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Reported New Samsung Galaxy S5 Benchmarks Hit the Web – 1080p Display, Snapdragon 800, and 16MP Camera

Not to keep preaching the same message, but until OEMs hand out press releases or unveil devices on stage, nothing is ever confirmed. With that said, the newest development in the Galaxy S5 saga from Samsung are a new string of benchmarks to hit the web, further confirming previous reports that the device will not feature a QHD (2560×1440) display. Furthermore, from what these benchmarks point to, the Galaxy S5 will only feature a Snapdragon 800 and not the new Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm.  

Another thing to point out are the reports of a 16MP rear-facing camera, as they appear to be in line with the benchmarks, and no other info out there has contradicted that. In the speed tests, the device used beats out the Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon 800 w/ 3GB of RAM), the LG G2 (Snapdragon 800 w/ 2GB of RAM), and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Snapdragon 800 w/ 2GB of RAM). So in terms of performance, we should see something quite impressive from Samsung, regardless of a crazy high resolution display.

Personally, it would be great to see Samsung continue to push mobile technology with a QHD display, but is it really necessary? Wouldn’t we only see a large fall in battery life and graphic performance? We still don’t know what exactly Samsung has coming, but with the newest evidence pointing to a somewhat tamed-down device, try not to set your expectations too high as to where no phone could ever live up to them.

Do you think QHD is necessary at this point for a top tier smartphone? How about 16MP sensors? Useful or over the top?

Via: SamMobile | HD Blog
  • Frettfreak

    I just dont see Samsung putting in a processor that is dated into their flagship. Granted the 800 is bad ass, but i just dont see them coming out with something that really isnt new. IMO, this is a pre-productoin model, maybe the 805 wasnt ready yet, but i just dont believe that samsung would do this.

  • Dan Churco

    I think that what it needs it optical image stabilization. 16mp is not needed, but clear pictures, good low light performance, and clear action shots would be huge.

  • Disqus_n00b

    So the Snapdragon 800 will remain “high end” for about 18 months for us Nexus 5 owners…nice

  • Yea as soon as they did that update I moved everything. I have a 32GB
    micro SD, and everything I can move to the sd card I have moved already.
    Plus I keep all my pics and vids on there as well. theres just still
    next to no room.

  • fredphoesh

    Samsung have never made a lag free phone… The last thing we need is unnecessary screen resolution to make sgs5 lag too.

  • Noble Star

    This might be the plastic version of the Galaxy S5, because it is rumored that there were two version comming out, so this is the affordable one, and the Galaxy s5 premium one will maybe have the 2k screen as rumored, and hopefully the Snapdragon 805 cpu.

  • mlee19841

    move apps to sd fully and be able to really use the processing power for some reason the s4 still lags with out a custom rom and rooting it……………..

    • Bob

      I wonder why?….

      TouchWiz makes baby jesus cry

      • RICK RUDE

        If he installed a rom then TouchWiz wasn’t on it.

    • Carlton Crasher

      i had the same problem with my s3 on CM based roms…i was ticked because my galaxy nexus ran smoother and thus why i didn’t buy the s4, or the note 3 after reading through forum complaints. on AT&T with a nexus 5…missing Verizon coverage though lol

  • DJ

    Galaxy S4S

  • Rob

    I really thought an 805 was going to be in the S5.

    • DJ

      Me too. Regardless, I’m more interested in the software tweaks that they will do.

  • John Kitchen

    My Droid Ultra has a 720p display and it’s more than enough.

  • Jason B

    A QHD display is certainly unnecessary. We’re not at that performance level yet for SoCs, unless manufacturers start parallelling multiple chips – like 2x Snapdragon 800s (16GB/32GB flash each). But that’s so inefficient it’s not even funny. Qualcomm would need to pair the Adreno 330 with another discrete solution to shore up graphics performance.

    I’m more interested in FPU, bus width increases, and very high increases in I/O performance. You can have the fastest processor, but if it’s waiting on data from the I/O subsystem, it’s moot. Imagine the differences from a single physical HDD, to a RAID0 setup (2x HDDs), then move to a single SSD, and put 2x in a RAID0 setup. You actually start using the SATA 6Gbps bus capabilities and you’re hardly ever waiting for data to load.

