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Pre-production HTC Sensation benchmarks leak, Samsung Galaxy S II has the upper hand

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Pre-production HTC Sensation benchmarks leak, Samsung Galaxy S II has the upper hand
Samsung Galaxy S II prototype at 1GHz Smartbench 2011 scores

Samsung Galaxy S II prototype at 1GHz Smartbench 2011 scores

Smartbench 2011 scores from tested pre-production version of the HTC Sensation (our hands-on here), formerly known as the HTC Pyramid, have been leaked. In the same table, the results from a Samsung Galaxy S II have been displayed for comparison purposes.

Smartbench 2011 is one of the few synthetic benchmark tests that are able to measure multicore performance, so these results are for both CPU cores at work. The Samsung Galaxy S II steadily beats the HTC Pyramid in both the productivity (3732 vs 1898 points), and GPU tests (2431 vs 1426 points).

Bear in mind that the Galaxy S II that the test was run on, seems to be the final version, with the 1.2GHz Exynos chipset, and the HTC Pyramid was the internal name of the HTC Sensation when it was still a prototype, so we'll wait for the retail version to pass judgement on the 1.2Ghz Snapdragon chipset inside.

As you can see on the right, we tried our own preview unit of the Samsung Galaxy S, and scored 3346 on the productivity part of Smartbenchmark 2011, and 2076 on the GPU test, but it is clocked 20% lower than the retail version, at 1GHz for each core.

Thanks for the tip, Philip!

source: TomPDA

Pre-production HTC Sensation benchmarks leak, Samsung Galaxy S II has the upper hand

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posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:00 2

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


The Galaxy S II is looking to be a real nice phone, but I think I would still take the HTC any day. Mainly because of how much better sense is than touchwiz to me, and also the whole update scenario with samsung that continues, and the plastic-esque feel I get from the original galaxy's. It just seem that the processor is much less a factor when comparing the two, especially since they are both dual-core.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:29 4

4. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Don't worry guys, these scores will be much higher on the final build. Engadget recently had an article about the power of the MSM8x60 processor nearly doubling the Tegra 2 (I should note that in this test Qualcomm had it clocked at 1.5GHz dual-core). All I can say is not to worry, this phone and the EVO 3D will be beasts!

Check out the article at Engadget titled: Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 destroys the competition in majestic benchmark run

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:37 3

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3759; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow I just saw it & you are right it looks vicious! I always knew that Qualcomm would make a great dual-core product!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 09:25 1

6. KingK (unregistered)


Doubling Tegra 2? LOL

You are dreaming, yeah I'm sure the HTC will get 6000 on Quadrant stock and 6000 on Smartbench 2011.

Good luck.

This HTC is the turd of all dual-cores.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 09:40 5

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3759; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


HTC is a phone company. Qualcomm makes the dual-core on the HTC. Dude your beef is with Qualcomm not HTC! You are the turd of human people!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:16 3

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3759; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I remember an article in phonearena.com with the prototype Samsung Galaxy S2 that they did a benchmark & it scored lower than the LG Optimus 3D. The results looked like the results of the prototype HTC Pyramid. So they really made some changes to the 1.2GHz Exynos chipset. I can't wait to see a true benchmark test with the final product of the HTC Sensation running their 1.2Ghz Snapdragon chipset. It's going to be an awesome beast of a phone too. This year the HTC Sensation & the Samsung Galaxy S2 are the phones to beat. Who will get Android 2.4 first?............... with HTC & Samsung's record it looks like it will be HTC. I know Samsung gets the updates in Europe fairly quickly, but I am talking about in the U.S. where I live. The Galaxy S Fascinate is STILL on Android 2.1. To me that is crazy! I just don't get it. It's probably the only Galaxy S phone in the world without Android 2.2.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:19 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3759; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I forgot to add the HTC Evo 3D. That phone is also going to be the beast that I really want! Can't wait till June gets here!!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:57

9. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


me too :) actually i'm waiting for the gsm version...

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:42 4

8. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am a big HTC fan. When I upgrade, it will be most likely to an HTC product on whatever carrier I pick. They are smooth running, responsive, and dependable. There is a ton of personality to these devices, and I trust the company.

That being said, where Samsung is today with their devices is like night and day from where they were a couple years ago. Their product is so much better, it is hard not to imagine they will improve both the Touchwiz UI and their suspect upgrade history. It just comes down to investing in a future proof device. Samsung has to understand to be in the premium market, an upgrade or two is expected in this day and age. I would not shy away from buying a Samsung phone- but they would have to convince me.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:33

10. xebedy (unregistered)


A Samsung i8910 user here... after being shat on from a great height with regards to their poor update facilities for over 2 yrs... also their update program for this phone don't work on Vista or Win7 (unless your lucky with your 'hacks' and manual driver installations) - a joke from a large company such as theirs... whilst at the mo Samsung hardware wise seems the better phone i'm likely to stump up for the HTC for obvious reasons... great ui, better existing customer service etc etc

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:34

11. xebedy (unregistered)


P.S. the i8910 was thier flagship phone when i had it... and they treated us poot users with disdain.... HTC for the win!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 21:47

12. captivated (unregistered)


everybody i meet who has htc loves my samsung captivate. i had 2 htc phones and their screens just arent anything compared to an amoled screen. i couldnt care less about phone the technical info about htc ... the only wat id buy htc is if it went amoled and got rid of that piss poor snapdragon point blank periode.

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