The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be hitting stores in just a few days, and we bet you wish you could find out more this flagship’s performance before you pick one up. Thankfully, our friends at sister site Tom’s Hardware already got their hands on a unit and put it through some tests. Spoiler alert: It’s screaming fast.
The Galaxy S5‘s Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM give it enough power to beat competing phones such as the Google Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s. Tom’s Hardware ran the general performance test Geekbench 3 Pro and found that the S5’s multi-core performance led the pack. Based on our own review of the HTC One M8, the S5 also beats that device’s score of 2,480.
However, the iPhone’s 64-bit ARMv8-A CPU beat other Android devices in single-core performance.
This means you can expect complex tasks such as converting video or playing games to run faster on the S5 than other smartphones, because those actions use multiple cores. The iPhone should be more responsive in day-to-day functions that require just one core, such as swiping between pages of apps, pulling up your menu or surfing the Web.
On the graphics front, the S5’s Adreno 330 chip blew away the competition, scoring 18,188 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark. That’s much better than the Nexus 5 (15,848) and the iPhone 5s (14,885). However, the HTC One M8 scored a higher 20,965 in our review of that phone. If you’re geeking out for more Galaxy S5 performance results, Tom’s Hardware has detailed its methodology and findings.
Since the S5 model tested is from Canadian carrier Telus, the U.S. version may produce slightly different results. These numbers are exciting, though, and we can’t wait to see how well the S5 performs in everyday use. Stay tuned for our full review.
via Tom’s Hardware