    I’d rather see that than higher res displays.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    it’ll probably have Volte.

    • Adrynalyne

      The LG Revolution had VoLTE. That wouldn’t be a surprise. In fact, most smartphones have been VoLTE ready for a while.

      They have the framework needed to send SMS over LTE, which would be required.

  • Daistaar

    Does that last benchmark image list 12 gig’s RAM?

    • Adrynalyne

      It lists that as flash storage.

    • phaedruss

      That’s the internal memory.

  • Philip J. Fry

    I’ll be glad when Google steps in and calms down touchwiz. I might think about buying another Samsung device when that happens.

  • GotSka81

    Personally I would rather they focus on driving prices down. Current phones are well more than adequate in terms of performance, with only things like camera quality and battery life left to catch up. Give me an S5 for $99-$149 on-contract and I might consider giving up my wait for a larger Motorola device.

  • tommy

    Im kinda glad they “tamed” down a little. I hope other OEMs get in line with that. Maybe I will get a longer run out of my soon to be outdated, 6 month old handset.

  • troy studnicka

    I believe that this one is just the basic model with 1080P screen, not the high end model that they will be selling of the GS4. Another benchmark from a few weeks back showed it had the screen density of the QHD screen. I can’t wait to see this new monster and I’ll be sure to get the higher end one if I’m able. Knowing Verzion they’ll only sell the lower 1080P model lol

  • Kdub

    I’ll pass. From those benchmarks not much of a improvement from the S4.

  • Chris

    QHD necessary? nope. But neither is faster wifi or larger screens when basic wifi and a smaller screen would do fine…

    • Adrynalyne

      faster wifi allows for faster local network data transfers. Not needed for most cases, but not useful when the task calls for it.

  • Skwisgaar

    Seems like pretty minor upgrades between the current phone and this one…are we sure this isn’t an Apple product???

    • Moi

      At least apple can still deliver a great phone that doesn’t lag and takes great pics. Samsung can hardly even deliver a lag free phone (s4) even with what are thought to be extremely high end specs. Furthermore, the 13 mega pixel camera is a joke. The slightest movement will cause the picture to completely blur. i didn’t even have that problem with my old 5mega pixel phone. This New S5 will be a complete disappointment if it doesn’t even have top of the notch specs to begin with.

  • Jim890

    Now remember people, there will be two versions of the galaxy S5.

    • Chris

      I thought more? There would be the mini, the rugged one. Don’t forget all the added colors that will show up every two months within the next year.

      • Jim890

        Most likely there will be a mini one since the S3 and the S4 mini once out. I’m looking forward to the S5.

  • Chase Chick

    16 megapixels is useful on a sensor that small if you definitely hate to take shots in low light. Higher than 1080p is useful if you really love looking at your phone’s screen under a microscope. Keep pushing the CPU though. I’d like to one day have a machine that can run Adobe Creative Cloud!

    • Chris

      high res screens are here to stay… Most of last years flagships had them,

  • OFears

    This makes me sad lol. I want MOAR specs!

  • Villiam

    just to bad that isnt the org phone… but the eu edition :s lets see some benchmarks on the 64bit octa core s5 ^^

  • Proioxix

    Any smartphone that is released in the first half of 2014 won’t be coming with a S805 SoC. I thought Qualcomm made that clear when they said it won’t be ready until mid 2014. Because of the 16MP camera I would say that it’s probably the S5. Though I’d never buy a Samsung device (married to Nexus), I hope they don’t fill it with bloatware for the sake of those who do. This is probably a controlled leak by Samsung. I’m not taking that benchmark serious or anything (Samsung loves to cheat after all), but also because the modern smartphone is so powerful that benchmarks don’t really mean much anymore.

  • cleffy

    Maybe this is the plastic version of S5?

  • Rodeojones000

    People still care about benchmarks?

  • Aooga

    READ PEOPLE! It said the DPI is 480. The HTC One’s is 468 and it has a 4.7″ screen. Samsung won’t make a ~4.5 phone their flagship. This is probably a real phone, but not the S5.

