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Motorola DROID 4 benchmark tests

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Motorola DROID 4 benchmark tests
Considering it brought Android to the next level, it’s rather surprising to know that Motorola’s DROID-only family was never known to push the envelope in the processing department, but rather, it had the perfect balance of ingredients to cohesively justify the beauty of an Android device. As we’ve seen consistently, each new DROID smartphone coughed up the iterative improvements to keep each one in good light with the competition. Continuing the trend, the Motorola DROID 4 boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor that’s coupled with 1GB RAM – that’s actually double the RAM amount of its predecessor.

Something we naturally expected to see out of the box, the Motorola DROID 4 appears to offer a responsive performance with most operations. However, there’s this strange ghosting effect happening as we’re navigating around the homescreen. Who knows if it’s related to its processor or display, but it’s prominent enough for us to take notice right from the onset. Regardless of that, the handset continues to deliver the same smooth performance when even navigating across its homescreen with a live wallpaper, but it’s very weird to find pinch gestures greatly exaggerated by choppiness within the gallery. As a whole, we’re content by its overall speediness, even more when its interface is packed with tons of 3D effects, animations, and transitions.

From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore
From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore
From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore
From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore
From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore
From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore

From L to R - Quadrant, AnTutu, AnTutu, Linpack, Vellamo, Neocore



So how does the Motorola DROID 4 fare out of the box with its benchmark scores? Well, they’re nowhere close to being stellar on paper, but instead, it produces numbers that are admirable enough to keep itself in good company with other highly-prized devices. Taking into account that its CPU isn’t anything ground-breaking over other things, we’re nonetheless humbled by the early results. As usual, it’s ultimately going to come down to how it’ll perform with real-world implications – so with that, here are the results from our benchmark tests:

  • Quadrant: 2,535 to 2,955
  • AnTutu: 6,031
  • Linpack: 53.973 MFLOPS at 3.13 seconds
  • Vellamo: 1,063
  • Neocore: 58.7 FPS


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posted on 09 Feb 2012, 01:10 2

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5622; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


dude, get outta here. literally the only devices that are more powerful than this are the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Note and the Transformer Prime and I saw no issue at all in Neocore. this thing is definitely in the elite echelon of powerhouses.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 02:05 1

2. Droid800 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Has 'John V.' ever used a recent Moto handset? There is NO ghosting; that is part of the animations.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 02:35

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3035; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The stutter from pinch to zoom on photos does bother me but if you actually download another photo gallery app it doesnt occur. Seems like an issue with the stock app itself and not the processor of the device.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 03:55 2

5. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Even windows7 has some issues

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 03:02

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I'm sure it can be fix and optimize with updates

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 06:08 1

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


nice, very nice actually, to out perform the sgs2 is a feat in its own

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 19:15

7. corrifa (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Theres nothing good about it beating the gs2 when its almost a year old...

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 09:41 1

8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


there is when the sgs2 has just about the strongest dual core on the market and 1gb of ram. if they took ideas from the nexus line and the og droid they should stay stock to improve performance. then the scores would crush everything look at the galaxy primes benchmarks. its higher than the sgs2 not because of the processor but because of stock 4.0

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 16:24

9. irogag (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


2876 for Quadrant score? That's nothing. I got 901 w/ my Droid OG (original) rooted and shoales ROM (Bugless Beast latest). That's 3x what the score shows on the chart here for a Droid: somewhere halfway between 250 and 500.

Whoot whoot,, will just wait for Droid 5 or Razr MAXX MAXX

Also, can you imagine if you can root the Droid 4 or Razr what type of scores you'll get once you eliminate all the bloatware and useless startup apps ?? I think out of the 1GB RAM I saw on a Verizon display Droid 4 like only 470 MB were free, what the hell??

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