Samsung used to be known for making the best mobile processors in the world. Back in the days of the Hummingbird and the original Exynos 4, Samsung was unbeatable, and frankly, Qualcomm had nothing good to offer. Things are very different today, with Qualcomm chips performing admirably and Samsung chips disappearing from the US market.
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Flagship phones are intended to set the standard for smartphones each year, so they need to meet a certain level of performance to compete. To account for that, most manufacturers use the best chipset available to give the best performance possible. Testing benchmarks is an easy way to look at the raw power of a device, ... Read More »
We always like to keep our eyes peeled for new devices floating around and one of the latest is a mysterious NVIDIA tablet, codenamed Mocha. The Mocha showed up in benchmarks on GFXBench, although unfortunately, the benchmarks have been removed. Some of the specs include 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048×1536, NVIDIA’s own Tegra ... Read More »
Aside from the Moto X, high end Motorola devices have not garnered much attention. Yes, the Droid line on Verizon is awesome. With the same specs and features as the Moto X, but with their own perks, they’re solid devices. But people haven’t really been paying as much attention to them. Hopefully Motorola’s next devices ... Read More »
The performance of the HTC One (M8) might be a bit contentious given HTC’s own admission that the device kicks itself into High Performance Mode when most benchmarking tools are used. But the reality is that the Snapdragon 801 is perhaps the most powerful smartphone processor currently on the market (by a hair over the ... Read More »
The Samsung flagship has launched in two different models around the world for many years. There was always the Exynos model (3G only) and the Snapdragon model with LTE. The difference between these devices has been the processor, while the rest of the hardware stayed the same. But we may be looking at a bigger ... Read More »
Seemingly not content, LG seems to be developing its own processor, much like Samsung’s Exynos processors. Called ODIN, this new processor was benchmarked with Antutu and spotted on the website. Unfortunately, the benchmark won’t tell us exactly how powerful it’ll be ... Read More »
The world’s most popular performance benchmark has finally come to Android. Today Futuremark released 3DMark to the Google Play store, and the latest test allows you to compare results across different operating systems. The new 3DMark is currently available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Android (version 3.1 and up). Soon it will ... Read More »
Benchmarks are meaningless, right? For entertainment purposes only, we decided to compare the new Samsung Galaxy S4 against the HTC One and NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 platform. Keep in mind we are talking about unreleased devices and non-final software, so don’t read too much into this single test.
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Are benchmarks useful for anything more than bragging rights? It’s a question we could debate for hours, but Qualcomm just released their new Vellamo 2.0 benchmark suite and we decided to take it for a spin with a handful of Android devices to see if we could form any drive-by conclusions. Read on to see ... Read More »