Testing and Conclusion
In order to test Vellamo, we ran the benchmark on a variety of our personal devices. While some of these devices have very similar hardare, it becomes interesting to look at how Android verisons and overhead from custom UIs factor in.
Most of these results are no surprise. The Tegra 2 powered, dual core, EeePad Transformer and Motorola Xoom running the newest version of Honeycomb find themselves. on top. Next we find the next generation Snapdragon at 1.2GHz in the MyTouch 4G Slide by HTC. The extra 200MHz advantage from the other Snapdragon devices below it seems to give the MyTouch a significant advantage.
The HTC Evo, Thunderbolt, and Samsung’s Nexus S 4G, Galaxy S, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab all find themselves with similar results. All based on the ARM Cortex A8 cores at a 1GHz clockspeed, it is expected that the scores will be inline with each other.
The interseting aspect to look at here becomes differences in scores between Android versions. The Android 3.x and 2.3 devices are at the top of the list, pointing towards further optimizations being made in Android code as the platform develops.
However, TI’s OMAP3 platform in the Droid X scored last here, which is interesting as it has been a high scorer in benchmarks we have performed in the past. While some may point to Qualcomm optimizing Vellamo for their Snapdragon platform, it seems to not be the case as Tegra and Samsung Hummingbird platforms were high scorers in our testing.
While we don’t have any results from any dual core phones, it will be interesting to see how things ranging from the next generation Snapdragon platforms to TI’s OMAP4, and Tegra phones will give these current devices a run for their money. Stay tuned to PC Perspective for even more testing as we review the newest generation of phones!