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AnTuTu Q2 surprises: Snapdragon 800, Nexus 5 at the top

It seems to be that time when companies are showing their report cards for the 2nd quarter of 2014. In line with that, popular benchmarking site AnTuTu is showing a few figures of its own, with rather surprising, and probably questionable, revelations. According to its data, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, as it can be found inside the Galaxy Note 3, trumps almost all other more recent processors, and that, at least in the US, the Nexus 5 is still the most popular smartphone around.

Unknown device runs MediaTek SoC, hits over 43k in AnTuTu

AnTuTu’s cred has not been all that great these days, especially as anybody who’s anybody in the smartphone manufacturing industry – particularly South Korean giant Samsungtried at one point or another to “game” its devices’ benchmark results to get higher scores. Still, anyone with enough Android knowledge would know that the higher tier scores belong to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. But what do we have here? A MediaTek-based device beating premium Snapdragon-based devices?

Gamebench comes out with ‘usability’ benchmark app

Truth be told, ever since we found out that Samsung cheated on one of its devices AnTuTu benchmark results – which then prompted every other manufacturer to “game” their benchmarks – we started feeling “meh” about benchmark results and which handset is the greatest of them all. Gamebench wants to rebuild our faith in benchmarking with a new “usability”-centered process, featured in its new app.

Galaxy Note 4 Exynos proc faster vs. Snapdragon variant

Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 makes appearance in AnTuTu database

Samsung has been very active in putting out its latest and greatest devices for its adoring market – the Samsung Galaxy S5 and its variants the S5 Active, the S5 K Zoom, and most recently the S5 LTE-A. One of those not yet released but anticipated for this year us the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which most industry watchers think will be released at the IFA 2014 consumer electronics trade show. September is still a long ways, so for now, let us be content with the details of two variants of the Galaxy Note 4 which showed up in the database of benchmarking app AnTuTu.

LG G3 benchmarked in US on AT&T LTE

Now that we’re stateside, it’s time to benchmark the LG G3. The device may be an international version, but it does work with AT&T’s global GSM bands. Here in Charlotte, NC, we ran the device through a quick AnTuTu test while on LTE to see how it stood up to the rest of the field.
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