We tested the Motorola Atrix, Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy II Note and the Apple iPhone 5 Smartphones.
The LG Optimus G was only able to score 502 points in Futuremark’s Peacekeeper benchmark. Though looking at the results I don’t believe it is a lack of hardware that is the issue. More the version of the Android OS that it is using. All of the different versions are grouped together, the three smart phones using Android 4.0.4 range from 477 points to 521 points despite the LG Optimus G having much faster hardware including the processor and RAM.
Once again it looks like the Optimus G is being held back by the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG is planning on updating the OS to Jelly bean in the coming months which will hopefully give us a significant boost in browser performance.
Quadrant is a CPU, I/O and 3D graphics benchmark. The Standard Edition requires an Internet connection to compute benchmark results and is supported by ads, but that should be fine for most users. We used version v2.1.1 for benchmarking the tablets.
Quadrant really shows what the LG Optimus G is made of, with 2Gb of RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core CPU at 1.5GHz the Optimus G dominated the field! Previously the fastest phone that we had tested was the Samsung Galaxy Note II which had a score of 5955. The Optimus G was nearly 1450 points, or about 24% faster with a score of 7393!
GLBenchmark 2.5.1 is an OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark that we are using for the very first time since you can run it in offscreen mode, which means that you can test devices at the same resolution no matter what the screen size really is. The majority of the tests focus on graphic resources, measuring the quality and performance of the underlying OpenGL ES 2.x implementation. The benchmark, among other features, contains high-level 3D animations; low-level graphic measurements; a possibility to create personalized benchmarking suites by changing settings.
When it comes to this OpenGL ES 2.0 performance the LG Optimus G had a very solid performance at 61 frames per second in the 2.1 Egypt Classic benchmark.