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Sony Xperia Z2 early benchmarks are here: Quadrant, Basemark X, GFX Bench

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Sony Xperia Z2 early benchmarks are here: Quadrant, Basemark X, GFX Bench
The Sony Xperia Z2 is among the very first smartphones packing the new Snapdragon 801 SoC, and sure enough, there's plenty of tech enthusiasts out there eager to find out whether or not the silicon can rock the house. We were curious about the chip's performance as well, which is why we didn't miss the chance to run several benchmark apps on the Xperia Z2. The results, as expected, were off the charts.

The Sony Xperia Z2 managed to achieve 25172 on the graphically intensive Basemark X benchmark. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 demo unit that we got to play with earlier scored slightly lower, reaching 23501 points on the same test - an unexpected result given the fact that the Galaxy S5 sports the very same SoC. What's more, the Z2 has its maximum CPU speed capped at 2.3GHz, while the S5 is allowed to sprint at up to 2.5GHz. Running GFX Bench on the Sony Xperia Z2 returned a score of 776 on the Manhattan test, which was, again, higher than what we got from the S5. Surprisingly, the Sony Xperia Z2 didn't do quite as well on Quadrant. Its score of 17639 is inferior even to the one we got from the phone's predecessor, the Z1. 

But as we know from our personal experience, benchmark results can be greatly affected by the software running on the device being tested, and we're pretty sure that the software build on the Sony Xperia Z2 unit we benchmarked wasn't exactly in a final state. This is why the results from a retail Sony Xperia Z2 unit might differ significantly, although whether that is the case or not will become clear once the smartphone hits the shelves.

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:23 1

1. Federated (Posts: 154; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


No AnTuTu Benchmark test?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:42 8

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Useless benchmark tool, my Nexus 4 scores half of LG G2's AnTuTu, yet my phone is much faster and smoother.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:24

8. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


cool placebo

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:48 6

11. Federated (Posts: 154; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


I've had both phones. LG G2 is definitely smoother and snappier than Nexus 4.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 04:39 3

18. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Stop lying.....i have both phones and nexus 4 is faster because it runs stock rom but G2 has some i ugly topping over Android

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 01:11

16. hboy857 (Posts: 152; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


+1 _Bone_

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:27

2. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Adreno 330 killing Imagination PowerVR Rogue now, can't wait to see what Adreno 420 can do, Awesome result!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:10

14. nokia12 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


All of them crushed by Tegra k1 .. even the Adreno 430 will fall short of Tegra k1 ...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 21:17

15. nokia12 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Edit - i meant Adreno 430 Might fall short of Tegra k1 or exceed only marginally

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:28 2

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The Manhattan and T-Rex results are currently the best in class

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:30

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Can someone verify something for me, did Samsung definetely say they were using an 8974AC?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:38

5. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Scroll right down, Only AC goes up to 2.45GHz, and its mentioned Gionee ELIFE E7L and Galaxy S5 utilizing that SoC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(system_on_chip)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:00 1

7. UglyFrank (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I know that but I don't remember Samsung saying they were using the AC, i'm just praying for the 805

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:43

10. Tizen007 (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


And the Octa-core 3G RAM

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:48 2

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They're using the AC clocked at 2.5GHz.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:42

9. apple4never (Posts: 921; Member since: 08 May 2013)


how is it that the z2 got 17k when i tested my n4 and got just around 11?

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:06

12. apple4never (Posts: 921; Member since: 08 May 2013)


and that i can get 21k on my midrange Xperia SP

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 02:39 4

17. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2686; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


As far as i know basemark is an uncheatable benchmark and uses real world scenario to test. So xperia z2 is faster than galaxy s5. So its pretty clear samsung has always heavily cheated on benchmarks.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:52

19. dbrie (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Were the T-Rex and Manhattan results for on-screen or off-screen?

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