It’s well-documented that the Samsung Galaxy S II is a beast of a phone, but thanks to this latest finding you should be even more impressed by its power. In a review conducted by AnandTech on the International Galaxy S II, the phone was found to be the most powerful Android device out.
The site dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung’s own Exynos 4210 system on a chip. The chip is a full-featured dual-core Cortex A9 design, comparable to TI’s OMAP 4. The RE is the first SoC in a smartphone to use ARM’s Mali-400 GPU. Samsung implemented a 4-core version of the Mali-400 to coincide with its Exynos 4210 chip, and as you can see in the benchmark results above, its performance is off the charts. Even though it’s not as fast as the PowerVR SGX 543MP2 found in the iPad 2, it’s still anywhere from 1.7 – 4x faster than anything that’s shipping inside a smartphone now. This is impressive considering the GS2 is a phone that’s been out for more than three months.
Just think: international users have had the luxury of toting around this power in their hands for months. Soon, American consumers can experience the GS2 in one of the three variants coming to Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, all of which were announced at a live event in NYC two weeks ago.