AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark tests
In the short time playing around with the handset, it exhibits plenty of smooth and fluid executions with most tasks – like navigating around its homescreen and running apps. Of course, we’re not all that surprised to see it flawlessly radiating some tight responsiveness when navigating its homescreen, but our eyes perk up when the same response is evident when a live wallpaper is used. Generally, we tend to see a slight drop with performance with this, but it’s very remarkable to see the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II running so eloquently still.
Starting off with the Quadrant benchmark, the handset is able to whip up scores well into the 3,000 mark – but we’re blown away by the 3,733 score we’re able to get! Amazingly, that literally blows away the competition in the dust as others struggle to even top the 2,000 mark of late. Moving on, we’re given a total score of 5,773 with the AnTutu benchmark app, which is well in line to the figures obtained by the original handset. Nevertheless, it goes to show that AT&T’s version is still one beastly phone under the hood.
Indeed it can be regarded as being the king of the hill right now, especially when its dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM is able to deliver such joy. Still, we’ll be testing the handset further to see what kind of performance it’s able to provide us in the long term – though, we’re mightily impressed so far!
1. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
This is definitely leaving iSheep a lot of dust.
24. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Why must everyone compare them? It's so pointless...
I for one have had both an iPhone and my current Droid X and they were/are both very fine phones. Especially since they are running different OS's it's purely subjective. To each his own I say.
With that said I want an Exynos version on Verizon please NO OMAP4!
36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
sadly some people just cant think for them self or have no sense at all....
51. Chakra (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
Simple. These android bashers, secretly has buyers remorse, and really want an android. They have to convince themselves they made the right decision. IF they had time to really like their own phone, they wouldn't have time to bash another phone.
30. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 462; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Apple has nothing to do with this discussion but yet somehow Apple gets brought up. Ijs, for someone who hates Apple you sure brought them up quickly.
40. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
He must've been spank by apple thus equate his hatred. . .
46. gmoney2087 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
well as you can see android fans can't keep ios or iphone out of their mouths no matter what, it doesn't matter if it is an android related article or apple :)
58. Tino (unregistered)
I guess this is because It's just pleasure to irritate Apple fanboys :)
2. Jim (unregistered)
Great :-)) Looked forward to this phone all summer,
only to see my carrier, Verizon, drop the ball.
NOT HAPPY Verizon. Can you hear me now??
21. Jon. (unregistered)
Verizon skipped the GS2 to get a similar, but possibly better spec'd phone called the Galaxy Nexus. Supposedly coming out in November.
3. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)
with my rooted and overclocked G2X I got a 5011 on quadrant standard. blows the gs2 out of the water
28. biggles (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
And it's overclocked. I bet if you root and overclock the GSII, it'll blow your paltry G2X out of the water. Get a clue.
29. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I have heard reports that a overclocked rooted SGS2 can get over 6500 scores in benchmarks. So that's great and all but still.
41. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
No point in overclocking it, its still a 1 hell of a speedy/freaky phone. . .
11. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)
thats good but my rooted and overclocked epic blows your g2x with 5700+ on quadrant rooted and OC
12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats because with the right rom you can really mess with quadrant benchmarks.
the only way to bench is stock to stock, anything else can be tampered with.
19. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)
i am running EaglesBlood v2.0a and its so much less buggy and more stable then the stock g2x rom
20. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
And if you root and overclock the GS2 it will blow the doors off your G2X. That is a very good phone you have, but not better than a GS2.
5. baldilocks (Posts: 602; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Instead of worrying about quadrant scores. Google needs to worry about making the Android platform more cohesive, less buggy, less DEPENDENT on dual and quad core processors.
6. rasinhussy (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)
I don't think Google cares about the quadrant scores. Android phone manufacturers are putting dual-cores in their phones, because that is the current trend (Apple's A5 is a dual-core).
Google is doing a great job fixing bugs and making their OS more cohesive, it's the carriers that are messing things up.
13. Heatfan316 (Posts: 506; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Have you ever used an sgs 2? that phone is smooth as silk every bit as smooth as your beloved iPhone and 50% faster on top of it and with flash enabled, you have no argument, and less DEPENDENT on dual core processors you say, I believe the iPad 2 is very dependent on it's dual core processor and by the way quad core hasn't hit the market yet incase you didn't know.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
That's why Apple is suing Samsung. Not because it "looks" alike, but because they know Samsung is their true competitor and they don't like competition. Where were the lawsuits when Samsung Instinct was claiming to be the "iphone killer"? Nowhere to be found because until the SGS2, Apple had really nothing to worry about. But Android has quickly made it's mark and it is now to number one OS period. Phones like these you can make your cake and eat it too. Not only is the SGS2 silky smooth like Heatfan said, theres no lag, I havent had any force closes or bugs or glitches. But you get everything android has to offer. Open OS, tons and tons of free apps, etc.
33. bucky (Posts: 2029; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
he has a great point though. Honestly the sgs2 is the first and only phone that runs that smoothly. Android requires wwaaaaay too much power to TRULY run smoothly as an iphone. i dont care what phone (other than sgs2) that you pick up, you will definitely see frame skipping and jerkiness.
37. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
the reason iphones run smoothly is because it uses hardware accelaration which pretty much does all the work with animation etc etc...gs2 i think is the 1st phone to do this as well...that is why still other dual core phones still lag sometimes because the cpu does everything...android gingerbread does not yet have hardware accelaration but samsung actually added it themselfves...ICS will have hardware accelarition so pretty much every phone with ICS will be as smooth as the galaxy s2 or close.
