Samsung GALAXY S4: Powered by Exynos
May 16, 2013
The Samsung GALAXY S4 has been the talk of the mobile industry since it was announced earlier this year, drawing attention for the octa-core Exynos processor in international variants of the device. You've probably read your fair share of articles about Samsung's latest flagship, so we'll shift gears to focus on the GALAXY S4 capabilities that are specifically enabled by the 1.6GHz Exynos 5 Octa. You'll find out how the industry's first octa-core mobile processor brings superior performance and significant power savings to one of this year's most anticipated smartphones.
Multitasking and Productivity
The GALAXY S4 with Exynos 5 Octa is the ultimate productivity device, featuring a number of capabilities that simplify your life and your interaction with your smartphone. Based on ARM® big.LITTLE™ processing technology, the Exynos 5 Octa makes it easy to accomplish multiple tasks at once without slowing performance. Computation-intensive tasks like 3D gaming and media-rich browsing are handled by powerful Cortex™-A15 CPUs, while lighter workloads are delegated to highly-efficient Cortex™-A7 cores. Designed with connected multi-taskers in mind, the GALAXY S4 can handle a range of tasks simultaneously without lags in performance or dramatic impact on battery life - a concern that often keeps people from using mobile devices to their full extent.
1080p Full HD Entertainment
These days, smartphones often take on the role of portable entertainment centers, and the GALAXY S4 is no exception. A 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display at 441 ppi makes for a crisp, high-quality viewing experience, and the Exynos 5 Octa's advanced Multi-Format Video Codec (MFC) supports a wide array of file types. Whether you're traveling, stuck in line or just away from home, you can enjoy 1080p Full HD movies and TV shows in the palm of your hand.
In terms of portability, the GALAXY S4 is well-suited for life on the go thanks to a slim bezel and body design that make it the lightest GALAXY phone yet! Durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 also protects your screen from being battered, bumped and scratched when you're on the move.
13MP Camera with Zero Shutter Lag
The Exynos 5 Octa has an advanced, internal 13MP 30fps Image Signal Processor (ISP) that contributes to the GALAXY S4's high-quality camera experience. With zero shutter lag, you don't have to worry about missing fleeting photo ops or moving subjects. You can even record video in 1080p Full HD using the device's front-facing camera, so your home videos look as good as your favorite TV shows. The GALAXY S4 comes with a great selection of camera features, including High Dynamic Range (HDR), Dual Shot for capturing photos with both cameras at once and Drama Shot for capturing a series of actions.
Superior Benchmark Results
The GALAXY S4 with Exynos 5 Octa has undergone numerous benchmark tests that demonstrate extremely high levels of performance. According to Fone Arena, the Exynos 5 Octa variant surpasses the competition in several benchmarks, including Quadrant, AnTuTu 3.3, Linpack Single Thread, Linpack Multi-Thread and GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD. The GALAXY S4 earned 13,161 points in Quadrant, giving it a significant lead over competing devices. Samsung's flagship also beat out other front-runners in the AnTuTu 3.3 Benchmark, claiming 28,018 points. GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt HD On-screen tests rounded out the results, putting the GALAXY S4 firmly above the competition thanks to the Exynos 5 Octa's high-performing PowerVR™ SGX544MP3 GPU.
Power Efficiency and Extended Battery Life
Even with so many advanced features, the GALAXY S4 wouldn't be nearly as useful if it weren't for the Exynos 5 Octa's level of power efficiency. Thanks to the ARM® big.LITTLE processing architecture that it's built on, the Exynos 5 Octa is 70 percent more efficient than Cortex-A15-only systems. Our octa-core processor is capable of delivering high performance and significant power savings simultaneously, so you can get the most out of your smartphone without sacrificing usage time. Samsung's 28nm HKMG low-power process technology also contributes to overall energy efficiency. In combination with a 2,600mAh battery, these leading-edge technologies make it possible for the GALAXY S4 to achieve PC-level performance while maintaining above-average battery life.
For more information about Samsung's newest mobile processor running variants of the Samsung GALAXY S4, check out our Spotlight on the Exynos 5 Octa blog post.