Since we've already gone hands-on with the Samsung Replenish from Sprint and we've also taken the time to give it an initial review, that means one of the only thing left to do for now was give it a run through for benchmarking purposes. As we're sure you already know, the Samsung Replenish isn't exactly a powerhouse so we weren't expecting a whole lot from it but what we did get we were pleasantly surprised with. Go ahead, check out the video and try to ignore the fact that Phil has a awesome looking sandwich and booze in front of him and you don't.

 

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Samsung Replenish benchmarks

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Why does this site (among others) continue to "run Benchmark's" on every Android they get? Basically, they're saying that they are setting the standard score that every other tester should strive for. In reality, it sounds like a cool buzzword that makes the author appear professional.

Any time this site or anyone runs a Quadrant test, the result is a SCORE. The benchmark needs to be defined by an authority...so that all of us can tweak our devices to meet their standard.

bench·mark/ˈbenCHˌmärk/
Verb: Evaluate or check (something) by comparison with a standard: "we are benchmarking our performance against external criteria".
Noun: A standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed.

Well Mitch - it's because you need objective data to do reviews. You care to offer up any other way to complete a review with data that proves a point rather than just willy-nilly opinions and "It feels like..." statements.

Of course it'd be nice to live in a world where real world performance didn't matter as much as touchy-feely "felt nice in my hand," "the screen was pretty" information - but...wait...no that would suck, and we'd all buy products that would be largely the same (performance wise) and we'd have no way to gauge incremental increases of performance related technology.

Personally, I prefer an objective data based system that allows us to see the performance benefits of technological improvements and helps me to justify spending or not spending money for performance that either isn't good enough to warrant a purchase - or make my decision easier if it is.

And if you don't like benchmarks and performance data - don't use it.

Jack

Objective data is fine if it's applicable, but when each person configures and uses their device differently, a "benchmark" means nothing and it means even less when it has no standards associated with it.

Well said.

Benchmark data is useful.

We might argue about which benchmarks to use, but saying they are pointless is just not true.

I can't stand people like you who put first. Its like everywhere you go there is some tool like yourself just to put first on a forum, webpages. Etc. And even then you decide to put "its okay" just to try and to take away from the fact you put "first" to act like you care about what it is, when really you don't.

I agree with Slackerjack.

I don't think those who are complaining about bench marks understand the purpose they are run. They are not the be-all-end-all, they are just intended to give those who are curious about the device a sense of how they perform compared to each other. Sure, there is no singular benchmark that everyone can agree on, but if you run several, you can at least gauge one device vs another.

As to the complaint that there needs to be "an authority" and tweaking settings, if I understand correctly, the guys usually run these on a stock device wihtout any special tweak. Sure they may have apps running here and there, but the benchmarks should give a fairly consistent score.

Also, Rage, the definition you posted for benchmarks actually defines what these are: They are a comparison of devices using a singular application.

The term “singular application” is Quadrant. One would get scores from different devices (not different models, different handsets of the same model), validate the testing scenario (what apps are running in the background, battery level, amount of RAM free, etc…), and average the scores. This would be the benchmark for other devices to strive for. Quadrant does this for you! The number you see for every device listed in the results screen is an average of all the tests performed with that particular model (the Benchmark). When I run it or you run it, we get a score to compare to the benchmark that is already listed. Our single device alone cannot create a benchmark and I just wish that everyone would stop saying that they “benchmarked the Samsung. Or, What’s your benchmark?”.

I know it sounds petty to some, but benchmarking is not a new term. I have to use it some for my job and seeing it misused everywhere is annoying. Not trying to offend anyone, just want to see some Quadrant scores…the app will show me (us) benchmarks.

Also, in this article – Samsung Replenish benchmarks. There cannot (should not) be more than one benchmark is this scenario. There can be multiple scores…which can then be averaged to create a standard benchmark.

By the way, the video scores points for the best testing environment seen to date. Sammiches and Wine, and phone fondling. Sign me up.