Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X benchmark tests - guess who scored 3732 on Quadrant

Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X benchmark tests - guess who scored 3732 on Quadrant
The second after we learned that Samsung is developing its own dual-core chipset, hot on the heels of last year's finest - the single core Hummingbird - we were itching to benchmark its performance on a production device.

This day has finally come, so we pit the 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chipset with ARM Mali-400 quad-core GPU, against the 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset with octo-core GeForce ULP GPU, in a titanic battle between the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the LG Optimus 2X.

We have all the tests run live for you in the video below, but just to summarize - the Samsung Galaxy S II scored consistently higher on general and overall productivity tests. In the graphics component of Smartbench 2011, the LG Optimus 2X had the upper hand, which proves that Sammy might have been better off sticking with the PowerVR GPU family that it used in the Galaxy S, instead of switching over to ARM's Mali-400 solution.

PowerVR is a child of Imagination Technologies, though, and there are rumors that they might be the next Apple acquisition - PowerVR543 is used in Apple's new dual-core A5 chipset - so maybe there were some legal or cost considerations for Samsung to go with the ARM Mali-400 GPU. Still, on a pure graphics test - Nenamark1 - the Samsung Galaxy S II achieved higher average fps result than the LG Optimus 2X, and that should count for something.

In the browser benchmark test (we used Browsermark, as it has a mobile mode) both handset scored results that are too close for a definitive winner, but way more than any single-core handset we've tested. Both phones are updated to Adobe Flash 10.2.

Oh, we almost forgot - the Samsung Galaxy S II scored the crazy 3732 on the second run of Quadrant - the highest result on this test we've ever seen on a stock handset! For more details on the silicon powering those two beasts, you can look into our article on the mobile dual-core chipsets.

Related phones

Optimus 2X
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 250 T20 (Harmony), Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.83h talk time)
Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. Galaxy unregistered

wow.. Go Samsung!! 3732 score on benchmark is amazing!!!!!!!! I never seen this score unless device's been overclocked.. The best smartphone ever.. Throw the I-phone into trash lol

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

OMG OMG WOW i mean WTF you guys creaming yourselves over Quadrant.. Its only synthetic benchmarks guys. How does it go in REAL life is what i'm interested in...


Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

In real life, it means that everything is faster. MUCH faster. Just compare the G2X (not Optimus 2X which is plagued with buggy software) to single core devices. You will notice a significant improvement in speed. Of course this is because of the dual core processor.. But I must agree with you that Quadrant isn't as important as many people present it as. It is mainly bragging rights.

44. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

MUCH faster my ass. I could make my Dell Streak 5 produce 1800+ quad scores up from 800 and it still performed like a dog. The same goes for the original SGS. Even with the ext4 file system hacks it lagged, but the 1600+ quadrant scores it was getting suggested otherwise..

55. donzere

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

what's the point of all the speed if the device is still buggy and laggy most of the time.

57. lacp unregistered

What buggy, what hell! It's the most smooth android phone and the most smooth phone of all existent phones even that the IPhone 4.

58. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

See, you were going well for awhile. I'm sorry, but NO Android device no matter how fast and smooth is as smooth as IOS or WP7. You'd be deliberately delusional to actually believe that.

2. mr smy unregistered

i plan to sell iphone 4, this sg2 will be my next phone, i hope price not to much

23. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

its expensive unless u do a 2 year contract it is 200 dollars

45. Niels unregistered

I think if you're used to the overpriced iPhone this phone will be very cheap for you.

3. Andy unregistered

benchmark is meaning less. galaxy s can achieve a higher score without overclock. although the score for galaxy s is high, it is still not very smooth

4. tony unregistered

amazing, i sold my iphone 4 to get this, currently awaiting delivery from Gum Mobile, very excited to get this fantastic device

5. tony unregistered

nice review btw!!

6. IOS5 unregistered

LG opitums 2x has better screen than galaxy s2 but still can't see it direct under sun light and it's IPS panel?! Super Amoled plus looks good but Amoled screen still has some issue with burn off effect and darn battery life in white color! Sorry fandroid but both of them can't trust it's all about the look but when it comes to quality, functionality still HTC,Motorola the best.

