NovaThor U8500 vs. Exynos 4 Dual 45nm vs. Tegra 250 T20 : Antutu Benchmarks and Quadrant Standard Test Results

According to our insiders, the small yet powerful, cute yet tough Sony Xperia Go has just become another quiet best-seller for Sony Mobile.

If you're planning to purchase the handset this Yuletide and you're wondering how its 1 GHz Dual Core NovaThor U8500 processor stacks up against other similar SoC's in the market, you might want to check out the results of Antutu Benchmark and Quadrant Standard tests that I ran on the phone.

AnTuTu Benchmark is an application for Android, which can run a full test on smartphones and tablets' CPU Integer Performance, CPU Floating Point Performance, Memory Performance, 2D and 3D Graphics Performance, Database I/O Performance and SD Card Reading and Writing Speed, and promises to give an accurate analysis.

Quadrant Standard, on the other hand, does something similar but tests are limited to just CPU, I/O and 3D graphics performance.

Now, on to the results,

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Antutu ranked Sony Xperia Go between Samsung Galaxy SII and LG Optimus 2X, two of the most popular flagship handsets from 2011. SGS2 is powered by Exynos 4 Dual 45nm SoC while 2X runs on NVIDIA's Tegra 250 T20. All three SoC's feature Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with varying clockspeed and GPU.

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Quadrant Standard results showed that the overall performance of LG Optimus 2X is superior to Sony Xperia Go but the latter's CPU, represented by the blue bar, is slightly more powerful than that of the former.

Now, ain't that impressive for a midrange release? So I guess it's safe to say that today's mid-level handsets actually perform just as well - if not even better - than last year's expensive flagship smartphones.