First up, we'll dive into some Basemark X results.
This is something that the Galaxy S4 does well, beating out every other device in Basemark X that we've tested. It even goes toe-to-toe with the latest 2013 Nexus 7 slate. We see 16.2 FPS at 720p and 8.5 FPS at 1080p compared to the closest competitor, the 2013 Nexus 7 with 16 FPS and 8.1 FPS for 720p and 1080p, respectively.
The Galaxy S4 doesn't do too badly at 3DMark, with the Ice Storm test seeing a result of 11,308 total. The 2013 Nexus 7 and 2012 Nexus 4 both beat it, with 11,859 and 11,118 respectively.
We see some changes in leadership when it comes to the more stressful Ice Storm Extreme benchmark, with the Galaxy S4 scoring 6,723 compared to the 2013 Nexus 7 scoring 7,239 and the Nexus 4 trailing in third position with just 6,354.
Just like our 2013 Nexus 7 review, we have changed our GLBenchmark test to version 2.7 and now run the GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Off-screen, which renders it at 1080p.
This is where things get more neck and neck, with the Galaxy S4 scoring just 15 FPS. The 2013 Nexus 7 beats it by 1 FPS with 16 FPS total, and the Nexus 4 ties with the Galaxy S4 on 15 FPS. The 2012 Nexus 7 falls flat on its face with just 3.3 FPS.
Next up we have the Fill Rate Offscreen, again at 1080p.
This is another thing that surprised me in terms of performance on the Galaxy S4, which pumped out just 723 Mtexels/s compared to the amazing performance from the 2013 Nexus 7 which was bench pressing 947 Mtexels/s. The Nexus 4 even beat out the much more expensive Galaxy S4 with 853 Mtexels/s.
Second to last, we have Quadrant 2.1.1 Pro with the Full Benchmark Total Score.
Samsung completely dominates the Quadrant 2.1.1 Pro benchmark with its Galaxy S4, with the full benchmark total score of 12,516! This absolutely demolishes the competition, with the usual suspects in the 2013 Nexus 7 scoring just 5,359 and the Nexus 4 scoring a pitiful 4,702. This is a big reason why I don't like benchmarking smart devices... the Galaxy S4, from this benchmark alone, could look like the undeniable champion.
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