Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Benchmarked…Again

For many of you future Samsung Galaxy S II buyers there were (and to some extent still are) plenty of concerns expressed over the changed processor for the T-Mobile version against the AT&T and Sprint versions. Yesterday when we released the first videos and images of T-Mobile Galaxy S II variants in the wild Galaxy S II getting benchmarked there were plenty screams of joy but also  some doubts. The benchmark numbers were drastically different from the numbers found in the Canadian version of the Galaxy S II X heading to Telus thought to be the very same phone as T-Mobile is receiving.

Let’s just start first off and say we haven’t been able to verify these results independently though they come from trusted sources. Moreover, the Galaxy S II smartphones arrived in retail stores yesterday so it’s highly unlikely that within a matter of minutes these phones were hacked in some capacity to show an increased benchmark score. Still, if these scores prove to be verifiable once the smartphone is in the hands of tens of thousands of customers we imagine there were be plenty of happy buyers.

So take another look at one more video showing a Galaxy S II benchmark test along with another image showcasing one more result. Clearly there is something to all of these phones receiving these scores.

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  • Westward832

    Looks like a regular everyday phone by android

    • Anonymous

      Not entirely sure what that’s supposed to mean.

      • Riceeatingflip

        Maybe he’s implying that it’s not an iPhone 4S

        • Anonymous

          Possible… but the act of implying something without saying it implies the ability to be clever, while the possible implication that “it’s not an iPhone 4S” would be so utterly far FROM it.  Perhaps he was attempting to be decidedly profound and succeeded instead in being accidentally dense?

      • Greenpassage

        Its obvious that it’s can’t not score that consistently. What CPU and GPU was it using again lol.

    • Anonymous

      Not entirely sure what that’s supposed to mean.

    • Suckit

      Looks like a regular everyday troll.

  • Tuliom Mesa

    there is def something wrong with the 4G connection in NYC, Tmo should take a look at it. Sometimes i get connection in 4G then it drops down to like G speeds if thats even possible.

    • phonegeek

      Not just in NYC that happens here in atl too.

      • Antoinetrenton

        I live in Trenton. I get great t mobile service. I have a my touch 4g I got 6 up and 5 down when I leave my city. Because I’m by the tower but when I’m in my house or walking around the coner I always get 2g speeds was up with that t mobile

    • Aa

      Im a tmobile rep. Change your sim card and if that doesnt improve than yea its just tmobile ( unless your phone is damage but usually not the case with reception/connection issues )

      • Rican2k

        in the last 2wks my Tmo service at my house. I’ve always had good 3g service, almost full bars and now nothing but the 3g is shown.  It’ll even go down to Edge, called Tmo and they don’t know what it is.  Happens to all the phones I have in the house with Tmo service…..even friends that have come over have had same issues.  Can I get out of contract w/o paying ETF? 

        • Vinos9711

          Same thing happen to me in the last 2 Weeks, called t mobile and they said they didn’t know why.

        • Darrin Roush

          That’s happening to me too (all three tmobile phones)…Austin Texas

        • Anonymous

          Same thing here in the greater Atlanta area, about a 60 mile radius. I called TMo and they told me to change my Sim cards….something fishy is going on.

          TMos connection service in my area has always been great until the last 2 MONTHS. I get connection errors and dropped calls atleast twice a day, sometimes my wife cant even dial out. It is almost lke they are shutting off towers.

        • Vinos9711

          Same thing happen to me in the last 2 Weeks, called t mobile and they said they didn’t know why.

      • Jack

        Hey AA, if I’ve had the same sim card for about 8 years would that affect my data speeds? Should I change it even if it works fine? Thanks.

        • Giraffe

          If anything in your phone is 8 years old, that would affect a lot of things, my guess is.

        • kp

          You need a $g sim card. The one you have isn’t optimized for 4g if it 8 years old. Go snag a new sim and you should be good to go

        • kp

          You need a $g sim card. The one you have isn’t optimized for 4g if it 8 years old. Go snag a new sim and you should be good to go

    • Anonymous

      I can say that I’ve seen that happen in Atlanta, but never here in Charlotte, I get a pretty consistent “H” on my Nexus S.

      • Wirelessexpert

        on a 3g phone????  how would you have an H on a 3g phone???

