Sony Xperia Z2 early benchmarks are here: Quadrant, Basemark X, GFX Bench

Sony Xperia Z2 early benchmarks are here: Quadrant, Basemark X, GFX Bench
The Sony Xperia Z2 is among the very first smartphones packing the new Snapdragon 801 SoC, and sure enough, there's plenty of tech enthusiasts out there eager to find out whether or not the silicon can rock the house. We were curious about the chip's performance as well, which is why we didn't miss the chance to run several benchmark apps on the Xperia Z2. The results, as expected, were off the charts.

The Sony Xperia Z2 managed to achieve 25172 on the graphically intensive Basemark X benchmark. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S5 demo unit that we got to play with earlier scored slightly lower, reaching 23501 points on the same test - an unexpected result given the fact that the Galaxy S5 sports the very same SoC. What's more, the Z2 has its maximum CPU speed capped at 2.3GHz, while the S5 is allowed to sprint at up to 2.5GHz. Running GFX Bench on the Sony Xperia Z2 returned a score of 776 on the Manhattan test, which was, again, higher than what we got from the S5. Surprisingly, the Sony Xperia Z2 didn't do quite as well on Quadrant. Its score of 17639 is inferior even to the one we got from the phone's predecessor, the Z1. 

But as we know from our personal experience, benchmark results can be greatly affected by the software running on the device being tested, and we're pretty sure that the software build on the Sony Xperia Z2 unit we benchmarked wasn't exactly in a final state. This is why the results from a retail Sony Xperia Z2 unit might differ significantly, although whether that is the case or not will become clear once the smartphone hits the shelves.

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

No AnTuTu Benchmark test?

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Useless benchmark tool, my Nexus 4 scores half of LG G2's AnTuTu, yet my phone is much faster and smoother.

8. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

cool placebo

11. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I've had both phones. LG G2 is definitely smoother and snappier than Nexus 4.

18. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Stop lying.....i have both phones and nexus 4 is faster because it runs stock rom but G2 has some i ugly topping over Android

16. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

+1 _Bone_

2. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Adreno 330 killing Imagination PowerVR Rogue now, can't wait to see what Adreno 420 can do, Awesome result!

14. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

All of them crushed by Tegra k1 .. even the Adreno 430 will fall short of Tegra k1 ...

15. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Edit - i meant Adreno 430 Might fall short of Tegra k1 or exceed only marginally

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Manhattan and T-Rex results are currently the best in class

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Can someone verify something for me, did Samsung definetely say they were using an 8974AC?

5. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Scroll right down, Only AC goes up to 2.45GHz, and its mentioned Gionee ELIFE E7L and Galaxy S5 utilizing that SoC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(system_on_chip)

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I know that but I don't remember Samsung saying they were using the AC, i'm just praying for the 805

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

And the Octa-core 3G RAM

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're using the AC clocked at 2.5GHz.

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

how is it that the z2 got 17k when i tested my n4 and got just around 11?

12. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

and that i can get 21k on my midrange Xperia SP

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

As far as i know basemark is an uncheatable benchmark and uses real world scenario to test. So xperia z2 is faster than galaxy s5. So its pretty clear samsung has always heavily cheated on benchmarks.

19. dbrie

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Were the T-Rex and Manhattan results for on-screen or off-screen?

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