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.