HTC EVO 3D benchmark tests

HTC EVO 3D benchmark tests

With the EVO moniker in place, there’s no denying that theHTC EVO 3D is going to be one blistering Android powered smartphone, but evenmore when it’s packing a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processorwith 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU. Adding to the fact that it’s offeringthe Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience with Sense running on top of it, we’resurely going to be greeted with one 3D intensive experience from head to toe.


Quickly perusing various things with the handset, it’s undoubtedlyresponsive with its operation – and the experience is tastefully complementedwith some tricked out looking 3D effects and transitions. Of course, it comesacross as one fast handset, but to give us a general idea of how it comparesto some of the competition, we just need to run a couple of quick benchmarktests to see where it stands.

Running the Quadrant benchmark test first, wemanage to get scores ranging between 1,842 and 2,230. Indeed respectable for adual-core processor, we’ve actually seen better results with devices like the LG Optimus 2x and Samsung Galaxy S II. Secondly, we ran the AnTutu benchmark testwhere it puts up a total score of 3,210. Again, it’s a respectable mark, but itdoesn’t blow anything out of the water compared to the Motorola XOOM and LGOptimus 2x.


Seeing all the glitzy looking effects in play with Sense, we’restill nonetheless pleased with the HTC EVO 3D’s performance so far. Naturally,it always comes down to the real-world experience to fully gauge how well adevice executes – and in the case of the EVO 3D, it’s doing a good job so far.Regardless, we’ll be putting it through some further testing to see how itcomes out in the end.

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Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The EVO 3D gets lower scores than the Samsung Galaxy S2 is because of the higher screen resolution. No to mention the new Sense is a memory and power hog. It looks cool for sure but it is a power hog.

3. pyckvi

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

that is true but that is not the main reason why. the reason why the Dual-Core Snapdragon scores so low compared to others is because it uses only one core until the second one is actually needed. while other dual-core competitors have both cores working all the time. the original one-core Snapdragon @ 1.2Ghz scores at about 1,800, so the Snapdragon dual-core should at least get about 2,800. android 2.3 does not support multi-core processors. Android 2.4 will. also this new generation is said to consume %40 less power of the original. But even if i am wrong, i know that the EVO 3D will be a GREAT device :-)


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I agree. Either one you choose you are choosing wisely with both phones.

14. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Actually, the wisest choice would be the iPhone 4 because it has a 3.5 inch retina display, single core 1GHz processor, drops calls, no flash, no widgets, no nav, no hdmi, no text reflow, s**tty notifications, and much more!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

My god, you are correct sir.

24. goos unregistered

incorrect it has att nav and vz nav. stop spreading lies.

42. derp unregistered

funny, ive yet to see an iphone run as slow and s**tty as your precious android phones.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Atrix gets higher scores than that and it has a qHD display and it runs Blur on top of Froyo, face it, the MSM8660 is the most underwhelming dual-core processor yet.

11. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

finishing 3rd in the olympic 100m dash doesnt make you slow and underwhelming...pretty sure its still hella fast

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

that's an inaccurate analogy because to put the EVO 3D on that kind of pedestal it would have to be compared to phones no one even cares about anymore. to me at least it's dual-core or nothing and in a world where there's only dual-core phones this one right now is the slowest one to get. why would i do that when it's just as easy to get a much faster one sans the gimmicky 3D features?

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Because it's personal choice! You like Motoblur, a lot of people hate it. In fact I can say more people hate Motoblur than they like it. You don't like HTC Sense but a lot of people do. I can say more people like HTC Sense than they don't. If you don't think that is right, look at sales figures then. HTC sells more phones than Motorola. So the correlation is there. More people like HTC Sense than Motoblur. Actually Motoblur has been so lackluster that they are changing it & giving it a new name. The operating speeds of BOTH the HTC Evo 3D & the Droid Bionic (whenever it decides to come out) will be impossible to see with the naked eye. They are just working at such high speeds that everything looks buttery smooth as you put it. The only way you will know which is faster, will be by the benchmarking apps that are available & THAT’S IT. There is no way YOU or anyone can tell with the naked eye that the Droid Bionic can get better scores on benchmark software than the HTC Evo 3D. Now if you are comparing a single-core to a dual-core you may be able to see it with the naked eye, because the difference IS that great. So wumberped's Olympic analogy DOES makes sense. All dual-core phones are extremely fast & they all belong “on that kind of pedestal”. Also just because you think the 3D is gimmicky doesn't mean the rest of us think it is. I can promise you this Verizon Wireless has a 3D phone coming out sooner than later so there goes your gimmicky comment! Remember this industry is built on choice. You have no right to tell anyone that 3D is gimmicky because you don’t like it. Who knows 3D maybe the world to someone else. You just DON’T know that. At one point texting on a phone was considered gimmicky but look at it now. If you can tell the future that’s one thing, but if you are like any other human being you can’t tell the future.

21. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i have phones with both interfaces, not the newest versions of them but i have both and have used them both extensively have you? it's true i do like Blur more than Sense because it's not as heavily integrated into the Android platform as Sense is and you have to have a certain design taste to really appreciate it being through out the phone and i don't have it also HTC sells more phones because they have more of them especially over seas where Motorola barely exists. the interface found on the Droid X & 2 never HAD a name, everyone else is just getting on the same boat as Verizon with the interface on their Motorola phones. i didn't really find anything good or bad about the traditional build but Motorola has some winning points with the unnamed build on Verizon's Motorola phones. you don't look at the BIG picture SuperAndroidEvo. just like how the speed differences matter with the single core phones they will matter just as much with dual-core devices with the ever increasing intensity of games and apps that are coming out. you can look at reviews of the Sensation and the EVO 3D and you'll find that there's evidence of lag sometimes on review units where as on phones like the G2x and the Galaxy S II it simply doesn't exist. the analogy doesn't make sense in this situation at all at least not to people like me who wouldn't even compare a single core phone to a dual-core powered one in terms of speed, that's foolish. i only compare dual-core phones to other dual-core phones and in that comparison the EVO 3D loses. the real world applications in which "3D" will be used is really quite limited. you can't share 3D pictures or videos, you can only view them on the phone. you'll probably use the 3D features like a handful of times, get your fill of it then wish you had gotten a faster phone. i've seen in a couple reviews of the EVO 3D that the 3D effects are hurtful just like i think they are so i'm not the only one apparently. i don't care if Verizon comes out with one either. i'll dislike it just like i dislike the EVO 3D, you think this is just out of some kind of carrier favoritism but it's not, i like plenty of different phones on different carriers but the EVO 3D is completely overrated. you're right i can't tell the future but i can look at the past and tell you the people with the fastest and more powerful phones have prospered and the EVO 3D doesn't fall within that category.

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

tell you what, i'll stop talking about how bad the EVO 3D is as soon as you Sprint fan boys stop popping up on Verizon articles talking about how the EVO 3D looks down on everything else out there because it really doesn't.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thump3rDX17 I always seem to be having this conversation with you. I will first say that you are very smart for your age. You are, but your age makes you say things that are very immature. I feel like a teacher correcting a kid’s paper or essay. #1 Of course I have used a Motorola phone, & if the skin on the Verizon phones are not "called" Motoblur than whatever it is "called" is extremely lackluster. People & reviewers always say Motoblur or whatever it is "called" is really not good. You are smart enough to find those reviews if you want to. calls the skin on the Motorola Droid X2 Motoblur you said it never HAD a name is only delusional. So you are dead WRONG! #2 May be the reason why Motorola doesn't "exist" as you say overseas is because Motoblur sucks. (Just a thought) #3 You say there is evidence of lag on the HTC Evo 3D. Really? I have read over 6 different reviews, some from reputable sites like, & some from non reputable sites like & so on. NONE of those sites say the phone has any lag at all. So you have made that up young man. Please post a link of this mysterious lag you are talking about so I can see it with my our eyes. The HTC Evo 4G was never the fastest phone last year, that went to the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones. Yet it kept selling well & became one of the best selling phone of all time. #4 Games will be able to be played very well on any dual-core phones; this WILL change when quad-core phones come out so in the mean time we are safe for at least a year & a half. You are right but only a year and a half or so. So again a little premature in that comment. #5 You don't buy a phone just on speed alone. Well maybe a young immature kid who thinks he knows it all like your self would but most people want functionality & that is where the HTC Sense 3.0 shines over everything else. HTC Sense has been the skin by which other skins are judged by. All skins want to get to be in the same level of HTC Sense. They all have a GIANT MOUNTAIN to climb. This is FACT not FICTION. Just to reiterate you CAN'T dispute that. #6 You can't share 3D content because it's the first of its kind. Duh I can believe I need to tell you that. I bet a person with an LG Optimus 3D will be able to see my 3D picture I send them, so will that Sharp 3D phone also. Also has 3D content that I can post my 3D clips if I want. You with your Droid Bionic can't see the 3D content even if you ever wanted to see it at all. I am sure you have seen a 3D movie, so 3D has touched many people at least once in their life time. I have a 3DS & yes it give you a head ache, but under extremely long usage. Popping in one or 2 3D picture on the HTC Evo 3D will not hurt anyone. If you get a head ache then you have been looking at 3D content for too long. That is also FACT. The HTC Evo 3D IS a 2D phone that CAN do 3D pictures & video so if you get a headache you over did the 3D.

