1. smithwicky's Avatar
    Now, I dont know too much about benchmarks but after running them on my NS I noticed that my scores are low. Is there anything I can do to make them higher or perform better?
    01-26-2011 12:14 PM
  2. font1975's Avatar
    Mine scores lower than "Nexus S", too. Best I can figure; it's best to run them with the phone is a default state; e.g. Fresh out of the box with no apps loaded.

    A lot of apps (especially on my phone) do a lot of background stuff, and that can impact phone performance.

    But really, benchmarks are just a curiosity. I wouldn't put a whole lot of weight into the scores, as so many things can affect the benchmark while not impacting real world use.
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    01-26-2011 12:37 PM
  3. Droid800's Avatar
    Now, I dont know too much about benchmarks but after running them on my NS I noticed that my scores are low. Is there anything I can do to make them higher or perform better?
    Why do you even care? The phone is one of the fastest out there, regardless of the benchmarks. Its not like you're missing out on anything because your phone benchmarks lower than another device.

    Benchmarks really don't mean anything unless your device is new out of the box. Here's a tip: Don't worry about them.
    01-26-2011 10:32 PM
  4. pathfinder3's Avatar
    Now, I dont know too much about benchmarks but after running them on my NS I noticed that my scores are low. Is there anything I can do to make them higher or perform better?
    You can try rebooting your phone first, then run benchmark. Aside from that, if you are feeling adventurous, you can overclock your device.
    01-27-2011 07:01 PM
  5. falconeight's Avatar
    My numbers run pretty high and I am happy with it
    01-27-2011 08:34 PM
  6. Smokexz's Avatar
    I assure you that a Galaxy S on Eclaire with lag fix is still slow... regardless if it scored a 2000 on Quadrant.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    01-27-2011 10:35 PM
  7. smithwicky's Avatar
    Please understand, I am not losing any sleep over the benchmark scores. This phone is impressive no matter what. I was just wondering how to push it a bit more.
    01-28-2011 05:46 PM
  8. RayStinkle's Avatar
    Putting the phone in airplane mode is very common to run better test results. Turn off data connection, etc.
    01-30-2011 01:05 PM
  9. HKM's Avatar
    First of all why do any of you care? Considering NS gets the highest recorded benchmark 4000+ at Trinity OC kernel. But if you understand how Hummingbird is designed you will know why they score that high.

    Benchmark does not anyways emulate real world load for productivity. This I had to explain specially to the diehard fanboys at XDA in NS forum. Who does not even know basic lol how ARMv7 sets work much less the inner works of Hummingbird SoC's.

    Keep in mind Snapdragon vs Hummingbird will never work as it should due to benchmark itself not suitable for both SoC's as one always favors the other and can't effectively test them all. If your phone does what it should then you are okay benchmark does "not" matter this is not PC standard where the benchmark is open.
    01-30-2011 01:13 PM
  10. pathfinder3's Avatar
    First of all why do any of you care? Considering NS gets the highest recorded benchmark 4000+ at Trinity OC kernel. But if you understand how Hummingbird is designed you will know why they score that high.

    Benchmark does not anyways emulate real world load for productivity. This I had to explain specially to the diehard fanboys at XDA in NS forum. Who does not even know basic lol how ARMv7 sets work much less the inner works of Hummingbird SoC's.

    Keep in mind Snapdragon vs Hummingbird will never work as it should due to benchmark itself not suitable for both SoC's as one always favors the other and can't effectively test them all. If your phone does what it should then you are okay benchmark does "not" matter this is not PC standard where the benchmark is open.
    To be honest, I like to run benchmarks (especially if I flashed an OC kernel) just for fun. I don't use it to compare apples to oranges. The SNS is by far the fastest mobile device I've ever owned. I'll occasionally show my results off in a FB posts because none of my friends are into tinkering their mobile devices. So until the next wonder device that can blow away the SNS and the geniuses who create these awesome OC kernels get bored, I'll continue to care about benchmarking my device. To me, it's almost as addicting as flashing the latest nightly builds
    01-30-2011 05:49 PM
  11. HKM's Avatar
    Then try Trinity OC kernel. I myself would not ever own Samsung device due to it being inferior and company itself is the biggest drawback for their product but benchmark is always flawed as it will never truly work for 2 diff SoC's. Where Samsung is favored elsewhere HTC is favored but MT4G, DHD, TB already blows NS away.

