Samsung Galaxy Nexus Browser & GPU Performance Comparison to Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and iPhone 4S

by Jawwad in Android, iPhone, Mobile, News | 3 comments


image27 | Samsung Galaxy Nexus Browser & GPU Performance Comparison to Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is actually considered as a showcase smartphone to show the capabilities of the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich capabilities in its stock glory without the added layers of GUI that we usually expect from other Android manufacturers on their phones, for instance HTC Sense and TouchWiz. US customers are while still anxiously waiting for this first ICS device but as you might know that Samsung Galaxy Nexus has already been released in UK. It didn’t take much time for the first performance benchmarks of the device to appear online and its comparisons to the current crop if high-end devices namely Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) and iPhone 4S.

Yesterday, I stumbled across an interesting article on Anandtech – a popular computer hardware related website, where they have detailed some early performance numbers comparing the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the SGS 2 as well as iPhone 4S in number of synthetic benchmarks. Basically the performance is compared for a number of smartphones both Android and iOS based phones in some browser based benchmarks (Sun Spider JavaScript benchmark, Rightware Browsermark) as well as GPU benchmarks (GL Benchmark) to compare the performance of Galaxy Nexus in these key performance departments. Some of these results are embedded below:

image28 | Samsung Galaxy Nexus Browser & GPU Performance Comparison to Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and iPhone 4S

JavaScript benchmark shows that Samsung Galaxy Nexus can topple the previous leaders in this benchmark including the iPhone 4S – thanks to the superior CPU performance as well as multi-core optimizations in the stock browser of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I am sure that even Samsung Galaxy S2 will be able to beat the iPhone 4S here once we have the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware ready for it because most of this performance boost here is from the internal OS optimizations introduces in the ICS. Just to mention, Galaxy Nexus is based on a pair of Cortex A9 CPUs clocked to 1.2GHz.

image29 | Samsung Galaxy Nexus Browser & GPU Performance Comparison to Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy Nexus dominance continues in the Rightware BrowserMark as well taking a slight lead over the iPhone 4S. As mentioned earlier Google has managed to come up with some great multi-core optimizations in the Ice Cream Sandwich – some of these are inherited from the Honeycomb (which were absent from Gingerbread) while other are new. Samsung Galaxy S2 performance should be to match-up once it gets the Ice Cream Sandwich love of its own.

image30 | Samsung Galaxy Nexus Browser & GPU Performance Comparison to Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) and iPhone 4S

GLBenchmark is useful to show the synthetic GPU performance of the SoC integrated in the respective smartphones. Here the results take quite a dramatic turn as Samsung Galaxy Nexus while shows solid performance but unable to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S2 as well as iPhone 4S. iPhone 4s domination in this benchmark is clear as crystal – thanks to the powerful Apple A5 chip at the heart of iPhone 4S as well as iPad 2. Its interesting that GPU performance of the Galaxy Nexus can’t even compete with the Mali-400 inside the SGS2.

Based on these results once can see that while Samsung Galaxy Nexus CPU per romance is quite nice but GPU performance is somewhere in the middle. It seems that Apple A5 chip inside the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will continue to be the market leader in GPU performance until something like Krait comes out next year. One thing that we should understand is that these are only syntactic benchmarks and real performance in the games and apps as well the user-experience with in the OS is dependent on many other factors as well, not just on the raw performance.

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