Huawei NXT-AL10 shows up on benchmarks – Should be the Mate 8


A new Huawei handset has popped up on GFXBench under the alias NXT-AL10. The specifications do reveal a handset that is very similar to the rumoured specifications for the upcoming Mate 8 smartphone from Huawei.

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Panasonic P81 Benchmarks

Panasonic P81-1Earlier this month, Panasonic revealed its first entrant into the Octa Core race. The Panasonic P81 powered by MediaTek’s MT6592 chipset is the company’s flagship device. The phone has a 5.5 inch 720p display and runs on the 1.7Ghz variant of MediaTek’s chipset with Android Jellybean onboard. We put the handset through a series of benchmarks to pit it against the competition. Follow through to take a look at how the handsets copes up with synthetic benchmarks.  Continue reading “Panasonic P81 Benchmarks”

LG G Pro 2 Benchmarks

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Last year’s LG G Pro was the Korean company’s push into the phablet category with high end specifications and practically anything you might need in a smartphone thrown under the hood. Unfortunately the phone was let down by inconsistent software. Owing to consumer trends, the successor has grown bigger still. While we’ll take a look at the over all improvements in the device in our full review, let’s take a brief look at the device’s performance in synthetic benchmarks first. Continue reading “LG G Pro 2 Benchmarks”

Sony Xperia Z2 Benchmarks

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Without a doubt, the Sony Xperia Z2 is amongst the hottest new smartphones to be made available in India. Following the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, the phone brings top of the line specifications and a very balanced approach to the flagship competition. While we’ll be talking about what sets the Xperia Z2 apart from the competition in our full review, here we take a look at it’s performance in synthetic benchmarks. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z2 Benchmarks”

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 stands out as perhaps the biggest Android tablet that you can get at the moment. The tablet is not only physically large, it also packs in it some serious firepower in the form of specifications. Under the hood is a 1.9Ghz Exynos 5 Octa processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The Exynos 5 Octa or the Exynos 5420 SoC has the big.LITTLE architecture where it pairs two clusters of four cores each. By switching between two clusters of Cortex A7 or Cortex A15 cores depending on the task load, the OS can optimize for battery life and performance.Samsung Note Pro 12.2 -13

Unlike the Exynos 5422 variant of the chipset that is found in the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 does not have HMP (Heterogeneous Multi Processing) enabled which means that the OS cannot schedule task threads on all 8 cores simultaneously. While we’ll talk in detail about real life performance in our full review, here’s a couple of benchmarks to give you a comparative idea of how the Note Pro 12.2 fares against other popular Android tablets across categories. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Benchmarks”

Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5x Mi-504 Benchmarks

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The Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5x is a budget device that brings a large screen experience at a very attractive price point. The phone is powered by a 1.3Ghz Dual Core MT6572 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. You get a 5 inch display with a resolution of  480 x 854. We weren’t too impressed by the day to day performance of the device and noticed more than a few lags. For those who’re interested in synthetic benchmarks, we put the Smart Flo Mettle 5x from our standard benchmark suite and here are the results.  Continue reading “Spice Smart Flo Mettle 5x Mi-504 Benchmarks”

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311 Benchmarks


Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab 311 last month in India. We’ve brought you the review and here are the complete benchmarks of the device. The tablet is powered by a 1.5Ghz dual core Exynos 4212 processor that is paired with 1.5GB of RAM. About 442 MB of free RAM is available at launch. Let’s check out how the tablet performs in various benchmark tests. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311 Benchmarks”

Samsung denies benchmark boosting allegations, says it’s normal for most fullscreen apps


Just hours ago, we had seen how Samsung had boosted its benchmark scores for a favourable result in comparison to the competition. After all the brouhaha surrounding this issue, Samsung has spoken up, denying the allegations by saying that most full screen apps have the access to full GPU clock speed. That said, the vague response on the company’s Korean website doesn’t seem to explain what “Benchmark booster” actually means.

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Lenovo K900 Gaming Performance Overview

While we are busy writing our complete review of the Lenovo K900, we thought it would be right to show you the gaming performance overview, as a glimpse into the performance aspect of the Intel Z2580 system on a chip residing inside this flagship device. The 2 GHz dual core processor has a total of 4 threads thanks to Intel’s own Hyper Threading technology and giving company is the PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 for graphics. Impressively enough, the GPU is clocked at a high 533 MHz frequency, making it one of the fastest clock rates for the specific model. All said, lets move on to the gaming part of the device then!

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Spice Smart Flo Pace 2 Mi-502 benchmarks



Spice introduced the Smart Flo Pace 2 a few weeks back at a price point of Rs. 6,999. The handset is powered by a 1Ghz processor and is paired with 512MB of RAM. The low amount of RAM does get in the way of multitasking on the handset. The processor too isn’t particularly powerful but the bloat free stock Android build keeps things running smooth. We’ve embedded a range of benchmarks from the handset below for your viewing pleasure.  Continue reading “Spice Smart Flo Pace 2 Mi-502 benchmarks”

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks

Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Reference devices

We are here in San Francisco on invitation from Qualcomm to benchmark their Snapdragon 800 processor (MSM8974) which features a 28nm HPm quad core Krait 400 CPU capable of running at 2.3 GHz per core and the new Adreno 330 GPU. It is expected to be the fastest mobile processor in the market and even beat the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa and Qualcomm’s own Snapdragon 600 processor in terms of benchmarks and performance. Dive in and take a look at the jaw dropping numbers in the Benchmarks. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks”

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Benchmarks – quad-core Exynos CPU and Mali-400 GPU

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 2, successor of the Galaxy Note in India last week, and we managed to get hold of the device to run some benchmarks. These benchmarks test the performance of the 1.6 GHz quad-core 4412 Exynos processor with Mali 400 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 topped in most of the benchmarks when compared to the other quad-core devices such as Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Benchmarks – quad-core Exynos CPU and Mali-400 GPU”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Benchmarks

I’m currently attending CTIA in New Orleans in USA and guess what I found at a Mobile Focus show last nite here – the Samsung Galaxy S3 which was just shown off in London last week is now being show off here. I held the S3 for the first time in the hand and it felt nice except for the plasticky outer shell. The display was gorgeous and the phone was screaming fast. I decided to do some benchmark tests on it just to see how the Quad-core Exynos on the inside performs. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S3 Benchmarks”