Snapdragon 800 powered Xperia ZU crushes Antutu benchmark

June 17, 2013
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We’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming announcement of Sony’s Xperia ZU 6.4 inch smartphone, which is expected to come equipped with a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. For those who don’t know, the Snapdragon 800 is Qualcomm’s as of yet unreleased high-end processor which will replace the current Snapdragon 600 as its top of the line chip.

We’ve already seen a Snapdragon 800 benchmark result show up for a new Pantech handset and one for the rumored Snapdragon 800 Galaxy S4 model, which stole top place from the Exynos 5 Octa. Now another result has cropped up, this time for the Xperia ZU.

Again the result surpasses anything which is currently on the market, but the Xperia ZU result is easily the fastest Antutu benchmark yet; scoring a really impressive 32173. The processor used in the test was clocked at a reasonable 2265Mhz, which explains the slight besting of the 30133 score achieved by the 2150Mhz chip found in the Pantech device.

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For the sake of some perspective, the Snapdragon 600 powered Galaxy S4 scored 25900 in our own tests, and the Exynos 5 Octa version currently tops our performance table with a score of 27417. So it’s safe to say, providing that this result is the real deal, that the Snapdragon 800 blows the current crop out of the water.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the device performs in the real world, fortunately there’s just over a week to wait until the Xperia ZU is officially unveiled.

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