Even if the Samsung Galaxy S IV didn’t deviate too much from the GS3 in terms of its design, its hardware certainly did.  A Geekbench 2 benchmark of the GS4 reveals that not only is Samsung’s latest smartphone twice as fast as Apple’s iPhone 5, but it also beat out HTC’s One by a good margin.

(Geekbench measures CPU and memory performance.)

As depicted by the chart above, the GS4’s quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 variant topped out with a Geekbench score of 3163, which is about twice the iPhone 5’s 1596.  For a more recent product comparison, HTC’s One and LG’s Nexus 4 are the only devices that is anywhere near the GS4’s score.  However, one must take into consideration that, though the GS4 has a higher score, the GS4’s Snapdragon chip is clocked slightly higher than the HTC One.  Another factor that may have influenced the score was the fact that the GS4 runs Google’s Android 4.2.2 vs. HTC One’s 4.1.2 OTB. 

Keep in mind that the scores do not reflect overall user satisfaction and experience of the respective devices.