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Benchmarks: DROIDX and DROID2 on Gingerbread vs. HTC Thunderbolt

I know, I know, benchmarks (especially) Quadrant are inconsistent, can be faked or bloated and aren’t a great tool to compare phones, right?  I’ve heard the arguments, but at least these give us something.  So we took both the DROIDX and DROID2, slapped the leaked Gingerbread on both and then compared them to the HTC Thunderbolt running Android 2.2 with Sense.  The results are about what we figured since the Thunderbolt has slightly different and newer hardware, but Android 2.3 really seems to have given the DX and D2 a nice boost.  

  • Beachhse7

    gingerbreading the phone wouldn’t that cut the battery life 75%

  • http://twitter.com/tyleralane Tyler Lane

    I need to flash my phone again, i’m getting consistent 1500s

  • Codyktt

    On my droid 2, gingerbread, I have a max score of 2456. Better then my usual 1600 on fyoyo. That is, being overclocked to 1.4 ghz..

  • Anonymous

    Carefull out there all you little iphone children….. don’t let momma ‘Appleberry’ catch you using any ‘bad’ words!!!! Oh the Ignomy of having someone watching you 24/7 every day. They might have to smack the backs of your wittle hands if you’re bad.

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    can’t wait to see the benchmark on the thunderbolt with 2.3 and the incredible with 2.3

  • Anonymous

    4g >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3g and 2.3

  • Kennis

    Wow ! Love it, made my D2 seem like a whole new animal !

  • Ven727

    Has anyone ever noticed this? I am a tech fanatic Nd read all forums and blogs even i*hone blogs. I prefer Android to iOS any day. But on Apple blogs you really don’t see Android troll there. But every time I turn around there is a Apple fanboi on an android forum or blog. Lmao that tells me everything I need to know. Silly troll Apple is for kids. Lmao!!!!!!!!

    • Bnelson38

      You are so right they are always on android Page lol!!!

  • Mike2758

    Yes, Gingerbread makes my Droid X feel like a new phone again! Thanks to P3 and Team Black Hat for making this possible!!!

  • Mike2758

    Yes, Gingerbread makes my Droid X feel like a new phone again! Thanks to P3 and Team Black Hat for making this possible!!!

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  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Oh yeah thank god I returned my bolt (pos) now my DX is hot and has some sweet new things.. can’t wait for the bionic now…

  • tomNasty

    NO need to get butthurt over anything Thunderbolt owners (me) when gingerbread comes for us our benchmark could reach 2100

  • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

    if you run Smartbench 2011, the gaming score for the DX jumps from ~1500-1600 on 2.2 all the way to 2000 on 2.3. I’m amazed. I just wish this could be rooted.

  • Booboolala2000

    Loved my DX and happy that my friend will experience the upgrade soon. Loving my TBolt though, LTE really shows off how good android is. Google docs is sick on it. can’t wait for my XOOM to get some LTE love.

  • Booboolala2000

    Loving my TBolt. Just had 17megs down in the ATL. Crazy.

  • Anonymous

    So im really hoping once gb is out for the tb…lol….it will be dual core fast! :) lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Carney/1004713533 Dustin Carney

    does the gingerbread work on the d2g?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Carney/1004713533 Dustin Carney

    does the gingerbread work on the d2g?????

  • Hogasswildmc

    Whoever owns the OG Droid in that photo really needs to clean out their earhole lol.

    • Guest

      or droid 2…

    • Famouzstarzz

      you might have clean ear-holes but you definitely need glasses its a d2

  • Angelrod111

    As with the Droid GPA build….3D app drawer in LauncherPro is not supported!!

    • Tim242

      It is with today’s Launcher Pro update.

  • Jcampbell474

    When will people learn what a Benchmark is? Google will define it for anyone. It is a standard, a target. The performance score of a phone is not a benchmark. The average of many phones could be a benchmark for one phone to reach, fall under, or perform better.

    • digsoreos

      Maybe it would help if the developers of Quadrant and other such performance measurement apps would stop calling them benchmarks?

  • Chris Nimon

    TBolt must be one helluva phone. I wonder what the margin will be when it gets GB. Welcome upgrade for my DX though.

