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Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III graphics benchmark appears, poised to rule them all

0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2012, 03:01 posted on

Since we know that some of you were worried about the graphics performance with "just" a 50% boost, instead of the sexier sounding "5x the performance" of Mali T-604 that is in the Exynos 5 series for tablets, we compared a screenshot that was tipped to us with the other heavy hitters...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:09 6

1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

omg. makes me wanna sell myself or my kidney just like the chinese iFan or myself just to buy this stuff. the words used in these article is giving me goosebumpss hahahaha i think im so attached. ok calm down boy.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:53 5

9. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


posted on 23 Apr 2012, 05:34 5

21. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

No, we're excited because it's ACTUALLY FAST. You, the iSheep, get excited because it has a new dual core 800 MHz processor!! Wow! Oh, and it has the new iCloud. This means that you can sync apps and music and stuff over the Cloud, just like Android! Only after 5GB, you have to pay money!!
All I'm saying is, it's okay to be a sheep when your shepherd is the Terminator.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 06:34 1

23. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)

Windows prison sh?ep

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 06:38 2

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

You wish u had these specs on ur outdated nokia windows but
u cant poor u. wait another 2 years.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 07:09

27. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


posted on 23 Apr 2012, 09:25

36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

wooooo.... its gonna be a monster and hopefully worth the wait & hype.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:20 4

2. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

It makes me go crazy whatever may be the next galaxySIII looks one thing we all must admit that we all enjoy these rumours.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:27 6

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

shut up and take my money

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:30 3

4. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

I had also taken some screen-shots when they were in the GLbenchmark database.

Check for yourself --


http://i42.tinypic.com/zqvdu.jpg (this is already posted in the article)

Also in Beyond3D forum, a member found in a kernel dump that Samsung has revved-up the frequency to 440MHz in the Mali400. Results show that it's more powerful than tegra3 and SGX543MP2 in iPhone4S.


For comparison, SGS2 had Mali400 running at 266MHz.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:41 2

39. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Something iPhoneArena forgets to mention is that the SGS3 is pushing 1280x720 pixels, while the SGS2 is pushing only 800x480 and the iPhone 4S only 960x640

To put it into clearer terms:

SGS3 ==> 921,600 pixels
iP4S ==> 614,400 pixels
SGS2 ==> 384,000 pixels

The SGS3 is faster than anything out there, has a 320dpi screen that is a whopping 4.6" huge and still thinner and lighter than the brickPhone!

Take my money already!

posted on 07 May 2012, 10:37

48. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

4.8 inches. :)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:30 7

5. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

Beats the Bugatti Veyron EB16.4 by a Hugh Margin... The Ruler of Smartphones of All time...

All you Other Phone...

Make Way for the King....

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:32 3

6. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Mirror my sentiments brother... Shut up & take my money.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:46 4

7. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

no.........neva.........GT-I9300 is GALAXY S2+ ,,,

GT-I9500 is GALAXY S3

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:52 1

8. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

yea i read on sammobile.com that GT-i9300 is GS2 HD+
and the i9500 is the GS3 :P

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:01 1

12. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

no, ur wrong.
Glbenchmark.com shows SGH-I9500 as taizen based Samsung smartphone being tested. results are already up for it on that site.,
and it showed SGH-i9300 as Galaxy S3 before being removed.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 22:40

45. maxximuscool (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

GT-I9500 ( != SGH-I9500 ) is running on ICS 4.0.3 and it is 1000Ghz Max/266Mhz Min CPU.
Looks like GT-I9500 is a low end device.

android.os.Build.VERSION.RELEASE 4.0.3
Device Name
android.os.Build.DISPLAY IML74K
android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK 15
android.os.Build.BOARD p990
android.os.Build.BRAND generic
android.os.Build.DEVICE p990
android.os.Build.FINGERPRINT lge/lge_star/star_450-05:2.3.4/GRJ22/LG-SU660-V20f .420e8e68:user/release-keys
android.os.Build.HOST tenkian
android.os.Build.MODEL GT-I9500
android.os.Build.PRODUCT lge_star
android.os.Build.TAGS test-keys
android.os.Build.TIME 1329701754000
android.os.Build.TYPE userdebug
android.os.Build.USER rmcc
android.os.Build.VERSION.INCREMENTAL eng.rmcc.20120220.013515
OS Android
Memory Page Size
Screen size 800 x 480
System Color Bits
System Colors
Min CPU Freq 216 MHz
Max CPU Freq 1000 MHz


posted on 07 May 2012, 10:39

49. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you do realize that the LG Star is the LG G2X right?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:56 3

10. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Galaxy S3 performance wise is looking very tasty. I just hope Samsung do it justice by designing a premium looking device made of premium materials and not a generic plastic box. Come on Samsung you can do it!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:03 4

13. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

i like the plastic cause it keeps it super light!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:26 5

16. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

A phone can feel premium while still feeling light, for example Nokia and HTC use polycarbonate casing which feels solid yet is light. Samsung have the know how to produce similar things, or they can utilise ceramic materials as rumours indicate. Either way for a flagship product I think it's important for it to stand apart from mid and low tier Samsung phones.

It needs to shine alone!!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 11:06

37. Tom1980 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

Samsung uses polycarbonate reinforced with glass fiber in their Galaxy S2, Note and Nexus ;)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 03:58 3

11. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

I only trust 4 benchmark tests: Antutu, GL Benchmark, Browser Mark and SunSpider. not s**tty Quadrant and Linpack.
Exynos 4412: The return of the King!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:08 2

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I must admit that I prefer Quadrant to Antutu, as the second one puts too much stress in the CPU performance. But that is just a personal preference.
But at the very minimum you should add Nenamark to your list of trustees!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:28

17. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Nenamark is good, but it depends on the resolution and as a result, people are likely to have the mistake when seeing the benchmark.
GL Benchmark is perfect for not only on tab/phone but also on PC.
Quadrant is easy to be adjusted, so it's untruthful.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:42 1

18. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

In my opinition, taking into account the resolution is the right thing to do. Nenamark at the end measures the final performance of the device and the user experince when using it, not merely the GPU performance.
Of course I admit that to compare GPUs GL Benchmark is better, but to compare devices Nenamark is OK too.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 06:57 1

25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

quadrant is one of the most easily faked tests there are.. same with linpack.

if you do like to use quadrant, then you need to buy the pro version and take out the whole I/O section (i believe its the first big blue section off the top of my head) before you compare and contrast. Linpack is an I/O test as well. Both are useless and quite easily fluffed.

Antutu is great. Pair it with nenamark2 and you have CPU and GPU tests. Smartbench 2012 is also a good one.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 04:06 4

14. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

when did the iPhone become a benchmark?
I hate it when a company has the superior design and option, but decides to go with the lower option for the sake of getting more money! this really cripples and slows down the wheel of technology!

A15>A9 any day, and if the new galaxy comes with a quad A9, I would be really disappointed

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 06:58 1

26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Samsung themselves have said as far as CPU power goes, the quad A9 and dual A15 run about the same power. The only advantage the A15 has is a little better battery savings and the bigger GPU meant for large high res devices.

Of course, 5x the GPU power does sound a lot better than 50%.. :)

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