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10 useful Android benchmark apps

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10 useful Android benchmark apps
So you got a shiny new Android phone/tablet and want to check what's making it hum? Or you wanted to squeeze more power from your existing gear, bumped up the CPU speed, installed a new ROM or updated to the newest Android version, and now need to compare the increase in productivity?

Either those, or just your annoying friends are throwing around benchmarks as bragging rights, so you finally decided to give it a try, and measure the performance of your phone or tablet more scientifically then “yep, no lag”.

For when the geek in you starts to speak, Android Market is brimful of benchmarking apps that measure the CPU, GPU and I/O performance of your handset, even the rendering prowess of your browser. In general, the better the overall scores, the more seamless everyday performance will be, so it's worth checking what's out there in terms of benchmark apps. 

The results, of course, depend on a number of variables, like the extent of UI overlay and bloatware that came with your phone, the optimization done to the hardware and software from the manufacturer, the moon phases, and other issues you have no control of, but in general benchmarking is a pretty useful tool for comparing performance.

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:19

1. stavrosblogger (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

there's also the neocore benchmark.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 10:09

5. ph00ny (Posts: 1507; Member since: 26 May 2011)

neocore is no longer valid because most devices with fps cap is already scoring just below the limitation

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:19

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

i only use neocore, quadrant, and antutu

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 15:59

6. Mimic (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

The fact you use neocore AND quadrant shows your lack of understand of android hardware and benchmarks overall. I hope your not buying phones or making recommendations after looking at results from neocore or quadrant..... especially quadrant.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:30

3. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

I use them all, just to see what my phone can do :) I go to the Android Market and search for Benchmark and use every benchmark to the differnce

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:44

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

BTW, I like the set up for the article. pretty high class stuff. :)

I think i might try to find that GL bench. I've seen it before but forgot about it.

Neocore needs an update. At this point every new phone maxes out. Has for a while, so it became pointless. Its only good at measuring lower end phones. Its an OG benchmark.

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