        • Anonymous

          Thanks to the wonders of CyanogenMOD, I’ve been seeing that “H” on my Android devices ever since the MyTouch released.

          On my Nexus S I have the G/Edge/3G/H option, though I rarely see anything but “H” in my daily travels.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks to the wonders of CyanogenMOD, I’ve been seeing that “H” on my Android devices ever since the MyTouch released.

          On my Nexus S I have the G/Edge/3G/H option, though I rarely see anything but “H” in my daily travels.

        • Antoinetrenton

          Yeah the last time I checked the nexus is not a 4g phone from t mobile the my touch4g and the g2 and galaxy s 4g and sidekick4g all have the H for 4g and 3g but when that when the my touch 4g and g2 got the android 2.3.3 and Android 2.3.4 it change the H and E to 3g and 4g signal bar

    • Anonymous

      I can say that I’ve seen that happen in Atlanta, but never here in Charlotte, I get a pretty consistent “H” on my Nexus S.

  • Jake

    Phone boner getting mine next week.

  • Maybinder

    i am confused, during the first quadrant run in the video the score was in 2300ish and in the second run it was in the 3000s.  How can that be?

    • guest

      That’s because quadrant is not a good benchmarking tool, search on YouTube it easily be manipulated. Maybe Samsung is the one messing with code show higher scores on quads

    • guidomus maximus

      Also they are killing a bunch of tasks before they run the benchmark.  In the second run you can see that they’ve all restarted.  When you kill the tasks and then immediately run the benchmark, all those tasks are firing up and slowing down the benchmark. You should kill the tasks, wait a few minutes for all that stuff to restart, then run the benchmark once.  If you immediately run it again it always seems like you always get a different score.

      • J-Hop2o6

        Exactly.. Ppl still using Quadrant irritate me.. there are better, more current benchmarks! AnTuTu (w/o sd card test), NenaMark2 (GPU bench), Linpack (CPU bench), Smartbench 2011, etc.. I’m waiting for scores from these benchmarks.

        And yea, him testing the phone RIGHT after shutting off some apps (which some just restart back up) pissed me off!

        I’ll go in store today or tomorrow and do my own benchmarks.

    • Anonymous

      cache. Should always run things 3 times to get some metric that averages out all these issues.

  • Navy

    My mind is still made up. GSII, u are mine

  • Frankvallynot

    This phone or the amaze?????

    • Anonymous

      Sense blows away TW.
      Amaze looks like the higher ram means no lag like the sensation

  • http://twitter.com/el_oh_el88 Paul Reed

    The graphics tests show the inferiority of the Adreno compared to the gnu in Exynos…and what happened to the 3700 score??

    • Anonymous

      While I cannot disagree, I would like to see a real world example of much better the Mali-400 actually is.
      —-> ?
      <—- ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

        unfortunately thats a bit hard to see because there aren’t many 3d games that push the limit on android, and those that are close are tegra only

        • Anonymous

          Thx Paul.  I tell you what.  When I meet up with my homeboy today who has an EVO 3D, I’m gonna have him DL Dungeon Defenders and compare it to my Vibrant’s SGX 540.  If the EVO out performs the Vibrant then I will be satisfied with Adreno. 

          Any other system challenging games you can think of?  

        • Anonymous

          Thx Paul.  I tell you what.  When I meet up with my homeboy today who has an EVO 3D, I’m gonna have him DL Dungeon Defenders and compare it to my Vibrant’s SGX 540.  If the EVO out performs the Vibrant then I will be satisfied with Adreno. 

          Any other system challenging games you can think of?  

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

          the best ones seem to be from game loft…eg crusade of destiny

        • Anonymous

          Root, install ChainFire 3D + Nvidia Drivers + Modified shaders v2 for Riptide GP and then play Riptide GP. On my Sprint GSII, it runs faster than it does on a Tegra II phone and with 0 graphical glitches. 

  • Sswicho

    The battery level on the one in the video is much lower than the one on the image.

  • Anonymous

    That was the fastest I/O read I’ve ever seen and look how fast that thing responds to commands.  I’m sold.  If the postponed Nexus announcement resumes within 14 weeks of this phone AND they tell us when TMO will get it then I’ll just take it back if the Nexus is truely worth it.

