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Sony Xperia S benchmark tests

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Sony Xperia S benchmark tests
The long-awaited first dual-core phone from Sony, the Xperia S, keeps up with the manufacturer's tradition to use Qualcomm chipsets in its Android lineup, but we have the Snapdragon S3 in its maxed out 1.5GHz variant in the Xperia S.

It's still a Cortex-A9 chipset, with Adreno 220 graphics processor - not the most scorching of combinations to wow the bench tests, but a good all-rounder, considering it has integrated HSPA+ radio, and all the regular connectivity chips, making Sony's life easier for testing and implementation.

It scored a bit over 3000 on the new Quadrant, which now accounts for multicore chipsets, north of 6400 on AnTuTu, and the GPU eked about 38fps on NenaMark 2 - all in all, decent results, and about what we expected from this chipset. On Browsermark, which is a synthetic online browsing test, the Xperia S favored pretty well, too, at slightly over the 75, 000 points mark, meaning that browsing will be smooth sailing, except for the heaviest or some unoptimized sites.

All in all, it is unlikely that the Xperia S will be scared by anything you can throw at it from Android Market, even at the HD screen resolution, and it's also very snappy when recording 1080p video or taking pictures, and that's all which is needed from it.

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posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:30

1. 1701nino (unregistered)

Wait???Isn't snapdragon S3 built on cortex A-8 architecture?

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:55 1

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

it is a heavily modified A8 core, called the Scorpion

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 19:34

9. weirdfisher (Posts: 51; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

That means it is not A9. No matter how heavy you modify

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:52

12. moosa.mahsoom (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

bad move by sony....should have put a krait processor.....a modified Cortex A15.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 09:46 6

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Very excited to see how Sony performs on its own. Betting within a couple of years, Sony will be challenging for top Android performer.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:01 4

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Good scores!

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 10:27 3

4. 007Rokib (Posts: 16; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Impressive scores...

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:04 3

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

so the S3 on Sony beats the galaxy sII and even the nexus on ICS hands down?
not bad for a "crapdragon".
i thought i'd pass this first generation of Sony dual cores, but now i just might end up buying one ..with ICS, xperia s should be as smooth as can be

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 15:42

8. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

Those scores aren't better than what my s2 gets.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:31

13. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

Then again, this benchmark is most probably ran on stock android, and if you're a viewer of this site, it's unlikely thatyour s2 runs on stock android.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 03:21 3

14. r41nier (Posts: 70; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

that's because your gs2 is not 720p.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 13:07

7. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

If that is beating the Galaxy Nexus shouldn't the Rezound be getting around the same score?

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 01:29

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Could be if only HTC could optimize their chips the way SONY does right now. . .

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 22:08

10. joey18 (Posts: 597; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

The. Xperia ion is nice when will bring ics

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