Motorola Milestone 3 gets benchmarked but alas, still no launch date

Motorola Milestone 3 gets benchmarked but alas, still no launch date
With all of the recent news and video leaks about the Motorola DROID 3 including rumors of a July 7th launch on Verizon as we reported, you would expect the GSM version of the DROID 3, the Motorola Milestone 3, to make an appearance. Sure enough, Chinese site was able to get their hands on the model and put it through the Quadrant Benchmark test among other things.

Like what we have been telling you about the Motorola DROID 3, the specs for the Milestone 3 include a 5 row slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard with a dedicated numeric row that eliminates having to press a numbers mode, a 4 inch qHD PenTile display to show off the pictures you just took with the 8MP rear camera (that also captures video at 1080p). The 1.3MP VGA front facing camera is perfect for self-portraits and video chats and under the hood is a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4430. A new version of Blur is running on top of Android 2.3 but surprisingly, there is no bump in RAM from the Milestone 2 at 512MB, which could hold back the device. A 1500mAh battery powers up the Motorola Milestone 3. Both the Motorola  DROID 3 and Milestone 3 are sans LTE and 4G connectivity. Overall, the Motorola Milestone 3 scored a respectable if not earth shattering 1,910 on the Quadrant benchmark test.

The Motorola Milestone 3 and the Motorola DROID 3 are basically the same phone with a few internal tweaks here and there. The rumored early July launch of the DROID 3 will probably be followed through not too long afterward with the Milestone 3's overseas appearance. Those who have the original generation model of either handset will probably taking a good hard look at whether or not they want to upgrade to the newer version or pick up something a little more powerful and zippy like one of the new so-called "Superphones".

source: via DroidLife



10. Alex unregistered

The QWERTY physical keyboard is invaluable. I have an Incredible now and I get SO frustrated when I'm trying to send a quick and simple text. I think I will step down from LTE for this phone. It's a shame that no other phone makers will add a physical QWERTY keyboard to their phones. Am I the only one that feels this way?

9. Niners13 unregistered

This review is by some stupid chinks who don't know what they are doing and probably a pre production version anyway. You will see real reviews with a real phone with a higher benchmark. Either way it will never be as high as S2 because no one uses ancient resolutions anymore.

11. Alex unregistered

Chinks? I suspect that you could be a racist.

7. ihatelie unregistered

yeah Samsung rules for NOW... thinking to replace my Torch with SGS II

6. bert2662 unregistered

Lol, quite a low benchmark. My desire HD get 2k with sense ROM, and 2.4k at cyanogen, lol!! Both are just at 1ghz...

2. ken unregistered

My Atrix 4G scores 2700+ ! Tegra 2 rules...

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it has a GB of DDR2 RAM, it makes a difference.

4. Verbous unregistered

Yeaah....and the Samsung galaxy s 2 scores above 3,000 and has the benefit of not being hindered by crappy motoblur. So there you go :)

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Samsung makes a good processor, whatever man, you should take a look at some of the top scoring handsets on Quadrant before you go talking trash like that. you can even take a look at Ken's Atrix scores up there to get an idea...i can't believe you just told me the Galaxy S II gets those scores because it's not hindered by Blur, the Galaxy S II beats EVERYTHING right now smart one.

8. Niners13 unregistered

Yeah and it uses 35% less pixels and has 2.3 So quick math and you have atrix at 3500 + easy You kids need to learn a thing or two and stop blowing everything on s2 when its not that great.

12. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

agree with you about the resolution, but gingerbread doesnt make much difference in quadrant scores when compared with froyo. speaking from personal experience..

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's made a difference on the user's end though. Motorola phones running Gingerbread are MUCH snappier than they were with Froyo.

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'd be disappointed about it's RAM short coming but i'll still probably get it.

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