Motorola RAZR i with 2.0GHz Intel processor gets benchmarked

Motorola RAZR i with 2.0GHz Intel processor gets benchmarked
There's something compelling about benchmark scores. Sure, they don't necessarily indicate how well a smartphone performs in real life, but it is nice knowing what a device's processor is capable of, at least in theory. And now that the Motorola RAZR i has been announced with a promising 2GHz Intel chip inside, many smartphone aficionados are probably wondering what kind of figures the handset is capable of reaching. Well, read along to find out.

The folks at Engadget ran several benchmarks on a pre-production Motorola RAZR i and shared the results with the world to see. They compared the device's performance with that of a Motorola DROID RAZR M, equipped with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 running at 1.5GHz and a ZTE Grand X IN powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Medfield Z2460 chip. Overall, the DROID RAZR M had the upper hand in all tests except the SunSpider benchmark.

Of course, there's always the possibility that the RAZR i's scores might improve once its software gets finalized. How the smartphone performs on a day-to-day basis will become known soon after it is released on the market, which is scheduled to happen next month.

source: Engadget


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RAZR i
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Single core, 2000 MHz
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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29 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Oh well, single core...

17. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Oh come on... ARM processors are pretty much toys compared to intel processors with different architecture... Would you rather choose a phone with a one core i7 or a phone with quad core arm? (exaggeration, but brings out my point)

19. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

it will only get faster

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea but look how well i did with only single core!! just imagine it being dual....this could really do well, they need to realease a dual core and quad core so we can see where they really stand..

22. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

on second thought it is clocked at 2 ghz so it being dual core will still do no justice when compared to a dual core snapdragon S4 clocked at 2 ghz...........sorry intel

23. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Clock can't be compared across architectures. A 2.4 GHz i3 destroys a 2.4 GHz Pentium IV, even if both are dual core.

26. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

yea thats true but maybe not soo much when we are talking about the snapdragon S4 as its pretty known to be the most powerful right now......so i still would like to see a dual core 2 ghz intel match up properly against a 2 ghz dual core S4.....i get the feeling the S4 would do better jus sayin i wanna say the intel would get around 5500 at best on quadrant and the S4 clocked at 2 ghz would get well over 6000!

31. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

@ XPERIA-KNIGHT Eh? Isn't this already a comparison between an S4 vs Intel 2Ghz device. Already the 1.5 ARM equipped droid is faster than both the Atom (1,6) and this unknown 2GHz intel cpu. No need to further test. I'll stick with ARM thank you!

25. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Hyper threading is kinda like dual core technology but not to the extent of having two dedicated cores. So it is like having two cores in one. So imagine a dual core Intel chip like this. it would essentially be four cores in two.

30. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

People stop kicking either ARM or Intel, they are both very good in their areas of exclusivity. ARM owns the mobile space through and through nobody disputes that but you can't compare an i3, which is a CISC processor to a Tegra or Exynos, RISC processors, an Intel Sandy or Ivy is a freaking desktop/laptop CPU and would literally run the phone to ridiculously high temperatures so all things considered obviously ARM processors are better for you Intel Fanboys. On the other hand, Intel has tore down some serious barriers people do you know how complicated it is to develop a Nehalem? So people please picking sides saying 'single core this and that' . NVIDIA is basically the best GPU manufacturer in the world (try me AMD fans) and they have trouble competiting with Tegra. It's a difficult field give them their time..

2. Motosurf

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

quite disappointed...

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Mid-range phone..

4. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

yea single core but i wonder if this mean more battery life?

15. d_eagle

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Number of cores has little to do with battery life. A multi-core like snapdragon S4 would probably use less battery juice than this because it can achieve very good performance without a too high clock, while a single core must be clocked higher to reach such performances and this lead to a bigger power consumption. I fear this 2GHz Atom will be a little microwave oven... Anyway, let's wait PA's review for a better judgement :)

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Just as I thought..bested by dual core Krait easily. Intel sponsored device, but without backup.

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

i also wonder if it will have much OC head room?

7. wackypandas

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

yeah but considering the benchmarks results were just abit lower than the razr m..i consider phone a good one :D

8. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

battery should last a lot hopefully, else it's fail :(

9. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

the razr m has a 1.5 ghz dual core s4 processor and the razr i has a 2.0 ghz single core atom processor and yet the razr i is almost in the same league with the droid m so go figure and kudos to intel cause at least they decide to venture in the smartphone environment

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is Intel's learning experience. With each generation of chips, they will incorporate lessons learned. See what they are producing in 4 or 5 years.

13. spookytj

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Not just that. They have the unbelievable resources and experience from desktop processing with a strong incentive to switch to mobile since that is where computing is going. I would say that after this first outing, their next chip will be a monster, if for no other reason, because it needs to be.

11. drazyw unregistered

That is pretty impressive for a single core. Sunspider isn't multi-threaded so it does well given it's Mhz advantage. Dunno about battery life though. the Intel Atom uses 32nm chips while the S4 uses 28nm. The S4 just by factor of die size is generally going to sip less power but it really depends on the power management features the include in the Atom. The S4 is really good with it.

14. kamejoko

Posts: 248; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

But Atom on HKMG, S4 still Sion/Poly. HMKG better than Sion/Poly 45%

12. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

For single core...this is pretty impressive...now how about battery drain when full throttle is opened?

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

There is a reason for it being single core..it's as much as they can put to keep power drain at ARM multi core levels. Dual core would just be way too heavy on the battery. The fact is, Intel is just FAR behind at the moment. This Intel 2.0GHz single core is the best they can offer for mobile and should thus be compared to S4 pro as the current top ARM based chip..and yeah, it's a no contest at all.

18. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Looks like it flunked quadrant!!!

21. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

hope they won't overprice this one like the ones they do on PCs

24. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Obviously it's not the best processor around, but for a single core, not bad. The SunSpider benchmark is great, and is the most relevant benchmark to me. Also, there's a possibility that the OS isn't yet optimized for x86 like it is for ARM. With time, this will improve. I'm still curious as to how this CPU is on the battery, though.

29. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Razrs are always known for their long battery life. I hope that holding the suspense is the reason why they're still quiet about it. Otherwise, this will be a fail. Meantime, ill stay here at the edge of my seat..

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