Here’s a short video of the AnTuTu Benchmark running on Sony’s recently announced Xperia Z Android smartphone at CES 2013. The Xperia Z (model C6603) runs Android 4.1.2 on a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.
Here’s a video of AT&T’s version of the HTC One X running through some familiar Android benchmarks. Overall, the device performs quite well, besting some favorites like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II. The AT&T version of the One X features a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, unlike the global version of the One X which rocks a quad-core Tegra 3. Still, the absence of two cores didn’t seem to matter much, particularly in these Android benchmarks. Check out the full video below.
Other dual core smartphones, such as the LG Optimus 2x, Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Motorola Atrix 4G also performed admirably, while the iPhone 4 and iPad were running with the middle-of-the-pack at best. The Nexus S also fared rather well, despite sporting a single core, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G was near the top of the pack as well.
So should you buy your next smartphone based on these benchmarks? Probably not. If you look at the results, the difference between the top 5 phones in each category was quite small – you’re better off looking at feature set than benchmarks. Additionally, the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC ThunderBolt didn’t make it on the list, so there will be yet more competition at the top of the heap. Still, you can’t deny that the LG Optimus 3D did the company proud, and at least for now owns the crown as the world’s most powerful smartphone.