Top Android App: Quadrant Standard
Quadrant is a CPU, I/O, and graphics benchmark. It’s a great way to test the performance of your phone and compare it to other Android devices.
- Version: 1.0-beta7
- Size: 868KB
- Category: Tools
- Price: Free
Because it is based on a wide range of criteria, Quadrant Standard functions as a great all-around benchmarking tool. Note: This app may not work properly on phones without a GPU (Spica, HTC Tattoo). Also, it may not be used for commercial purposes (i.e. to advertise one phone as being superior to another).
When you open the app, you’ll see you can run a full benchmark and/or view system information. The system information is quite comprehensive and includes device, CPU, Memory, OpenGL, Sensor, and OS details.
Full benchmark tests:
- 2D and 3D graphics
After the series of benchmarking tests are completed, your results will be displayed alongside the results from other users/devices. Needless to say, my G1 doesn’t really compare to the latest and greatest devices.
Also not too much of a surprise, the Nexus One running Android 2.2 is by far the best performer. However, the Nexus One running <2.2 scored much lower. Definitely a tribute to the latest version of Android.
I’m very interested to see what kind of results over-clocked users get with their devices. Share your scores in the comments below!
- Benchmark tests only take a couple minutes
- App is very easy to use
- Results are shown in comparison to other Android devices
- Detailed system information available
Areas for improvement:
- More comprehensive results, instead of just an overall score (look for the full/pro version in the near future to have this)
Conclusion: An all-encompassing app for comparing Android phones, download and see where your phone lands!
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