Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Review

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Performance: Benchmarks

In addition to using the Lumia 920 in a variety of everyday usage scenarios, we also conducted some formal performance testing to see how well the handset compares to other smartphones. WP Bench is a performance-oriented benchmarking application within the Windows Phone Marketplace. To date, it's one of the only effective ways to test the small-but-growing stable of WP7 handsets. We've compared CPU, Data and GPU benchmarks below with the Dell Venue Pro, Samsung Focus, Lumia 900 and HTC Arrive.

CPU, Data and GPU testing within WP Bench
WP8 CPU testing

Performance-wise, we've never seen a Windows Phone tear up the benchmarks like the Lumia 920. When compared to single-core offerings that used Windows Phone 7 there's simply no comparison. The 1.5GHz Snapdragon is a good fit for the phone, and it helped to deliver WPBench scores that would have been completely impossible given the hardware limitations tied to the WP7 platform. Windows Phone as a mobile OS has always been silky smooth, even on last-gen hardware. But with a potent SoC , 1GB of RAM and a mobile OS that simply doesn't need a ton of resources, you'll be hard-pressed to overtax the Lumia 920. Everything from sifting through apps to playing a complex game seemed to be no trouble at all for the device.

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