Google’s flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus, went under the spotlight again after a rigorous hardware benchmark test conducted by AnandTech–and came out triumphant in several initial benchmarks.

The stellar Galaxy Nexus that comes packed with a pair of 1.2-GHz Cortex A9 processors was put to tests comparing it to some of the best smartphones available in the market to date. According to reports, the Galaxy Nexus aced the benchmark tests.

In the SunSpider Javascript Benchmark test, the Galaxy Nexus wiped out all of its competitors by garnering 1879 ms, 10 percent faster than the Motorola DROID RAZR. The Apple iPhone 4S came closely behind, finishing at third place with 2250 ms.

Still retaining the top spot in Rightware’s Browser Mark test, the Galaxy Nexus pushed backed the competition further with its 98272 marks, with Apple’s iPhone 4S trailing behind in second place with 87841 marks and Motorola’s Droid RAZR not far behind with 85271 marks.

The reason behind the Galaxy Nexus’s success could be attributed to its software. With Google’s tweaking and browser optimizations, ICS performance is even better than its Honeycomb predecessor.


In the GPU tests, the Galaxy Nexus managed to put up a good fight with its SGX 540 onboard, but then again, Apple’s higher-clocked SGX 543MP2  was powerful enough to snag first place, scoring 73.1 fps on the iPhone 4S.

Performance-wise, Google was able to push the boundaries of the Galaxy Nexus’s potential with its decent integration on ICS, however the device fared lower than its rivals on the graphics side since the Galaxy Nexus still uses the same SGX found on the older Nexus S. Overall, the Galaxy Nexus proved it has lived up to its name in delivering a smooth firsthand experience on the ICS platform.

Google’s flagship phone has already landed on store shelves in the U.K., is landing in Canada on December 8, and will be available soon in the U.S. on Verizon Wireless.

Do these benchmark results change the way you feel towards the Galaxy Nexus?