Posts Tagged ‘Benchmarks’
(EDIT: Ars Technica has a nice technical review of the Nexus One including benchmarks.)
Methodology: SunSpider 0.9 benchmarks were run on a freshly-unboxed Nexus One with no third-party apps installed; a Google account was set up and synced before the test was run; the screen was set to full brightness and a 30-minute timeout so that it wouldn’t dim during the test; all other settings were left at their defaults (including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which were left switched off); the phone was connected via 3G (O2 UK’s HSDPA network, to be precise); external power was disconnected.
Here are the results:
Google Nexus One firmware 2.1 build number ERD79: 13859.4ms +/- 0.6%
That compares with Medialets’s 16500 ms result for the iPhone 3GS. I should caution that those results were from the 3.0 version of the iPhone software, which is now six months old, so there may have been improvements since then. If anyone would like to contribute test results for the latest version of the iPhone 3GS OS, that would be very welcome.
I also ran the benchmark on a first generation iPod touch, which is the slowest device that runs the iPhone OS. This one does have OS 3.0 installed, though, so it is a relatively recent version of the browser:
Apple iPod touch OS 3.0: 45726.2ms +/- 2.2%
Just for reference, I tried the tests on my PC (2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) on the current versions of the popular browsers:
Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7: 1126.8ms +/- 1.1%
Google Chrome 126.96.36.199: 522.4ms +/- 2.9%
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.1638: 5013.8ms +/- 1.0%
Apple Safari 4.0.4 (531.21.10): 507.2ms +/- 0.4%