For all you benchmarking junkies out there that look to benchmarks as a way of proving one phone/chipset is better than another, you now have a new tool at your disposal. Say hello to Vellamo.
Vellamo is a benchmarking app created by Qualcomm (same company who made the Neocore benchmark) that looks to give you an idea of how well your phone’s web browsing capabilities perform. Qualcomm managed to put together an industry standard benchmark that according to them, incorporates all aspects of the web browsing system on your phone. It measures a few things like java script performance, rendering, networking and user interface. Since web browser performance is a huge deal to me and is one of the things I look at when evaluating phones, I was pretty hyped to get my hands on this app.
At first, I was a little skeptical of this benchmark thinking since Qualcomm made this benchmark, it would be obviously be tailored to phones equipped with their processors. But, I was surprised to see not all Qualcomm devices came out on top. I’ll let you download the app and see for yourself who reins supreme and how well your phone performs against some of the other high-end Android devices. Feel free to post scores in the comments.