Galaxy S II overclockedGalaxy S II overclocked

Anyone who's used a Samsung Galaxy S II knows the thing is fast. There's absolutely no disputing that. And when that sweet, sweet Exynos processor is overclocked to 1.5GHz, well, get ready to have your ears pinned back. And with said overclocked actually stable at 1.5GHz, you'll be cruising in the fast lane with ease. Pretty cool, eh?

All that said, we just showed you why benchmarks (and Quadrant, particularly) really isn't indicative of a phone's real performance. But a 1.5GHz overclock is a 1.5GHz overclock. Video of it in action is after the break, and the kernel (and source code) are at the source link.

Download: XDA Developers; Thanks, Scott!
See also: How to manipulate benchmarks (and why we're downplaying their importance)

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Galaxy S II overclocked to 1.5GHz, benchmarked, proves our point


Still a plastic Samsung with questionable software support. No thanks. Any phone released the second half of this year can do the same thing. It doesn't change your user experience from something like an EVO. It just gives you bragging rights on benchmark tests that don't really mean anything. Until apps are designed to run better on this hardware than something like an Optimus One there really isn't any reason to worry about the processor speed. It's all about how the phone looks and feels to you and how it works in everyday use as far as do you like the Touchwiz skin or sense or stock...etc.

We need a new benchmark that really shows how a phone will truly perform, or at least closer than what Quadrant does. Everyone yaps about Quadrant but it hardly means a thing these days.

Samsung Galaxy SII? No thank you.

The strategy employed by Samsung is quite upsetting but we should have seen it coming. I refuse to buy this phone because my current Samsung Galaxy S is still stuck on Froyo. They refuse to upgrade the original Galaxy S to 2.3 because they feel people will have less incentive to buy their new product. "If you want the latest Android build buy our new phone!" You can keep your SII, Samsung.

What's going to happen when you want Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy SII? You won't get OEM support because it's part of their marketing ploy. You'll just have to buy the Galaxy SIII for the latest Android build. I'm sick of it.

I'm not sure where you're getting that they "refuse to upgrade the original Galaxy S to 2.3." Mine is definitely running an official build of 2.3.3 delivered through Kies, I9000XWJVH.

Unless you're referring to the colonial versions of the phone, in which case blame your terrible carriers, not Samsung.

Maybe we all need to send emails to Futuremark to make a benchmark for android. Not sure why people use Quadrant if its been proven to be a flawed benchmark.
Maybe a version of SuperPI? Anyways like others has said it comes down to real world performance even though i like to OC & benchmark everything i own lol

Ok, in one breath you guys say don't take these things seriously. In the very next you laud a phone for it's benchmark scores. Which is it, Android Central? I like the site, but there are some fairly reasonable discrepancies with your reporting from time to time.

Phil is lauding the overclocking of the processor to 1.5 GHz, not the quadrant scores... Those just happen to be in the video. The point being proven here is this is an extremely fast device, and benchmark scores really don't mean anything. The article explaining that is even linked in this one, so not sure where everyone is getting confused...