While last year was all about Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 800 processor, 2014 isn’t going to be so easy for the company. After we saw Tegra K1 pounding the Snapdragon 801 in early benchmarks, it seems like Samsung’s octa-core Exynos found in the Galaxy S5 is also faster than the Snapdragon 801.
GSMArena took the Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy S5 for a ride on the AnTuTu 4 benchmark and the phone managed to beat its Snapdragon 801 counterpart. Overall, the Exynos version of the phone scored 38.5k points on the benchmark, while the Snapdragon 801 version only managed to grab 36k points. The Exynos processor was faster than the Snapdragon 801 on all CPU tests and was also marginally better in the graphics department.
The Exynos version of the phone would be rolling out in some Asian countries, although Samsung hasn’t exactly specified which countries would be getting it. Even though the Exynos version has a slight advantage, we doubt it would make muc of a difference in real life usage.