31. biggles (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
Ummm, what? Maybe they should eliminate widgets and multi-tasking, maybe make the home screen a continuous file manager. Oh, wait, Apple would sue them for copying their bland experience. Get over yourself, the software pushes the hardware. The iPad2 got a dual core processor and the iPhone 5 is slated to get the same thing. It is the direction technology is taking. Maybe Apple should focus on being less dependent on multi-core processors...
7. Alantef (Posts: 287; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
not that i really care about these scores but i really wanna see where tmobile GSII lands...
23. Maurice (unregistered)
It would be funny if Samsung knows that's the date they're dropping the iPhone 5 and is tryna square up on'em.
18. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)
I think he's refering to the quadrant scores and not the release date, although that does seem like forever from now :-( I two am anxiously waiting for some type of performance review of the tmo gs2. Hell, even a simple hands on video would make my day
10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
I wish T-Mobile stay independence after the merger with ATT.
22. Heatfan316 (Posts: 506; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I bet it doesn't, how many times do you people have to say the same s**t over and over again.
26. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3072; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Everyone has their own feelings on battery life because lets face it. Not everyone uses the same device and as much as others. Some people use battery saving apps, others make sure they turn off all wireless connections, etc etc.
Honestly I have done a good battery test on my Epic 4G Touch compared to my OG Droid. Now mind you, I made sure to buy a brand new battery for the Droid so no excuses.
I woke up to go to work at 2:30 PM, after getting ready for work I unplug my droid at 2:50 PM. I am constantly using my cell phone at work. I use it to make calls, browse the web, text, listen to music, etc during breaks.
My OG Droid battery almost always dies on me at 11 PM. 1 hour before I leave for the night.
I do the same thing with my Epic Touch and I have well over 59% of battery left at 12 AM when I leave.
34. bucky (Posts: 2029; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I have had the sgs2 for months already and i can confirm that the battery is BRUTAL if the screen is on. Screen off and its fine.
38. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
are you on the latest xxkh4 2.3.4 firmware...the battery is a lot better than the 2.3.3 firmwares...also battery life depends on the users usage too...for example if i use my phone for texting every now and then,some calls and have my twitter and facebook syncing every hour and some general web browsing i get about 1 day and 7-8 hours...but if i do a lot of texting and maybe 1-2 of web browsing and 3 hours of music and with the twitter and facebook syncing etc i get through just about a day...if i use the phone non stop,with web browsing,listening to music,playing games,updating status,texting also etc,,the phone lasts me 6 hours maybe but rememer thats with no idle time this is just non stop usage...non stop usage with any phone will drain battery quickly...1 bad think is though it takes atleast 3 HOURS to charge fully from when the battery is gone...and finally i will say that this is not with maximum brightness...for me as long as i can get through a whole day of charge with out worrying about the battery dying on me then thats very good and with this phone i dont need to worry..again this is my experience....bucky there is an official samsung 2000mah battery that comes with a back cover also...it makes the back flat with the hump so with this battery the back will be fully flat...the phones overall thickness becomes 9.9mm which is still incredibly thin...£25...i am going to get one myself cause even though i am happy lol it cant hurt to have more battery....it just shows that if samsung wanted to they could have had this officially but obviously they wanted to have the thinnest dual core phone...funilly(dont think thats a word) even with the 2000mah battery the 9.9mm will still be the thinnest dual core phone
43. bucky (Posts: 2029; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Im currently on kh3 with speedmod kernel. Nimphetamine kernel is terrible for battery life. I still think kg6 was best for battery life but unfotunately all teh newest mods are for newer firmwares. Dont get me wrong though, i love the phone but i just want more out of my phone now.
I think most people are just becoming conditioned to accepting a battery that does not last a FULL day (8 AM-12AM) with moderate use. The next phone that is reasonably equiped with a new generation battery of some sort is going to get my wallet.
45. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Agree battery most people including me are happy if it lasts atleast a day but like you said we have been conditioned over the years and is now seems excepted..I remember when phones would a couple of days before all this large screen craze..hopefully battery technology improves soon and hopefully with more battery efficient screens and cpu's and gpu's...the next step will be phones to last atleast 2days of moderate usage....ordered one myself ...considered that it barely adds any thickness I had to...
39. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
@bucky this is the link to the official samsung gs2 2000mah extended battery kit...
uine-samsung-extended-battery-kit-for-galaxy-s2-2000mah-eb-k1a2ebegstd-p31732.htm?referer=FR_PROD-PR3&utm_source=google%2Bproduc ts&utm_medium=comparison&utm_c ampaign=google%2Bproducts
44. bucky (Posts: 2029; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Thanks for the link dude. I saw that posted on teh xda forums. Im toying with the idea of ordering one right now.
48. gmoney2087 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
people will keep saying the same thing over and over again, android fans say the same things over and over and over and over again about ios and iphone so yea it's not gonna stop any time soon
17. Alantef (Posts: 287; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
i wish Google would buy them...i would love to have Google branding on my phone than AT&T or anything else....
32. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
LMAO. Go over to XDA in the Epic 4g Touch forums. A guy got overclocked to 1.6ghz, and got a benchmark test over 7400. Your G2X doesn't have s**t on the GSII.
47. hbit (unregistered)
50. Chakra (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
Seriously!! Is someone getting paid the the amount of articles they write? We KNOW it's fast. How about writing an article on water being wet as well.
54. Interesting (unregistered)
My stock Atrix is getting around 2650 in Quadrant and 4713 on AnTuTu. That's not far off considering it's a 1GHz dual core compared to 1.2GHz on the Samsung. I'll have to root and OC a bit to find out what it can hit.
57. josh vercette (unregistered)
How does it compare to the Motorola Droid Bionic??
60. RAIDERWILL (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Really ? Are you kidding me?? My Rooted & Rom'ed Overclocked Droid Charge Ace's Quadrant at " 7,657 " all day long............:-)