Overall, the reaction to Samsung’s new flagship 5″ Smartphone, the Galaxy S5, has been mixed. Finger print reader and 16MP camera aside, it’s not actually so different to its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S4, feeling more like an incremental update than a wholly new product design. One area however were we do see a tangible difference is with the new Snapdragon 801 SoC from Qualcomm, replacing the original Snapdragon 800. We had the chance to get some benchmarks running on the Galaxy S5, just to get a handle on performance overall. Check the video below for to see first-hand how the new flagship Samsung Smartphone performs.
We ran three benchmarks; Quadrant, AnTuTu, Sunspider and 3DMark. First off we have Quadrant benchmark in which the Galaxy S5 completely annihilates the competition with 22,640 points. The AnTuTu benchmark yielded a score of 35475 points, while 3DMark awarded 18747 points. All very positive and strong in terms of performance in this space. You will notice that Sunspider has some kind of anomaly with a value of 748 – we consider this to be way to high to be indicative of real-world performance. Perhaps Sunspider will address the issue in forthcoming updates.
These benchmarks are pretty much what you would expect from the latest Smartphone running the latest System-on-Chip processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 is basically higher clocked variant of the Snapdragon 800 which are both quad-core ARMv7 SoCs with Adreno 330 graphics. With clock speeds of up to 2.36GHz on most models compared with 2.26GHz on most Snapdragon 800 skus, the 801 also benefits from a higher memory bandwidth, with 32-bit dual channel LPDDR3 running at 933MHz compared to 800MHz on the majority of 800 series chips.