used to compare to the S4, not the S4 itself.

      • Brent Cooper

        Thanks. After thinking about it thats what I was thinking but wasnt sure

    • Brent… I’m on a galaxy s3 running some custom mods. Liquid Smooth AOSP ROM (Latest Android 4.2.2) The US Verizon version. But the list pits all devices used in the benchmark app against your device. It’s legit.

  • Al2x

    no on screen buttons — look at that resolution, straight up 1080p with no cutoff. bummer.

    • kidtronic

      You can’t be surprised. They used their stupid button configuration on a tablet. It’s not going anywhere any time soon

      • Why do yall wont keys on your screen? You have a huge screen for a reason and it’s not for buttons

        • Dave

          Personally, I think a huge screen would benefit more from on-screen buttons from a pure ergonomic stand point. I have a Droid DNA and reaching down your thumb to the capacitive keys one handed can be a pain at times since the screen is taller than most smartphones. On-screen keys would be easier to reach.

          If there’s one thing I wish Samsung would do, however, is replace the menu button with a recent task button, and get rid of the tactile home button. I was not a fan of it on the GS3.

        • Because every single person I handed my capacative button phone to will hit the damn back key and not know how to get to what I was trying to show them…

          Also because moving the buttons onto the screen means that you can have a shorter overall phone length while still maintaining the large screen size. The buttons can hide themselves when you aren’t using them (like watching videos).

          And not that it matters for the typical user, but being able to customize your hardware buttons (and change the icons) is a pretty sweet trick for the advanced user.

          • Dave

            I also agree with this as one of my issues with capacitive buttons. There were several times where I hand my phone over to a friend to show off a picture or video, and then they’ll prompt me with “Where is it?” Grr…

          • TheFirstUniverseKing

            I keep on reading that having on-screen buttons will reduce the overall length of the phone, but I NEVER see the proof. Every phone that has had on-screen buttons still has the same sized bezel as other phones, and in some cases larger. If Google can’t even get their own bezels small, why should we expect other companies to suddenly be able to make super tiny bezels?

        • kidtronic

          It’s because of the huge screen that on screen buttons make more sense. Hardware buttons make the device taller and therefore, more difficult to navigate. I don’t need a full five inches of screen real estate when I’m looking at my home screen. It just makes it that much harder to reach the top left corner of my phone when I have to stretch past an extra inch of bottom bezel. When I’m watching a video, however, i can take full advantage of the large screen size. On screen keys are flexible and adaptable. Long pressing or double tapping a physical home key is far more cumbersome than a single tap or swype to access the same features with on screen keys. I just don’t see the point of maximizing screen real estate at the expense of utility and comfort.