Samsung GALAXY Nexus tops Apple iPhone 4S in browser benchmark tests, trails it in graphics
The Apple iPhone 4S did outperform the Samsung GALAXY Nexus when it comes to graphics, thanks to the dual-core SGX 543MP2 GPU from Imagination Technologies. Based on the results from the the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt and Pro tests, the Apple iPad 2 was the top device for graphics followed by the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II with the Samsung NEXUS Galaxy in fourth place.
source: Andantech via AppleInsider
45. nexusISbleh posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:11 2 5
The nexus is a fail- like others have mention the gpu is years old only clocked up. The pentile screen s0ck balls even if it was hd. Sure the nexus can be top browser mark but what happens when the gs2 get ics or if the 4s was the clocked at the same speed as the nexus. Also for those saying they will pick up the razr... that phone is a bigger fail- have you seen the browser performance on youtube? the phone lags like crazy when scrolling, pinch zoom, and even when watching videos. Are you guys seriously telling me that the 4460 in the nexus will be THAT much better than whats running on the razr?
48. ph00ny posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:17 3 0
I agree with you on most except for the screen. I have the Note and SGS2 and text on Note is sharper than SGS2 when you view them side by side
54. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:51 1 0
of course the Galaxy S II doesn't have nearly as much pixel density as the Note.
52. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:49 1 0
no one is saying the 4460 is much better than the 4430 and fyi the SGX540 is still one of the best GPUs you can get so it really doesn't matter how old it is now.
62. picka_vi_materina posted on 21 Nov 2011, 07:33 0 0
SGX543 is a rebranded SGX540, with additional MP support. 4s has it probably clocked at 200mhz, but has 2 of them, while 4430 has one clocked at 384mhz. With two, 4s has more ROPs, texture units, etc, while 1 540 has fewer only clocked higher.
67. KingKurogiii posted on 21 Nov 2011, 15:22 0 0
yeah, i know the MP2 version used in the A5 actually makes it the most superior that's why i said it's ONE of the best, not THE best. the only difference between the 4430 and the 4460 is the GPU is clocked up from 304MHz to 384MHz which is okay but not enough to make a discernible difference in real world performance.
2. Tmachaveli posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:00 0 0
Really Pa who's gonna shoot the first flame out?
4. Leodrade posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:15 9 2
Nice one GN , but i still will not buy it
I dont understand why Google choose a processor with a GPU that is 4 years old, for me it would be better if they waited a bit more (since on the US they are launching it only on December) and released it with an OMAP 4470 that would have the PowerVR SGX 544 GPU that blows any other mobile GPU away
5. networkdood posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:20 8 3
Still leaning towards the RAZR because of the expandable memory....for now...
27. Synack posted on 20 Nov 2011, 13:49 2 2
Go to a Verizon store and pick up the RAZR, it's not very exciting.
35. networkdood posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:38 1 0
ahhh, really? Looks like a good phone - no one phone will be the ultimate best phone ever....
40. Jimstar posted on 20 Nov 2011, 17:02 2 0
Not very exciting to you maybe, but then what makes your taste so impeccable hmm?
6. networkdood posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:21 5 1
Funny, I bought the Captivate on the first day it arrived - it was one of the best AT&T phones for a while, but now, that does not seem as important. The phone you buy today will be surpassed in quite a short time in the future.
13. Tre-Nitty posted on 20 Nov 2011, 09:56 4 1
That's why I settled on a ip4 and gs2 skyrocket. In 18 months ill buy something else. Android drops a new phone twice a week.
7. protozeloz posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:27 3 1
And I wonder how chrome will perform if it ever becomes part of Android as rumors say. I can expect much better performance with more hardware acceleration and better GPUs coming down 2012. Good to see the device gearing up its game
36. networkdood posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:39 0 0
Would be nice if Chrome was the default Android browser...
8. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:28 7 1
makes sense. FINALLY we have a stock Android Browser that takes advantage of hardware acceleration. (:
9. belovedson posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:29 0 3
eventually it will stabilize. past quad core there\'s really no need for a mobile phone. it will come down to other tech. battery life, build, sound, screen, and some new technology.
im awaiting flexible phone\'s with flexible battery to come out.
11. remixfa posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:58 6 2
not too shabby. the 3d performance isnt surprising. The i4s's A5 chip's strongest point is its GPU which is the best on the market. I was surprised to see it still taking 2nd place against the SGS2 in that category. Guess the hardware accelleration doesnt give it too much of a boost in 3d games, but it obviously does in non gaming applications by the looks of it.
cool beans. Now, we need to have the T3 benched and compared.
