Supposed Galaxy S3 benchmark results spotted, soundly beats the competition

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 23, 2012
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor train is chugging along, with Samsung’s teaser video of the “next Galaxy” giving us absolutely no information about the device itself.

We have all heard about how Samsung is using disguised prototypes when sending out the Galaxy S3 for network testing in an effort to stop the inevitable design leaks that occur during this phase. But as required in network testing, the internal hardware of the prototype is the same as the final device, which has led to a lot of specification leaks.

We apparently now have GL Benchmark test results of the GT-i9300 (rumored to be the Galaxy S3). A user found the test results online, took a screenshot, and sent it to PhoneArena, before the entry was removed. If the results are to be believed, it seems that Samsung is set to blow the competition out of the water.

PhoneArena compared the scores of the GT-i9300 with the GL Benchmark test scores for the HTC One X, the iPhone 4s, and the iPad 3 with the following surprising results:

  • The ARM Mali-400 GPU in this device, which clocked over 400MHz, provides a far superior performance than the GPU in its predecessor, the Galaxy S2. This would easily make it one of the fastest smartphones of 2012.
  • The overclocked GPU of the “Galaxy S3” helped beat out, by a small margin, the dual-core PowerVR GPU featured in the Apple iPhone 4S.
  • The Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core HTC One X houses a mobile GeForce graphics processor, which seems tame compared to Samsung’s Exynos processor and the Mali-400 GPU.
  • The quad-core PowerVR GPU of the iPad 3, required to power its impressive retina display, still remains the leader of the pack. But, the GT-i9300 did perform extremely well against the iPad GPU.

To summarize, the above results prove that the “next Galaxy” will likely meet most of our expectations and will likely be one of the best, if not the best Android smartphone released this year. If you haven’t caught the teaser trailer of the Samsung Galaxy S3, you can watch it here.

Samsung is certainly raising the expectations we have from the device, and with the above benchmark results, it seems that it may hold up its promises. What are your thoughts? Real benchmark results or just another rumor? What are you doing on May 3? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • mister11

    those people in Samsung are smart as all smartphones together…they made a great phone, they are hidding it pretty well and they make people crazy….all of this will “force” people to buy it and that’s the plan in Samsung…they obviously (don’t know if i write that in the right way) have a great people in company who know their job

    • Jaonea

      wait isn’t that what apple has been doing for years? well except for the “great phone” ^^

      • Mohdamr1

        And Apple makes only one phone model mostly from Samsung parts and then sues all phone companies including Samsung because they are imitating their amazing rectangular shape & swipe to unlock & pinch to zoom. Wooooow Apple is a very innovative company. (totally not actually).

  • gr8lksdok

    when is this monster coming out?

    • MustardCrack

      May 3rd is the reveal date good friend.

  • fluKe

    And this is Sammy’s mid-range phone.. The GT-i9300 is the Galaxy M, NOT the flagship ‘Galaxy S’. Galaxy S3 will come with quadcore Cortex A9 CPU and a quadcore Mali-T604 GPU.. Mark my words.. It will BLOW EVERYTHING out of the water…

  • Skeetorius

    Nice move Samsung…..nice move. Touche’. Hype it up….waaaaaaaaaay up. So far up you had better live up to it. Seriously….with this much hype you had better land one HELL of a plane and not just some “S” version of the galaxy “S”kyrocket.

    • Dr Snus

      My thoughts exactly. They will have to bring something new to the table now. It doesn’t cut it with “Look at thiiisss. Galaxy S3! Looks just like the S2, but somewhat different! Faster! Look at thissss.” I still have faith in them, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up to much.

  • i eat smartphone eater

    S3 WOULD defeats ipad 3 tooo ! in mist of benchmarks except of screen 720 p pro ,s3 is gonna blow everything out of water

    • Amine Elouakil

      if it is the same Mali 400 with just a frequency bump it will not come close to the iPad3 GPU, CPU wise it should crush the iPad3 tho.

      • Gameristhename

        Not only based on gpu, overall leaked gl benchmarks show that s3 wins 3 out of five, and those 2 were also offscreen ones so it doesn’t matters, btw sammy have greatly optimized their hardware and software to get these results

        • Amine Elouakil

          no not even going to get close

          Sure it will have great scores, heck even the galaxy S2 have great scores, but there are other factores that aren’t taken into consideration and the most important is the device resolution and to prove my point, the Galaxy SII have great scores and it even beats most recent phones such the One X/XL or the Huawei Quad XL, in 2 or 3 bench on GLbenchmark does that make the Mali 400 @ 200Mhz than the GPUs in the smartphones I mentioned just before? No not even close! and if you want to have a good reference, check the Galaxy Note scores. Despite an overclocked Exynos 4210 the Galaxy Note which have a screen resolution on pare with the HD screens on the OneX/XL and Huawei Quad scores are pretty low, way lower than the competition.

          The ipad 3? heck a Mali 400 @ 440Mhz cannot have the horse power of the SGX543 MP2 that we see on the iPad 2 the iPad 3 Graphical performance, is out of reach for now, maybe the Adreno 320 will be able to achieve a similar if not better performance.

          • Gameristhename

            Galaxy s3 has the upperhand in benchmarks even with a prototype without an fully optimized software,though ipad 3 has an higher resolution but its an tablet it is supposed to perform better even though it runs on higher resolution because a tablet is priced higher(which can easily let companies provied better hardware) whereas look at gs3 it was not able to pack t604 gpu because it would make it expensive ,so if you compare an tablet to a phone u must ignore some factors like resolution im not saying mali 400 overclocked is better im saying just benchmarks show overall galaxy s3 is proved to be better,but who knows samsung might release an tab with t 604gpu ? Then what would ipad do ? Seems to be in trouble ,may 3

          • Gameristhename

            Galaxy s3 could have been packed with t604 gpu but there is no need a there are no apps or games which need such a power just adding expensive and reducing battery,though s3 is already fast in benchmarks than ipad 3 so it dosent even needs 604 gpu

  • aburgthing

    Bravo Samsung…, well played indeed. I love it!!!

  • Vzx_41

    I believe GT-I9300 just might be the galaxy M the mid range phone. But I would be happy with this being the S3 as well without a doubt. The thing is my friend works for Sammy and said the unpack is a line of phones coming out not just the S3, but that all could be speculation as well we will see. If Samsung makes a line of monster phones they will surely so huge profits. Now having said that Verizon would probably shoot for the mid range device and not touch the S3 and I would have to give up my unlimited data and jump ship if this happens.

  • Koroskin Denis

    i9300 is certainly a Galaxy M. My money are on Exynos 5250 inside Galaxy SIII – now THAT would be exciting!