It was inevitable that we were going to compare the Motorola Droid 3 benchmarks against the Samsung Galaxy S II, which to most is known as the S2. Now we have to inform you that the two handsets were not run side-by-side, so we had to pull the benchmark results up separately. So how did the two upcoming handsets fair against each other?
The benchmark for the Droid 3 was a first run, so the results were not that great. Droid Life notes that a dual-core processor handset should be able to achieve at least 2000 on a Quadrant benchmark, and this handset did manage to hit just under 2500. However, we have to point out that because this was a first run things were always going to be low — so we need to wait until the second lot of figures is published.
We know that they are said to be much better, but how will they be able to compare against the impressive results of the Samsung Galaxy S II? In each of the benchmark tests the S II managed from just under 4000 to just over 4,500. This shows to prove that it seems a much faster performing handset on paper when compared to the Droid 3.
However, we should remind you that there is more to come from Motorola’s handset and that the benchmarks cannot count for much. Where the real test begins is in the hands of the user, only then will we get an idea at just how the two compare — although we believe that the Galaxy S II will still have the winning edge.
We expect to hear from readers soon about how the new Droid 3 performs, as they have now started to receive their shipments after being made available on July 7, 2011. There is still a week to go before the device hits stores, and it is only those who pre-ordered theirs early who are now seeing them being sent to them now.
The handset already has one disadvantage going for it, and that is because it will now be tied to the new Verizon tiered data plans. This is expected to hit sales of other upcoming handsets on Big Red, such as the S II and the rumored iPhone 5. However, once customers get used to these new plans then it will not take long for things to get back to normal — although we have no idea as to how long that will take.