Okay, it performs EXACTLY like any other Honeycomb flavored tablets we’ve checked out in the past, which isn’t surprising at all. For most bare minimum processes, like navigating across the homescreen with a static wallpaper or pinch zooming in the gallery, it’s able to display a decent amount of responsiveness with its operation. However, even before trying to test it out with some kind of graphically intensive live wallpaper, it’s already exhibiting all of the distasteful qualities we tend to see amongst the Honeycomb crop – like some choppy and jerky movements while trying to use the interface’s homescreen scroll feature. Specifically, it's the one that allows us to move from one end to the other with a quick move from our finger.
Actually, our assumptions about its performance are obviously showcased as soon as we ran the first benchmark test – Quadrant. Barely getting past the 1,800 mark, it’s nothing worth bragging about for a Tegra 2 device, especially when that figure pales in comparison to the over 3,000 numbers put out by Samsung’s crew. Come to imagine that this is a Playstation certified device, it makes you really wonder how it’ll perform in the gaming department with such lackluster benchmark results. Then again, PS One titles aren’t known to require much processing power, but for those newer 3D Android gaming titles, you can bet that it might run into some trouble. Nevertheless, here are the results from our benchmark tests:
- Quadrant: 1,815
- AnTutu: 5,046
- Linpack: 52.626 MFLOPS at 3.2 seconds
- Neocore: 45.9 frames per second
- Vellamo: 890