Here is a video demonstrating the gaming performance on the Galaxy S5, the very latest and greatest smartphone from Korean manufacturer Samsung. We installed a selection of gaming titles that you would regard as pretty demanding on hardware, then we ramped up the settings as far as we could in terms of display resolution and graphics quality to see how the new Galaxy S5 would handle it all. I’m sure you will agree, the end result is pretty impressive.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a beast of a handset in terms of pure hardware, ticking all the right boxes when it comes to gaming with top class CPU and GPU cores. You could also argue that the Galaxy S5 mirrors the competition in that it uses the same Snapdragon 801 system-on-chip from Qualcomm that we find inside the Sony Z2 and HTC One M8. But as I said, the Snapdragon 801 really is a top draw choice, packing quad Krait cores that hit a clock speed of up to 2.5GHz plus a higher clocked version of the Adreno 330 graphics processor. Qualcomm’s Adreno architecture is widely heralded as being best in its class, although I am sure Nvidia would also have a lot to say about that statement.
The games Johnny has loaded onto our Galaxy S5 are actually some of the most demanding on the market at the moment and include Dead On Arrival 2, Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8, GTA San Andreas, Anomoly 2 and NBA 2K 2013. The clarity and detail in some of these titles is remarkable when you consider that this is just a hand-held device. This Mobile Geek is old enough to have owned one of the first Nintendo Gameboy, so yeah – let’s put 3D animated shooters in 1080p on a mobile handset, in perspective for moment. These games are looking awesome.