    I knew this was gonna happen damit!!

    • phoenix

      Lol. Lol.

  • Anonymous

    That was the fastest I/O read I’ve ever seen and look how fast that thing responds to commands.  I’m sold.  If the postponed Nexus announcement resumes within 14 weeks of this phone AND they tell us when TMO will get it then I’ll just take it back if the Nexus is truely worth it.

    I knew this was gonna happen damit!!

  • nerdlust

    Wow these scores are amazing.

  • kresk

    Any time I see a benchmark test there’s never a Nexus S amongst the phones being compared. I wonder why..

  • Reaa

    wads the phone on the left on the bottom picture

  • Reaa

    wads the phone on the left on the bottom picture

    • Ruiz

      G2X

    • Ruiz

      G2X

  • Aamdanseur1

    If you look closely the phone on in the lower picture to the left is…. an LG G2x, which we have had some many of them returned even after the update to 2.3, isn’t worth the headache for the higher bench!

    • Bennyto7

      It’s a shame they have not fixed right with the update, mine is working great, the g2x rocks for me. But I’m still want to see if the ss2 got more juice to get it. Right know, I don’t see much difference from my phone

  • Bennyto7

    Hahahaha… My g2x give me more speed than that on speed test, 7 mbps on the samsung s2? are you kidding? My g2x give me 9mbps. The Samsung supposed to be a 42 mbps device. If you notice, those 3 phones on the bottom, the winner on the picture is the g2x.. I don’t know, I was waiting for this device to left my g2x, but I don’t see much difference. My g2x I’d one of the good ones, fast, smooth, no reboots, portable hot spot, etc…

    • Cycles

      My galaxy s 4g gives me 14 mbps

    • Anonymous

      keep in mind that the person taking the video more than not was probably not in a 42mbps area. 

      • Mastrorj

        this is true

  • Bennyto7

    Hahahaha… My g2x give me more speed than that on speed test, 7 mbps on the samsung s2? are you kidding? My g2x give me 9mbps. The Samsung supposed to be a 42 mbps device. If you notice, those 3 phones on the bottom, the winner on the picture is the g2x.. I don’t know, I was waiting for this device to left my g2x, but I don’t see much difference. My g2x I’d one of the good ones, fast, smooth, no reboots, portable hot spot, etc…

  • Wirelessexpert

    testing shows scores ranging from 2800 to my high of 3833.  SGSII is “the” Beast!

    • Wirelessexpert

      going to stop using my nexus s…thought this day would never come.  my only gripes with the SGSII is, no contoured screen and stupid logos always mess up the beauty of devices.

      • Weapon g2x

        There are ways to take off the logo… Sugar cubes

      • Weapon g2x

        There are ways to take off the logo… Sugar cubes

  • Johnnb9

    Sooo, it’s still getting about 3/4 the processing speed of the other GS2′s. While both the mali and the adreno can’t keep up with the powerVR545/tegra/or even lastyear’s powerVR540 in the optimusThrill and some motorola dualcore devices, the adreno 220 still scores significantly worse than the mali (still wishing the GS2′s would’ve stuck with PVR). To top it off, look at the data speed.. 7meg? not bad at all (ignoring the terrible ping), but I’m getting 5meg on my old 3g vibrant…and BETTER 3d graphics and ten times faster ping! A 21meg top-end would’ve been plenty (faster than my cable at home) and would’ve allowed the better proc+gpu.. thanks for releasing two versions of the HTC Amaze with different screen specs, camera options and default Twiz VS Sense being the only changes.

    • Anonymous

      This is what Apple fought against: Lower Expectations due to bean-counters, and people bending over for it.

      If it wasn’t for Apple, we would still be on slow-ass single-core MSMs with 256MB of ram, and broken GPUs still. Thanks T-Mobile for trying to drag us back there again.

  • Johnnb9

    ..Just wanna clarify, I love tmobile coverage, prices, speed, and friendly+english customer service. I’m just mad that I can’t get the same sweet galaxys2 every other carrier gets unless I buy someone else’s that’ll only work on edge on tmob. I love that faster 4g on tmobile actually increases the speed of my 3g vibrant, but in general the speed-race is dumb considering 2-4meg with 100ms or less ping is fantastic for everything excluding movie downloads (which you’ll just use wifi for anyway unless you want your carrier getting real angry at you for hogging 15gig’s of data). If carriers would concentrate more on getting solid speeds out nearly everywhere…consistently..that’d be much more useful than having all or nothing depending where you are.