    • ferrari187

      Yup. And there no way they dont do 3gb ram. Also questionable if they do snapdragon 800

      • Adrynalyne

        What would they do in place of the 800, at least for US markets? It has already been stated the 805 won’t be ready for it.

    • Adrynalyne
  • Jay Ochs

    all i’m saying is this..you can have great specs, Samsung, but the fact that your UI is so damn bloated and laggy makes them useless. The S4 had impressive specs, yet the One, with the same specs, was much smoother, and less laggy of a phone due to better optimization in Sense 5. My S4 lags like a bitch when doing simple things like dropping down the notification menu, or even typing using swiftkey (which no other phone I have has this problem.) The second you drop touchwiz and load up an AOSP rom, all of that lag disappears obviously, and you’re running a beast of a phone again. So yeah, until Touchwiz is properly optimized, you can’t get excited about top specs in a Galaxy phone anymore.

    • Chris

      Their interface still has gingerbread era things in it

  • cisternachyli

    hmmn if its only the 800, then the new HTC one sounds more appealing. I have to see how the new Touchwiz will be …

  • jim

    Note 3 still top dog

    • Maxim∑


    • Grayson

      Unless Samsung has done a complete software redesign that puts their old skin to shame, which could take 6 months or more after the S5 is released to adapt to the Note series. If they do a complete software redesign, I seriously think the Note 4 would come out before the Note 3 got it.

      • Adrynalyne

        Further reinforcing planned obsolescence by manufacturers.

      • jim

        My wife has the s3 and loves it , but now after seeing my Note 3 , when her update comes I’m sure she will go for the Note 4

    • Chris

      Till the note 4 comes out….

  • chris125

    So an s4+? Hope this isn’t the case otherwise samsung and others are going to really eat into your sales.

    • moi

      the s3++ u mean lol

  • MistaButters

    I hope this entire generation of phones is about optimization, software, and build materials. Internal specs can take a year off

    • Grayson

      Seriously. The Moto X is crazy smooth and fast considering its midrange SoC. If a Snapdragon 800 phone was as optimized it would be amazing. The Nexus 5 is close, running a lean version of Android, but it’s missing the proprietary Qualcomm dalvik optimizations among other things. The Note 3, Z1, and G2 have optimizations the Nexus 5 doesn’t have, but they’re all weighted down by heavier versions of Android.

      • MistaButters

        1) It’s not a mid-range SOC.
        2) It’s funny how you said you agree, and then the first thing you mentioned were higher specs.

      • kixofmyg0t

        You know what makes all those Qualcomm dalvik optimizations unnecessary and obsolete?


        • Ian Case

          That is until there are proprietary ART optimizations thatvspeed it up even further.

    • Chris

      if you want stock. Good luck with that. Theres a reason why nexus phones, GPE phones and rooting exists.

      • jim

        There are always problems with Nexus phones and less and less reason to root , fewer and fewer are rooting cause there is no need to . folks that do , just like to play around with them

  • C C

    ummm … hasn’t been proven that samsung cheats at the benchmark tests …

    • hoosiercub88

      Yes, anyone can. The important data here isn’t the score, it’s the hardware revealed in the tests.

      • C C

        agreed on revealing the hardware …

    • Tim242

      It was also later proven that LG and HTC were doing the same thing.

  • John

    You think today’s manufacturers would consider reinventing battery life on android phones.

    • Ryan

      LG has

      • Tim242

        No they haven’t. Battery size is not the same as battery life. Anybody can put in a bigger battery.

        • nate

          If anyone can then why don’t they?

        • OFears

          Then why don’t they?

          • Tim242

            They do. Surely you don’t think that the G2 is the only phone with a large battery…

        • Yes it is, the larger the battery the greater the battery life.

        • Ryan

          Um yes they have. The G2 and flex has a high density and has silicone connectors that help improve battery life. The silicone connectors give about 15% better battery life and the High density takes 800 charge cycles before decreased battery life. Thats why the Moto G has a LG battery. In my experience what reps have told me is that Samsung batteries last a year if that then they blow up. Samsung has standard batteries same with all other carriers. Out of all brands LG and Samsung have the resources to make great devices. I know you will down vote me and disagree because you love Samsung (good for you we all have a choice) and that’s fine. As a rep I would hope that you would learn more about a device then assume.

