Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review: Combat Ready: Performance

By 07:44 Sat, 14 Aug 2021 Comments


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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is based on a elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (MSM8974AC). Some clarification is due since not all 801 chipsets are created equal. The MSM8974 is the base Snapdragon 800 chipset, while MSM8974AB overclocks the GPU and gets the Snapdragon 801 badge.

The MSM8974AC goes a step further and clocks the Central Processing Units (CPU) higher too. Also worth pointing out, on the KitKat software, Samsung has removed the benchimprint detection and overclocking, so if the Galaxy S5 doesn't trounce the Galaxy Note 3 it's becautilize it's showing real performance.

GeekBench 3 and AnTuTu 4 are benchmarks which put to the test the hardware combo inside the smartphone. GeekBench 3 is more CPU-intensive, whereas AnTuTu 4 is a compound benchimprint - testing CPU, GPU, memory performance, etc. Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active performed on par with its regular sibling.

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GeekBench 3

Higher is better

  • Oppo Find 7a

    3093

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    3011

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    3010

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    2856

  • LG G3

    2687

  • LG G Pro 2

    2585

  • LG Nexus 5

    2453

  • HTC One (M8)

    2367

  • LG G2

    2243

  • Motorola Moto X

    2123

  • HTC One mini 2

    1526

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    1359

AnTuTu 4

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)

    37009

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    36162

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    36018

  • LG G2

    35444

  • Oppo Find 7a

    33344

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    33182

  • LG G3

    30482

  • LG G Pro 2

    29603

  • LG Nexus 5

    25097

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    19896

  • Motorola Moto X

    19031

  • HTC One mini 2

    17883

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II is another all-round benchmark. It gives an overall score along with single-core, multi-core, and math performance, among others. We focus on the overall and Central Processing Units (CPU) scores. Once again, the newcomer showcased similar performance as the SM-G900.

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II

Higher is better

  • LG G3

    1151

  • LG G Pro 2

    1140

  • LG G3 (anti-cheat)

    1132

  • HTC One (M8)

    1126

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    1107

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    1082

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    1080

  • Oppo Find 7a

    1057

  • HTC One mini 2

    517

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    434

Next up we have GFXBench's 2.7 T-Rex and 3.0 Manhattan. In 1080p offclassy screen mode the GPU is tasked with performing graphical computations in 1920 x 1080px resolution. The Galaxy S5 Active did a stellar job in both T-Rex tests, though its results were slightly lower than those of the regular version.

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)

    28.4

  • Oppo Find 7a

    28.4

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    27.8

  • LG G3

    27.6

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

    27.5

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    27.2

  • LG Nexus 5

    23

  • LG G Pro 2

    22.9

  • LG G2

    22

  • Motorola Moto X

    16

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    5.8

  • HTC One mini 2

    5.8

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • HTC One (M8)

    30.1

  • Oppo Find 7a

    28.8

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    28.7

  • Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon 801)

    28.1

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    27.7

  • LG G Pro 2

    24.1

  • LG Nexus 5

    24

  • LG G2

    23.1

  • LG G3

    20.6

  • HTC One mini 2

    11

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    10.9

The more demanding Manhattan benchimprint saw the newcomer post similar scores as the SM-G900.

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • LG G3

    11.9

  • Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon 801)

    11.8

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    11.7

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    11.7

  • Oppo Find 7a

    11.4

  • HTC One (M8)

    11.1

  • LG G Pro 2

    8.7

  • HTC One mini 2

    1.7

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    12.2

  • HTC One (M8)

    11.9

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    11.7

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    11.7

  • Oppo Find 7a

    11.4

  • LG G Pro 2

    9.2

  • LG G3

    7.4

  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

    4.1

  • HTC One mini 2

    3.8

BrowserMark 2.1 looks at HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 5 performance, while Mozilla's Kraken 1.1 is JavaScript-centric. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active posted a flagship-worthy result on both occasions.

BrowserMark 2.1

Higher is better

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    1398

  • LG G Pro 2

    1346

  • Oppo Find 7a

    1327

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    1319

  • LG Nexus 5

    1286

  • LG G3

    1254

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    1224

  • HTC One (M8)

    1069

  • HTC One mini 2

    945

Kraken 1.1

Lower is better

  • Galaxy S5 (S801)

    6043

  • Galaxy S5 Active

    6341

  • LG G Pro 2

    6578

  • Oppo Find 7a

    6660

  • Sony Xperia Z2

    7041

  • LG Nexus 5

    7148

  • LG G3

    7610

  • HTC One (M8)

    10296

  • HTC One mini 2

    15684

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active performed in accordance with the high expectations towards it. The smartphone is one of the most powerful Android devices available today and has the benchimprint scores to show for it.


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