Samsung GALAXY Nexus tops Apple iPhone 4S in browser benchmark tests, trails it in graphics

Samsung GALAXY Nexus tops Apple iPhone 4S in browser benchmark tests, trails it in graphics
While the U.S. is patiently waiting for the release of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus by Verizon, the new flagship Android model is already enjoying its freedom in the UK. According to results obtained by Anandtech, the first handset to be powered by Android 4.0 was able to outscore the Apple iPhone 4S in a couple of  web benchmark tests.

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus is equipped with the the Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor and the Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 540 GPU under the hood. The CPU's on the GALAXY Nexus are clocked "noticebly higher" than the 800MHz processors on the Apple iPhone 4S. In the actual testing, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus scored 1879 on the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark test where the lower the number means the better the score. The model managed to top the list with the new Motorola DROID RAZR coming in second with a tally of 2067. The Apple iPhone 4S was next with a score of 2250. The Apple iPhone 4 follows with a 3545 testing. Rounding out the top 5, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch produced a score of  3634.

The Apple iPhone 4S did outperform the Samsung GALAXY Nexus when it comes to graphics, thanks to the dual-core SGX 543MP2 GPU from Imagination Technologies. Based on the results from the the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt and Pro tests, the Apple iPad 2 was the top device for graphics followed by the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II with the Samsung NEXUS Galaxy in fourth place.

source: Andantech via AppleInsider

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Our new speed browsing king.

45. nexusISbleh

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

The nexus is a fail- like others have mention the gpu is years old only clocked up. The pentile screen s0ck balls even if it was hd. Sure the nexus can be top browser mark but what happens when the gs2 get ics or if the 4s was the clocked at the same speed as the nexus. Also for those saying they will pick up the razr... that phone is a bigger fail- have you seen the browser performance on youtube? the phone lags like crazy when scrolling, pinch zoom, and even when watching videos. Are you guys seriously telling me that the 4460 in the nexus will be THAT much better than whats running on the razr?

48. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I agree with you on most except for the screen. I have the Note and SGS2 and text on Note is sharper than SGS2 when you view them side by side

54. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

of course the Galaxy S II doesn't have nearly as much pixel density as the Note.

52. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no one is saying the 4460 is much better than the 4430 and fyi the SGX540 is still one of the best GPUs you can get so it really doesn't matter how old it is now.

62. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

SGX543 is a rebranded SGX540, with additional MP support. 4s has it probably clocked at 200mhz, but has 2 of them, while 4430 has one clocked at 384mhz. With two, 4s has more ROPs, texture units, etc, while 1 540 has fewer only clocked higher.

67. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i know the MP2 version used in the A5 actually makes it the most superior that's why i said it's ONE of the best, not THE best. the only difference between the 4430 and the 4460 is the GPU is clocked up from 304MHz to 384MHz which is okay but not enough to make a discernible difference in real world performance.

2. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Really Pa who's gonna shoot the first flame out?

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

It was expectable.

4. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

Nice one GN , but i still will not buy it I dont understand why Google choose a processor with a GPU that is 4 years old, for me it would be better if they waited a bit more (since on the US they are launching it only on December) and released it with an OMAP 4470 that would have the PowerVR SGX 544 GPU that blows any other mobile GPU away

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Still leaning towards the RAZR because of the expandable memory....for now...

27. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Go to a Verizon store and pick up the RAZR, it's not very exciting.

35. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ahhh, really? Looks like a good phone - no one phone will be the ultimate best phone ever....

40. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Not very exciting to you maybe, but then what makes your taste so impeccable hmm?

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Funny, I bought the Captivate on the first day it arrived - it was one of the best AT&T phones for a while, but now, that does not seem as important. The phone you buy today will be surpassed in quite a short time in the future.

13. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

That's why I settled on a ip4 and gs2 skyrocket. In 18 months ill buy something else. Android drops a new phone twice a week.

46. nexusISbleh

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

life of an android I suppose

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

And I wonder how chrome will perform if it ever becomes part of Android as rumors say. I can expect much better performance with more hardware acceleration and better GPUs coming down 2012. Good to see the device gearing up its game

36. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Would be nice if Chrome was the default Android browser...

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

makes sense. FINALLY we have a stock Android Browser that takes advantage of hardware acceleration. (:

9. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

eventually it will stabilize. past quad core there\'s really no need for a mobile phone. it will come down to other tech. battery life, build, sound, screen, and some new technology. im awaiting flexible phone\'s with flexible battery to come out.

10. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

What was our point of discussion?

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not too shabby. the 3d performance isnt surprising. The i4s's A5 chip's strongest point is its GPU which is the best on the market. I was surprised to see it still taking 2nd place against the SGS2 in that category. Guess the hardware accelleration doesnt give it too much of a boost in 3d games, but it obviously does in non gaming applications by the looks of it. cool beans. Now, we need to have the T3 benched and compared.

22. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Hey remix. I just wanted to let u know that I'm thinking of changing my username on this site to 'remix fanboy.' Just so u know :-)

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. do i get royalty payments for the use of the name?? :) :)

38. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

my brother , just wait for SGS III and its gonna beat s**t outta everybody out there. P.S. - so for most of the people 4s is the 5th best phone lol

56. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Why don't you wait for the next Nexus then, or SGS4?

12. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

We need to see if they picked such old gpu to provide stability, from benchmark it seems that they knew what they were doing. To be honest, smartphone's most important thing is connectivity and browser experience, not gaming. Even for gaming, we all know that we can plug xbox or ps3 controllers on our android powered devices: not bad at all, indeed.

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

IMO these are the top 5 mobiles: 5- Apple Iphone 4s 4- Motorola RAZR 3- HTC Sensation 2- Samsung Galaxy S2 1- Samsung & Google Galaxy Nexus

26. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I want to play :) 5. Razr 4. Sgs2(sprint) 3. Bionic 2. Ip4s(at&t verison) 1. Nexus

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