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Motorola DROID 3 benchmark tests

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Motorola DROID 3 benchmark tests
Granted that the Motorola DROID X2 claimed the prestigious title of being Verizon’s first Android powered smartphone to feature a dual-core processor, that shouldn’t take away a bit from what the Motorola DROID 3 is packing underneath its carriage. Boasting a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor with 512MB of RAM and a 30 percent faster graphics chipset over its predecessor, the Motorola DROID 3 is far from being a slouch when it comes to processing power – even more when it’s aiming to be one glorified handset!

Even before we started messing around with this highly prized smartphone, we decided to install and run the usual benchmark apps to see what kind of results that this behemoth is able to accomplish. Of course, the platform feels relatively smooth and responsive out of the box – but considering that we’re greeted with plenty of eye-catching visuals with its interface, it’s unimaginable to see its CPU struggling with most operations.

AnTutu benchmark results.
AnTutu benchmark results.

AnTutu benchmark results.

Quadrant benchmark results.
Quadrant benchmark results.

Quadrant benchmark results.



First up, we ran Quadrant where it manages to get scores between 2,076 and 2,467 – albeit, it seemed to put up lower scores initially. However, after some time keeping the handset on, we’re able to eventually see consistent scores in the 2,400 mark. Comparing it to the recent T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, the DROID 3 is able to put up slightly better scores than its competitor. Additionally, the same can be said about running the AnTutu benchmark where the DROID 3 receives an overall score of 5,033, which manages to inch ahead of the Motorola XOOM. Again, it’s still far better than the 4,210 score obtained by the T-Mobile myTouch 4G.  Indeed, the score aren’t all that defying compared to some other top-notch devices we’ve seen, but nevertheless, they’re able to deem the DROID 3 fir for the high-end space.

Likewise, the platform experience so far is looking pretty stable and fluid from our quick inspection, which of course if regarded to be the true indicator of a handset’s actual performance. Obviously, we’ll be playing around with it more to get a better feel of its overall performance.

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posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:11 2

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's better than most. ;)

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:13 3

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Mytouch 4g slide has nothing on the droid 3.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:48 3

3. dannysmartphone (unregistered)


what does the guy holding a Motorola droid 2 say to the guy holding a Motorola droid 3?

WHAT THE f**k!!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:54 4

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol a couple days before this phone came out on VW.com my friend was bragging about how he just got the Droid 2. I told him to return it and wait a couple days. Now he also has the Droid 3 and can't stop thanking me XD.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 20:57

5. dannysmartphone (unregistered)


lmao man that would suck if he was stuck with droid 2

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 21:23

6. joe78 (unregistered)


Interesting..just about the same as my LG Revo..hmmm

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 21:52 1

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


at the minimum. nice try. ;P

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 05:05 3

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I got a score of 2562 on my droid 3. Not bad, not bad at all.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 10:18 2

10. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ppl comparing the scores to other phones gotta remember the higher resolution on the D3 will effect it vs. phones with a lower resolution in some tests.

Compare the scores to a phone with the same resolution or higher, and a dual core chip and the scores are nice.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 11:38 1

11. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Anandtech scores:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4504/this-just-in-motorola-droid-3-for-verizon

I just realized the EVO 3D and Sensation is on there....also with a qHD screen, more ram and a higher clocked cpu.

Yea...the scores on the D3 are very nice.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 12:49

12. JayQ330 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i think that the droid3 and the optimus2 have an advantage over the galaxy2, what would the score be if the droid & optimus had 1 gig of ram instead of 512mb ram? & would it be enough to score as high or higher than galaxy2?

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