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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark tests

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark tests
On the outside, it resembles its close brother in Samsung’s version of the Galaxy S II – the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. Internally though, there is a shakeup of some sort going on seeing that it’s powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. Obviously, it’s a stark difference to the 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor used by the clan, but nevertheless, it’s by far what makes the handset different.

After playing around with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II most recently, we have to say that there is a noticeable difference in the performance of T-Mobile’s version – especially if you’ve played with another Galaxy S II already. Even though its operation while navigating across the homescreen is smooth for the most part, we can meticulously see some evidence of choppiness with its movement. Moreover, it’s not the same buttery smooth execution we’ve seen before. Nonetheless, its speed and responsiveness is ample enough to to appease even some of the power users out there.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark tests
AnTutu benchmark results
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark tests
Quadrant benchmark results

AnTutu benchmark results


Quadrant benchmark results

Trying to live up to its brand name, T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II puts up some admirable Quadrant scores – though, it seems to be all over the place. At times, we find it dishing up scores just under the 3,000 mark, which is surprising since the other variants are capable of hitting the 3,500 mark on the average. In our testing, it’s able to provide Quadrant scores ranging between 2,547 and 3,417. Meanwhile, with the AnTutu benchmark, it gives us a total score of 5,349, which seems to be on par to its siblings.

So yeah, its benchmark scores are close to what we’ve seen with the other Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones out there, but it’s nothing better. Of course, we’re content by them, but we’re more concerned that it doesn’t exude the same level of speed when compared to its siblings. Again, we’ll keep a close eye on this one to see how it fares in the long run with our review.

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:22 1

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Whoa, going from 3700 to 2500 is a huge difference.....what gives?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:43

10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1623; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Quadrant has always been sorta off the wall with its numbers. I remember my Inspire 4G would go from 1300 to 2200. I trust An TuTu more for some reason just because they seem to get around the same number.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:11 3

13. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

with quadrant you have to run it multiple times.. throw out the first 2 attempts and then take the 3rd or 4th.. it will get a lil faster each time as it loads the tests into memory.

the difference is totally the chip. nothing touches a dual core exynos.. nothing.

It also proves a great point between quadrants not always = real world performance, since they are posting similar quads but they are complaining that the snapdragon isnt as smooth as the exynos, even though the snapdragon is clocked up higher.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:04

15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

there you go kids, this man knows what he's talking about.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:07 2

12. deV14nt (unregistered)

It's not an Exynos. That's what gives.

Pretty impressive that Samsung's in-house Exynos 1.2 GHz is consistently faster than a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon.

Course we already know that. Worth saying again.

(Get the one with Exynos)

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 07:49

25. KingK (unregistered)

You can get better benchmarks with a 1.1ghz tegra 2 if you really want.

Exynos, nothing impressive.

snapdragon, weak sauce for a long time now.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:51

19. Zeķīte (unregistered)

Maybe Samsung phones have faster ram modules, which could be reason for higher scores in benchmark tests.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:12

20. mgonzalez (Posts: 22; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)

No it's the architecture of the Qualcomm chipset compared to that of the Samsung Exynos. It is an A8 compared to an A9 (respectively). The A9 is thinner, faster, and more power efficient. Each generation of chipset architecture makes a large difference in performance.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 11:04

21. Zeķīte (unregistered)

Then why two phones with identical chipest (Samsung and HTC Amaze 4G -Qualcomm Snapdragon S3) have such different scores in benchmark tests?
If it is not RAM and memory modules speed, what else it could be?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:25 2

2. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

first of its a samsung. it has super amoled plus display of 4.5 inches. its android,am more than happy.this is not an icrap.lol

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:47

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

That has nothing to do with it Manuel. My Epic Touch gets 3700 scores and they even had a previous video of the T-Mobile SGS2 get that score as well. I just find it odd such a huge difference from then and now.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:05

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

there's something about the Galaxy S II that gives Quadrant a huge boner no matter what processor it has and i'd like to know how.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:13

14. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

snapdragons have been notoriously easy to mess with the I/O scores. I bet samsung messed with it before sending it out, to make it look like it was on par with exynos so it didnt lose sales.

An easy way to find out would be to use full paid quadrant that broke it down and check out the differences between the Hercules, SGS2, sensation, and amaze.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:05

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

that would blow, can't trust anybody anymore.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:44

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1623; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Also, you do know I don't think he was replying to you, right? His comment just looks like what it is: a comment. Not one in reply to yours.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:47

3. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

I'm impressed that Sammy could crank out over 3400 on quadrant from s3 snapdragon. Now their android firmware optimization ability is second to none. HTC amaze using the same chip could only get about 2500 on quadrant.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 18:58

6. Ichigo (unregistered)

This guy does the best reviews. He goes straight to the point without BS I love it!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:29

8. djosca4u2 (unregistered)

The Iphone 4s is way better than that plastic toy with a better screen resolution. I don't know why all the hype about this phone since at the end it is another htc Drod phone...You cares!

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:09

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I love the stupid kids who post here and go on about any device being better, yet never have any facts to back it up.

Just typical childish s**t like "omfggggg iphone rulz!" Nobody is going to take you seriously, nor care what you have to say unless you can actually talk like a mature adult and have facts to back up your claim.

So please stop wasting your own time and spamming your nonsense.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:11

17. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Don't need super processors to run wp7. Only a luxury to have and even without super processors, does not hinder user experience. Though would gain more recognition with dual cores, more ram, and updated graphics. This is as seen nowadays as main selling point of smart phones for fanboys crave for this. In essence, they are the best advertisers of products. Best example is the guy camping out at store weeks ahead of iphone 5 launch or 4. Now if he he was camping for iphone 5, wonder what he's feeling right now. i have to laugh at this one. Lolzzzzzz!

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