          • La2da

            Great response!

    • Chris

      If the Razr can have long battery life why cant other phones?

  • mcdonsco

    All I want is a bootloader unlock method for my VZW LG G2 and I’ll be happy…The S5 will likely tempt me, but I’m loving customizing this G2 to my liking, just wish I could put an AOSP Kit Kat build on it.

    • joejoe5709

      As far as I know, we’ve gotten a decent workaround for the bootloader right? Is that not good enough?

      • mcdonsco

        I’m really only comfortable with rooting thus far (certainly NOT a developer!)…I looked through the loki exploit and seemed like there was room for me to make a rookie mistake and brick my phone, so haven’t tried it.

      • Josh Carroll

        LG hasn’t patched the Loki vulnerability on the vzw g2?

  • Until QHD, 2K, 4K, 8K or whatever other resolution over 1080 becomes widespread for video (aka, movies, youtube, etc) I don’t see this happening for smartphones. Tablets maybe, for gaming and photos, but for smartphone is overkill. The average consumer already can’t tell the difference between 720 and 1080 on a phone.

    • Blue Sun

      I always take the highest res shots for my camera when I use my smartphone. I am trying to future proof my memories. At least my smartphone doesn’t limit how I preserve my memories.

    • Chris

      if you can’t tell the diference then you need better eyes

      Seems you are scared of change.

      • What a troll. I said the average consumer can’t tell the difference. Droid Life readers are not average consumers.

  • Scottyb112

    I kinda doubt that these are the correct specs of the S5. Im sure it will have a snapdragon 805, or exynos. Plus 3GB of Ram, possibly a higher resolution display.

    • malcmilli

      805 won’t be ready until 2nd half 2014

  • Tony Byatt
  • WCM3

    Pssh..my LG G2 just benchmarked 35602. Pass.

    Sorta doubt this is the S5 benchmark anyway. Probably the S5’s little brother..

    • John Legere

      It’s a SD800, of course it’s the same.

      • WCM3

        you shut your mouth, John. lol

        But really, do you think Samsung would let it be the same. Of course not, it needs to be the SD805.

        • John Legere

          It could be the higher clocked 800, could explain close scores.

      • chris125

        Well with the 15 different variants they will release, this is probably the s5, not super s5 version

        • Adrynalyne

          I’m waiting for the GS5, SS version.

          • chris125

            Super saiyan? If that’s the case you know it will be a beast of a phone

          • Adrynalyne

            Or Super Sport if you are a Chevy fan 😉

  • roberthenderson

    I have a Note 3. All I need to see to cough up the dough again is an improved sensor for much better low light photos, front facing speakers and better battery life (would love to see better battery life and 64 gb option as well).

    • amosk

      I guess you should’ve just bought the LG G2 instead

      • roberthenderson

        I looked at it. I like the larger screen on the N3, the LG speaker is on the bottom too, and I would actually miss the S Pen. And until a company figures out that the best looking/most efficient onscreen buttons would be something in the style of the Wave Launcher app or Pie Control (used in some custom Roms) I’ll pass on Motorola and LG. Do wish I had that OIS though. ✌

  • Chris

    I think it just headfaked LG into more money of R/D.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Theres no apps that require that much speed. Its over kill, make a phone that helps you and is always listening for your voice. Something you can actually use in and out of your car.

    • Chris

      No apps right now.

  • TSK

    is it odd that one shot the app has translucent status bar and the other 2 don’t? did antutu miss something?

  • Ryan Callihan

    To me, anything that’s at least 720p is fine and anything above 1080p is overkill. The human eye can only discern so much detail and I don’t think we need 2k or 4k in our mobile phones. How about 1080p and a bigger battery?

    • Tim242

      You should watch this. It isn’t just about detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0_JrUNevdc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      • Jordan

        I watched this. Well said.

