Forget iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 Looks Weary Against Current Crop Already

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Smartphones of today compete to find out which has the fastest processor, the best graphics and the more cores. To determine the best, the folks over at PCWorld have benchmark tests undertaken and surprisingly one of the top Android handsets of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S3, has been beaten by other Android devices in many tests. Let’s check out the results.

Forget iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 falls short against current rivals already

The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Verizon network and the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint have the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Nexus comes with the 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor dual core and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Optimus 4X HD from LG runs with a quad core processor from Nvidia, the Tegra 3. Also featured in the tests were the Galaxy Note from T-Mobile with the Snapdragon 1.5Ghz dual core and the Droid 4 from Motorola on Verizon with a dual core 1.2Ghz TI OMAP processor.

The tests for the devices included the AndEBench, which is a 3rd party app designed for Android devices to look at their performance and CPU and Dalvik (Android’s virtual machine test which tests the OS core function). Geekbench was also used to test the processor and the memory. Javascript was also used with Sunspider and GLBenchmark for the performance of the graphics in OpenGL ES.

In the Geekbench test the LG Optimus took first place and this was followed on by the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Nexus, Droid 4, Galaxy Note and the HTC EVO 4 G LTE. The AndEBench Native benchmark test put the LG Optimus 4X HD at the top of the list again, followed on by the S3, Nexus, Note and finally the Droid 4. In the Java test the winner was the LG Optimus, then the S3, HTC EVO, Nexus, Droid 4 and in last place the Note.

When it came to the PCW page load test the Droid 4 took first place followed by the Samsung Galaxy S3, Optimus 4X HD, Droid 4 and the Galaxy Note.

There was one test however that the Samsung Galaxy S3 managed to come out at top – the GLBenchmark test – where the S3 won with the EVO 4G LTE following and then the Optimus 4X HD, Note, Nexus and the Droid 4 in last place.

With all eyes are on the iPhone 5 to see if it can trump the awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 performance, these benchmark tests performed by PCWorld show us that Apple may have a fighting chance.

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