If there’s one thing a software developer, a processor manufacturer, and/or a smartphone designer loves (or hates violently) it’s a good benchmark. What we’ve got below is a set of benchmarks run on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch right out of the box. These benchmark scores are compared then in brief to both the original Galaxy S II as reviewed by Chris Davies as well as the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch that we saw on the presentation block in NYC not two weeks ago! It’s time for some bonus nitpicking to a degree that only your barber would be able to tell!

Before we continue, I must point you directly at the rest of the times we’ve taken the dual-core processor world to the cleaners. The Samsung Galaxy S II in its original state AND in this Epic 4G Touch version both have the same Exynos 1.2GHz dual-core processor. As you’ll see in the following comparisons to the original, the Epic 4G Touch has some big shoes to fill: First compared to the HTC Sensation, then to the Infuse 4G (which with it’s similar gigantic display yet rolling out with a single core processor, didn’t stand a chance), then finally both the Qualcomm MPD and the LG G2x (aka Optimus 2X).

Our exploration of three Galaxy S II’s begins over at our sister site SlashGear – first take a peek at several marks in a snap with Chris Davies original analysis of the Galaxy S II:

Raw benchmarks only tell part of the story, but the Galaxy S II scored 2939 in Quadrant Standard and 3540 in Quadrant Advanced [CPU 7556, Memory 3955, I/O 3955, 2D 981, 3D 1210], 46.939 MFLOPS in Linpack Pro, while the SunSpider test for browser performance came in at 3584.3ms (lower is better). We’ve a feeling that custom ROMs on this particular handset will simply fly.

Note that SunSpider is included on Vellamo, the first test we’ll be looking at here between the NYC pre-release and the here final release of the device. Vellamo takes mobile web benchmarking to the most intense level its thus far been at here on Android and tests performance and stability, including networking, JavaScript, rendering, and user experience. You can see individual screens for this test in the gallery at the bottom of this post, or you can simply check out the comparison here:

After that, there’s another similar test by the name of CF-Bench, these scores also showing scores in native form, Java, and overall score.

Then there’s Linpack which specifically tests how fast a computer can solve a set of linear equations, results then showing up in millions of floating point operations per second (MFLOPS). Higher is better, and you’ll notice that we’ve run the tests multiple times to show a range. We’ve run every benchmark multiple times of course too, but with Linpack it seems more appropriate to show all scores, not just the ones that seem most average.

Finally there’s Quadrant standard and Quadrant Advanced. Note that we weren’t able to access Quadrant Advanced at the NYC event, but Davies scores for the original Galaxy S II are listed in his paragraph above.

Then once again one week in:

Finally here’s a gallery with all the little extra bits if you do so desire to glance upon them. Here I must also remind you to think up any questions or additional tests you might want us to run for the final review of this device. Ask away!

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  1. Seeing this makes me realize that even though my phones scores only 2900 to 3100 in quadrant, that my photon 4g is up there & if the photon had a much lower resolution like 800×480 then I’d get a score close to 3800 just like the tegra 2 galaxy R did in it’s pre production stage * it scored 3600 * on quadrant & only with 1 ghz. I took my atrix & raised the clock speed up to 1.2 ghz to match the exynos dunces they had to raise the clock speed to compete in the first place, anyway back to the atrix after overclocking up to 1.2 ghz I scored 3900! Now the thing about this score is that for one the atrix if processing more pixels on a qHD screen (960×540) 35% more pixels & it still scored higher than the exynos@the same speed, also all the tegra games don’t even need a quadrant score of 2000 out higher unless your using some driver hack which lowers the triangles per sec, the texture quality drops to 16 but & other filters are just plain left out of the game just to keep the frame rates up & actually giving a second rate graphic quality game. So tegra beat the exynos in the galaxy R which anyone can youtube….I’m sure no one wants to see there favorite phone get beasted on by bad old tegra, tegra 2’s are now going to be 1.2 ghz stock starting this month & the exynos won’t be able to BS anymore & I’ll install the kernal in my photon so that it’ll be over & under clocked.best of both worlds 😉

    • Heh heh.. People (geeks like me) sometimes spend to much time on the specs instead of seeing true, real world performance as the big picture. The photon has a crappy screen, reboots frequently in the middle of a call for no reason, has the power jack in the WRONG location if you are using the kickstand to watch a movie, and it’s UI is horrible compared to samsung’s version. I just called to exchange my Photon for the new Samsung EPic 4gTouch since I’m in my 30 day return period (which just changed effective today to 14 days). I had the orignal TMO Vibrant with the horrible GPS issue (design flaw) that was repaired by the factory to make it the way it should have been. Had that not been fixed, I wouldn’t have considered another Samsung, but in reality, most of what I use a phone for is texting, Video capture and watching videos.  So I need to consider that the display (SAMOLED) which I’ve seen and been used to is far superior to the Photon. qHD? Haa..  I can practically count the pixels on the screen. Poor screen and design, with a lousy OS make it not worth having. Give me a slower, usable, and stable phone with a crystal clear display anyday.   Once you see the G2’s new super screen and size, you can choose to exchange your Photon like I did…

      • Or you can wait for the Nexus Prime and get even MORE of a big-ass phone (4.65″), full 720p HD, and Android 4.0. And it also has that gorgeous Samsung screen.


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