If you’re looking for the best of the best in smartphone graphics processing, the Mali-400 GPU found in the Samsung Galaxy S II is where it’s at.
In a series of recent tests run by the reputable AnandTech, the Mali-400 came out on top when pitted against other popular smartphone GPUs. According to the tests, the 4-core Mali-400 MP4 paired with Samsung’s Exynos 4210 is anywhere from 1.7 to 4 times faster than anything else currently shipping. Triangle throughput wasn’t the best (which could be a problem for future games), but in every other category the Mali smashed the competition.
While benchmarks aren’t the final say in how a device preforms in real-world activities, AnandTech was sure to address that. During a review for the device, AnandTech writer Brian Klug noted just how excellent of an experience Samsung has provided. He found it to be “the smoothest experience by an order of magnitude compared to any currently available Android phone.” And in typical AnandTech-fashion, this too was backed by some comprehensive benchmark tests.
Other GPUs used in the tests included the PowerVR SGX 540 @ 300MHz (Optimus 3D), Adreno 220 (EVO 3D), GeForce ULP (LG Optmus 2X) and the PowerVR SGX 540 (Nexus S) among others. Click here for a full report of the benchmarks used.