Sony's Xperia Z2 tops the Basemark OS II system-wide performance benchmarking suite, dethrones the new HTC One

Sony's Xperia Z2 tops the Basemark OS II system-wide performance benchmarking suite, dethrones the new HTC One
Just yesterday, the soon-to-be-announced new HTC One topped Rightware's Basemark OS II system-wide performance benchmarking suite, and no later than a day afterwards, the Taiwanese company's new top shelfer has already been dethroned by no other than Sony's juggernaut, the Xperia Z2.

With a point score of a little over 1225, the Z2's lead is noteworthy compared to the runner up (the new HTC One), and even the Galaxy S5's, which occupies spot #8 in the rankings. Seeing as none of these has reached the hands of actual customers yet, however, we'd be cautious with conclusions, as these could be prototypes.

In case you're unfamiliar with Basemark OS II, it's a system-wide performance check, going through areas such as memory, I/O, graphics, and web browsing before reaching a final score. Interestingly enough, the Xperia Z2 didn't fare quite as well in another Rightware benchmark -- Basemark X -- which tries to simulate gaming fairly successfully. Sony's new flagship takes the bronze in that category, with the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the HTC One 2014 scoring slightly better. Lastly, the Z2 ranked rather poorly in the stand-alone web browsing test, only managing slot #7.


source: Rightware

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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)
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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66 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

The best of Sony is indeed getting better!

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i love SONY, why does samsung use cheap plastic on there highend smartphones, ...? well the s801 is just an overclocked s800 by 200ghz so obviously it would dethrone others, whats also sony has done has pushed the gpu up also by 100mhz

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope you know they're one of the only OEMs in the business that still offers a removable battery. And if you think the 801 is just a over clocked S800, you need to go back to Google my friend.

16. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Indeed Samsung is still respectable in the smartphone market! Even though they might have some things that we do not agree but their sales tell us otherwise.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

go back to reading what tyler granter posted on other article about s800 go to qualcom it says 40% raised overclocked go to anandtech or xda websites you dont know anything about cpu gpu, its still based on s800 its not armv8 its arm v7 construction, there are so many models of s800 just lile intel with there 10 diffrent i5 cpu just an overclocked cpu with changed voltage current settings raised, cpu uphold threshold has been altred vmheaps and tweaks are only viable, cpu floating points and vectors has been changed you take an s800 and clock it from 1.5 to 2.5 max just like the s4 s600 is clocked at 1.9 and htcone at 1.7 its the same soc ab ac ad are diffrent socs

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

nokia e71 used a stainless steel on there back rear plate htc desire also used stainless steel caps , samsung is cheap using plastic i see you bashing insulting samsung on pocketnow and on bgr your post swinesung samesung your username is papasnurf on there

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

40. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

go to questions and answers by RAY S tyler granter livitup grahman berzerk remixfa whateverman roryrevolution jakelee these guys are cpu gpu techies you aint been in pa for that long

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ironic how you say I haven't been here for long but been visiting this site since August of 2011 and you barely made your account two weeks ago. I see you didn't read. Memory inference +, eMMC is now 5.0, support for Dual Sim Dual Active, higher CPU, GPU and ISP clock speed. Still think it's a S800 with just a over clocked GPU?

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i never use to post ive been coming here from 2009 you still havnt gone to questions and answer episode18 by ray s?

43. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

so what is the diffrent its just clocked higher or lower same soc but diffrent cpu for diffrent devices 2.1 2.3 2.5 ghz cpu gpu raised higher have you ever rooted a phone AOKP ASOP ROMS KERNELS there are options to change settings of cpu gpu even ondemad lulxactive powersaver idle performance

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes I've rooted before. Fairly simple concept. The fact you still don't understand makes me really sad. I just wasted my time. :(

59. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You"re not fit to have a discussion....? You still haven"t given me implimentation and theory ? You are very sly and back off diverting the subject, showing and saying nonsense and back pedling....

52. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

it is still an arm cortex a9, why cant you get it through your head,,,, ARM CORTEX A9 WITH HALF A15 FEATURES SO ITS STILL HALFBAKED snapdragon does not have a A15 SOC CPU YET THEY STILL RELY ON A9 CORTEX Apple and samsung have there A15 THERE ARE 3 oems making A15 APPLE TEGRA5 AND SAMSUNG snapdragon are way behind these 3 oems

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

First of all, I don't even visit PocketNow or BGR so let's get that clear. I occasionally travel to other sites, but the only site I ever post on is this one. Got it? Great. Galaxy S Captivate. Google it and report to me what you found about the phone.

34. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Removable battery is overrated. Just get an external battery pack. Won't take any more room carrying around than that extra battery.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because fitting a 3200mAh battery for my Note 3 is such a hassle... A removable battery is smaller than a portable battery most of the time, FYI.

63. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 Samsung is really best in that area,

14. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Even though I want to buy a Z2 I think it is amazing how the iPhone 5S performs in the benchmarks. You can say what you want about Apple's pricing, but with the 5s they really deliver something for the money.

15. steedsofwar unregistered

I don't understand. Gaming and browsing must be part of 'system wide' performance right? Yet the Z2 doesn't fare too well in either of them despite coming top of the league in system wide performance?

17. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The rest of the scores (especially memory) are through the roof, so to speak, and they more than balance out the relative "weaknesses" in the other two. 3GB of DDR3 vs 2GB of DDR3 vs 2GB of DDR2 -- that's the split between the Z2/S5/One 2014.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

just waiting for samsungs LPDDR4 RAM which should be on the note4

58. steedsofwar unregistered

Thanks for clarifying Chris

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks like M8 and Z2 is ahead of S5.

55. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

M8 in king of 2014.. Sony always has a garbag ui.. I dont thibk a bit better score help it again great one new.

64. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

M8 is over hyped phone. Nothing else,

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Now only thing I care about the Z2 is when the phone is going to be in my hand D:

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is one son of a beast, the another one is the All New One. I'm torn between these two.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Try them at store and compare the price, decide then. Both are AWESOME

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah, def wants to try them both out before you make the decision. However, I'm setting on Z2 bc of the water proof :D

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