22. nickjjay posted on 20 Nov 2011, 12:24 1 0
Hey remix. I just wanted to let u know that I'm thinking of changing my username on this site to 'remix fanboy.' Just so u know :-)
31. remixfa posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:09 3 0
lol. do i get royalty payments for the use of the name?? :) :)
38. ZEUS.the.thunder.god posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:42 2 2
my brother , just wait for SGS III and its gonna beat s**t outta everybody out there.
P.S. - so for most of the people 4s is the 5th best phone lol
56. sgogeta4 posted on 20 Nov 2011, 21:00 1 0
Why don't you wait for the next Nexus then, or SGS4?
12. Evil_SaNz posted on 20 Nov 2011, 09:19 2 2
We need to see if they picked such old gpu to provide stability, from benchmark it seems that they knew what they were doing. To be honest, smartphone's most important thing is connectivity and browser experience, not gaming. Even for gaming, we all know that we can plug xbox or ps3 controllers on our android powered devices: not bad at all, indeed.
14. abdane posted on 20 Nov 2011, 10:15 6 10
IMO these are the top 5 mobiles:
5- Apple Iphone 4s
4- Motorola RAZR
3- HTC Sensation
2- Samsung Galaxy S2
1- Samsung & Google Galaxy Nexus
26. biophone posted on 20 Nov 2011, 13:43 1 4
I want to play :)
2. Ip4s(at&t verison)
32. remixfa posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:12 2 1
can i play? :)
1 - SGS2 original
2 - Galaxy Nexus
3 - Razr
4 - Note (would be #2 but i dont think i could hold it.. lol)
5 - LG Thrill 3D (hey, im a hardware guy, and this thing is loaded)
43. biophone posted on 20 Nov 2011, 17:38 0 0
I a more of a software guy hence me putting the nexus over the sgs2. That being said I would rather have the htc evo 3d over the thrill. It being a lg handset really turns me off and the note is just to big lol. And I didn't know we were considering phones not sold in america or phones that are unreleased and no announcement being made that they will be released ever. LOL
63. remixfa posted on 21 Nov 2011, 08:04 0 0
the Note? Its already passed the FCC with ATT bands on board.
The LG part of the thrill makes me nervous but the reviews seem pretty good.. besides, XDA can fix all of that :)
44. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 17:42 0 0
Droid 3 > LG Thrill :P
same specs, the Droid 3 has better functionality and a better display.
28. Synack posted on 20 Nov 2011, 13:52 4 0
Let me play too:
4- Everything else
1- Galaxy Nexus
As much as Verizon and everyone rave at the RAZR and Rezound, going to the store will set you off from them.
37. networkdood posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:41 0 0
What is there to dislike about the RAZR - the display resolution/pixels....lack of removable battery?
41. sgogeta4 posted on 20 Nov 2011, 17:02 2 0
Don't forget locked bootloader.
47. nexusISbleh posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:17 0 4
how about the inability to scroll and pinch to zoom smoothly when browsing? razr s0cks
53. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:50 0 0
um didn't you read the article? xD
57. abdane posted on 20 Nov 2011, 22:40 0 0
battery is li-pol not li-ion , which is worst for an HD phone... the camera is s**tty !
15. beruit17 posted on 20 Nov 2011, 10:25 1 0
It's funny how the Nexus 1 keeps showing up in these tests.
16. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw posted on 20 Nov 2011, 10:44 8 1
I'm very annoyed that the GSII is beating the Nexus in ANY categories. I've been waiting FOREVER to get a phone because every phone that comes out has a major flaw... Anything by Motorola has a crap camera and mediocre video. I wanted an Evo forever ago when it was the most polished phone... Except in my mind Sprint, and their network, sucks and will ALWAYS suck. Most other phones were too bulky or had something major wrong with them. (crap call quality, tons of bloatware, major lag) The SGII was the first phone in forever that, when doing my research seemed to be what I was looking for and didnt lack in any major area... Until those #$%#@$%(*#$%'s at Verizon decided they were too good for it and needed their own "better" version. Couldn't just do the GSII AND the Nexus now could they?? Now all this Nexus GARBAGE. Its looking like the Nexus isnt superior to the GSII and is predictably inferior in a couple areas. And don't give me ICS since the GSII will end up with it anyways. So didnt release the GSII and is making us wait around... for WHAT?! Grrrr.....
