Sony Xperia S benchmark tests

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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Xperia S
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. 1701nino unregistered

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

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

it is a heavily modified A8 core, called the Scorpion

9. weirdfisher

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

12. moosa.mahsoom

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

2. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Good scores!

4. 007Rokib

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Impressive scores...

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

8. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

13. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

14. r41nier

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

that's because your gs2 is not 720p.

7. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

11. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

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

10. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

The. Xperia ion is nice when will bring ics

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