Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

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Performance Testing: GPU and CPU

In addition to using the Galaxy Nexus in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the Galaxy Nexus compares to other smartphones.

CPU testing
Android CPU testing

Graphics testing
Android graphics testing

JavaScript testing
JavaScript Android and iPhone testing

In the Linpack test, the Galaxy Nexus posted a middle-of-the road score, coming in a little bit behind both of the Samsung Galaxy S II devices and the Motorola Droid RAZR.

In the An3DBench, the Droid RAZR posted a very good score, however as you can see from the chart above, most of the phones were limited by vsync issues.

The Galaxy Nexus posted similar results in the An3DBench XL test, particularly in the Emperor's New Clothes test. You can see from the chart that the Galaxy Nexus achieved a good score, but was still beat by a number of phones. In the Flower Power test, the Galaxy Nexus also achieved a middle-of-the-road score. In the Magic Island test, the Galaxy Nexus did exceptionally well, coming in just behind the Motorola Droid RAZR.

The Galaxy Nexus performed exceptionally well in the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, earning the best score by a reasonable margin.


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