20. k1ng617 posted on 20 Nov 2011, 12:24 1 1
I agree completely! I have yet to find a phone worth upgrading from my original Droid X. I was very excited about the GS2 and was left disappointed. I would love a Galaxy Note, but that is no where to be found except eBay for $900 and I would be stuck using ATT 3.5G or T-Mobile edge.
The Galaxy Nexus seemed like a sure bet when it was announced, but with performance like this I will have to wait for the first round of Nvidia T3 phones. I'm tired of waiting, but the longer I wait the less I want a mediocre phone.
23. Evil_SaNz posted on 20 Nov 2011, 12:31 3 0
Understandable, sadly the perfect phone still doesn't exist =/ For example I've put an aluminium casing to the sgsII, just need to wait ICS for it and I'll have something interesting. Hopefully they remove the software buttons during the porting as sgsII doesn't need them (google said that can be removed).
As for the iphone, it's the usual story...it's like a factory set car that works nicely but remains the same until its death. Android it's like a gran turismo tweaked car that needs some experience in order to get it working: if you know how to set it up will run smoothly otherwise you'll crash.
Basically with android you're the pilot, with iOS the co-pilot or even just a passenger. Someone likes to be active, someone else passive - matter of choice, two different worlds - take your pick. I prefer to be "active" :p
49. nexusISbleh posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:23 0 1
yeah I had the OG droid and switch to the gs2 on sprint. Luckily sprint is really good around my area better than verizon's actually... but yeah I switch and never regret it. Nexus is going to have only 1 thing over the gs2 and that's the updates other than that I can't see any major ups. Had apple come up with the actual iphone 5 I might have thought about it but since they did the epic fail move of the year I just didn't bother. But you can't just keep waiting, better tech will always be around the corner like the gs3, ip5, etc...
55. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:53 1 0
Sprint can't ever beat Verizon even at their best. what you mean is Sprint works more reliably in your area than Verizon which i find that hard to believe because Sprint has been having some major data issues.
17. Striker posted on 20 Nov 2011, 11:31 7 10
Well, what can I say...4S rocks again with ONLY 800MHz! Best camera, best display, best battery, best OS, best design and soon again best browser with the release of HTML iOS 5.02.
29. Johnny_Mnemonic posted on 20 Nov 2011, 14:59 1 1
@striker that's funny ! Best camera, best display, best battery Jajjaja. Don't you mean worst I think you ate to many apples it's gone into your head
61. Sniggly posted on 21 Nov 2011, 00:17 2 2
Best battery? In theory. I can introduce you to a few customers of mine who would disagree heartily. Best display? Anything's crisper if you make it small enough. People are constantly wowed by the gigantic yet brilliant displays on the Galaxy S2 variants. Best camera? I'll grant that. Best OS? If you consider an app list an OS, then sure. I mean, Apple f**ked up at least a couple of the improvements iOS 5 and the 4S were supposed to bring. For instance, the notification tray on iOS 5 doesn't display any icons to let you know there are notifications to begin with until you expand it. See also battery life issues.
Best design? Depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for the only phone in the industry that has complete glass front and back, sure. If you're looking for a phone that will actually survive more than a five foot drop without the face and/or back looking like it acquired a Spiderman theme, then not on your life. It's not the thinnest, strongest, most ergonomically comfortable, prettiest or most unique design out there.
Did I miss anything?
64. remixfa posted on 21 Nov 2011, 08:06 1 0
not even in theory. The SGS2 is rated higher out of the box and destroys it in real world usage. :)
19. FAW-Q posted on 20 Nov 2011, 11:49 0 1
The only thing that seems important these days are Benchmarks.
50. nexusISbleh posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:24 0 3
r u saying that because you still don't have a smartphone to run benchmarks??
24. bossmt_2 posted on 20 Nov 2011, 12:33 3 0
It's not even the Galaxy Nexus that much though. It's ICS. Just like when you went from Froyo to Gingerbread all the phones benchmarks improved massively. When the GSII, Rezound, and Razr all get ICS they'll beat the i4s as well.
25. HTCOE posted on 20 Nov 2011, 13:02 0 1
i rather wait for the next gen galaxy nexus s to come out tho
51. nexusISbleh posted on 20 Nov 2011, 18:25 0 0
by than you could say the same thing over again until the end of time
30. KingKurogiii posted on 20 Nov 2011, 15:25 2 1
what's disappointing about the Nexus? it's everything i've hoped for and more.
4. iPhone 4S
3. Galaxy S II (Exynos Variants)
2. Droid Razr
1. Galaxy Nexus
really the only 2 phones that i'd probably take over my Droid 3 is the Droid Razr and the Galaxy Nexus so i guess that really makes it number 3 for me but that's just personal preference.