      • Ryan Callihan

        MKBHD’s argument was that it’d look better, I’m still hesitant on that. My point is that there’s a cost and I don’t think the mobile industry is focusing on the right specs.

    • Chris

      Maybe your eyes..

  • John Legere

    No Snapdragon 805? No thanks.

    • joejoe5709

      I’m guessing that’s the price of a launch so early in the year. The 805 is probably too new for mass production on the scale of the S5. What improvements on the 805 are so important that it’s a deal breaker?

      • Adrynalyne

        Is there a single game out there that taxes the 800 even?

        • joejoe5709

          Probably not a single one. But within two years… who knows. I hear the 805 is supposed to be pretty GPU-focused so it could be a pretty big deal.

      • John Legere

        The point is, when i know it’s coming, i will not buy something with an 800.

        • Ryan

          I get what your saying but I have worked with Qualcomm the past year and have also played with the Snapdragon 1000. There is always something coming on the Horizon lol. #firstworldproblems

          • John Legere


    • Ryan

      The Snapdragon 800 can handle a 21mp sensor. The 805 isnt really needed. The GPU with the 800 offers the same power and gaming experience as the PS3 and XBOX 360. Considering the mobile industry has caught up to that is amazing.

    • malcmilli

      I don’t know why that snapdragon 805 rumor even started. Didnt Qualcomm themselves say it wouldn’t be ready until 2nd half 2014 when they announced the thing.

  • TMoRSA

    I can’t express how underwhelming these specs are. I accept all the disclaimers that this may not be the retail unit’s specs. But if it is… Not much here to get excited about. So the benchmarks beat a couple of other phones by a bit. Benchmark numbers are tainted obviously, and are we really going to notice a real world difference from that little margin? No. So I’m very much wondering where the excitement is going to come from with this.

    • Adrynalyne

      Hopefully they shift past the spec whore BS, and make improvements elsewhere.

      • nate

        I’d be pretty surprised to see Samsung do this. Motorla had to to survive, but Samsung sells so many phones.. Wouldn’t be a bad thing if they did though.

  • qudwls6933

    in the future, if QHD is used, it should be used for tablets not phones.
    4~6″ QHD is useless!!!
    Where is my 805!!!!!

    • John Legere

      Useless? Describe useless for me.

      • qudwls6933

        Battery life!!!!!!

    • malcmilli

      805 won’t be available until 2nd half 2014

      • qudwls6933

        Then why the hell are they launching it so fast? Isn’t it better to wait till Summer?

        • Adrynalyne

          Too close to the Note 4 launch, probably.

        • The S series has always been released in the spring

          • qudwls6933

            The S series has been announced in the Spring, but released around May or June which is Summer.

  • Alisan_C

    Maybe they concentrated on battery(life) this time?

  • terry12s

    I’m onboard with 16MP camera sensors but I don’t feel like I need a phone display that is roughly 5″ going past 1080p resolution. But at the same time I wouldn’t complain either if they could keep the battery life great. But these days, battery life has improved a lot but still isn’t near as good as it should be.

  • joejoe5709

    Ha. This is exactly what I said a week ago when we heard the “rumors” of the S5’s specs. I guarantee these specs are very close to reality.

  • Maxim∑

    If you remove Samsungs benchmark booster… Xperia takes top spot

    • Sankyou

      Sony makes phones?

      • John Legere

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell it off. They already sold off their PCs, and moving their TVs.

  • ImmaDroid

    All that and still only 16GB and 2GB of ram? that part doesnt sound right.. I hope it’s more! 32GB should be the new minimum, and 3GB of ram

    • Sankyou

      Well if they have a 16gb model then it’s definitely going to have an external memory slot.

    • ImmaDroid

      Yea it better, but even still thats not good enough. Its at 11GB and I guarantee that thing hasnt even been bloated up yet. My S4 came with barely 9GB out of the box, I can’t even download all the apps I would normally have because Im already down to under 1gb. I get low memory warnings and have to start erasing crap. 16GB isn’t sufficient enough nowadays, 32GB should be the new 16gb!!

      • Adrynalyne

        Bloat won’t take up more space than shown, if this is real. They partition it to those sizes beforehand, so what you see is the max of what you will get, no matter how much bloat you add after. So, what you see will be at least that, if not a little more (who knows whats on that phone).

