T-Mobile G2x overclocked to 1.5GHz, scores high on benchmark tests

T-Mobile G2x overclocked to 1.5GHz, scores high on benchmark tests
The T-Mobile G2x is one of the most highly demanded handsets launched this year. As we reported, demand has overwhelmed supply to the point that the carrier had to raise the price of the unit by $50 to prevent inventories from running bone dry. As if the dual-core Tegra 2 processor that the phone was shipped with isn't fast enough, the handset has recently been overclocked to 1.5GHz using a custom kernel that works on Android 2.2 only.

The overclocked G2x was able to score a Samsung Galaxy S II-like quadrant benchmark score of 3264. The Linpack score was about 55MFLOPS. But before you start overclocking your T-Mobile G2x, there are some negative things that could happen to your handset from speeding it up. One is that battery life, not great to begin with on most Android phones, will get even worse. And who wants to put all that stress on your brand new phone? In addition, the kernel used is in its beta stage so it is not 100% stable.

If after some careful thought you decide that you still want to go ahead and overclock your T-Mobile G2x, go akead and click on the sourcelink.

source: XDA-Developers via IntoMobile

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1. bluechrism unregistered

A co-worker of mine says he is using this kernel and your article is a little off. Says the kernel is undervolted so battery life is better than before.

2. rpmorgan26

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 03, 2011

Damn that pretty good..I was going to the G2X but i saw the HTC Sensation..The samsung galaxy s2 is nice but it taking to long and Tmobile is not getting it.

3. JsFgold

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 2011

the best way to make me go for the samsung galaxy s2....

4. Clutch12 unregistered

i got my g2x to hit 4,261 in quadrant standard. specs: stock Froyo 2.2.2 over clocked to 1.5 ghz with trinity kernel

5. jay unregistered

I have a friend that works for tmobile and he has the G2x with Trinity kernal clocked at 1.5 as well and got over 4k quadrant score as clutch 12 mentioned. This phone is a beast as soon as things look a bit ore stable i shall be doing the same on my g2x.

6. derp unregistered

Stable Andoid OS is an oxymoron.

7. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

yeah you better stick to your iOS where you can't tweak anything or learn through experimentation. Yes, stick to your simple play toy and don't bother us PC guys who like to overclock and push our hardware to the limits.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Hey everyone, lets use an OS that hasn't changed at all since 2007.

15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

SNAP!!! :-D

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

a new version of iOS is an oxymoron..... Since when has it ever really changed???

9. KingK unregistered

You are doing it wrong. http://i52.tinypic.com/1414ayw.jpg

12. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

source ?

20. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

lol showoff! or cheater?

10. sam unregistered

with samsung galaxy s2 people get about 6000

14. bighugstudio unregistered

In your dreams kid unless it's manipulated. GS2 @1.8ghz is still too slow to compete with ancient tech.

11. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Wtf PA? xda guys managed to get 4200 @ 1.4 GHz this is nothing special.

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

yeah, it was probably Quadrant on the first run. Everyone knows you gotta do at least 3-4 runs to get the best results...maybe PA didn't want to hurt the SGSII guys feelings =pPS, I own an SGSII hehehehe

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bah, at least they are trying to take steps to look less like applephonearena and bringing us fun things about other phones. The only danger in these types of posts is it gets a bunch of people who have no business rooting their phones all excited to try this stuff. That just leads to more people coming in my store trying to pretend they dont know why their phone doesnt work.. lol Oh well.. pushing it to the limits is half the fun of android. :)

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

applephonearena? Don't you mean iPhoneArena? =D

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