How to Benchmark Your Android Device

Benchmark Results

This lengthy discussion of Android benchmarks would seem discouragingly abstract without some reference data, so we ran through all of the tests cited in this article on a popular Android-based device, the Samsung Galaxy S II i777 smartphone. The Galaxy S II i777 comes configured with a 1.2GHz dual-core Exnyos C210 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal flash storage, and a 4.3-inch screen that has a resolution of 480 by 800. The Galaxy S II i777 is also designed to use AT&T's pseudo-4G HSPA+ wireless network (non-LTE), and at this writing it runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.6, though an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update--which should significantly impact performance--is supposedly on the way.

Until the arrival of the next wave of quad-core devices, or devices based on newer ARM or Intel architectures, the Galaxy S II i777 qualifies as a high-performing smartphone. If you run these tests on your Android-based device and find that it delivers lower performance on a particular benchmark, don't fret: Most currently available dual-core devices won't outperform the Galaxy S II. If you get scores much better than the ones tabulated below, rest assured that you have a speedy device on your hands. Congratulations, and happy testing!

Processor

   

Linpack for Android v1.2.8

   

Single thread

57.30 MFlops

 

Multithread

76.18 MFlops

 
     

AnTuTu System Benchmark 2.7.3

   

CPU integer

1689

 

CPU floating-point

1110

 

Database IO

420

 

RAM

891

 

SD Card write

125 (12.5 MBps)

 

SD Card read

203 (>50 MBps)

 
     

CF-Bench (native scores)

   

MIPS

1021

 

MSFlops

562

 

Memory read

3117

 

Memory write

1594

 

Disk read

552

 

Disk Write

511

 

Overall score

6432

 
     

GPU

   

GLBenchmark v2.1.4

   

GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt

44 fps

 

GLBenchmark 2.1 Pro

58 fps

 
     

An3DBenchXL

   

Double Dragon

18.91 fps

 

Flower Power

38.07 fps

 

Ninjas' Garden

33.36 fps

 

Emperor's New Clothes

59.4 fps

 

Magic Island

24.5 fps

 

Total score

30,171

 
     

Network

   

Ookla Speed Test

Wi-Fi

4G

Ping

17 ms

70 ms

Download

20,607 kbps

6327 kbps

Upload

8254 kbps

1059 kbps

     

Browser

   

Rightware BrowserMark

   

Total (Android browser)

48,939

 

Total (Dolphin HD browser)

54,853

 
     

SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark v0.9.1

   

Total

3497.3 ms

 
     

*Test device: Samsung Galaxy S II model i777

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