13. AppleFUD unregistered

You obviously haven't been keeping, expected from an isheep like you. The S Amoled + is probably the best screen on a handset today--every reviewer has even stated that including the flaming ifan reviewers. Second, the battery life on this thing is great--average users will see at least two days use easily. Now go back to sucking on your iToy.

42. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

How do you know he has an iPhone?! This person never alluded to having that device but because he speaks contrary to your opinion, you call him a sheep and assumes he has an iPhone. You Android fans kill me.

43. Sancheezmo unregistered

His name is IOS5. Iphone Operating System. Thats how he knows you idiot.

60. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

The idiot who's doing something with his life I'm sure. I can guarantee I'm younger than you yet exhibiting a far higher level of intellect and maturity than you. What a shame. I've never seen people so eager to harshly judge a person's competence and intelligence over a phone OS choice. And I'm the idiot...right...

62. superpiff unregistered

yeah but he said htc and motorola were the best so that would suggest that his opinion is unbiased,and maybe he doesnt have an iphone currently and is interested in the iphone 5 whenever thats comin out.

59. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

See, I get thumbs down for no reason. Just for speaking contrary to Android. Bollocks.

63. superpiff unregistered

i dont think has to do with your opinion as much as your tone, things come across harsh when written.ill give you a thumbs up

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

What are you talking about? The G2x has a nice ips screen, but its not a "retina display" like the iphone's IPS Screen (which is made by LG as well). The ips on the G2x is almost as good as the super amoled on my vibrant (i put them side by side), but it is blown out by the higher pixel count in the SGS2's Super Amoled +. And what burn off effect are you talking about? Really? Where do you get your info? I love when iBots try to tell people that actually use android which manufacturers are the best. The GalaxyS is the best phone ive ever owned (and ive had quite a few) by far. If you want a high end android device, your best bet.. in order.. is Samsung- HTC- LG- Motorola (GalaxyS2, Evo3D/Sensation, LG G2x/3d, Atrix/bionix(the second The only reason i didnt give the LG higher is because they are still new to the game. the G2X is a fantastic device.

7. Jeez unregistered

You might be falling for Tegra's FPS limit trick on Smartbench. The S2 has a hard limit of 60 FPS to save power while Tegra allows for higher FPS than 60 to score better on benchmarks even if the LCD screen can't display it. Smartbench game tests looks very simple. Try something harder for the GPU like GLBenchmark 2.0 Egypt test to better compare the GPUs.

11. KingK unregistered

No, you are falling for sgs 2's graphic trick, thinking mali is hot shit when its junk. lol Quadrant is all over the place for sgs2 , from 2500 to 3700. \ Pretty pointless to compare 2.2 to 2.3

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the difference in the sgs2 is that the lower end quadrants are run on a preproduction SGS2 that was clocked at 1ghz and not optimized. The 3000+ quads are on the retail release thats been optimized and clock has been raised to 1200mhz. technically, 2.3 doesnt do much of anything for graphix. many people have had a speed decrease not an increase when going to 2.3.. at least in quadrant.


Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I don't think that quadrant is fully optimized for 2.3. Not to long ago, the test would fail. Correct me if I'm wrong.

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

corrected you. it runs fine. i run it on my vibrant with 2.3.3 on it. I dont know of there ever being a problem with it because as soon as 2.3 came out, people were benchmarking it. There just isnt a big increase like everyone is expecting. Also, quadrant hasnt been dual core optimized yet so who knows whats going to happen to the scores if they do finaly optimize it.

64. superpiff unregistered

xda developers recognized that quadrant sometimes didnt work well with gingerbread broseph.

65. superpiff unregistered

also if you have data2ext your quadrant score will balloon, i believe it has something to do with I/O part of the test.i get anywhere from 2200 to 2500 with boyppc-shiftpda ginger sense.s rom on my Hd2 u.s. but if i dont have data2ext then i get around 1700 to 1900.

67. Jeez unregistered

wc326 over at XDA has done the GLBenchmark comparison. Sympathy for the guy who just got his 2X devaluated. Egypt real app test 23.3 vs 41 fps. 06041

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