Quadrant is an Android benchmark that evaluates a device’s CPU, memory, I/O and 3D graphics performances. The S8 was once again the clear winner in this benchmark. Surprisingly, both Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 phones performed very poorly, losing to the older Snapdragon 821-powered LG G6. We suspect the 835 is having a problem with a specific test function within 4uadrant, resulting in its lackluster scores.
3DMark – Sling Shot Unlimited
3DMark Sling Shot is an advanced 3D graphics benchmark that tests the full range of OpenGL ES 3.1 and ES 3.0 API features, including multiple render targets, instanced rendering, uniform buffers, and transform feedback. The test also includes impressive volumetric lighting and post-processing effects. We’re running this benchmark in Unlimited mode, which ignores screen resolutions.
The Snapdragon 835 finally bested Samsung’s Exynos 8895, with both the XZ Premium and HTC U11 posting massive scores. The U11 was helped by its huge 6GB RAM, and recorded the highest score we’ve seen so far on this benchmark.
Our standard battery test for mobile phones involves looping an HD video with screen brightness and volume at 100 percent, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity turned on, and constant data streaming through email and Twitter.
Even with its massive screen size and high resolution, Samsung’s S8 proved the clear winner here, thanks to its low power consumption AMOLED display. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was by far the worst performer due to the high power demands of its 4K resolution LCD display.