A couple of days ago the Samsung Galaxy S III was reveiled on the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event. It is the first Samsung phone that is equiped with a quad core CPU.
In this post we will have a look at the first benchmark results. How does Samsung’s new flagship phone perform? And how does the Samsung Galaxy S III compare to the HTC One X, HTC latest flagship phone that also packs a quad core?
The Samsung Galaxy S III processor performance
One of the huge selling points of the Galaxy S3 will be its quad core 1.4 GHz processor. How fast is it compared to other mobile phones?
As you can see the S3 is a huge improvement over the S2, and beats the HTC one X. However, the X900 using an intel CPU managed to beat the S3 in this test.
Here it becomes clear how fast the Samsung Galaxy SIII really is, leaving competition far behind.
And here are the results for the Vellamo test. An interesting thing to mention is that this test is made by Qualcomm, who, yes you guessed it right, produces the CPU for the HTC One X.
Next to the CPU performance, it is also interesting to see how the phone handles graphics using the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by the Mali 400 GPU, this is the same chip that fueled the Galaxy S2, but for the S3 it is running at a higher clock level.
Here are the results of some of the popular GPU tests available:
The iPhone always has been #1 in GPU test, so its a great thing that Samsung finally managed to beat Apple in this area. It will be interesting to see how the iPhone 5 performs once it is released.
By looking at these first results, it becomes clear that Samsung has really made a fast and amazing mobile phone. But you will have to understand that benchmark results don’t mean everything.
For example, another important factor is how the power consumption of the CPU is, a phone that is fast but has an empty battery within a couple of hours is useless! But since we know the Exynos chip is made using a 32nm process (compared to 45nm) we think energy consumption won’t be a problem.