Primate Labs, the developer of the Geekbench Benchmarks has posted the benchmark scores of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 equipped with a Qualcomm S600 chipset. The benchmarks confirm that something we already knew. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is fast. Clocked at 200 MHz faster than the HTC One, it is faster than its HTC rival. The new Qualcomm S600 chipset also smoke the older Qualcomm S 4 Pro found in the Nexus 4, LG Optimus G, HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia X and XL. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is twice as fast the Apple's iPhone 5.
But that it not really news. The Apple iPhone 5 was built around 2012 technology and is really more of a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X.
What is more interesting is how much progress is being made with each generation of smartphone chipsets in terms of power (higher is better).
Phone listed in order of release dates.
Apple iPhone 3GS - 272
Apple iPhone 4 - 368
Samsung Nexus S - 364
Samsung Galaxy S II - 998
Samsung Galaxy Nexus - 997
HTC One X (Tegra 3) - 1431
Apple iPhone 5 - 1596
LG Nexus 4 - 2040
HTC One - 2687
Samsung Galaxy S 4 (Qualcomm) - 3163
In four years times, smartphone power has multiplied by a factor of 10. The Qualcomm S600 in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 have as much power as Intel Core 2 Processor Duo processors released in 2008 and 2009! Now that is pretty amazing.