Samsung officially introduced the Galaxy S III a few hours ago and the smartphone is already controversial among Android enthusiasts.
Most people are currently complaining about the phone's design or hardware performance, though the handset has just been announced.
Others are calling the Galaxy S III “ecstatic” when it comes with design, but they say it has the same performance as other Android phones already available on the market.
Well, it looks like the folks over at GSMArena have been quick enough to run some tests and the results are impressive, the least to say.
Samsung Galaxy S III was put against HTC One X, HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia S, Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC Sensation XE,Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Apple iPhone 4S.
Before seeing the actual numbers let's recap the Galaxy S III hardware configuration. Samsung's super-phone is powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and packs an Exynos 4212 Quad chipset that features four processors clocked at 1.4 GHz.
In addition, the smartphone sports a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and the usual 1GB of RAM. It is also worth mentioning Galaxy S III boasts a stunning 4.8-inch Pentile display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution (306 ppi).
Three apps have been used to benchmark Samsung Galaxy S III performance: Quadrant, SunSpider and BrowserMark. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's super-phone managed to beat all other devices on all three benchmarks.
For example the Galaxy S III scored 5642 points on Quadrant, while HTC One S came second at 5047 points. HTC One X (4842 points), Samsung Galaxy Note (3531 points), Sony Xperia S (3173 points), Samsung Galaxy S II (3053 points) and Samsung Galaxy Nexus (2316 points) complete the list of tested devices.
The other two benchmarks prove that Samsung Galaxy S III might just be the most powerful Android smartphone available on the market. However, it's a bit too early to give Galaxy S III the crown, so we're waiting for more tests to be run in the following days.