[Update regarding our benchmarks score: the initial results from our Sony Xperia were too high. After we did the benchmark 10 more times, it averaged out to around 29495.]
For the pure hardware evangelists amongst us, benchmarks matter. For those among you that got hooked on the great GHz race between AMD and Intel in the nineties and early 2000′s will know that numbers matter – to some.
When it comes down to real world performance, we’ve seen devices with substantially less ‘power’ under the hood still offer the user a butter smooth, polished and pleasurable Android experience. This is because software and the OS itself play a large role in determining the efficiency of how our devices perform. And while this is a gross oversimplification, it still works.
Though it is worth saying in a very clear manner that LG’s G2 is arguably the fastest device we’ve had our hands on in a while. Let’s have yet another refresher on the specs, shall we?
|Display||5.2-inch IPS LCD, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 424 ppi, 2.65mm bezel|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, quad-core Krait 400 @ 2.26GHz, Adreno 330 GPU|
|RAM||2GB, Graphic RAM|
|Battery||3000 mAh non-removable|
|Cameras||13 MP rear, OIS, autofocus, LED flash, sapphire glass, 2.1 MP front|
|Networks||LTE, LTE-A, HSDPA, GSM|
|Connectivity||NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|OS||Android 4.2.2, Optimus UI|
|Dimensions||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm, 140g|
While certainly not the highest score we’ve ever seen, it still impresses. Most recently, Samsung was chastised by veritable technology reporting powerhouse, Anandtech, when they discovered code that ‘optimized’ certain processes within the Galaxy S4 that translated into even juicier numbers. Now, at LG’s event in New York, we were told not to run benchmarks as the G2′s software was ‘un-optimized,’ which is likely to be the truth. Thankfully, benchmarks have leaked out and show that LG’s new flagship, the G2, is a very, very powerful device indeed.
Check out this neat infographic that shows the state of performance on some of the more impressive Android devices released of late.
We’ll be getting an LG G2 in the lab very soon, and will be sure to subject it to a huge battery of benchmarks (oh the irony). Let us know what to look for, and what you think of the new Snapdragon 800 SoC!