  • OG

    I have been a fan of android since the OG droid and I now own a TB and I could care less what the scores are as long as my phone runs smooth I could care less

    • Tim242

      You mean couldn’t care less…

  • Godfrey2009

    Imagine the benchmarks on the Tbolt when it gets Gingerbread!

  • Godfrey2009

    Imagine the benchmarks on the Tbolt when it gets Gingerbread!

  • droiddoes

    Where’s the og droid?! That’s where the competition is at :P

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    Just think what will happen with these scores when the Bolt gets 2.3. :O

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Its funny to see some of these Thunderbolt owners getting butthurt over this. If you enjoy your phone, does it really matter what its quadrant score is?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Its funny to see some of these Thunderbolt owners getting butthurt over this. If you enjoy your phone, does it really matter what its quadrant score is?

  • somethingwired7

    Is it possible to SBF back to 2.2 or did they change the keys around or whatever? I’m not gonna flash this until I’m sure it gains root access and recovery again because I don’t want moto pulling some kind of sneaky trick on all of us and locking our phones out with some of their magical gypsy spells all while they laugh at the people raging on the android blogs.

    • PSU_DI

      Yes you can

  • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

    That D2 earpiece is such a lint trap.

  • Nathanbull33

    Anyone else’s syncing icon not going away on the leaked gingerbread build? Mine won’t go away. Got a Droid X that was running Darkslide. did everything the instructions stated and it is up and running quite smooth just cant get that icon to go away. I turned it off via the power control widget and rebooted. worked for a few mins then came back up!? Should I reboot to recovery and factory reset?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      If you restored apps using something like MyBackup, that could be the problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      If you restored apps using something like MyBackup, that could be the problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      If you restored apps using something like MyBackup, that could be the problem.

  • Nathanbull33

    Anyone else’s syncing icon not going away on the leaked gingerbread build? Mine won’t go away. Got a Droid X that was running Darkslide. did everything the instructions stated and it is up and running quite smooth just cant get that icon to go away. I turned it off via the power control widget and rebooted. worked for a few mins then came back up!? Should I reboot to recovery and factory reset?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Larvia-III/41904444 Thomas Larvia III

    I’ve noticed with Quadrant, run one test, then run another one right after it. Every time i’ve done this i’ve noticed higher scores the second test, by a couple hundred points. Try it out!

  • Anonymous

    my thunderbolt is only getting 1604 with quadrant… Help?

  • Anonymous

    my thunderbolt is only getting 1604 with quadrant… Help?

    • John

      heh, does it bother you that much it’s not hitting 1800 ? =/

      • Anonymous

        it was. read the edit –> it hits 1818 :D

        • John

          aww ok ;)

          • Anonymous

            yeah. i would’ve been SUPER PO’d. hahah

          • Anonymous

            guess who will never use wifi again… haha

        • John

          aww ok ;)

        • John

          aww ok ;)

        • John

          aww ok ;)

      • Anonymous

        it was. read the edit –> it hits 1818 :D

    • John

      heh, does it bother you that much it’s not hitting 1800 ? =/

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    Silly Fandroids and you’re lil phones. Competeing with eachother and you still can’t beat the iphone. All your failz are belong to EACH of you :P

    /end trollz

    • Anonymous

      zomg fanboi iRaaaaaaaaaaaaaeg

    • nathanp8

      Perfect, Tato! You are the ultimate troll! ;-)

    • http://theRamenNoodle.com/ Daniel J. Lewis

      In the Apple world, they’d only get to compare iPhone 4 to iPhone 4. Where’s the fun in that?

      • tjhrulz

        in the apple world free and open are censored words

    • DroidVader

      Hahahaha. That’s awesome. Calling people fans when you’re surfing the competitors sight? Scared?

      • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

        How can I be scared of a fragmented OS?!? Oh wait….I mean P.O.S.!

        Trollololololol!

        • Anonymous

          good thing IOS is fragmented to. I mean come on at&t got 4.3 verizon didnt for their iphone so enough with fragmented because apple is becoming the same way.

          • http://www.facebook.com/GSletta Greg Sletterink

            im pretty sure the att update for the iphone was something that the verizon iphone was already offering (mobile hotspot)

          • Anonymous

            actually it increased web speed and a bunch of other things it wasnt just mobile hotspot

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            No worries. I was typing fragmentation on my iphone and it auto corrected to “fag-I-am”. So I smashed it for calling me names.

