It’s fair to say that smartphone manufacturers tend to go over the top with specs when releasing flagship devices. Now-a-days mobile phones ship with multi-processor cores, HD graphics, stereo sound, large multi-touch screens and much more.
Whether or not any of these hyper-specs are required is a matter of debate. Some may argue that better specs handle more intensive use and gaming, whilst others may say comparing specs ensures you get your moneys worth of hardware. Either way, my iPad 3 and iPhone 4S seem to handle the iOS AppStore’s most power-hungry applications just fine…
A recent series of tests carried out by Anand Tech showed that the HTC One (M8) obliterated it’s rivals in pretty much all tests. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was runner up in most tests, and the HTC One (M7), iPhone 5S and LG G2 were also in the highest rankings.
The first test (below) ranked the HTC One (M8) first for overall power. That is almost 9,000 more points than the previous generation M7.
3DMark also ranked the HTC One (M8) first for graphics capabilities. It is also worthwhile noting the 6-month old iPhone 5S also outperformed the new Samsung Galaxy S5.
3DMark ranked the Nexus 5 and the LG G2 higher than the M8 in the physics test. In all other tests, the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 was out-performed by the slightly older HTC One M8.