T-Mobile Galaxy S II

We recently saw some benchmark numbers for the T-mobile Galaxy S II, and like everything else ever put on the Internet many cried foul.  I hate benchmarks.  They tell me nothing about how a phone acts and feels in real world use; you need to actually use it to determine that.  But since there's a bit of controversy, allow me to interject a few new pictures.

Quadrant  Neocore



Nothing shut off, still getting mail and everything like I should.  Now stop worrying.

There are 19 comments

Kekoh says:


Droid-One says:

I notice overscroll effect on this version vs the others. Anything else different you can point out? Is the AP mobile widget still there?

Overscroll -- yep, it's a slow blue flash.

Yes AP mobile widget is still there. 

Sniper1087 says:

I see so quadrant was right, anyhow me neither i prefer to see a live test loading heavy graphic websites and try pinch to zoom and scrolling, but thanks for the info

vulcZ says:

Amazing. Why does this SoC perform so shitty on HTC phones then?

Sniper1087 says:

i guess is htc sense fault, sense usually slows down the system because it requires more power to run.

vulcZ says:

It actually makes sense too. According to Anand from Anandtech.com, a lot of Spandragon-based SoC's are bottlenecked by shitty software (although that wasn't his exact word used to describe it, lol).


So I guess Samsung's software team > HTC's software team.

Rem3Dy says:

Considering Cyanogen is on Samsung's software team I would say so!

s14tat says:

Those numbers are on par with the exynos chip at 1.2 ghz. If you want to compare the same clock speeds, the exynos @ 1.5 ghz on the epic touch 4g does 4200 on quadrant and 122 on linpack. So basically 20-25 percent faster.

And the Nexus S can do 6ooo on quadrant clocked at 1.5.

I hate benchmarks.

s14tat says:

But Jerry, in order to get those numbers out of a nexus S you need to run some cheat in command prompt ( as you demonstrated in your video here ). Those numbers are real world numbers with nothing but a over clock kernel running a higher clock speed. They were also running different benchmarks as well to show that its not just one hack for that particular benchmark.

no.  you can hit 6K without cheating now that openGL on the NS has been fixed.

But so what?  It doesn't make the phone faster, just higher numbers.

Rem3Dy says:

Yep Trinity kernel 6000+ on Quadrant. No hacks. It just takes advantage of the Nexus S native ext4 file system. The kernel also increases the bus speed of the gpu.

nobrakes says:

This is also running 2.3.5

It's also a lower resolution.

SlimJ87D says:

But better contrast and color via SAMOLED PLUS.

slackerjack says:

What is? The tmo variant is running at a lower resolution than the epic touch 4g (stupid name)


Immolate says:

My bionic went almost that high on the Neocore, but not on the others. It completely rocked downloading the benchmarks though.

aNYthing24 says:

It performs pretty well. The A9 (what the Exynos is based on) will always peform better than the Scorpion at the same clock speed, so that's probably why T-Mobile and Samsung had this version clocked at 1.5 GHz.