        • ImmaDroid

          Yes well this could be what its partitioned at now, Not in the final build. You have no clue if the one their using now even has their whole S-Suite of programs on this build

          • Adrynalyne

            I doubt they will change the partition sizes. What they may do for the final is use a bigger NAND. In fact, that is likely.

          • ImmaDroid

            But if you think about it, Im sure this is not the S5. I highly doubt they’ll be staying at 2gb of ram. And it might actually be a higher res display?

          • Adrynalyne

            If you believe the latest reports, Samsung wasn’t playing around with all that this time around.

        • Dave

          Bloatware on a modern day top tier device has about the same performance degradation as an extra passenger in a sports car.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’m not denying that. However, I would look at it as a sports car that has no backseats(the best kind) and you can’t position the two in it. You have a set amount of room, and no amount of losing weight yourself will add extra room for seats.

      • Intellectua1

        When the S4 came out I waited until they released the 32gb

        • ImmaDroid

          If I was going to use an Upgrade I would of done the same thing. But I got a good deal off someone, sold my S3 and only paid $40 out of pocket for the S4

      • Jim890

        You can add more storage by popping in a micro SD card (I’m assuming you know that already) . With the apps that you have downloaded on you’re phone you can move them to you’re Micro SD card. Which that would allow more space on your phone. It’s a new feature that Samsung has added to their headsets.

        • ImmaDroid

          Yea I have a 32GB micro SD, and everything I can move to the sd card I have moved already. Plus I keep all my pics and vids on there as well. theres just still next to no room. So I have to keep my apps to a minimum

          • Jim890

            I bet it’s those high end games that take up a lot of space. I have a 64gb micro SD card with all my music, pictures and couple videos, and still have 52gb free space left. On my phone (note 3) I have 20gb free space with couple of apps I have installed. I’m not a gamer so I don’t have any games on my phone.

          • ImmaDroid

            I do play some games, and I have plenty of room on my Micro SD card. But the Galaxy S4 only has like 8.9GB of usable internal storage out of the box. So I only have that much room to work with. I have NFS most wanted, and Modern combat for which are like 1.5GB games. I can’t even download asphalt 7 or 8 because I have no room. But this phone will be gone as soon as I figure out which phone I might want next!

          • Jim890

            I know the space on the internal sucks. That’s when you move the big apps to the SD card. I will be getting the S5 once is released. My note 3 is just too big, I can’t seem to get use to the size!

          • ImmaDroid

            I love the Note 3, but exactly its just way too big for me. I think 5″-5.2″ is the sweet spot, or maximum for me. I even have a hard time one handing the screen on the S4 sometimes! but yea, I’ll probably get the S5 or see how the new HTC one will be, maybe even the next G2. I guess whoever comes out first might win my business!

        • feztheforeigner

          That’s not a Samsung feature. It’s just Android.

      • tommy

        You got f’d. My s4 came with 11.xx!
        Edit: 9.76gb lol.

        • ImmaDroid

          Was it a non verizon?

          • tommy


    • IrishSid

      32gb is the samsung standard model now

    • T4rd

      I was about to say the same thing. But being a pre-release phone, it’s possible they only made 16GB versions just for testing/demoing. I’ve seen 16GB Note 3s for sale as pre-release phones too. 2GBs of RAM would be somewhat disappointing, but really, no one should EVER need to use more than 2GBs of RAM. /FakeBillGatesQuote =p

    • Jim890

      There will be two kinds of variant of this device coming out , a 16gb and a 32gb

  • Ben Murphy

    805 will be in the Note IV. It usually gets the better specs before it’s little brother.

    • Adrynalyne

      That was only true for the Note 3.

      • Grayson

        The quad-core Exynos 4 in the Note 2 was clocked 200Mhz higher than the one in the European S3, and the American S3 only had a dual-core S4 so it was an even bigger upgrade here. Plus the Note 2 had 2GB of RAM, compared to 1GB in the S3.

        • Adrynalyne

          Yep, that is what I said, sans the slight speed bump on the Note 2 that I did not know about.

