Samsung Galaxy S III first benchmarks are out

Samsung Galaxy S III first benchmarks are out
The Samsung Galaxy S III won’t truly deserve the Android crown for total geeks like us if it can’t prove it in some benchmark action. And London’s event was the perfect place to run some tests and compare what others have scored. Thus, we could get an idea about some of the mysterious silicon juice Samsung put in the SGS III. What we know so far is that it packs a quad-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos chip, 1GB of RAM, and a newer GPU with the promise of 65% better performance.

Here are the real life results and how they compare with other Android phones:

- Quadrant (tests overall performance) scores vary around 5,200, just above the HTC One X, and much more than the 3,800 of the Galaxy Note
- Nenamark (graphical test) scores around 60fps, again on par with the One X, 
- Vellamo (web benchmark) score is just below the One X at 2,094, while the HTC phone has 2,350
- Linpack scores of around 50 for single-threaded and 100 for multi-thread performance, almost as much as the global One X

Interestingly, the Snapdragon S4-powered dual-core AT&T HTC One X scored better on many occasions.

As a conclusion, one could say that the Galaxy S III performs as an Android flagship device - it doesn’t really break the ground with bench results, but doesn’t underperform either. And that’s good, isn’t it?

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Wow on the S4! i would think of it being better than a quad exynos.

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Engadget's chart shows the AT&T One X equaling or beating the GSIII in every benchmark. I guess that's the difference between Krait and A9, although I really want to see quad-core Krait vs. quad-core A15. I'm also surprised that the Adreno 225 is up to the Mali GPU in the GSIII. Whatever the case, this definitely gets me excited for the Evo 4G LTE.

37. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Who cares about the fake points from Qualcomm's Vellamo and Linpack (which is the same as I/O score in Quadrant - easy to modify). If you want to use Quadrant, skip I/O part and you can see how SIII blows S4

44. TimTebow

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Then you can see how Tegra 3 blows away the S3. lol CPU and 3d scores.

32. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Synthetic benchmarks aren't real-life results. I'm more interested in seeing the battery life.

54. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I'd bet on Krait for battery life.

59. abaza121

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 02, 2011

2. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Lmao WOW where is fanboy remix at?? wait till the quad core s4 come and blows this thing away!

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If you don't know by now he talks out of his ass most of the time. Opinionated and ignorants is a bad combo.

11. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

you talking about yourself, Taco?

16. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I know, Taco is the most uneducated fanboy of all time and calls people out for talking s**t out of their ass. He has alot of nerve, please, Taco WTF are you doing in a Android article? You always talking about people being in Apple articles but come trolling into this post.

21. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Well I've been around long enough to know all both of u do is talk out ur ass!

23. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Hope your not talking about me, I don't talk s**t out my ass. I like all phones and devices, unlike Taco, I don't argue to the death about my phone and talk about who stole from who, who copied from who and bash One product non stop.

31. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

No taco and remixfa is who I'm talkin about bro!

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

as usual taco is called on his crap and dissapears.

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

He called you out idiot lol

60. Bangthering_007

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Waited & KRAIT (S4) rockzz!!

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Guys, you're insulting each other over a cellphone/tablet news and review website. Come on. It's alright to share your opinion, but don't let it come to petty insults. Geez

36. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you say yesterday that you don't troll android stories? You made it a whole day, good for you!

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

technically he had already trolled android stories yesterday right before saying it. he never stops lying, its sad.

18. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well in that case...why not wait till A15 based quad core Exynos is released...s4 (krait) and Exynos 4412(A9) belongs to diff generation architecture wise.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wait. history lesson : both the sgs1 and sgs2 performed subpar in pre release devices (900 and.1900 respectively on quadrant if i remember right), and then were really optimized and running on jet fuel after release.. that's why I always say benchmarks don't count until they are done in a RETAIL release unit. call me when we get one of those

26. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Well at least we know Samsung has a right to brag about there phones, the own all the parts. HTC can only brag about the same design of phones they been using for the past couple of years. Can't talk about a CPU that you don't own and will be in like 10 other Android phones.

3. JunaidZaka

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 24, 2012

4. nihn75

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Im so tired of reading about this quad core gsIII. We are not getting the quad core gsIII so stop telling us it will have quad core!!!!!!!

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

PA, don't write anything you have no clue about. I have dealt with benchmarks everyday and the way you talk make you looks like a retard. I will make it simple for you and not embarrass you further. 1] Why continue to use quadrant?? Seriously? 2] Linpack is a more scaler towards Qualcomm SoC. Similarly Basemark and Electopia also favors Adreno GPU. Also you can only run it at native or WCGA. 3] Nenamark is vsync limited and dependent on resolution. 4] Vellamo is a Qualcomm product. Enough said! What they should test is: 1] GLbenchmark (true test irrespective of resolution and not limited by vsync) 2] SunSpider (works on CPU-intensive JavaScript engine) 2] BrowserMark (same as above) 4] Geekbench (cross-platform) 5] MS fishtank test (though IE optimized, but a good browser performance) 6] AnTuTu -- good for multi-threaded operations

12. SheldonCooper

Posts: 2; Member since: May 03, 2012

Absolutely garbage! You call AnTuTU, Geekbench and Fishtank reliable benchmarks? But Basemark, Nenamark and Vellamo are not? Heheh. Seriously get your facts right.

35. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Vellamo is aQualcomm product, so you can see crap S3 has high mark in Vellamo too

51. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Vellamo is completely biased to the Snapdragons and you can only use it to compare different Qualcomm SoCs. He is not telling that Nenamark is bad, just the is Vsync limited (true) so in this case is not showing the real performance but the limitation of the Vysinc. In other words, they will need to create a Nenamark 3 for the new set of GPUs (currently on Nenamark 2) or all test will give 60 FPS. Linpark is not scaling well to 4 cores and that has been clear for some time already, so it's useless till they don't fixt it.

28. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

You know PA was not the one that did the testing. You are pretty retarded now. If you look at the source it was from engadet

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