    • DroidVader

      Hahahaha. That’s awesome. Calling people fans when you’re surfing the competitors sight? Scared?

    • DroidVader

      Hahahaha. That’s awesome. Calling people fans when you’re surfing the competitors sight? Scared?

    • Anonymous

      You used the word ‘silly’ – lol my 3 year old daughter uses that word all the time. Oh, I must ask what benchmark is the iphone running these days? Yeah, that is what I thought now go kill yourself with your crapple phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

        Uhm…are you new here? He is a mod for this site was was JOKING. Want to know how I could tell it was a joke? Because he ended it with /end trollz.

        • Anonymous

          I know he is a mod but still he should beat himself with a iphone for all the trollin he does.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            What the hell are you talking about? lol

            “Trollin he does”?!?! Blasphemy! God forbid I troll on a site I have been a part of *working for* since back in the day.

            Also, I se your comments from time to time…I like them <3 Keep up the good work! ;)

          • Anonymous

            I meant more from the IRC lol. But glad your’e back in full troll force we
            missed you.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Dude, IRC. It’s been a while. I’ve gotten so bogged at work that I havent been able to do anything, and then all of a sudden, everything went downhill. I’m working hard again though. I’ll be seeing you around :P

          • Anonymous

            Fo sho. I’m sure everyone at androidchat misses you lol.

      • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

        Steve Jobs won’t let me run benchmarks. But trust me, if I could, it would pwn deez lame phones! :P

        • tjhrulz

          Tim I just want to say I am glad someone else on droid life is not some dumb newfag, some days I feel like im the only oldfag here

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Hah! Thanks man! I miss the old days. But hey, we can STILL have fun around here!

          • tjhrulz

            Yes we can I remember back in the day before hypebeasting when everyone would like whoever got the first comment ahhh good times

          • tjhrulz

            Also you guys should make note of it when we hit 400 pages of articles on this site, we are at 390 now

    • Anonymous

      Dude…you can pack all the GBz and WiFiz you want into a cute and fast little Android phone, but you can’t beat magic.

    • Anonymous

      Dude…you can pack all the GBz and WiFiz you want into a cute and fast little Android phone, but you can’t beat magic.

    • GuyTrall

      So Timo, when are you going to start actually posting on the blog instead of just commenting on them? Also, have you run to twitter to tell Fede how some people are being mean to him on the site again, like you did last time?

      • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

        Fede pwns all :P

        • GuyTrall

          Like most of your posts, your comments make little sense.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            Ahh, true trolls. I missed you. Good bye now!

    • Anonymous

      Aaaaah sure, us Fandroids and our little phones……..Competeing with each other….. but at least we don’t have to constantly worry about dropped calls, like you AT & T boys do………………..!

    • Anonymous

      Aaaaah sure, us Fandroids and our little phones……..Competeing with each other….. but at least we don’t have to constantly worry about dropped calls, like you AT & T boys do………………..!

    • Hairdoer01

      Wow, with all the time you save not being able to use flash player you were able to comment on this site! Thank you Mr. Jobs.

    • MACHINESvision

      You’re an idiot. The iPhone is a closed loop wannabe piece of shit. Screen is way too small and can’t customize it for shit (even jailbroken). The design and feel is old and tired. You should just hope the next iphone is better. Because the 4 doesn’t even compare to the Thunderbolt or many other Android devices

  • Akjhai

    This is nice and all…but when am I getting Netflicks on my DX?!?!?!? That’s all I care about right now.

  • Akjhai

    This is nice and all…but when am I getting Netflicks on my DX?!?!?!? That’s all I care about right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Never. That has already been decided and discussed ad nauseam.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Never. That has already been decided and discussed ad nauseam.

    • Guma822

      get the program playon, I have it on my droid 2, not only does it have netflix, but hulu, comedy central, etc… and a bunch of other sites. It works great, but unfortunately its not free. Also you need to have a computer on at home for it to work, but it does work is the thing

  • Anonymous

    Yeah atleast the x and 2 got gingerbread cant wait for it on my tb to make it even faster than it already is!

  • http://twitter.com/TeamAndIRC ✔ Justin Case

    Only way this would be a fair fight, is if all three ran GingerBread.

