benchmark

LG V30 Geekbench scores will make you want to get it

LG V30 Geekbench scores will make you want to get it

While still a contentious topic, benchmarks are still popular and widely used, more as a common point of reference and a launchpad for discussion. While they may or may not reflect real world use, they can come pretty close to giving users an idea of what they're in for. And those waiting for LG's "true" 2017 flagship might be in for a treat. The LG V30 has just popped up at Geekbench, just a month shy of its official unveiling, and it has some pretty sweet numbers to boast of.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus started its hype engine quite late in the development stages of the OnePlus 5 but, once it has warmed up, it went into full gear. That started with, and was mostly focused on, the OnePlus 5's dual camera system. In order to give credibility to its promise, OnePlus enlisted DxOMark's help in developing its cameras. That, however, didn't help it that much in the end, though the results aren't exactly surprising.

Continue Reading

Google Pixel “taimen” on Geekbench shows unremarkable scores

Google Pixel “taimen” on Geekbench shows unremarkable scores

The first Google Pixel and Pixel XL were pretty much high-end smartphones. You can tell not just by their design but by their specs and price as well. You'd expect the next gen Google Pixels to be just as well, but the story might be a bit complicated than that. For one, there is believed to be three, not just two, Google Pixel 2 models. For another, one of those three, codenamed "taimen" has shown up on Geekbench bearing underwhelming numbers.

Continue Reading

HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

HTC U 11 appears on Geekbench, numbers look good

In two weeks, HTC will try to squeeze out as much as it can from its new "U" brand by revealing what is now believed to be called the HTC U. The Taiwanese manufacturer has made it now secret by now that "squeezing" is going to be its headlining feature. But what about the rest of the smartphone? How will it fare against the onslaught of other flagships this year? If this Geekbench sighting is any indication, it should fare very well indeed.

Continue Reading

Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

We won’t be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S8 later this month but it’s already trying to wow the geek crowd. At least based on the supposed Galaxy S8 that just landed on Geekbench. With model number SM-G955U, which is for the “Plus” model (the plain Galaxy S8 goes by SM-G950 only), the smartphone is noted to have a single-core performance score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084, which pretty much puts it at the top of the list as far as CPUs go.

Continue Reading

PCMark for Android wants to make benchmarks reliable again

PCMark for Android wants to make benchmarks reliable again

Tech sites and techies are suckers for benchmark tests, despite a few scandals that rocked that scene a few years back. While not to be taken as absolute truth, these suite of performance tests and numbers do at least give us some reference points to talk about. But there are times when benchmarks don’t exactly match real-world performance. Which is why in the updated PCMark for Android app, developers Futuremark claim to use even more real-world tasks to measure your Android device’s actual capabilities.

Continue Reading

DxOMark gives iPhone 7 high scores, still at #3

DxOMark gives iPhone 7 high scores, still at #3

In contrast to some early reviews that panned the new iPhone 7’s photography chops, the seasoned testers at DxOMark still crowned Apple’s latest smartphone with high scores. The iPhone 7, in particular, was called Apple’s best yet. The one caveat, however, is that while the iPhone 7 did get an overall score of 86, beating out the iPhone 6s Plus’ 84, that still landed this year’s model only in 3rd place, behind 6 other smartphones in DxOMark’s growing list of smartphones with outstanding cameras.

Continue Reading

iPhone 7, 7 Plus batteries revealed, A10 chip tops the charts

iPhone 7, 7 Plus batteries revealed, A10 chip tops the charts

Apple is not one to talk about hard specs, preferring to use market-speak in words that regular consumers would presumably understand better, words like “x times faster” or “n hours longer”. Usually it’s up to third-party sites and benchmarks to verify, or even refute, such claims. Despite some rather controversial features, or the lack of them, the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus seems to at least deliver on the promise of a better battery life and a more powerful processor.

Continue Reading

Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Moto Z Force Droid camera is second best, claims DxOMark

Cameras have become a critical aspect of smartphones for the past year or so, to the point that now almost every new flagship is waiting in line for a DxOMark verdict. While definitely not the only game in town, the name has become synonymous with digital camera benchmarks. Which is why Lenovo, Moto, and Verizon should count themselves fortunate that the site has just given the Moto Z Force Droid the second highest score so far, second only to the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and surpassing any of Apple's iPhones.

Continue Reading

Meizu MX6 hits Geekbench packing Helio X20 ten-core processor

Meizu MX6 hits Geekbench packing Helio X20 ten-core processor

The Meizu MX6 smartphone isn't set to get an official announcement until July 19. Ahead of that official announcement, someone who has their hands on the device already just couldn't resist a run through Geekbench to taut those looking forward to the device with its deca-core processor. Specs grabbed by Geekbench show that the ARM MT6796 Helio X20 processor runs at 1.39GHz with all ten cores.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus may be having a bit of a hard time since it launched the OnePlus 3 last month, but it has gotten some reprieve in at least one corner. Popular benchmark maker AnTuTu has just released its chart for the Top 10 Performance Smartphones for the first half of 2016, and the OnePlus 3 is leading the pack, tough not by a wide margin. Considering the criticism the smartphone got over its less than desired RAM management, some might actually doubt those results.

Continue Reading

LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

Unlike the previous two flagships, the LG G5 focused more on modularity than on digital photography. That, however, doesn't mean that the somewhat modular smartphone is in any way a flop when it comes to its camera. In fact, DxOMark gives it a rather high score of 86, for its reliable performance in still photography and a more or less balanced video recording ability. Placed 5th in the overall smartphone ranking, the LG G5's camera prowess very well makes the CAM Plus module a worthwhile purchase.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8