While we at Phandroid know that benchmarks definitely aren’t everything when judging the end-user experience in our Android devices — they can be damn fun to look at. If you were curious to see how the prototype Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and its quad-core Exynos processor stacked up against some of the competition like Qualcomm’s S4 in the HTC One S, Nvidia’s Tegra 3 in the HTC One X, and even the iPhone 4S and its A5, you’ve come to the right place. Before they were removed, the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) results popped up on the GLBenchmark site, and the boys at PhoneArena posted those screen caps for all to see.
While it’s not officially set in stone just yet, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S III could be running one of Samsung’s quad-core Exynos 4412 with an ARM Mali-400 GPU clocked at 400MHz, which is about 50% faster than the same GPU found in the international GS2.
As you can see from the results, the GT-I9300 didn’t just hold it’s own, it was actually able to beat some of the best from Qualcomm, Nvidia and even Apple. Add to the fact that the GT-I9300 is pushing more pixels than most of these devices (1280×720), and we have one powerful little processor on our hands. It will be interesting to see how well it performs under more CPU specific benchmarks. What did you guys think? Are these results surprising to any of you? Reaffirm any Galaxy S III purchases out there?