Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket benchmark tests
0. phoneArena 04 Nov 2011, 15:59 posted on
Before running any benchmark tests, our mind tells us that it’ll probably be slightly below the level of its Exynos equipped counterpart. Rather, we’re pleased to find it performing on the same level, since we’ve able to get scores between 2,787 and 3,636...
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31. Heatfan316 (Posts: 519; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Well I've tested both the Htc Amaze and T-mobile sgs 2( Hercules) side by side and the T-mobile sgs 2 was significantly faster then the Amaze 4g at web browsing and yet they sport the same s3 processor, I don't believe in quadrant scores or benchmarks. I do side by side comparisons and I believe that the Hercules/Skyrocket is almost as fast as the international version of the Samsung galaxy s 2.
37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Ive tested them both as well (i do work for Tmo..lol).. i haven't noticed any significance between them. I always recommend the SGS2 over the amaze as I feel it is the over all better buy between the 2 of them, but that is mostly because of screen (its soooooo peeeerty), screen size, better camera performance, more connectivity options,lack of heft, gorilla glass, and its cheaper than the amaze.
The manufacturers do optimize the browser in their respective UI Overlays.. so that may account for the difference you see as well. The best way to tell is to do browser benchmarks, not look with the naked eye (unless its just a huge obvious difference), as we tend to not see under the hood so well. :)
43. Heatfan316 (Posts: 519; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Yes you are correct I think Samsung definitely optimized their browser better than Htc otherwise there wouldn't have been a discrepancy.
42. Heatfan316 (Posts: 519; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
When I say significantly faster I'm only talking about in between 2-3 seconds considering they're running the same CPU it should be closer.
49. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3090; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Remixfa you might be on to something but I don't know. I think Sense UI has become a huge power hog and because their devices are now at 720p or at least qHD it also plays a major factor. Touchwiz is nearly stock android at this point and until the Galaxy Nexus, they were at only 480 by 800 screen resolution which is a lot lower.
51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
even a higher resolution and a needy UI put together don't account for the loss of 1000 points on Quadrant.
52. kenemu (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Regardless wether samsung cheats in the benchmark test, samsungs phones and tablets do run smoother than other brands, and this is my personal expereice after playing arou d with other top notched phones and tablets.
54. lguser (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
remixfa, surprised you don't mention any other differences between SII and Skyrocket.
No FM radio support on Skyrocket
What is diff btwn CSRsirfIV and gpsOne for satellite lock?
Does Skyrocket have gorilla glass?
ROM size is 16GB vs 32 GB on SII
60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
when talking to customers?? no to the FM radio (noone ever uses it anyways..lol) and the satillite lock. What is that? probably the sat to phone lock on mechanism. Considering the problems samsung has had with GPS on the SGS1 and i believe on some of the SGS2's, its not surprising they would change it up a bit.
The hercules is gorilla glass, so the skyrocket should be as well.
And yea a lot of people ask about the memory on the device.
For most customers you cant get too in depth. You just hit the bullet points, show them the cool stuff like flash and voice commands and run them through the phones. Most people arent technophiles like many of the people on the site.
55. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
I still believe something's wrong with this benchmark: the asus prime is almost twice faster than the nexus, but its 3d capability is worse than lg optimus that has a tegra2.
56. SoleSurvivor (unregistered)
So here is my dilema. After having been through various sites, I was set to upgrade my 3GS to a Galaxy S2. Then I saw both the Skyrocket and the Vivid are coming out. (Yes I am on AT&T so its not like I have a lot of choices) I keep reading that the S2 is the more powerful of the two Samsungs, but I also read both the Skyrocket and Vivid are a go for ICS (sometime in 2012).
I'm not rushing out on the 6th to upgrade, I was going to wait a bit and see. But should I go for the S2, since it seems to be the better phone, or wait and see what may come out next year?
This whole discussion about the stats and all has been a great help. I'm not overly worried about LTE rollout anytime soon here, but I honestly do want the best bang for my buck. (Even if i am strangely fascinated by the Galaxy Note too)
I will join the collective, I need the bigger screen and I want a phone that is mine to customize, not to be limited by.
61. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Get the regular SGS2, not the skyrocket.
1) its more powerful, and thus runs better in day to day life.
2) its got a huge development community behind it should you decide to mess with it
3) it has better battery life because of the better processor
4) when the ICS upgrades come, samsung will do it in order of importance.. The original 10 million+ selling SGS2 is going to get priority long before the botique Skyrocket/Hercules.
58. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Better wait until you find what is more appealing to your needs and wants. But any smartphone (2011 Galaxy's) running an Exynos Chipset is wickedly fast and freakin' smooooooth. . .
64. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
OK, benchmark or no benchmark REMIX, the GSII has been tested and been in use for months now in real life and everyone who has it, they are MORE thn happy and satisfied. On other hand, other phones( HTC) has been laggy with its Dual-Core devices! that should do it for me ( not a techy guy)
69. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
The REAL GS2 is BEAST. THIS skyrocket and the Hercules GS2 are not REAL GS2s. They are run on snapdragon not exynos. You just complained about HTC being laggy. The HTCs and the Skyrocket/hercules run the exact same technology. Thats my whole point. If you want a GS2, get the REAL GS2.
If its not packing an EXYNOS processor, DONT buy it. Thats what makes all the difference.
76. Highwind (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
I totally agree, but I want LTE (and it is available where I live). Maybe I'll wait if the Galaxy Nexus comes with LTE to AT&T, also has the HD display.
79. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
What are the differences? I mean the Skyrocket has LTE and SGS II has only HSPA. can you list the main differences that you'd see in performance, one vs the other?
75. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)
That prime benchmark on top makes every thing Else look weak. Really annoying..!
77. Highwind (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
One other question has the Skyrocket only
UMTS 850/1900 ? I read different Bands all over the place. Would be nice to know as I travel to Europe a lot.
78. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)
So remixfa what your saying is that although the Skyrocket now has LTE capabilities that the original SGS II is still the better option because of what you sacrifice in the processor? how much of a performance difference would you see between the two. I'm not saying your wrong i just want clear cut information on whether you will really notice a difference in performance and if the performance difference is enough to care.
81. lguser (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
I'm wondering if the comparison being made with processors is apples and oranges? Are the benchmarks on Snapdragon S3. Skyrocket was the first Snapdragon S4. Since this is the first phone with this processor maybe there should be new benchmarks. I used it yesterday and found none of the theoretical issues that have been discussed.