As you’re sure to know by now after much speculation Samsung finally came forth to debut the Galaxy S III. This mammoth of a device features a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED HD display, 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 1.9 megapixel front facing camera and Google’s latest Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ 4.0.
Before we’re quick to assume that this hardware makes the Galaxy S III one of the most powerful devices we’ve ever seen, benchmark tests must be displayed. Lucky for us, the folks over at GSMArena took it upon themselves to pit the Galaxy S III against other popular devices in 3 different benchmark tests: Quadrant, SunSpider and BrowserMark. In each of these 3 tests the Galaxy S III manages to impress and beat out even the fiercest of competitors. Let’s take a look.
In the Quadrant test the Galaxy S III is the clear winner with HTC’s One S coming in at a close second with scores of 5,642 and 5,047. While much of this can be attributed to the phone’s Exynos 4 CPU, its Mali-400MP graphics helps to squeeze out some extra points. This should help the device flawlessly execute any application regardless of how graphically intensive it may be.
Finally, the BrowserMark benchmark test. Once again, the Galaxy S III proves to be dominant in this HTML5 extensive test devastating the competition with a 169,811 score. This nearly doubles the iPhone 4S’ score of 88,725. If Apple wasn’t scared before, perhaps they should be now.
In conclusion, the Galaxy S III is without a doubt the highest powered, commercially available Android phone to date. However, it’s been proven in the past that good benchmarks don’t necessarily translate into a pleasant end-user experience. Luckily, this does not seem the be the case with the Galaxy S III every video demonstration points towards a beautifully fluid experience.
Stay tuned as we continue to dive into the Galaxy S III and all it has to offer.