Super Smartphone Showdown Part 4: Performance

We're back again for another part of the Super Smartphone Showdown, and today we actually managed to get the video up and ready on time. Today is part four, and we look at the performance of each of the five devices - you'll see a benchmark run simultaneously on all the devices, plus some quick gaming and a look at the other specifications of the devices.

Here's a quick rundown of each device used in the showdown, and what chipset is used inside each device:

  • HTC One XL
    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960): 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU + Adreno 225 GPU + 1 GB RAM
  • Samsung Galaxy S III:
    Samsung Exynos 4 Quad: 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU + Mali-400 MP4 GPU + 1 GB RAM
  • Sony Xperia S:
    Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260): 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU + Adreno 220 GPU + 1 GB RAM
  • Motorola Droid Razr:
    TI OMAP 4430: 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU + PowerVR SGX540 GPU + 1 GB RAM
  • LG Optimus 4X HD:
    NVIDIA Tegra 3: 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU + Kal-El ULP GeForce GPU + 1 GB RAM

Again, we hope you are enjoying the Super Smartphone Showdown and in case you missed the previous episode you can follow the link below to check out part three, where we look at the software and UI used on each device. Check back here on Neowin, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to easily get the next part tomorrow, where we look closely at the cameras of all the devices. In the following episode we wrap everything up!

You can also watch all the videos in the showdown one after another by following this link, which takes you to a Super Smartphone Showdown playlist.

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Not that it really matters but i really like the look of the LG phone, to me its by far the best looking phone out of the 5. Its a really simple design, and it just looks sharp.

are you going to show that the S3 has gone against android policy and blocked moving data to the external card? seeing as games etc can take up to 3GB then the internal usable memory of 11GB is quickly used up. This is all confirmed if searching for move data to external card on s3. The only solution is rooting which voids any warranties

I have an S3 locked into a 2yr contract and find it flawed because of this

nkaHnt said,
I thought you should have used the One X instead of One XL. Even the youtube vid title is One X vs [...]

We decided to use the One XL so that you can see the performance differences across five different chipsets. The One X performs pretty much the same as the LG Optimus 4X HD.

But I will edit that title...