Samsung Droid Charge benchmark tests

Samsung Droid Charge benchmark tests
In our third video, we wanted to see how well the Samsung Droid Charge would stacked-up next to the HTC ThunderBolt when running some benchmark applications.

The first benchmark app ran was Quadrant, and we noticed that it was running a bit faster on the HTC ThunderBolt and also finished a few seconds earlier with a score of 1811. Meanwhile, the Samsung Droid Charge got a surprisingly low score of 1037, which is even less than the Motorola DROID X. We're not sure why the Quadrant score is so low on the Droid Charge, but we have ran the test several times and the highest score we've got is 1050.

We also ran the AnTuTu System Benchmark program, which tests 8 areas of performance, and got a score of 1886 on the Droid Charge, but again the ThunderBolt did better with a score of 1991. Lastly, we ran the NeoCore graphics benchmark app, and got 56.8fps on the Droid Charge and 59.2fps on the ThunderBolt.

Despite the HTC ThunderBolt achieving better benchmark score all around, we found that the actual use of the Samsung Droid Charge was quick, and we didn't notice any lag on either of the two devices when moving between the 7 home screens, opening the app menu, or loading apps.

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Droid Charge
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh(11.00h talk time)



1. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

wow that suckz

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, if Gingerbread is dropped on there, it oughta pep that bad boy right up. *still on cloud 9 with stock Gingerbread kicking my X to 1918...* :D e_id18293

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Remove the space, don't know why that happened.

4. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Not shocked, should be dual core. Waiting for Bionic, well worth it. IMO. Dual core processors are the wave of the future, the charge isn't even an upgrade over the Thunderbolt which is cheaper.

15. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

motorola did away with the Bionic....working on making another device in its palce

17. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The original Bionic is being cancelled, but they're applying the name to the next top flight Droid from Motorola. Which is expected to come out in the summer at some point, maybe fall. Shame VZW did away with annual upgrades cause that would fall perfectly for me since I got my X at launch.

22. vz dub emp unregistered

the annual upgrade were only discontinued for people who activated or upgraded on or after jan 16 2011. Everyone who did before was re-enrolled in the program for 1 more annual upgrade and new every two credit. This means that you will be able to upgrade at the 1 yr. point provided you keep your acct. in good standing, unlike the mofos over at sprint who didn't grandfather in their customers into their annual upgrade program for Premier customers, they all have to wait until 22 months to upgrade, no matter when their last upgrade was.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Not surprised considered the galaxy s phones all got crappy scores despite that they are just if not more powerful. Seems that those benchmarks can't read samsungs hummerbird processor like they should. Yea as sniggly said I got a nice 1960 benchmark score and a nice speed increase with the DROID x. The DROID x 2 is the phone to get. Or wait for the bionic which I am probably going to do.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

1960...VERY nice. Glad the update is working for you. :) I'm personally drooling in anticipation for the BIONIC, whatever model it actually ends up being.

18. mikeypopps

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

It's because of the memory system that samsung employs in their android phones, it kills it I/O scores in quadrant. Once you fix it to a ext4 memory system it gets more realistic. My Captivate gives me a 1510 and thats with the newest quadrant that adjusts the I/O method for the ext4 fix. XDA is your friend. Surprised PhoneArena didn't mention that as an ongoing Samsung issue.

6. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Really low :(

7. mihi64558 unregistered

lol the droid charge sucks i got 57.5fps from my mytouch 4G. not rooted with a bunch of apps

8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

The most important bit of all: "we found that the actual use of the Samsung Droid Charge was quick, and we didn't notice any lag on either of the two devices when moving between the 7 home screens, opening the app menu, or loading apps." Benchmark scores really don't mean anything. All you need to ask yourself is: does your phone lag? Yes? Well, try a different ROM. No? OK then, you're fine.

10. lights unregistered

sad to see this thing turned into a royal pos.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But not at all surprising. It's a Samsung, which means the firmware is a hodgepodge of bits from other phones, and the global drivers are veal. Just look at my omnia II if you doubt it.

12. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

It is important to note that the Samsung 'droids' are all v synced. Hence the cap rate for the fps.

13. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

It seems that the second gen. snapdragon is a much better processor than everyone thought, even better than the beloved Hummingbird that every one likes. (Keep in mind I am merely speaking numbers from these test, no starting up an argument.)

21. Jasonhunterx unregistered

Do ur research cuz humming bird is the best single core cpu all the charge need is lagfix

14. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

It looks as though the benchmark might be trying to do something that the Charge itself isn't so great at, since "we found that the actual use of the Samsung Droid Charge was quick, and we didn't notice any lag on either of the two devices when moving between the 7 home screens, opening the app menu, or loading apps." It's possible that the Charge could have some functionality that the benchmark just can't take advantage of.

16. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

From what I have seen as a newbie in the tech world is that these benchmarks speak to the quality of a product, maybe not so much the function. As it consistantly comes in behind the T-bolt, it still is a quick device, and the average user won't be dissapointed. But it seems as though the little things that make some devices a little quicker, a little more responsive, are also the little things that make a device last longer, respond better to upgrades, and provide a better experience over the life of the device. Samsung doesn't put out bad stuff, and I am sure the Charge isn't junk. They just seem a little behind in quality compared to a lot of other manufacturers.

19. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

looks cool but disipointed with the design

20. xplane9 unregistered

All Samsung phones are capped at 56 fps by default. It can easily hit 75 fps uncapped and not even overclocked.

23. Jthor530 unregistered

I just did a benchmark test on my droid charge yesterday using antutu benchmark. I got a score of 2930... non- jailbroken, using GO Launcher. i dont know if that would make a difference but Charge out-performed all of the test between it and my friends evo 4 3d.

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