Been living under a large rock? Then you may well have missed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 last night. What did you miss? A beauty of a phone with a 4.8-inch display, quad-core processor and some of the most innovative software ever cobbled together in a phone. Now that processor’s been put through its paces, and the results are in: has Samsung just smashed the barriers?
A couple of weeks back we brought you test results of the Exynos 4412 quad-core processor that was planned to make its way into the Galaxy S3. Now that’s turned out to be true, Anandtech has had a chance to put the finished device through its paces. And the benchmarks are very, very impressive.
In the graphics processing test, the results show the Galaxy S3 blowing everything else out of the water – including the PowerVR GPU in the iPhone 4S. That’s thanks to an ARM Mali-400 graphics processor that clocks out at clocked 400MHz, which is twice as much as the Galaxy S2.
The browsing speeds are also awe-inducing. That 1.4GHz quad-core processor works with Samsung’s skinned version of the already nippy Android 4.0 to produce browsing speeds that are already being compared to those found on a desktop.
We’ll be bringing you an in-depth review of the Galaxy S3 when we can, but between now and then, rest assured that the specs pumping away in the engine room seem to be more than up to scratch.