Is this benchmark report for Verizon’s Galaxy S4?

A NenaMark benchmark report for the Samsung-made SCH-i545 is creating a bit of buzz today. Why? Because every indication is that we could be looking at Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4.

For starters, Verizon’s Galaxy S3 was given model number SCH-i535. Then of course, there is the reference to a 1080p display in the report. Yes, the Galaxy S4 is rumored to ship with a brand new 4.99-inch 1080p Super AMOLED. Things are starting to match up.

What is newly revealed in the NenaMark score is a 1.9GHz processor, but it doesn’t appear to be of the Exynos 5 Octa (or Exynos 4, even) variety. Instead we are looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 320 graphics. The Galaxy S4 would be a great launchpad for the new Samsung-made silicon, but given the long development times for smartphones using the Qualcomm chip may have been unavoidable.

Otherwise, the phone should run Android 4.2, which would seem a given at this point (but stranger things have happened). We don’t expect to see the Galaxy S4 at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month, but rumors point toward a mid-May launch event. The Galaxy S4 could start shipping to consumers as early as April.

[via DroidLife]

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TAGS: benchmarks , Samsung Galaxy S4

  • superbelt

    I’m limping alone on my 3 year old phone. The microUSB slot stopped working earlier this week… I guess solder points broke. So I’m swapping out batteries as they die. Considering what I’m doing, I’d rather not go for a phone like the HTC One that doesn’t allow for battery swaps. So trying to hold out until I can choose between it and the new Samsung Galaxy.

    • Ahhk

      Sounds like you have a Dinc2!

      Oh wait…nm. A Dinc2 wouldnt have gone 3 years….

      • superbelt

        Original Evo actually. Bought on it’s release.

        • Matt Laney

          Im still not sure about this Android “Fad”. I’ll hold off a little longer to se if it really develops.

          ~Sent from my Palm Pre

          • malcmilli

            lol my old Palm Pre had pieces falling off the phone for no reason after 11 months. I liked the idea of the “iphone killer” but man that phone had some problems.

          • drmarkalipschitz

            Thats FUNNY! I think my Pre took longer to boot up than the battery lasted!

      • phinn

        The micro USB barely works on my Dinc2… I have to hold the connector in with a binder clip.

        • Ahhk

          The design of the usb board, and the way it is mounted, is a MAJOR engineering flaw of the Dinc2 IMHO.

          The second time I replaced the port/board in my Daughter’s Dinc2, I epoxy’d the hell out of it. Granted, it can’t ever be replaced again….but it’s rock solid now.

          When it finally wears out, she’ll get an upgrade and I’ll have a fun range target :D

  • Andrew torres

    I can say the GPU being used is a wee bit disappointing, if this is the GS4…i was expecting an Exynos Processor of epic proportions being used on this phone…could be the low to mid range phones.

    • Jordan Caviness

      Galaxy s4 mini perhaps?

      • Chad Ridinger

        what is so low to mid range about a quad core s4 pro??? Please explain how this is mid range and also 3 phones I believe so far have this processor. So it is by no means outdated tech and in fact should be hailed as top of the line.

        • godrilla

          can you buy a phone today for $299 retail that launched end of 2012 with the s4 pro chip? yes the nexus 4. making anything launching 6 months later in the mobile industry mid level. The snapdragon 600 successor will be better 800 will be best.

        • AndroidiMac

          It’s not. The S4 is the high end standard right now. These guys are spec whores.

  • scoter man1

    I’m still personally skeptical about throwing an 8 core processor in a phone.

    • raazman

      And why is that?

      • Chris Chavez

        Because it’s overkill?

        • malcmilli

          maybe, but my nexus 4 does lag on occasion during certain tasks. Plus i want to do some 3d animation on the subway >.<

          • Chad Ridinger

            Then you have a rogue app or something. My nexus 4 never lags ever ever ever!

          • scoter man1


          • malcmilli

            Mine does if I scroll through my widgets too fast. But that’s not a big deal. Where phones could really use a speed boost though Is in how fast they open certain apps. Some apps take their time to load.

          • AndroidiMac

            My Nexus 4 NEVER lags. You must have a defective phone.

