One of my favourite cartoons when I was younger was Dragonball Z. And by younger I mean, even in med school I was trying to rush home by 4 pm to watch Gohan fight Freeza. If you are a dragonball fan, you will know that Gohan powered up to SuperSaiyan 2 in the final fight against Cell. If you are not a Dragonball fan, just ignore what I said, but I'll show you how to power up your own SS2 ( Samsung Galaxy 2). I've included the following screenshots for my phone showing the benchmark improvements after the upgrading to Android version 4.0.3 aka Ice Cream Sandwich.
It's as simple as eating ice cream.
You just need Samsung Kies installed on your computer.
Make sure your Kies is uptodate.
When you plug in your phone via USB, it will prompt you to update your firmware.
You can connect to Kies via wifi, but you cannot update firmware via wifi.
Just make sure you back up your data.
I only backed up essential data but not the photos or music.
After the update, the phone will restart itself and reinstall all your previous applications.
I didn't lose any data, not even the ones I didn't back up.
(However, backing up is still advisable)
As you can see my Quadrant score jumped from 2869 to 4230. Not bad at all
If you look at the Vellamo benchmark, it will give you comparison scores to other phones as well as the SGS2 running Android 2.3
Funnily enough there are also androids in dragonball, but that's a different story.
I leave you with a scene from Dragaonball Z- Gohan powering up to Super Saiyan 2!
FYI- Gohan's power level at SS2 was estimated at 300,000,000.
If you are a geek, you will know that the Samsung Galaxy S3 was recently launched on 3rd May 2012.
And if you are a geek like me, you may be interested in how it performs against other top line smartphones.
I don't own one, but I've scoured the web for some numbers and this is what I've got so far.
And I've listed a few others that might be interesting for comparison.
Please remember benchmarks only measure processing power, not quality of user interface, which in itself is subjective. Benchmark numbers can change each time it is done, so the numbers are approximate.
Quadrant Benchmark - ( I use this one)
Goku >9000 Samsung Galaxy S3 5130-5332 HTC One X (AT&T) 5183
HTC One X (Int) 4906 SGS 2 (mine) 4230( after ICS upgrade)
HTC sensation 1600
SGS 1 1000
LGP500 <400 (my old phone)
Sunspider ( Browser + CPU ) ( lower the better)
SGS3 1424.7 HTC One X (AT&T) 1608-1709
HTC One X (Int) 1737.7 -1772.3 SGS2 1753.5 Iphone4S 2250
HTC sensation 4G 6217.4
HTC One X (Int) 110038 HTC One X ( AT&T) 102640 SGS2 101869 Iphone4S 87481
HTC Sensation 4G 39864
HTC One X (AT&T) 2330 SGS3 2071
HTC One X Int 1668 SGS2 1258
HTC sensation 4G 857
GL Benchmark Pro 2.1- offscreen -FPS
SGS3 130 Iphone4S 123.1
HTC One S 95 HTC One X (AT&T) 94.9 SGS2 86.5
As you can see the SGS3 is kind of the beast leading the pack at the moment, with the HTC One X coming close. No doubt, these records are meant to be broken, and new challengers will arise.
Please share your benchmark scores if you are keen.