Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Benchmarks

How does the latest Samsung flagship smartphone ~ Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 performs? Galaxy S4 I9500 is powered by Samsung own SOC Exynos 5 Octa which has 1.6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7. And using PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU. Does ARM big.LITTLE heterogeneous architecture really help to enhance Galaxy S4 speed and battery life? Let’s these synthetic benchmarks tell you…


Quadrant is one of the most popular Android benchmark out there. It is a CPU, I/O and 3D graphics benchmark. Galaxy S4 shines in Quadrant as no 1 due to Aurora Softworks did not update comparison devices for quite sometimes.

AnTuTu Benchmark

Galaxy S4 I9500 is the number 1 in ranking in AnTuTu Benchmark. Basically, all top 20 are populated with Exynos 5 Octa devices which include Korea version SHV-E300S and SHV-E300K. No doubt Exynos 5 Octa version is better than Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version. At least in AnTuTu Benchmark.

Vellamo Mobile Benchmark

Vellamo Mobile Benchmark is a mobile web benchmarking tool by Qualcomm iSkoot. It checks mobile web browser performance and CPU subsystem performance. Galaxy S4 I9500 is top in the list. Newest devices like HTC One should score at top too.


SunSpider is a JavaScript benchmark to tests the core JavaScript language. Galaxy S4 I9500 does a great job in SunSpider benchmark with 745ms on stock browser.


GFXBench or formerly known as GLBenchmark is a tool for unified cross-platform graphics benchmarking on Android, iOS and Windows. Wow… The latest T-Rex benchmark really push PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU limit to the end. It only scores 13 fps on 1080p tests. Luckily, still has 43 fps for Egypt test. I believe no Android games will complex like T-Rex graphics now. So PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU still have enough power to last for at least 2 years.


Yeah… My favourite benchmark tool ~ 3DMark. Too bad that Galaxy S4 I9500 is not the top in both Ice Storm normal and extreme tests. Galaxy S4 I9505 Snapdragon 600 is better there.

Epic Citadel

All games should have nice 3D visuals like Epic Citadel. It is powered by Unreal Engine 3 technology. Once again, Galaxy S4 I9500 scores almost perfect in Epic Citadel with 59.3 fps on high quality mode. Hehe… Can’t wait to have Unreal Engine 4 games on Android. Mobile gaming will never be the same again.

Okay, that’s it. Hopefully, these Galaxy S4 I9500 benchmarks can help to clear some doubt about how Galaxy S4 I9500 performs. Any benchmark that I left out, let me know. I will try my best to add them in.


  1. Do you know anyone in JB who is willing to trade the GT-I9505 with the GT-I9500? I have the Singapore set but it’s the Snapdragon 600. I’m willing to sacrifice speed of data connection for better battery life and more interesting processor technology 😛

    Most people in LYN only deal in KL and traveling up is not an option for me, at least at the moment…

  2. Hey Jayce, could You please test also:

    1) Mozilla Kraken
    2) Google Octane
    3) BenchmarkPi
    4) Linpack
    5) Geekbench 2

    These are basically a good load for CPU.

      • Thank You Jayce, I will be patient and am thankful for the feedback and positivity : ) Of course, the question #1 last time was wicked, so probably it would be best if You didn’t answer that 😀 Probably the iPhones are the most-known phones with SIM hot-swap today, as they don’t restart, just the tray (and don’t even need to go in flight mode, AFAIR).

  3. I9505 is clocked at 1.9 right? and octa is like dual quad core, I’m still thinking on what to buy because having a lte connection is better especially your phone will mostly use internet.


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