Smartphones these days all clamor to have the fastest chip, the best graphics and the biggest number of cores. The guys at PCWorld have some benchmark tests that can settle these disputes at once. It seems, surprisingly, that these tests have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been bested by other handsets on the market and we may no need to wait for the iPhone 5 to see it get challenged.
Never mind iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 bested by current Androids in benchmark tests
The Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon and the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint both have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz chip. The Nexus has a 1.2GHz TI OMAP dual core chip and runs Jelly Bean. The Optimus 4X HD has a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. These tests also featured the Galaxy Note from T-Mobile (a Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core) and the Motorola Droid 4 on Verizon with its dual core 1.2GHz TI OMAP chip.
In the Geekbench test the LG Optimus was first, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Nexus, the Droid 4, the Galaxy Note and then the HTC EVO 4G LTE.
The AndEBench Native test had the LG Optimus 4X HD on top again, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Nexus, the Note and the the Droid 4. The LG Optimus won the Java test as well, followed by the S3, the HTC, then the Nexus, Droid 4 and the Note.
The PCW page load test saw the Droid 4 was first, followed by the S3, then the Optimus, and then the Note.
The one test in which the Samsung Galaxy S3 won out was the GLBenchmark test. It was followed by the EVO, then the Optimus. The final three were the Note, the Nexus and the Droid 4.
So, with all eyes on Cupertino for the iPhone 5 debut, these lackluster benchmark tests will be giving Apple fans some hope that it may just be up to the job of beating the much bragged Samsung Galaxy S3 hardware both on paper and in real world usage.