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

#7 You say the HTC Evo 3D is overrated. How can you say that? The phone is not out yet. They say the HTC Evo 3D is one of the best selling phone & it's not even out. That is based on preorders alone. Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target, & the Sprint Store are preordering that phone like its gold. So another immature comment. #8 You talk about the "past" & that the faster phones have helped people prosper. How on the good Earth do you know that? If the past tells you anything or repeats itself then the HTC Evo 3D will be another great seller like the HTC Evo 4G. What the hell are you talking about with that crazy "past" comment? The original HTC Evo 4G never fell in the fastest category & it more than held its own with the so called faster phones. The phone up to this point is STILL selling better that let's say the Droid X & the Droid 2. Again another not too well thought out immature comment. #9 Last but not least. I will quote you word for word "tell you what, I’ll stop talking about how bad the EVO 3D is as soon as you Sprint fan boys stop popping up on Verizon articles talking about how the EVO 3D looks down on everything else out there because it really doesn't." This is the cream of the crop. This is a "Sprint" & HTC Evo 3D article, YOU are the Verizon fanboy who is HERE doing exactly what I just quoted you saying. How can you have the balls to type that when you are exactly doing what you are complaining about? I can understand if this was a Verizon article BUT it isn't. You look so foolish that it's incredible. How by the good grace of God am I supposed to take you seriously? You are a kid with some knowledge but you come across so immature that it hurts. So if I had to grade your work I would give you an "I" for immature, & maybe an "F" for FAIL. Thump3rDX17 this is the 2nd or 3rd time that I have tried with you but hopefully you will get it. It must be your age. I was like you eager to prove myself or whatever. Don't change your desire, because that will get you very far in life. I sense in you ambition, intelligence, & confidence. In life you can't change how people think, you can give your opinion & that is fine but to impose your will is not right. Some people won't like that, trust me I know. Sometimes it's just best to let thing go. You WILL be something. In my 31 years of life, one thing that I have always been good at is being a great judge of personality. You have charisma & you remind me of me. Maybe I am being too hard on you, because you are a lot like me. I am going to stop before this turns into; well I think you know what I mean. You are a cool kid & you will be someone. I am sure of this. You must be like in your very early 20's so enjoy your youth, I know I did. lol

28. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, that's kind of the proof that it's overrated. all people know is it's a successor to the highly marketed EVO 4G and it has 3D capability. i was excited about it too until i saw what the extent of it's capability is. turned me off just like that. i don't know what you do with your phone or how much you use it but when it comes to games and apps naturally the best performance comes from phones that are the fastest. i want to be one of the ones with the faster phones, i don't know why you wouldn't want to be too. i guess you really love 3D being that you have like the whole 3D suite there, that's cool but the most important thing to an Android smartphone is speed and the EVO 3D doesn't haveas much as the rest of the dual-core phones. yeah, the EVO 4G was a good phone in a lot of ways but the phone's speed wasn't one of them. yeah, i get a kick out of seeing your precious EVO 3D fail after all those times you and other people came and trash talked about it. i came here just for you SuperAndroidEvo. okay, you say nice things guy and i appreciate that, it makes me kind of like you too but you come off as so arrogant sometimes. your ONLY problem my friend is that you're too fixed on what's happening for you that it makes you blind sometimes. you're on Sprint, Sprint's getting a good phone, that's all well and good but you look like a trash talker when you come in and talk about Sprint being the best at everything all the time. just give the credit and the criticism where it's due and don't be such a hardcore fan boy all the time.

29. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

putting our debate to the side here i want to explain some things and show you why Sense doesn't appeal to me.

30. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

(the dash cut off the comment) (cont.)

32. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

omg..cut off again. >

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey what ever makes you happy is fine by me!

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey I am going to sleep, I have a long day tomorrow. I am heading to the beach so have a good night. Maybe you can give me a heads up on what you were trying to show me. I want to know exactly what you were talking about. You kept getting cut off or something. We will continue this some other day.

36. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, it was all kind of chopped up in comments 29, 30 & 32 there. o: GOOD NIGHT! :D

27. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

YOU a teacher to ME? keep dreaming guy. i'd say you're the one showing signs of immaturity and even a little arrogance. like who? you weren't as quick to shout names there as you were with examples of reviewers you say don't report any lag on the EVO. you always spout on and on about how Motorola is bad. (why ever you always make it about them i don't know) well here's your chance to give it to me, what's really wrong with Motorola? hmm? most of the gripes i hear about the social aggregation can be fixed with some changed settings, it's really not a big a deal as people have made it popular to believe. Motorola never came out calling the interface on the Droids Blur. Phone Arena calls it Blur because it resembles it closely. the point is THAT'S what Motorola is deciding to stick with while Blur dies away and it's improving a LOT. the jump between Froyo and Gingerbread was the difference between Night & Day on the Droid X. i'll admit i read reviews on the Sensation and the EVO and count them toward both phones since they're practically the same. the evidence of lag is found on the Sensation but you really can't tell me that if it exists on the Sensation and it doesn't exist on the EVO. the Galaxy S wasn't the fastest phone last year guy, the FASTEST Android phone was definitely the Droid X. don't believe me? check the benchmarks. games & apps evolve just as fast as phones do. i'm sure you've seen it for yourself even differences that seem minor can make all the difference in performance while doing one thing or the other. so what makes me immature over wanting to choose a phone for speed? what is it in Sense 3.0 that would make me a fool to give up the speed i'd have with another phone? nothing i think. there's alternatives to everything HTC has to offer. i won't need any of it and like i said, it's not my style. oh and everything USED to want to be like Sense, now it seems like everyone but HTC has a similar looking launcher and set up these days. i love how whenever you have some opinion over one thing or the other you say it's FACT in all caps like that. it's really funny. i'll try not to care so much that i can't be in your "3D" club when i'm using my Bionic which will be faster in every aspect and the reason why i can say that before the phone even shows it's self real well is because EVERY Motorola dual-core device is faster than the EVO 3D, why would it differ? i don't even like 3D movies. they're a headache too. well let me tell you that in the time i played with a 3DS in Best Buy i was about in tears by the time i finished. evidently you've seen Engadget's review. that 7 etched in your mind yet? they weren't impressed with the 2D pictures it took. i don't believe that "3D" is worth downgrading everything else about the phone.

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

So you are the kid I was talking about? You keep barking about games. Well whatever games are out there that makes long for a really fast phone is silly. Games on phones suck so much. You want to play games, play consoles. The 3DS makes games that will kill anything your poor little Droid Bionic can even muster. The Playstation Vita also will kill any mobile game on your Droid Bionic. So when games are out of the equation your Droid Bionic can do what better than the HTC Evo 3D? is the most Apple biased site ever. If it’s not Apple they talk bad about it. Android, Windows, RIM, and Nokia all never stood a chance in Just because they said the 2D camera sucks doesn't mean it's true. CNET is more reputable & they say the camera is great. So what do you have to say about that? My HTC Evo 3D can do whatever your Droid Bionic can do. So what if it scores lower on some benchmarks? It's still insanely fast. The productivity of the phone is just better. HTC Sense IS better than Motoblur or whatever they are calling it. What that doesn’t count for anything. So you get a phone just on benchmarks? I could understand if the HTC Evo 3D’s benchmarks are in the league of single-core phones, but they are not. They are not by a long shot. Qualcomm’s chips are not that much slower than Nvidia & Texas Instruments. You are touting a phone that will be slower than the Samsung Galaxy S II. Your Droid Bionic won’t have the Exynos chip so it’s going to be a slow machine. So if you want the fastest like you claim then the Droid Bionic won’t be it. Reality check, sorry to bust your bubble. So maybe get the Samsung Galaxy S II or stop talking this fast phone crap because the phone you really want is not even the fastest! Here we go again! lol Round one FIGHT! lol Ohh yeah as per Quadrant the fastest was the Nexus One 2.2 THEN the Droid X 2.2.

33. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, whatever i like games and i also like not having to carry around a phone, an ipod, a gameboy, a calculator or whatever else around in my pockets. i like an all in one device. when i want to game hardcore i'll do it at home on my Xbox, when i'm out i want to play a casual game and Android delivers enough for just that, i have so many games to play it's not even funny. i like Phone Arena's reviews better than Engadget's myself but one thing i do like about them is that they're really critical like i am, they don't put up with much and that's why their reviews matter to people. i don't even go to CNET, only reviews i look at are Engadget's, Phone Arena's, Wirefly's (only because they beat many to the punch) and Mobile Tech Review's and then i'll watch Phone Dog's Dog Fights when they're interesting. like i said there's alternatives to anything HTC has to offer so why not go for the faster phone? actually the Revolution's kind of knocks up there in the EVO's league for whatever reason or the other and it has a 1GHz Single-Core Snapdragon Processor. yeah, i understand the Droid Bionic won't be as fast as the Galaxy S II but it'll have LTE, it'll be balanced in terms of speed, i would sacrifice some processing power for network speed, i like all kinds of speed, sue me. if not a Droid Bionic or a Droid 3 (because of the keyboard) then i'd take a Galaxy S II (Function) network speed isn't a necessity for me anyway because i'm usually places where there's the Wi-Fis. yeah, it's stock Android, if the Droid X was stock Android IT'D be the fastest.

37. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Now you are talking. Xbox 360 is the only way to go! I love's reviews also, they are down to Earth, and WireFly also is great. Engadget are too over the top. Too exaggerated. Not level at all. They almost seem fake, not genuine at all. Hey Sprint has LTE now so we need to see in the near future who's LTE is faster. Verizon, AT&T or now Sprint! This is great news for me & Sprint! Really I need to go. Later. What I said to you before with all kidding aside I meant it. Keep up the good work! My wife must be like where the hell am I. I need to drive my family to the beach tomorrow! lol

38. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

exactly! i only wish i could get Achievements on my Android like on Windows Phone 7. T-T Wirefly is okay. their reviews are mostly just talk about what the phone can do than how well it performs. i mean i can do benchmarks but they are trying to sell the phones too so you can't knock, i've even bought from them before. well Engadget can be kind of hard on stuff sometimes but in a review i appreciate any little thing that can be brought up. Phone Arena is more fair and realistic when it comes to reviews so with me Engadget gives the heads up while Phone Arena tells me if the phone is worth it or not. yeah, we'll see. thanks, you're really an alright guy SuperAndroidEvo. yeah, better go get some rest guy. c:

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually rory, its been proven over and over again that on dual core phones that 30% increase in pixels equates to about a 3% drop in performance. Those cores arent bothered by the resolution. The difference is the samsung Exynos is made with the latest cortex A9 specs where the snapdragon is just a modded cortex A8 from last year. The A9 specs allow for huge improvements in performance while having better battery life. Snapdragon cores have never been the top of the heap.. in single or dual core configurations. It just is what it is. This dual core chipset runs benchmarks on par.. and in some cases lower.. than a ext4 enabled Hummingbird chipset in a galaxyS phone. It still has some advantages in things like web browsing because of being dual core, but in regular performance, its not a beast.

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Touchwiz is very cartoonish so I would rather have an evo 3d then a s2. Plus I really like sense and iOS so even though its faster who cares evo 3d has a better user experience and is still plenty fast. To bad Verizon doesn't have these phones nor does the iPhone have these kind of internals and the thunderbolt isnt fully cooked. A 4 inch screen would be nice too but now I'm just dreaming.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The new touchwiz is nearly full stock android. Even the wigdets have been improved to work more professional. I would rather have a smooth and fast phone than a flashy one with 3D effects.

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