          Still, Ben makes it sound like new tech hits the Notes first. Its not like that with exception of the Note 3.

          • Grayson

            Also the original Note had an HD screen compared to the crappy 480×800 resolution on the Galaxy SII. I would say the Note line always has higher specs in one way or another.

          • Adrynalyne

            Fine. Let me elaborate. On the subject of SoCs, like what Ben mentioned, the Notes have never used newer until the Note 3.

          • Grayson

            Thank you.

        • John Legere

          The S3 had 2gb ram in LTE markets

          • Grayson

            Still had an older dual-core processor in LTE markets though.

          • Adrynalyne

            Not older.


          • Grayson

            Ok fine, not older, but dual core vs. quad core.

  • yodatom10

    i can’t get excited about benchmarks…. back in the day they were needed because phones weren’t that great but seeing that any modern handset is so powerful are bench marks really needed

    • Adrynalyne

      Especially since companies cheat at them.

      • John Legere

        Looking at you, Samsung.

        • Samvelavich

          I don’t understand why your posts have been so heavily downvoted recently

          • People are tired of him pretending to be John Legere

          • Fooled again

            You mean it’s really not him ?

          • Joshua Hoffman

            Did the five people not notice your name? Lol

          • John Legere

            In America we’re entitled to freedom to do what we want (most of the time)

            I have never stated I am him, so saying i am pretending to be him is rather annoying and ridiculous.

            Another thing, downvote me however much you want. It doesn’t bother me, i actually laugh at all of you. So please, keep it going. Makes my day.

          • Nikuliai

            Downvoting you so you can have a laugh at friday night ^_^
            tbh who cares about the info anyone puts in Disqus…

            On Topic: more than a benchmark itself it’s a possible spec set, we all know the benchmarks are being cheated by the manufactors but we don’t know the specs of the S5, so the news go that way :B

            PS: In case anyone is unclear… I am not Kung Fu Panda

          • John Legere

            Exactly, i do it for a reason. Because my personal life, and my family don’t need to be plastered all over where people can search it. Especially with some of the sadistic users here who wish harm on children.

          • Johnny Bravo

            whaaaat, but….but, you look just like po from king fu panda.

            ps: im not…hoo ha hooah…johnny baravo

          • MattyB65

            Such a sad life bro.

          • FYI, using his name and picture generally leads to people thinking your pretending to be him.

          • The Narrator

            There, no more having fun with names. You all take everything too seriously around here.

          • John Legere’s Mom

            That’s my boy!

          • Philip J. Fry

            Because people have nothing better to do than worry about what user name somebody uses on the internet.

          • John Legere

            Outside life must be tough for people, i guess.

    • plu

      Apps and OS’s will eventually get more complex and require more processing power especially as people want to do more things with their phone instead of waiting until they get to a PC. Maybe benchmarks will change to running compute intensive tasks that people can relate to or at least I can relate too :), instead of these generic numbers that are difficult to map to real world use.

      On PCs, I like seeing benchmarks that do file compression, video encoding, boot/shutdown/sleep/suspend times (not specially CPU related but still useful), virtualization, etc. Who knows, maybe I’ll be doing archiving/compression on my phone and uploading these archives to the cloud (I personally use Amazon S3) or virtualize another OS because of what ever future reason I may have. Of course, there are gaming benchmarks which would probably apply to many people as phones become more serious gaming platforms (I hope). Seeing the FPS and quality settings for that game I like is more useful than some number spit out by a GPU benchmark app.

    • Jim890

      Here is the premium variant (SM-G900R4) of the Galaxy S5

  • Nathan Bryant

    Could be early test, but I won’t be to surprised if most phones don’t have a 2K screen this time around. It might not be there just yet.

    • joejoe5709

      Agreed. We might see some phones later this year with higher resolutions, but I think 2014 will still be primarily a 1080p year. And that’s totally fine with me. We don’t need massive increases in specs EVERY year. In 2014, the introduction of the Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of RAM becoming more common will be more than enough to satisfy.

  • Thomas

    Tim : is this confirmed or “confirmed” 😉