    I loved it when NS fanboy try to cry to me about 4200+ score on 1.5ghz OCed in XDA forum yet I gave the kid to render real workload he failed and was 40frames slower lol so much for that SGX540, it even lags playing decent rate HQ videos not even 720p. So don't start the Hummingbird vs Snapdragon, SGX540 vs AMD Z460, been there done that point proven real world performance failed.
    01-30-2011 09:13 PM
  12. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Turn this into a flame war and I'll make you wish you hadn't.

    This is your only warning.

    OP --

    I can benchmark upwards of 5K on quadrant and well over 60 fps on nenamark with my own kernel at 1.8 GHz. Other than rendering benchmarks faster, there isn't much difference. Having used every non-Motorola phone released this year, the Nexus S is the fastest Android phone to date, provided you don't use a legacy version of Android that's NEON dependent.
    01-30-2011 09:52 PM
  13. font1975's Avatar
    To be honest, I like to run benchmarks (especially if I flashed an OC kernel) just for fun . . . .
    That's actually the best use for benchmark, I reckon. Hard to compare phone to phone, but to test your own mods, it probably works pretty well.

    (Of course everything else must be unchanged)
    01-30-2011 10:13 PM
  14. HKM's Avatar
    Turn this into a flame war and I'll make you wish you hadn't.

    This is your only warning.

    OP --

    I can benchmark upwards of 5K on quadrant and well over 60 fps on nenamark with my own kernel at 1.8 GHz. Other than rendering benchmarks faster, there isn't much difference. Having used every non-Motorola phone released this year, the Nexus S is the fastest Android phone to date, provided you don't use a legacy version of Android that's NEON dependent.
    OMG forum mod threatening me.

    Far as 5000+ score goes on quadrant, I think we all been ruled quadrant as fluke in XDA by now as easy to exploit mostly on RAM I/O lol even without the lag fix. Hence why Hummingbird and OMAP score over 4000+? Due to GPU SGX540 and SGX530 in them but does it translate it in to real world performance? never but your kernel edited from teamwhiskey's?
    01-30-2011 10:19 PM
  15. Smokexz's Avatar
    Wooooooow I have read most of your posts, I used a hero and it was pretty fast! I didn't care that the quadrant scores were low, it did what I needed it to do. Now, as for scores, the more you push for higher scores the more likely you're going to kill your battery faster, these devices were clocked by the manufacturer for a reason. These guys who overclock for scores, understand that the Nexus S is as fast as any device can go. This is the smoothest Android can do with the newest iteration of Android. Phil mentioned the LG Optimus 2X was actually not as snappy as he would have thought, keep in mind that these devices cannot run a game any faster than they already can. Tegra 3 will not make NOVA or Dungeon Defenders any faster. If you really want a device with the best specs of the year, wait til December... okay then buy the best black slab of the year. Congratulations you now on the fastest generic black slab of the year, it will be replaced a week later.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    02-01-2011 06:57 AM
  16. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    What's bizarre is I keep getting different and increasing scores. First was 1394, then 1440, 1661 and 1789.

    Why the difference? These were all done back to back.

    Did one more: 1805.

    ... the heck?

    Did a couple of more and it seems to have leveled off: 1773, 1756, 1755, 1759
    02-01-2011 03:16 PM
  17. Smokexz's Avatar
    What's bizarre is I keep getting different and increasing scores. First was 1394, then 1440, 1661 and 1789.

    Why the difference? These were all done back to back.

    Did one more: 1805.

    ... the heck?

    Did a couple of more and it seems to have leveled off: 1773, 1756, 1755, 1759
    For the sake of this thread I ran a Quadrant test, got a 1349... I need to remind you all that the way Quadrant works is so bizarre, it isn't your NS it is just Quadrant...


    Sent from my Nexus S
    02-01-2011 06:53 PM
  18. pathfinder3's Avatar
    ROM: CyanogenMod 7 Nightly Build #24
    Kernel: Netarchy Nexus 1.2.1 (1.2ghz)

    Quadrant


    An3DBench XL


    NenaMark1
    02-01-2011 07:24 PM
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