By Stephen Schenck | May 4, 2012 12:44 PM
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.