The new Galaxy S 4 is going to be the fastest smartphone on the planet according to Geekbench 2 scores.
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S 4 earlier this month. It will ship in Q2. When it does the Galaxy S 4 is the fastest smartphone on the market even with the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9Ghz CPU. Samsung will ship the Galaxy S IV with an 8-core Exynos CPU.
Primate Labs has published a Geekbench 2 chart listing the Galaxy S 4 on top with a score of 3163. This is almost twice as much as the Galaxy S 3 had (with Exynos). The iPhone 5 scores with 1596 only less than half of the Galaxy S 4.
Raw CPU speed is though not everything. The software needs to make use of it to deliver a smooth and fluid user experience. Early hands-on reports of the Galaxy S 4 talked about a lagging UI.