Is the P32,990 Samsung Galaxy S III really as powerful as it claims to be?
AnTuTu agreed, as Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a Mali-400MP GPU, and a 1GB RAM got a score of 12,022 when we put it through its paces.
Too bad we weren’t able to run AnTuTu on the other quad-core phone in the Philippine market, the similarly priced HTC One X, when we were at the Jump Experience Center in SM Megamall. For reference, though, the dual-core Sony Xperia S managed to get 6,252 in our review. Take note that you’re looking for a higher score here.
Quadrant also gave the Samsung Galaxy S III two thumbs up. When we got a chance to run it on the phone, Sammy’s “made for humans” device racked up 5,379 points. In comparison, the HTC’s flagship Android smartphone didn’t reach 5,000. In fact, in our test, the HTC One X scored just 3,174.
Again, the higher the score, the better a device supposedly performs. And the Samsung Galaxy S III’s numbers are the best we’ve encountered so far.
Granted that benchmarking doesn’t tell the whole story and that Quadrant, more than AnTuTu, may not be ready for quad-core devices yet, synthetic benchmarks hold up to our experience.
It seems that things like browsing and multitasking (see Pop-up Play demo here) are better done on the Samsung Galaxy S III than on the HTC One X. We just need to have the two smartphones at the same time to confirm this.
The Korean giant’s entry to the quad-core phone arena is a powerhouse in the camera department as well. Take a look at the photos of the—what else?—(mostly) Samsung Galaxy S III taken with the Samsung Galaxy S III’s 8-megapixel cam.
Check out the full-size images here.
Has the Android army finally seen the formula that Apple has almost mastered by now?
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