    • king

      English customer service is only for post paid. I have flex and the whole flex dept is Luke Indian or Filipino

      • Mastrorj

        lol only for post paid? yea right! lol Im post paid and i always get india, even when i worked for tmobile i always got india. Retention dept was always english though. 

        John – great point,Everywhere consistently would deff be more useful then having all or nothing…in my case its exactly that. Mostly half ass or nothing though

        • smylax

          You’re full of crap. Only flexpay is out of the country, and its in the Phillippines. And activations is in US and Canada… I call B.S.

        • Anonymous

          I always love when its “I used to work for tmobile”, because we all know that companies never change from when you worked for them lol

        • Mastrorj

          chill out homie it was only a few months ago i left and aint a dam thing changed. In fact my boy at the corp store says its even worse now. Get ur facts and ur mind right and stop hatin.

        • Thatguy,UwishUknew

          Both of you are wrong, I CURRENTLY work for tmobile. I get foreigners for flex pay and activations. When it comes to post paid customer care and financial care you will get america. When getting activations, flex pay, port number, comsumer credit, or almost the rest of them. You get foreigners.

      • Anonymous

        Not true. I am a contracted customer and I get a mix depending on when I call

      • Anonymous

        Not true. I am a contracted customer and I get a mix depending on when I call

      • Anonymous

        Not true. I am a contracted customer and I get a mix depending on when I call

  • Anonymous

    The speed also depends on what area your in. The guy that took these pics is probably not in a 42mbps area maybe not even in a 4G area!

  • nerdlust

    I think the people that are complaining are just plain crazy. I have a cliq2 which is a good phone. But I can’t even imagine using a dualcore device. Its like comparing the speed of a corvette vs a viper. One may be slightly faster but either one would easily burn my suv.

    • Anonymous

      I hope you aren’t a man running around with that phone.

    • Anonymous

      I hope you aren’t a man running around with that phone.

      • raperodent1964

        whats wrong with the cliq? (2)
         

    • Anonymous

      I hope you aren’t a man running around with that phone.

  • Claude

    I know the HTC Amaze has WiFi Calling, but does anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy S II has WiFi Calling Feature?  If not, that is a deal breaker for me. Thanks.

    • Bronxboricua220

      All tmo Android devices running 2.2 or higher have wifi calling.

    • Bronxboricua220

      All tmo Android devices running 2.2 or higher have wifi calling.

      • Anonymous

        Do you have proof? It’s been missing from all the listed specs. T-Mobile’s page makes zero mention of it also.

        • Anonymous

          it does. no doubt there. froyo is what added wifi calling. Keep in mind that the website doesnt always include 100 percent of all features. If it did the lists would be like three times as long. 

        • Gabe41521

          They do not have WiFi calling it will come after update next montj

        • Anonymous

          Proof? Otherwise, Gabe faced you.

        • Anonymous

          Proof? Otherwise, Gabe faced you.

        • Anonymous

          it does. no doubt there. froyo is what added wifi calling. Keep in mind that the website doesnt always include 100 percent of all features. If it did the lists would be like three times as long. 

  • Raul

    7mps only…..im getting 6 mps in my samsung galaxy 1 aka vibrant 
    and benchmark changed so dramatically from 2000s to 3000s :S 

    isnt that task killer bad for the phone??? i heard somthing that stops running programs that u need…

  • Raul

    7mps only…..im getting 6 mps in my samsung galaxy 1 aka vibrant 
    and benchmark changed so dramatically from 2000s to 3000s :S 

    isnt that task killer bad for the phone??? i heard somthing that stops running programs that u need…

    • sino8r

      I only use it if things slow down… it also depends on what you kill with it. Best to add an ignore list. Good Luck!

    • Giraffe

      You must be in an area where tower maxes haven’t hit 4g yet.  theoretical max internet connection for vibrant is 7.1mbps.

    • Giraffe

      You must be in an area where tower maxes haven’t hit 4g yet.  theoretical max internet connection for vibrant is 7.1mbps.

