Galaxy S2 (S II), Droid 3 & Droid X2 Benchmark Results Compared

We’ve written innumerable articles now about the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II), the smartphone of the moment and recently posted about a leaked image of what purports to be the Verizon version and further to that more US release speculation. Today we have a look at some benchmark test results that may interest you, comparing the Galaxy S2, the Motorola Droid 3 and Droid X2.

The Droid X2 has already seen a release in the US and only a few days ago the Droid 3 was also launched. These two are pretty decent handsets, although we’d say not quite on a par specs-wise with the Galaxy S2. However coincidentally earlier today we reported on the Verizon back to school sale in which both the Droid 3 and Droid X2 can now be purchased on a buy one get one free deal. That’s quite an offer!

News of the Android benchmark comparisons comes to us from Kellex over on Droid-Life and it’s particularly interesting as the handsets involved all use a different processor although all are dual-core. The Galaxy S2 has an Exynos 1.2GHz processor, the Droid 3 a Texas Instruments OMAP 1GHz and the Droid X2 an NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz. A whole series of benchmarks can be found on the Droid-Life link above consisting of the following: – Smartbench 2011, CF-Bench, Quadrant, Linpack, Neocore and Nenamark 1. The results seen in the image below are for the Smartbench 2011 tests and from left to right are for the Droid 3, Galaxy S2 and Droid X2 in that order and you can see this and all the other benchmark images at the Droid-Life link above.

If we then take a look at the Neocore tests we can see the Galaxy S2 on top again with 59.8fps opposed to 58.1fps for the Droid 3 and 53.4fps for the Droid X2.The other results also show the Galaxy S2 on top but it has to be taken into account that it has a 1.2GHz processor as opposed to the 1GHz of the other two and another factor in the results could be that the Galaxy S2 has a lower-resolution display. Performance experience was also felt to be better overall on the Galaxy S2, though Droid-Life asserted that could be down to poor software and not merely processor power.

It’s certainly an interesting comparison and endorses our opinion that the Galaxy S2 is pretty hard to beat at the moment, although it should face stiffer competition with the release of the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Apple iPhone 5. Are you waiting for the US release of the Galaxy S2 and do these benchmarks make it even more likely that you’ll purchase this handset? Let us know by sending your comments.

  • Anonymous

    I’m buying this thing when it drops on vzw. despite it being out in the world for 3 months, and it still rules the benchmarks, shows it has legs. Gotta have it!

  • Jules

    I’m waiting for the Galaxy S2 but if they wait too long I may change my mind if something else comes along that is comparable. I’m new to the smartphone thing and I’ve been obsessed with getting just the right one–it has come down to the Galaxy S 2 and the I phone 5. My old phone is almost ready for the grave so I hope this happens sooner than later… birthday is July 31st so Samsung….I want a Galaxy S II for my Birthday. Oh Yeah, I want an unlocked Galaxy S II for my birthday at a reasonable price:)