With so many new smartphone models offering outstanding specifications, it can be difficult to choose which handset best suits your needs. So far in 2013, phones like the Sony Xperia Z, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 hit the market, each boasting superior levels of processing power than their nearest competitors at the time of their launch.
Of course, each of these devices pack plenty of impressive specifications, and Phones Review has recently reported on a benchmark test carried out on top selling smartphone models on the market. The test was carried out by consumer advice publication Which?, To find out which handset comes out on top when it comes to performance and processing power.
The results of the test saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 come out in
top position, thanks of course to its powerful 1.9 GHz quad-core processor.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Apple iPhone 5 finished in last place. Although the iPhone
5 remains one of the most popular smartphones on the market, its 1.2 GHz dual-core
processor pales in comparison to that of the Galaxy S4. The HTC One finished in
second position after the Galaxy S4, which was then followed by the Sony Xperia
Z, Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and blackberry Z10 respectively. Further reading on the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be found on our website, with details on Samsung Galaxy S4 offers.
Each handset was given a score based on its performance and memory, using the Geekbench 2 benchmark app. The Galaxy S4 achieved a score of 3188. With the HTC One in second place, and a score of 2798, it demonstrates the considerable lead the Galaxy S4 has over its closest rival. To further demonstrate the difference in power between the Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5, the California based manufacturer's flagship model only managed to clock up a score of 1664.
Clearly, the results of this test show that the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers the best performance of all seven tested handsets. However, when it comes to real world usage, the majority of consumers are unlikely to notice a difference in performance between the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5. However, the results certainly solidify the reputation of the Samsung Galaxy S4 as the most powerful smartphone on the market, for now at least.