  • Crisgold920

    love the fact that the g2x blows both of them out of the water STILL!! fab voice “niceeee”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVZR6774PL27ROXUJQSQQEP4X4 Mauni M

    What hurts Both new phones is Touchwiz and Sense. I am happy that My G2x was a good one and it came with Vanilla Android. 

    • Anonymous

      I heard LG did a great job with that phone.

      • J-Hop2o6

        /s ? lol

    • Mastrorj

      Yes when u get a good working G2x that thing deff does fly. The Overlay Ui’s do hurt but to be honest i played with Sprints SGS2 and dude ur not gonna believe how well it works. If u still dont like the new touch wiz i mean i get that but trust me ur not going to dislike it bc of the “lag” bc there was no lag on that phone with the new touch wiz. If anythign like i said b4 if u dont like it then it will be bc its not ur deal, n thats cool, but i can maybe go on record saying they perfected tough wiz and the phone might even be dare i say flawless. :)

  • Rence79

    G2x is now $99 and blows out SGS2!! I will go to buy G2x~ it rocks!!!!!!!

    • J. Williams

      G2x? Ahahahahahahah

    • Ffgfds

      By blows out you mean it has a worse and smaller screen. Slower processor, slower gpu, slower internet, horrible UI. Yup g2x is just better at sucking more.

      • Yahoo

        Dude, it’s a NVDIA TEGRA processor, as in a 3d processor. It’s meant for gaming.

        • Thatguy,UwishUknew

          Correct, when doing a bench test with smart test (or whatever its called) the overal performance of the G2X was far away from the SGII. However, when comparing gaming scores the G2X showed superiority. The general population has no idea what phone is faster than what. The only thing people actually realize is the bugs on the software. For instance the Galaxy Series had many bugs, so many bugs…. To the naked eye, without a side by side or benchmark comparisons you wont notice the difference its more of a self fulfilling prophecy.

    • Eric

      I love my G2x but I’m definitely switching to the S2 when it comes out. Nothing beats SAMOLED!

    • Drew

      LOL!!! A “hater’s” job is to hate. Good job bro’…

  • MrMr

    <3 my G2X. 

  • J. Williams

    If you want to get the real numbers for a dual core phone, CF-Bench should be used. I get these numbers on my epic 4g touch, and it’s still stock too.

  • jh

    Typical android phone doesn’t stand out, HTC Amaze is much better looking and sense 3.0 is way better than touchcrap.

    • Drew

      Don’t understand all the hate… Any way you look at it, HTC Sense is still garbage. TouchWiz much improved. Good luck with that…

    • Guest

      I dont understand either of you haters lol Both phones are great premium sets, coming from the same carrier on the same day … get which ever one you F***ING please

  • Jweimer02

    Why are they benchmarked with quadrant that does not support multi-core?

    • Mastrorj

      More importantly, when is the developer team that makes “quadrant standard” going to make it to where it supports dual core phones? I ask that bc people say that it doesnt support it. We need this cleared up. And if it doesnt like everyone says, why are we still worried about these scores. Its not like the App developers dont know dual core phones are out.

  • Dave W

    Im still waiting for the non-contract pricing on this beast to say nothing of the chance of waiting for a nexus prime…

  • Allen Wang

    why is this idiot using a task killer? come on, we all know we shouldn’t be using those. besides, it lowers the quadrant scores if you kill the apps right before running anyways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    wow Engadget’s review just trashed this score and said the Tmo version is the worst cpuwise

    • JayOne

      THEY COULDNT COMPARE THE SNAPDRAGON V EXYNOS…..BUT YEAH PRETTY MUCH WERENT FOND OF THE ALTERNATE CPU

  • JayOne

    SERIOUSLY WHOEVER POSTED THIS VIDEO AND THE ONE PREVIOUSLY SHOWING A 3K QUADRANT SCORE YOU ARE A FULL OF SH!T….A S3 SNAPDRAGON IS NOT FULLY CAPABLE OF THAT PERFORMANCE ON STOCK MODE. THAT SCORE HAD TO BE ALTERED OR COMING FROM ROOTED DEVICE!!!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      They weren’t altered…I’m sitting here with a review unit getting similar scores.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      They weren’t altered…I’m sitting here with a review unit getting similar scores.