With such a large number of smartphones out in the market, how do you know which is the best deal for your money? Given how pricey these phones, you better make sure you’re getting the most powerful return for your buck. So here’s a comparison of some of the hottest phones in the market based on various performance benchmark tests:
GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD: Yes, this benchmark test’s next version, 2.7, is already out, but we still decided to stick with this tried and tested version instead. We got the Nexus 4 leading this test with a score of 44 fps, while the Galaxy S4 managed a pretty good 40 fps. We can’t really give a lot of credit to the Nexus 4 for being a winner in this category because it’s got a lower resolution 720p screen when compared to the others. The Galaxy S4, on the other hand, owes its lead to its powerful processor, while the HTC One came third scoring 32 fps.
AnTuTu: This is one of the most popular performance benchmarking tests for smartphones and in this one, the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are nearly neck-to-neck. The test assesses the performance of the hardware and scores the HTC One slightly higher at 23529 than the Galaxy S4’s 23391. The Optimus G Pro ranks a distant third, scoring under 20000 here.
Quadrant Standard: Yet another popular benchmarking test, this one’s results have the Galaxy S4 scoring a slight lead over the HTC One. While the HTC One scores around 12000, the Galaxy S4 got a few more points, while the Optimus G Pro came in third, scoring some points less than 12000.
Vellamo HTML5 and Vellamo Metal: This test assesses how well the phones’ HTML5 performance as well as the ‘Metal’ performance. In the HTML5 test, we’ve got LG’s Optimus G Pro leading the pack scoring just under 2500, followed closely by the HTC One. The Galaxy S4’s HTML5 performance ranks third with around 2000 points. In the Metal test, we’ve got close competition between the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, with the former getting a slight lead. The Optimus G Pro’s got a distant third rank in this test.
3DMark: Yet another popular benchmark test, this one basically tests on three categories – Ice Storm Extreme, Graphics and Physics. In the first category, the Nexus 4 takes the lead followed closely by the HTC One. In the Graphics test, both these phones got identical scores. But in the Physics test, we had the Nexus 4 taking the lead, followed closely by the Galaxy Note 2, while the HTC One ranked a distant third.