LG G2 benchmark: Quadrant, AnTuTu, GFXBench and Vellamo

One of the key aspects of the LG G2 (see our unboxing here) is its super-powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset. While some may see this as an overkill, we can definitely say that G2 users will appreciate the extra power, as it makes the phone move incredibly swiftly and fluidly. The LG G2 is really a no-compromise smartphone that can easily serve as the benchmark for the whole wireless industry right now, and speaking of benchmarks, how about we run a few on the G2?

Don't feel like watching the whole video? OK, then, here are the results, compared to some other hot Android smart phones: 

Quadrant Higher is better
HTC One 12481
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 18158
Samsung Galaxy S4 12078
LG G2 20654
AnTuTu Higher is better
HTC One 23308
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 29732
Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
LG G2 35376
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps) Higher is better
HTC One 31
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 52
Samsung Galaxy S4 39
LG G2 50
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
HTC One 781
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 1153
Samsung Galaxy S4 704
LG G2 1229
Vellamo HTML 5 Higher is better
HTC One 2395
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 2937
Samsung Galaxy S4 1702
LG G2 2951

Please note that our LG G2 version has a different software version from the one that the phone is going to launch with, so this might have an effect on some of the benchmark results.

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)



1. WhatTheBit

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 18, 2013


2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

unusually low

16. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

They wanna make it look bad. In the beginning of the video, the previous run in Antutu, it showes 27000 and yet they put the 22000 score. Sucks.

20. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

so it's getting obvious now. samsung marketing money in circulation?

33. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Its a benchmark troll by PA!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I think cause of the heavy skin it's running above vannila Android! ™

3. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

That's impossible. I score around the 22000 range on Antutu and 50 fps on Egypt HD 2.5 with my Nexus 4! It's probably those graphic tweaks in 4.3 though.

18. MrPhilo

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Antutu it scored 27.5k, but it should be achieving 30k+. Obviously Nexus 4 will have a higher framerate, its onscreen not offscreen. 1080p vs 768p.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Something is not right on here ™

4. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

really it cant be antutu 22000 mark r u kidding me

5. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

22000 on Antutu and 47 fps on GFX 2.5? I'll pass

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Very low, I think these are not proper results. Can be seen best in reviews.

7. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's not really that good. Hope its because its unfinished software and not because of LGs skin.

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Here's my (free) advice regarding benchmarks - 1] Stop using Quadrant. It's junk, it's useless, it has no merit. 2] For GFXbench, don't just run on-screen tests. Moto X on-screen numbers will be more than HTC one, because the resolution is much more in HTC One. So, to avoid that also run off-screen tests. Also run 2.7 T-Rex HD C26Z16. 3] Use 3DMark or something very intensive like Basemark X. 4] Check Browsermark, Sunspider, mozilla kraken, google octane, peacekeeper for browser tests. 5] Use Geekbench for CPU. 6] When you use AnTuTu, the final result has no meaning. It's literally ambiguous how they come to this final number. Rather check the sub-values for individual tests. Just a few observation. It might make people consider your articles more.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Correction above - it's C24Z16.

15. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

off-screen tests shows the power of the chip only while on-screen tests shows how the chip perform on THIS device. So on-screen tests are better representative of the device performance.

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I believe both are important. If you want to judge how that particular device performs, check on-screen values. If you want to compare the device with another, use off-screen numbers.

27. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I don´t think so, when I use my device the screen is ON, so there is no reason to run off screen tests. If a oem is putting a higher res screen then deal with it.

19. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

I think i will add somethink to your advice:) Stop using Antutu, everyone is optimizing and tweaking in it, it is absolutely useless. Nexus 4 should in theory get better results than for example HTC ONE but it doesn´t. Sunspider is also easy to optimize, 3D Mark and Geekbench are the only benchmarks that you can trust at least a little.

23. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

True. I would agree on that. Forget AnTuTu totally. Also many vendors 'optimize' on basis of Sunspider. I agree on that.

31. MotorolaX

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

GFX benchmark is all about high graphics and Moto X handles it better than HTC One and others

10. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol lower than galaxy s4 and htc one so this is the way it will break records???

11. thanksly

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

these are not proper results.

12. thanksly

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I have a g2(korea version). Antutu score 30335^^

13. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

LG phones have always been like this, awesome specs but low on benchmarks. But have you ever noticed that these LG phones are way less laggy than Samsung and other phones. So it do perform in real life but not in benchmarks. From my point of view benchmarks means nothing. Great phone LG. Now lets wait for the Note 3 and see the battle.

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Very odd AnTuTu score there, I get over 28100 on my Exynos 5 Octa GS4, the G2 uses the "more powerful" S800 so it should be scoring in the region of 29,000-32,000.

21. Author2013

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

yeah,it maybe,but you notice that in the beginning of the video, the previous run in Antutu, it showes 27000 and yet they put the 22000 score.

17. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Make few tests in this benchmarks and give us a average score. Not the lowest like in AnTuTu...

24. Lethe

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

kidding? Benchmark during charging? And even lower result? For what?! LG need to spend more money~~~~ hahaha

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It has the EXACT same internals as every other handset. So unless HTC skimps again and uses the slower DDR2 vs DDR3 ram in their HTC Maxx like they did for the HTC One, the Xperia Z Ultra, GS4 A-LTE, LG G2, HTC Maxx, Note 3 will all be the EXACT SAME s**t minus software and how many pixels they push. Hardware will be almost indentical in performance. So who cares what the LG G2 benches, its just as fast as the Xperia Ultra regardless of what benchmarks say. Although the Xperia Ultra could perform slightly better because it doesn't have to thermal throttle as much and doesn't have to worry about battery as much but the LG G2 will perform just as well as every other simalar sized S800 device because the hardware is the SAME. Regardless of what the benchmarks say.

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