Motorola DROID 4 benchmark tests

Motorola DROID 4 benchmark tests
Considering it brought Android to the next level, it’s rather surprising to know that Motorola’s DROID-only family was never known to push the envelope in the processing department, but rather, it had the perfect balance of ingredients to cohesively justify the beauty of an Android device. As we’ve seen consistently, each new DROID smartphone coughed up the iterative improvements to keep each one in good light with the competition. Continuing the trend, the Motorola DROID 4 boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor that’s coupled with 1GB RAM – that’s actually double the RAM amount of its predecessor.

Something we naturally expected to see out of the box, the Motorola DROID 4 appears to offer a responsive performance with most operations. However, there’s this strange ghosting effect happening as we’re navigating around the homescreen. Who knows if it’s related to its processor or display, but it’s prominent enough for us to take notice right from the onset. Regardless of that, the handset continues to deliver the same smooth performance when even navigating across its homescreen with a live wallpaper, but it’s very weird to find pinch gestures greatly exaggerated by choppiness within the gallery. As a whole, we’re content by its overall speediness, even more when its interface is packed with tons of 3D effects, animations, and transitions.

So how does the Motorola DROID 4 fare out of the box with its benchmark scores? Well, they’re nowhere close to being stellar on paper, but instead, it produces numbers that are admirable enough to keep itself in good company with other highly-prized devices. Taking into account that its CPU isn’t anything ground-breaking over other things, we’re nonetheless humbled by the early results. As usual, it’s ultimately going to come down to how it’ll perform with real-world implications – so with that, here are the results from our benchmark tests:

  • Quadrant: 2,535 to 2,955
  • AnTutu: 6,031
  • Linpack: 53.973 MFLOPS at 3.13 seconds
  • Vellamo: 1,063
  • Neocore: 58.7 FPS

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  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(12.50h talk time)



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

dude, get outta here. literally the only devices that are more powerful than this are the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Note and the Transformer Prime and I saw no issue at all in Neocore. this thing is definitely in the elite echelon of powerhouses.

2. Droid800

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Has 'John V.' ever used a recent Moto handset? There is NO ghosting; that is part of the animations.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The stutter from pinch to zoom on photos does bother me but if you actually download another photo gallery app it doesnt occur. Seems like an issue with the stock app itself and not the processor of the device.

5. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Even windows7 has some issues

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm sure it can be fix and optimize with updates

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

nice, very nice actually, to out perform the sgs2 is a feat in its own

7. corrifa

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Theres nothing good about it beating the gs2 when its almost a year old...

8. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

there is when the sgs2 has just about the strongest dual core on the market and 1gb of ram. if they took ideas from the nexus line and the og droid they should stay stock to improve performance. then the scores would crush everything look at the galaxy primes benchmarks. its higher than the sgs2 not because of the processor but because of stock 4.0

9. irogag

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

2876 for Quadrant score? That's nothing. I got 901 w/ my Droid OG (original) rooted and shoales ROM (Bugless Beast latest). That's 3x what the score shows on the chart here for a Droid: somewhere halfway between 250 and 500. Whoot whoot,, will just wait for Droid 5 or Razr MAXX MAXX Also, can you imagine if you can root the Droid 4 or Razr what type of scores you'll get once you eliminate all the bloatware and useless startup apps ?? I think out of the 1GB RAM I saw on a Verizon display Droid 4 like only 470 MB were free, what the hell??

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