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Galaxy S2 Gets Benchmarked, Kicks Nexus Ass

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The Galaxy S2 has landed and it is kicking some ass in the benchmarking department.

Early benchmarks for the upcoming Galaxy S2 are in and we think it’s safe to say, this one is a beast. Boasting one of Samsung’s own 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processors, Engadget points to some synthetic benchmarks that show the superphone registering 3,053 in Quadrant (more than double the score of a Nexus One running Android 2.2+ and triple what the original Samsung Galaxy S could pull off).



Samsung has yet to elaborate on what version of the phone will be shipped to each territory. Earlier in the year, it emerged that while some of the phones will be boasting Samsung's Exynos CPU, others will be shipping with Nvidia’s increasingly popular Tegra 2 chipset. Nvidia confirmed the news at the beginning of March. It’s thought that Samsung couldn’t produce enough Exynos CPUs in time for the launch so Tegra will pick up the slack until production reaches a satisfactory level. Until then, some territories will be getting the Tegra 2 model and some the Exynos.

Set for launch later this month (and on May 1 in the United Kingdom), we’ll find out more once the teardowns begin.

Benchmark source: Twitter (Eldar Murtazin)

(via Engadget)

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    sabot00 , April 15, 2011 1:37 AM
    Wow, that's a pretty big differentiation, a Tegra 2 and dual-core Exynos
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    proxy711 , April 15, 2011 2:06 AM
    nice, but after my fascinate and the complete lack of support and updates for my phone its safe to say i wont buy a Samsung phone again.

    We shouldn't have to rely on leaks to update to 2.2, which is still old now.
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    joytech22 , April 15, 2011 2:29 AM
    My Galaxy S usually hits 2200 on that benchmark, why did they say triple that of the Galaxy S?

    Until samsung redeems themselves by freeing some of that 512MB RAM up for our use (which I complain about in EVERY post relating to a Galaxy S or android device and before somebody says "it needs to use that much" you better proofread before posting) I won't ever grab another Samsung item again.
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    bsbsbsbs , April 15, 2011 2:48 AM
    Joytech, ORIGINAL Galaxy S. Not your lag fixed, modified rom beast :) 

    By the way go Darky's Rom. I'll never buy anything that's not a Samsung.
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    jazz84 , April 15, 2011 3:50 AM
    Aye, let's see how poorly they support THIS generation now. Loved my Fascinate until I realized that much like the cake before it, the Froyo is a lie. Never buying Samsung again...
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    andy5174 , April 15, 2011 4:13 AM
    Galaxy S lags like hell. Don't get any Samsung product!
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    hallowed_dragon , April 15, 2011 7:24 AM
    I have a Galaxy S with SU, Lag Fix and I guarantee its one super fast phone. Looks like S2 will follow that path.
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    cphorn15 , April 15, 2011 7:37 AM
    Didn't realize so many people hated the SGS. I personally love mine.

    btw, blame your carrier if you don't have froyo on your device yet. Samsung gave its version of Froyo back in last November to them. If they haven't put it out, they have either A) forgot about it/don't care or B) still adding bloatware to the OS. Given that nearly five months has passed, imma go with A as the most likely reason.
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    Kryan , April 15, 2011 7:37 AM
    HTC FTW, SUCKAS! (although here too, your support is crap)
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    shreejan86 , April 15, 2011 10:06 AM
    WOW!! Its really got a boost!
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 10:32 AM
    This is baseless. How can you possibly compare a 1.2ghz dual core exynos and a 1ghz snapdragon. Add to that 2.3 and Nvidia Tegra 2 chip. Not credible at all.
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 10:42 AM
    Could someone clarify please. Among these phones in comparison, what are the other phones having a dual core processor? and nVidea's Tegra is not compared here right?
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    kartu , April 15, 2011 12:20 PM
    Nobody compares it to iStuff, eh?
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    Anonymous , April 15, 2011 1:07 PM
    My Galaxy S i9000 had froyo on it brand new when i bought it. I guess i don't have the problems that verizon and us cellular customers are having, and yes i am in the united states and bought it on a carrier. Also i can't wait until gingerbread comes out for my galaxy s next month.
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    happyballz , April 15, 2011 2:16 PM
    Congrats on their results but not only is the software they used for benchmarking useless for measuring performance with two cores it can also be manipulated.

    Synthetic benchmarking only goes so far...

    This will be my new phone as nothing comes close to it as a whole package as of yet but ONLY IF samsung does not lock the bootloader.

    I blame ATT&T everyday for their shitty firmware releases and other crap like removal of features and censoring of youtube on the phone. This is where unlocked bootloader came in and rescued my day with my galaxy s captivate.
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    mobrocket , April 15, 2011 2:19 PM
    I just want a phone that is locked down, has tons of crapware, and requires me to pay $80+ a month...

    does ATT or Verizon have any of those?
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    jgutz2006 , April 15, 2011 4:27 PM
    unrelated - but with people talking carriers, i must say that i'm disappointed with Sprint. They were the first to the market with the galaxy tab and more or less nothing since. I look forward to the new 10" galaxy tab, but the 7" tablets are just not going to cut it in my book. Though with the same resolution as some of the 10" screens, i'm sure the picture looks absolutely amazing. Most disappointing to me though is HTC and coming to market with the "flyer" while the sprint version will be some sort of play on the Evo naming which i think is a slap in the face to the bleeding edge and quality that the Evo set the bar with. The evo was just as much about the large screen as it was 4G when it came out and now they use the Evo naming on a 7" tablet? cmon! Aspect ratio is an interesting topic with screens as well. 4:3 makes it more universal when it comes to screen rotation but the widescreen androids are far superior for watching movies. I am a huge HTC fan but considering switching to Xoom, Galaxie Tab, or the G-Slate if they dont bring a 10" competitor, and they also need to do something with sense to make it special and run smooth
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    retrig , April 15, 2011 6:32 PM
    KryanHTC FTW, SUCKAS! (although here too, your support is crap)

    HTC ftw indeed. As far as support being crap, Tom's (or was it Slashdot? Pretty sure it was Tom's) did an article which showed that HTC was the quickest manufacturer with updates, and Verizon the quickest carrier with updates.
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    Manicslayer , April 15, 2011 7:26 PM
    Droid X 2.2+ baby! I love this giant screen on my phone, it makes surfing the web and watching those 720p videos all the easier. While it is lengthy, it's slim enough with a case to easily fit in any of my pockets.
    I miss my Voyager 10000 (namely it's keyboard) but this this rocks.
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    sinfulpotato , April 15, 2011 8:15 PM
    The people who are bashing samsung phone don't release they are the ones making Google's own phone. The Nexus S.

    And the reason the Galaxy phones are not getting updates is the same all the rest are not getting them. The custom OS's the manufacturer are putting on the phones. Google is making steps to make all android phones run the exact same OS though.
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