Qualcomm’s Vellamo App Updates to Version 2.0 – Adds CPU and Memory tests. Find Out How Android’s flagships match up.

The Vellamo app, developed by Qualcomm, has been viewed as a solid option for conducting Android benchmarking.  The app is a suite that provides the ability to test the browsing and networking speeds on Android devices. Well version 2.0 is now available and adds something extra, a section called “Metal”, that truly tests the processor and memory of your Android device to see what it is made of.

Well Engadget decided to utilize this new app update to conduct some benchmark tests on today’s most popular Android devices. They ended up running the new HTML5 and Metal tests on the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy SIII (this is for both international and U.S. models).Then the result was settled based on the average of the three consecutive results.

As stated by Engadget “conspiracy theorists who think that Qualcomm’s app favors its own processors will only find further ammunition in the CPU results, however the HTML5 scores actually give the QCOM devices much less of a lead than the old Vellamo did, scoring all four handsets roughly equally.”  A table overview of their results can be found below.

HTC One X (global, NVIDIA) HTC One X (AT&T, QCOM) Samsung GS III (global, EXYNOS) Samsung GS III (Sprint, QCOM)
Vellamo 2.0 (HTML 5) 1,591 1,529 1,563 1,605
Vellamo 2.0 (Metal) 475 587 557 576
Vellamo 1.0 1,617 2,350 1,751 2,117

In addition, Android and Me conducted benchmark tests of their own with a larger variety of Android devices spanning from the major flagships to Nexus devices. The most surprising find? Despite how smooth the Nexus devices feel during operating use, they were solely lacking from a benchmark standpoint compared to the competition. This is attributed to how great of a job Google has done with optimizing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Check out the source links below for the original tests and accompanying videos to these very interesting benchmark tests.

Vellamo Mobile Benchmark 2.0 via Engadget, Android And Me

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