LG G2 Snapdragon 800 benchmarked, scores off the charts

August 7, 2013
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In case any of you were wondering just how fast the new LG G2 powered by Qualcomm's absolute latest and greatest 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 mobile CPU is, we have you covered. Lets just say we managed to fire up the usual popular benchmark tests to run on the just announced smartphone, and it blows away the competition.

We know, we know, benchmarks are only part of the story. Especially lately considering we've been hearing Samsung has allegedly been tweaking their GS 4 to get higher results, and all that gibberish. Those few things aside, many of you enthusiasts still love to see benchmark results. So we have AnTuTu and Quadrant Advanced to show you running on this new device.

We know the Snapdragon 800 is fast. We saw and benchmarked it earlier this year, but things are different when you have to work with a retail product, not a developer device. Thermals, battery constraints and more all come into play here. Thankfully, Qualcomm and LG have worked together to balance this perfectly and the G2 scores off the charts, nearly.

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As you can see above (and below) the LG G2 and Snapdragon 800 aren't slowing down much here in retail form. Blowing past the Galaxy S4 with Qualcomm's older Snapdragon 600 in all areas. Quadrant nearly topped 20k, something I've yet to see in a stock retail device, and AnTuTu was impressive coming in around 29k as well. Both of these scores are nearly the highest I've ever seen. However, the Tegra 4 in NVIDIA's SHIELD got over 39,000 in AnTuTu, but that relies heavily on the GPU, which that device is geared towards gaming.

So what does all this mean? Well, nothing actually. It does, but benchmarks are only a small part of the story. We know Android 4.2.2 will be super smooth and stable, and hopefully LG's tweaks don't slow it down. So far we're not seeing any signs of slowdowns, and this device is damn fast. The quad-core here is the fastest we've seen in a smartphone, and the Snapdragon 800 also should have tons of battery saving efficiency features. Making it super quick, yet long lasting.

Of course we'll need more time than a few hours with the LG G2, and devices with the Snapdragon 800 before we make up our minds, but so far we're loving what we see. As a reminder, Qualcomm recently told us nearly all flagship manufacturers have a device in the works with the Snapdragon 800, so things are about to get really interesting.


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  • john

    I hope using AnTuTu v3.3.1 made the numbers lower than v3.4.If not I am not impressed my s4 scored Cpu integer :5128 and CPU float-point :6560 Ram :4544 The 3d graphics were about 1/3 higher but 2d were almost the same.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      We’ll have to run again with the latest.

      • Charles Sweeney

        Benchmarks smenchmarks! Do real world tests like running and switching between multiple apps (really put the RAM to the test), copy and paste between cloud storage and the device memory, run graphic intense games, open multiple tabs in the browser and pull up graphic heavy websites, stream videos, etc. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how to conduct a device test but just to say that’s the review I’m waiting for, the benchmark, not so much.

    • Maxim∑

      Yeah well your S4 is “boosting benchmarks” by 10% so you might want to reduce those CPU and GPU numbers

  • Scott Hendry

    i wonder if the battery makes a “wooooosh” sound as it drains that fast..

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      At least it is 3,000 mAh.. So that’s a plus

      • Charles Sweeney

        Really, I remember not too long ago (like a day or two more recently) that a leaked rumor had the battery at around 2,600 mAh and many were so displeased. Now 3,000 mAh isn’t enough??? I guess you can’t please all the people all the time. I was very shocked to learn about the battery as I was expecting less. So good deal LG, good deal indeed.

      • Scott Hendry

        3000mAh is definitely a step in the right direction. a quad cored 2.3 GHz monster of a CPU is overkill. helps to read.

  • vasras

    AnTuTu and Quadran total scores don’t matter so much.

    - SunSpider / Vellamo / Octane are decent for web/cpu in RL
    - RAM/CF benchmarks (esp. drops/spikes down) tell about potential lags

    I wish Android testers would do more analytical benchmarking.

  • dbest180

    Why didn’t Motorola put this in the Moto X could have been easier to justify the price tag for the Moto X. But don’t get me wrong The Moto X has changed my geek view of devices. I appreciate that and the iPhone a whole lot more now.

    • NeedName

      I just want to see some real world tests of the Moto X Vs. LG G2 to see what they do. When the Moto X is put against the HTC One & S4 in real world tests it has bested them pretty well. . . so, it might hold it’s own against the G2 especially considering that skin on the G2.

  • Graham Reed

    Dolby is supposed to be introducing its incredible Headphone:X technology on Snapdragon 800 devices. 360 deg. sound in 2 planes (!) from a smartphone on standard headphones. Any word about the LG having this?