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Samsung Galaxy S3 Not So Powerful, Knocked Out By Other Androids In Multiple Benchmarks

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The world of smartphones today is all about which has the fastest processor or the more cores, and PC World have been putting some of the latest devices to the test by running benchmark tests to see if they really have what it takes.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Note, Nexus, HTC EVO 4G LTE, LG Optimus 4X & DROID 4 (benchmarks)

The Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon along with the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE have both got the Snapdragon 1.5GHz chip powering them. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 1.2GHz chip which is older and dual core and runs on Jelly Bean. Thanks to Project Butter this gives a boost to the performance and graphics. The Optimus 4X HD from LG is a quad core and has the Tegra 3 chip courtesy of Nvidia. The Galaxy Note with T-Mobile and the Motorola Droid 4 with Verizon were also put through the tests. The Note has the Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core and the Droid 4 has the dual core TI OMAP 1.2GHz.

The CPU was tested with AndEBench along with performance of the handsets with the Dalvik interpreter, which is the virtual machine of Android that performs some of the main functions of the operating system. The memory along with the processor was tested using Geekbench and Javascript was taken care of by Sunspider. The graphics were tested in OpenGL ES enviroments with GL Benchmark.

The LG Optimus 4X HD came out on top in the Geekbench test with the Samsung Galaxy S3 following, the Nexus, Droid 4, Note and finally the HTC EVO 4G LTE in last place. In the AndEBench category the Optimus also came out top followed on by the EVO 4G LTE, S3, Nexus, Note and the Droid 4 in last place.

The Droid 4 took first place in the PC World’s webpage load, the Note, Nexus, Optimus, Samsung Galaxy S3 and EVO 4G LTE followed on.

The Galaxy Nexus came first in the Javascript tests with the EVO 4G LTE, S3, Optimus, Droid 4 and Note following on. In the GLBenchmark 2.1.4 Pro Offscreen test the winner was finally the S3, then came the EVO, Optimus, Note and the Droid and Nexus shared last place.

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