by Jules Wang | August 28, 2016 5:35 PM
Two iterations of the Galaxy A series has brought some big specification bumps and some major edits as to what we should think of as an "mid-range" phone at a "mid-range" price. At the same time, though, there are several Chinese competitors we should also thank. We also observe that Samsung's entry-level projects have moved down from the C- and J-series to its Tizen phones. All that said, we're now looking at some new Galaxy A phones for next model year. SamMobile reports that the Galaxy A3 (2017), the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017) will get their releases soon. They will all ...
by Jules Wang | August 14, 2016 11:37 AM
More Galaxy A phones are to come, one of them likely being the Galaxy A8 (2016). GFXBench already has it logged in its database, now we get to see readings from Geekbench. Remember that we're dealing with an Exynos 7420 processor from last year as well as 3GB of RAM, so beyond the possible tweaks this A8 may get, it's essentially a Galaxy S6 with Android Marshmallow at boot. Of course, the most interesting bits are any extra hardware features that will make it onto this phone and what its price will end up being. Source: Geekbench Via: GSMArena
by Jules Wang | August 9, 2016 7:26 PM
A break from the downtrodden developments today to tell you about a mid-range Xiaomi device. Hey, we thought we're all hardware fans here? Well, the so-called "Redmi 4" is making the rounds on Geekbench, sporting Android Marshmallow, a Snapdragon 625 and 3GB of RAM. It scores a 929 in single-core tests and 4,751 in multi-core tests, which isn't too bad in itself and a big improvement over all the variants of the Redmi 3. And all of those phones were introduced in the front half of the year. The counter keeps up and so does Xiaomi. Source: Geekbench Via: PhoneArena
by Jules Wang | July 27, 2016 12:45 PM
Samsung might be turning On another set of phones for its budget lineup. There have been hints on Indian import-export database Zauba of new Samsung model numbers within this range that may end up being the names of 2016's Galaxy On5 and On7. About a month ago, what was deemed the "SM-G6100" came to light on GFXBench. And now, we have another incremental step towards revelation with fresh tests of the SM-G5700 on Geekbench. What we know so far is that the rumored Galaxy On5 (2016) may have an Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and 3GB of RAM. The On7 (2016) will also have 3GB of RAM, but will likely ...
by Jules Wang | July 13, 2016 7:28 PM
Either someone at Xiaomi's fooling around or the company has a couple of secrets to hide. Whatever the case, it continues to claim pieces of the news cycle with some Geekbench entries for some codenamed devices: the mid-range "Altun" and the stronger "Capricorn". The Altun phone has been running Geekbench tests since early May and — within the past several weeks — has been able to nail about a 20 percent improvement in its single-core score (from about 800 to the mid-900s) and a 40 percent jump in its multi-core score (from 2,800 to 4,000). This has been with the same hardware: an ...
by Jules Wang | July 10, 2016 8:10 PM
It was the Exynos 8893 that allegedly blew our minds in one Galaxy Note 7 benchmark. What blows our minds in this Galaxy Note 7 benchmark is that the Galaxy Note 7 Lite might not actually be happening. Instead, what we see here is supposedly the SM-N930R6 (the SM-N920R6 was the Galaxy Note 5 variant likely meant for Wisconsin-based Cellcom), sporting a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. Decent results here, of course, but it's not what we saw with the Exynos 7420 that was on last time we covered the logs. Could a Note 7 Lite be on the way, even with this development? Maybe, but it looks a ...
by Jules Wang | July 7, 2016 10:28 PM
While it's nice to see what kind of guts we can expect on a CDMA variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (mainly because 'Murica), if you want a little arm grease in action, you're going to have to check out these Geekbench scores the thing supposed put up. Well, actually, the two things. You thought it was just going to be the Note 7 edge that will be the Note 7 this year, right? It could actually be that a flat-screen variant will accompany the curved-screen Note 7 that will, with little doubt, get most of the spin doctoring. And the supposed specs may support that thought. It starts off ...
by Jules Wang | July 3, 2016 11:12 PM
The M1 crawls from the edge of London all the way up through the Midlands up to Aberford in West Yorkshire where it meets up with the A1. We say it crawls because the M1, also a codename for a rumored HTC-made Google Nexus device this year, seems to be crawling and holding itself back. The device, also known as "Marlin," now appears in a Geekbench log running Android N — because duh — and a quad-core Qulacomm processor, clocked at the ever-so-common 1.59GHz. It manages some meaty scores similar to this year's other Android flagships on a Snapdragon 820. The motherboard entry would ...
by Jules Wang | June 29, 2016 2:37 PM
It wasn't long ago that we saw the Xiaomi Mi Max bring another edge to its mid-range offerings. Low cost, high impact. What could be better? Well, we don't know what this "markw" device could be, but the person that tested it on Geekbench purports for it to be a Xiaomi make. It seems to have 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 625 to put on some plain decent core scores. It's a pretty capable chipset, but unfortunately, this isn't the benchmark that gives much of anything away. New Xiaomi "markw" showing up on Geekbench with Snapdragon 625 1.4g octa core, 3 GB RAM and Android 6.0.1 ...
by Jules Wang | April 27, 2016 9:37 PM
The Nexus nebula, as thick as it is, could use some more muddying. Huawei had done a bang-up job with the Nexus 6P according to critics across the board. There was a little doubt to its future-proofedness, though: it had a Snapdragon 810 and 3GB of RAM. These specs were old news by the end of September last year. Why not really step things up? Well, we don't know why not. And we don't know why a "google Nexus 6P" has popped up again in Geekbench with some weirdo changes. 4GB of RAM? A Snapdragon 820? Android N? The codename "Marlin"? What's happening here? We thought HTC was supposed ...
by Jaime Rivera | August 17, 2015 11:18 AM
Even though Apple has never been famous for wanting to start a spec race with any competitor, the company did pioneer certain technologies that Android OEMs are still in the process of adopting. 64-bit processors would be a clear example of this, but we still debate how well Apple takes advantage of features like this one in particular. Many of us are curious as to how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone 6s, and today we learn more about it. It seems that an iPhone 6s prototype was recently benchmarked by Geekbench, and even if this is not a final product, it does provide some ...
by Taylor Martin | July 23, 2013 1:55 PM
When a new device is announced or rumored, we obsess over every last specification. And if the device – or purported device – is considered to be a flagship, yet doesn't offer the gold standard in every area (display, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, connectivity, design, build quality and materials, etc.), we're up in arms. "Why, Samsung? Why?" Any new phone or tablet, once we get our hands on it, goes through the same, rigorous torture. Among all our personal applications and data, we install a set of synthetic benchmark applications – AnTuTu, Quadrant Standard, Geekbench, Smartbench, ...
by Jaime Rivera | September 27, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's recent invite to their Galaxy Note II event launch in New York City this October 24th. Then we talk about Nokia's recent announcement of when the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will be available in Europe, which was good, but sadly not accurate. Then we go through the recent rumors of the HTC One X+ for Europe, which brings the same iconic design of the One X with some better specs. We later talk about the recent Geekbench results of the iPhone 5, which are much faster than expected. Then we end today's show with the recent rumors of of ...
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