Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Outperformed By The Nokia Lumia 1520 In Games

Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Outperformed By The Nokia Lumia 1520 In Games

Call Samsung up and tell them the Galaxy S5 has been trumped! The South Korean technology giant revealed its newest Android flagship last month, in the form of the Galaxy S5.

And it turns out it is not exactly miles ahead of other competing smartphones in when it comes to gaming performance. In fact, as a new test reveals, it is bested by Microsoft’s very own Nokia Lumia 1520 — at least when it comes to synthetic benchmarks.

These interesting little set of results from Basemark X (which is a cross-platform mobile benchmarking software solution from Rightmark that we talked about earlier this year) show the Lumia 1520 phablet in the lead when it comes to gaming performance.

And this is marvelous, because Nokia’s device is powered by the 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, which is a few notches below the monster that powers the Galaxy S5.

Samsung’s handset is running the 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip.

Nokia’s phablet that was launched last year came in with a score that is 6 percent higher than the one for the Samsung Galaxy S5, enough to take the throne as the top gaming smartphone at the moment.

Obviously, benchmarks are benchmarks, and not always indicative of the real world performance, but it does show just how optimized the Windows Phone platform is compared to how Android rolls.

And well, since Nokia has now entered the hardware specifications race, this is a solid showing.

  • Jake Phillips

    This is a big win for Microsoft! Well done!

    • Wayne Scott

      Agreed, Jake. Definitely establishes Windows as a real player in this battle.

  • Ray C

    Why am I not surprised at all?