- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Ports and buttons
- Page 3: Camera
- Page 4: Speakers
- Page 5: Performance
- Page 6: Battery
- Page 7: Wrap up
Let’s get some benchmark scores up. Before I begin, there is something that I need to show. In Developer Options under Settings menu, there’s a “High Performance Mode” which I had to make a comparison. Also, the benchmarks are all done under Dalvik runtime, as it would have been unfair as many apps still couldn’t run smoothly on ART.
Here’s Epic Citadel on Ultra High Quality with full resolution on both high performance on and off, with a proper cold boot before each test.
Yeah, the numbers didn’t lie. I have no idea why the High Performance mode got lower FPS, so I retried again and again, and I still get the same trend.
I’m never a fan of benchmarking through numbers, since they never did translate into real life performance much. This time however, is an exception since I want to debunk what’s behind the High Performance mode, and used Qualcomm’s Vellamo.
So here’s where the significant performance increase is – at web browsing. Obviously it’s going to drain more battery, but is it worth it? Definitely not. Based on what I tested, Chrome was already fast enough in the Normal Performance mode, so anything above it is surplus for me.