Two smartphones in particular are a big talking point at the moment despite the fact that neither has been released yet. They are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One and although the former has not yet been officially unveiled the HTC One was revealed in a blaze of glory just over a week ago. Today we’re going to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One in a Browsermark test comparison that many of you will probably find interesting.
The HTC One is due to release in some regions in March while the official event to formally introduce the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be held on March 14 with an expected release in late March or early April in some regions. We have previously compared these two phones giving confirmed specs for the HTC One and rumored specs for the Galaxy S4 and we also discussed the question of how important the release timing was for these devices. The HTC One has really impressed us and we are also expecting big things of the Galaxy S4 so we were intrigued to hear of these browsermark scores.
If you’ve been following developments about the Galaxy S4 you’ll probably know that one of the biggest questions has been what sort of processor it would have. For some time it was rumored to have the new Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor and then more recently it seemed it would in fact have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor based on Krait 300 architecture, the same type as in the HTC One. However whereas the HTC One processor is clocked at 1.7GHz the S600 for the Galaxy S4 is said to be clocked at 1.9 GHz so should provide a better performance.
Rightware BrowserMark 2.0 benchmarks are now available and show the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) with a highest-ever score of 2710, blitzing other phones such as the LG Optimus G, Galaxy S3, Nexus 4 and HTC One. The browsermark score for the HTC One was 2262 with the Optimus G coming between them on 2555. This does seem rather odd though as it doesn’t seem at all likely that the Optimus G with its S4 Pro chip should score above the HTC One although it’s speculated that the results could be “skewed” by browser optimizations.
Although the Browsermark test isn’t conclusive in comparing the performance of devices it does measure performance for various HTLM5 features, however different browsers will achieve different results. Despite these anomalies the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is so far above the other devices will be music to the ears of potential Galaxy S4 customers and it will certainly be interesting to see further benchmarks on the phone to see if these impressive results are repeated.
What are your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S4 taking top spot with these Browsermark benchmarks? Are you waiting eagerly to hear the official announcement and specs for the Galaxy S4? Let us know with your comments.