Samsung Galaxy S3 Performance: Some Benchmarks

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Smartphones
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Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S III (Galaxy S3) with the new Exynos 4 Quad SoC by Samsung. The website was able to get hands on time with the new Samsung Galaxy S3 at the unpacked event in London, where the new mobile device was introduced to the public by Samsung.

While the Samsung Galaxy S III will ship in Europe on May 29th, it is unclear when this new Android power-horse will be ready in some shops in Damascus, of course. Unfortunately, this could last a longer time.

The Samsung Exynos 4 Quad is a good development to the dual-core Exynos in the Galaxy S2 devices. This new Exynos 4 Quad integrates four ARM Cortex A9s, which are running at 1.4GHz. Like the dual-core Exynos, the new Exynos 4 Quad has the minimum clock of 200MHz.

Each core of the Exynos 4 Quad can be power gated individually to prevent the extra cores from being a power burden in normal usage, which is a good method to save some battery. Samsung took a page from Qualcomm`s strategy and thus, each core also operates on its own voltage and frequency plane.

The GPU of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 is still the ARM Mali-400 / MP4. Until now, nobody seems to be sure of its clocks, but some are convinced that the Mali-400 GPU is overclocked to 400MHz. Like the dual-core Exynos, the dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller in the Galaxy S III also feeds the entire SoC. This combination should be a good solution to be very well competitive to the Tegra 3 by nVidia.

Until now, there is no real detailed review about the new Samsung Galaxy S3, but upcoming reviews are expected for the next days. was already able to run some benchmarks on the next Android 4.0.4 / ICS – High-end device from Samsung.

Hile the BrowserMark result of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is very impressive; also the JavaScript performance is extremely good. For the good guys from, the results of these Benchmarks with the Samsung Galaxy S III are better than almost anything they were able to test thus far. This is somehow a good sign about the Samsung Galaxy S3.

While the Benchmarks showed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is significantly faster than the most smartphones which were already released to the market, the new features and TouchWiz version are also able to impress people.

BrowserMark Samsung Galaxy S3

BrowserMark Samsung Galaxy S3


At least, TouchWiz, the known Samsung GUI for Android handsets, shows a bit more of ICS (Android 4.0.x) and runs smoothly, without any lags. Although the Samsung Galaxy S3 was not able to impress all people at the Samsung unpacked event in London, it is clear that the Galaxy S III is a good step for this product line. The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is a good evolution of the Galaxy S3, although it could just be seen as a step and not as a new overall evolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone became a lot of praise by the good guys from and they even concluded after the benchmarks with that new Android mobile device, that the 1.4GHz Cortex A9s are performing even much better than expected. (BrowserMark)

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Product Picture

Samsung Galaxy S3 – Product Picture

(Samsung Galaxy S3 – Product Picture)

As stated, the GPU is the known GPU from some Galaxy S2 devices, but it seems that the Mali-400/MP4 GPU in the SGS3 (Galaxy SIII) is obviously significantly faster than its predecessor. This suggests that the Mali-400 GPU in the Samsung Galaxy S3 should run on a higher clock rate. In the end, Samsung once again received the praise for the fastest smartphone GPU in the first performance tests of the Samsung Galaxy S 3 by

The benchmarks and results can be found here.

  1. peter says:

    I want to ask you how long it took the development of Samsung Galaxy S III. Please if you know answer please send me on my email. The early answer thanks in advance. Peter

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