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The Intel ''San Diego'' Medfield Phone Gets Benchmarked

Earlier today Intel and Orange announced that Europe's first Intel Medfield phone would be arriving in the United Kingdom next week, on June 6. Priced at £200 on an off-contract Pay As You Go basis, the San Diego is pretty cheap considering we live in a world where smartphones regularly cost upwards of five hundred big ones. However, the value of this device will also depend on how it stacks up against the competition.

 

Lucky for us (or anyone considering putting money down to buy one), the phone has already been benchmarked, so now we know exactly how the phone fares when it goes toe-to-toe with the competition. The guys over at Engadget put the San Diego through its paces with six different benchmarking tools, and compared the phone's performance to that of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Motorola Droid RAZR.

Not surprisingly, the San Diego didn't quite match up to Samsung's just released (and in a lot of places not yet released) flagship phone but it did come close to the GS III when it came to the SunSpider browser test. So how did Motorola do? It seems the dual-core RAZR was a better match for Medfield than the quad-core Exynos that powers the Galaxy S III. Engadget reports that the San Diego beat the RAZR in several tests.

Click through to Engadget for the complete story on benchmarking Intel's new baby.

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  • huron
    Interesting to see how well they've done (especially in Browser) against pretty quality phones. I had thought Intel completely missed the SoC market, but apparently they are not.
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  • outlw6669
    Not bad at all... assuming battery life is there that is...
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  • K2N hater
    Why Android? This would be a perfect use for Win8.
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  • outlw6669
    Probably because WP8 has not yet been released...
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  • CaedenV
    Cannot wait for WP8 on medfield... assuming Windows dosn't screw it up entirely.
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  • jimmysmitty
    If you consider the price ($200) vs that Razr ($599) and the fact that in everything but two its beating said Razr (keeps up in graphics) thats a pretty damn good deal so long as the battery life is near the Razr.

    Still $200 for no contract on a phone that performs that well would be great as thats what you pay normally with a new two year contract for a Razr like phone normally.
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  • eddieroolz
    $200 for this phone looks pretty good. The design is my type and performance isn't that bad. If only I can flash MeeGo onto it.
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  • razor512
    pretty good, and if it is really $200 then that is great. Hopefully the CPU can be overclocked for even more performance when needed.
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  • sync_nine
    jimmysmittyIf you consider the price ($200) vs that Razr ($599) and the fact that in everything but two its beating said Razr (keeps up in graphics) thats a pretty damn good deal so long as the battery life is near the Razr.Still $200 for no contract on a phone that performs that well would be great as thats what you pay normally with a new two year contract for a Razr like phone normally.
    Read the article carefully, its 200 Pounds, not Dollars.
    Which roughly translates to 400 Dollars.
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  • Um, no, $200 pounds is $306 dollars exactly. That is still roughly half the Razr.
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