          • malcmilli

            lol i wouldnt really call my phone defective, it only primarily happens if im swiping through widget screens. Any other time its a once in a blue moon thing. Phone is almost perfect though. Battery life could be much better as well as camera, but those are my only gripes. Oh and i miss my kickstand.

        • raazman

          But its better for battery life….

          • scoter man1

            I’ll believe it when I see it. That’s what the Tegra 3 was supposed to be too. Classic nvidia over inflating what they have…

      • Ahhk

        Because 98.7% of the general public doesn’t really need 8 cores to text, tweet, read email, post on FB, and play Angry Birds. That’s why!

        • raazman

          What about superior battery life? I’m sure that matters. Look, we need the industry to keep advancing. We can’t say something is overkill just cause we have no use for it now. An advancing industry is better than a stagnant one.

    • Tommy Thompson

      It’s technically not an 8 core processor. Only 4 cores are utilized at once, depending on the load.

  • Crimsonshadow774

    Oh my dear god yes

  • heatfan9518

    Why put in an inferior quality CPU/GPU? Snapdragon S4 pros are late 2012. Exynos should’ve been the worst option. I am really dissappointed in the choice. Why not a Snapdragon 800 at least if you want to go with Qualcomm?

    • Dr. Mark Lipschitz

      It will be a hugh upgrade from the dual core the US varient of the S3 has now. Has the 800 been released yet?

      • Jordan Caviness

        I agree, just about any quad-core would be an upgrade. Especially when u consider 2gb ram with that. If u think about it, iPhones do not have the top tier components, yet they run so smooth (not trolling btw). I would not want an octa-core if it will compramise battery performance. This is an android fan boys’ biggest gripe….battery life!

    • Chad Ridinger

      lol. outdated tech. Snapdragon 800 won’t drop until Q3 or Q4. don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Maybe the new nexus phone will drop with it. =)

      • godrilla

        qualcomm said snapdragon 800 will set new benchmark can’t wait

  • Chris Chavez

    I’m so over benchmarks. While I do like to see how new processors score over old ones, honestly, I haven’t seen them accurately support real world end user speed on a phone or tablet.

    I have seen some devices score lower than others, yet are still more snappy and responsive than the ones that scored higher. *sigh* A lot of the “speed” you see in a phone is determined by the software working in harmony with the hardware (processor, RAM, etc.).

    Benchmarks are cool for gaming performance though :)

    • servo36

      absolutely, it depends on how well the software is optimized for running on that phone for the UI/skin. But this will make your phone more future proof when newer releases of android come out and you want to run them.

    • drmarkalipschitz

      Yeah, benchmarks have me confused. The DNA running Jelly Bean has a higher Antutu score than the Optimus G running ICS(expected, no project butter), but the Nexus 4 has a lower score than both of those. In theory with no manufacturer bloat, no carrier bloat, running pure Android it should be the fastest. Have not played with a DNA but the N4 seems smoother than my LGOG.

    • Kyle Cordiano

      Exactly. Nexus 4 score 4800’s compared to the Optimus G’s 7000+ in which they have the SAME processor, amount of ram and the same screen size and resolution.

  • Michael Lee

    1.9ghz Octa? I hope the battery can withstand that…

  • Warren Lee

    I thought that the launch event was on March?
    How is it gonna be shipped if its not even announced?

  • S.Rambo

    Note 3 for octa core im guessing

  • Mike

    HUGE let down if not even a exynos of any variety is in there unacceptable samsung :(

  • chris pinkston

    I hope this isn’t the gs4. A snapdragon s4 pro is A top chip at the moment but it came out at end of last year. I was looking forward to the gs4 bringing in the a15 based quad core stuff. I’m using a ßr

  • Rampage1

    The big advantage the s4 was to have over the competition was the octa core processor but now that it won’t have it the playing field has opened up for other brands to catch up to Samsung, HTC, Motorola,Sony and LG are counting their blessings cause it would have been over for them.

    • Steve

      Well, SMARTPHONE is NOT a processor.;)

      Much more. Much.
      Working together.

      It’s a veeeeeeeeery early leak.

      SAMSUNG will PUT their Exynos5 octa into Galaxy SIV with operational/financial performance in mind.

  • Reggie

    Hey Kevin, how could the S4 launch mid-May but start shipping to consumers early April? Did you mean mid-March?

  • androidscales

    nice spec I wonder how this compares to Sony xperia z