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HTC Sensation benches leak, show Galaxy S II on top

updated 10:20 am EDT, Mon April 18, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II beats HTC Sensation in tests

HTC's just-unveiled Sensation has already been pitted against the Galaxy S II in early, pre-release benchmarks that might suggest trouble for the newer phone. A Smartbench test from TomPDA has the Sensation, under its Pyramid codename, scoring at most 1,898 under the productivity tests and 1,642 for graphics. The Galaxy S II's own Samsung-made Exynos chip brings it to respective scores of 3,732 and 2,431.

The differences came in spite of both phones using dual-core 1.2GHz processors. While both chips aren't directly verifiable, it's possible Samsung's use of a different graphics core plays a part. Qualcomm's Adreno 220 in the Snapdragon MSM8260 processor it's using is much faster than than the 205 in its existing phones, but Samsung is using a new ARM Mali-400MP multi-core chip that could itself be a leap over what Qualcomm has.

Other factors could affect the subjective tests, such as HTC's and Samsung's custom Android interfaces. Both are using Android 2.3 underneath.

Samsung is due to be the first to shops with its phone and will have the Galaxy S II in the UK on May 1 where the Sensation and its Evo 3D equivalent for Sprint are due in the summer.

By Electronista Staff


  1. facebook_Francisco

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    several problems

    The difference could be driven by several factors:

    1 .- By the use of a more powerful GPU, as indicated in article
    2 .- For the processor. Samsung uses AMR Cortex A-9 while the Snapdragon is based on a A-8
    3 .- For the resolution of the HTC. You do not get the same results when the processor has to move a resolution of 960×540 or 800×480 pixels.

    This leads in turn to several problems:

    1 .- Support games/applications with resolution 960 × 540. In many post about Android games read this message: "Supported screen resolutions: 480 × 320, 800 x 480 854 x 480, 1024 × 600, 1024 × 768 1280 × 800. * WARNING * Other resolutions may show distorted aspect ratio and HUD problems. "In this sense, the resolution 960 × 540 could be a problem

    2 .-Although the the processor go to the same clock frequency , will it work the next-generation games based on the Cortex A9 engines ,such as Nvidia Tegra 2 platform?

    In addition, HTC has recently indicated that their cellphone will come with Bootloader blocked, while Sony Ericsson and Samsung have announced they will not block the Bootloader. As a user, would consider how far it can affect me.

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