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Samsung Galaxy S5: Benchmark Results, Images, and 4K UHD Video

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 25 Feb 2014, 5:11pm

Samsung Galaxy S5: Benchmark Results, Images, and 4K UHD Video

Coinciding with the Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona, Samsung Philippines staged a small, exclusive event this morning. During the said affair, the folks at Samsung provided us prototypes (non-commercial units) of the newly-launched Galaxy S5. The brief encounter allowed us to play around with the device and test it, particularly in performance and imaging departments.

We ran AnTuTu Benchmark on the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5 and it yielded a score of 35894. Notice that it is higher than the score of the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 (30748) which we first met in September last year. The Galaxy S5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip at 2.3GHz with 3GB RAM and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. We believe that both hardware and software improvements play a significant role why the Galaxy S5 scored better than the Galaxy Note 3.

The next software application that we installed on the Galaxy S5 is Futuremark’s 3DMark for Android. Testing the device’s GPU (Adreno 330), the Galaxy S5 garnered a score of 18466 in 3DMark’s IceStorm Unlimited. The Galaxy Note 3 which also uses Adreno 330 as GPU yielded 15728. Once again, the Galaxy S5 outshined Samsung’s 5-month-old phablet.

On the imaging front, the Galaxy S5 comes with a 16-megapixel camera which outputs still images with a maximum resolution of 5312 x 2988. These figures certainly overshadow the Galaxy Note 3’s 13-megapixel camera that can output photos with up to 4128 x 3096 image resolution. Below are some sample photos that we took (click each image to enlarge).

Finally, knowing that the Galaxy S5 can also record 4K UHD videos like the Galaxy Note 3, we didn’t let it go without recording a nice video. Below is the sample.

While the units that were provided are not yet the final form of the Galaxy S5, the benchmark results and the images that we posted give us an idea of the flagship device’s actual performance. Once we got the commercial version, we’ll post a full review, so stay tuned.