Galaxy S III Benchmarked: Fastest Smartphone Yet?


We’ve come to expect some exceptional performance from Samsung’s Exynos series of SoCs, so hopes have been quite lofty for the new quad-core component being employed in the newly-revealed Galaxy S III. As the first such device featuring the Exynos 4 Quad, we’ve been understandably curious to learn just how the GS3 will hold up in a few benchmark trials against the cream of the crop of Android handsets; while we’ve still got a few weeks before the phone’s retail launch, AnandTech managed to run some tests on the phone, giving us our first look at its performance.

As should be little surprise, the Galaxy S III is right up there with the very best of its contemporary smartphones. While it’s not the fastest across the board, occasionally taking the silver to phones like the HTC One S, One X, and the new Intel-based Lava Xolo, it’s consistently right up there bumping heads against the top spot.

The Exynos 4 Quad in the GS3 appears to really stand out at a few key tasks; the phone’s browser performance is apparently phenomenal, marking a significant departure from what’s possible on even its closest competitors. It also shows some notable scores in certain rendering tests, due in no small part to the phone’s Mali-400 GPU.

Admittedly, benchmarks only paint a portion of the full picture of a smartphone’s user experience, but based on what we’ve seen today, we’ve got a feeling that Exynos 4 Quad-based devices are going to be giving those using competitors’ chips a serious run for their money.

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Source: AnandTech

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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