    • PSU_DI

      Its not supposed to be fair, I believe that Kellex is trying to show that Gingerbread has really given the X and the D2 new life. For two phones that are almost a year old to be in the same performance ballpark as a phone that has just launched is a HUGE deal.

      • Anonymous

        Yes… kind of. The problem is that the Thunderbolt just launched with outdated software. So, in terms of competing in the realm of outdated software, yeah, sure, the X/2 are holding their own. Hurray?

        • PSU_DI

          True the Thunderbolt did launch on outdated firmware, but how many reviews have you ready about how quick the thing is and never mentions 2.2 as being a downside. Every time I’ve read anything on it people are always pointing out how smooth it is and how great it is. I’m just saying that if Gingerbread gives that type of performance to those two phones its fair to show that off.

        • Tim242

          The new gen snapdragon is more powerful, and it has a separate GPU…get educated.

      • Stephen D

        The hardware in the Thunderbolt is also old. It’s the 2nd gen Snapdragon, which is a single core Cortex A8. It’s basically a first gen Snapdragon, but it’s 45nm instead of 65nm, and it has the still pathetic Adreno 205 GPU instead of the Adreno 200.

        • John

          2nd gen snapdragons are much faster clock for clock though, whereas OMAP in D2/DX are only slightly faster than an overclocked D1.

        • John

          2nd gen snapdragons are much faster clock for clock though, whereas OMAP in D2/DX are only slightly faster than an overclocked D1.

      • Stephen D

        The hardware in the Thunderbolt is also old. It’s the 2nd gen Snapdragon, which is a single core Cortex A8. It’s basically a first gen Snapdragon, but it’s 45nm instead of 65nm, and it has the still pathetic Adreno 205 GPU instead of the Adreno 200.

    • PSU_DI

      Its not supposed to be fair, I believe that Kellex is trying to show that Gingerbread has really given the X and the D2 new life. For two phones that are almost a year old to be in the same performance ballpark as a phone that has just launched is a HUGE deal.

    • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

      the thunderbolt has more ram than both of these devices so its not fair to test these devices against the thunderbolt

      • The Urban Yeti

        I’m sorry, but this comment makes no sense at all. Are you suggesting you should only compare benchmarks between identically spec’d devices? Assuming a given benchmark is a realistic reflection of performance (which admittedly is an awfully big assumption) the entire purpose of comparing benchmarks is to gauge how DIFFERENT devices and/or software configurations perform relative to one another. If a software or firmware update can yield performance improvements that make older hardware competitive in some areas to newer gear, its a good thing… and just think about the implications for the Thunderbolt once it too has access to a GB build.

      • The Urban Yeti

        I’m sorry, but this comment makes no sense at all. Are you suggesting you should only compare benchmarks between identically spec’d devices? Assuming a given benchmark is a realistic reflection of performance (which admittedly is an awfully big assumption) the entire purpose of comparing benchmarks is to gauge how DIFFERENT devices and/or software configurations perform relative to one another. If a software or firmware update can yield performance improvements that make older hardware competitive in some areas to newer gear, its a good thing… and just think about the implications for the Thunderbolt once it too has access to a GB build.

  • Igor

    Does vanilla Android improve benchmarks? In all three screen shots second device is Nexus One.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      It’s been the same Nexus One benchmark since the app was released. Don’t pay attention to it ;)

    • Anonymous

      processors, clock speeds, phase of the moon :)

      that’s just what they have in their DB for non-O/C’d stock ROMs. if you ran Quadrant on your phone you’d see the same top phones for the blue bar graphs.

  • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

    I currently get 1400’s with Liberty 1.5 and overclock to 1.2GHZ on DX so with gingerbread and Liberty technically should surpass even the TB.

    • B-do

      Gingerbread & Liberty, bah! I’ve been running Jack Daniels on my OG droid with the Phreakazoid ROM by Precious, based on a novel by Push. I’ve got a quadrant score of 5000. My shit’s overclocked to 3.5 ghz, and it burns hotter than the sun has fire. It moves so fast Blur is nothing but a blur. Surpass that? I think not.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        0_o

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        0_o

      • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

        Liquid cool that puppy

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Crisp/573192754 John Crisp

    The DX and D2 may have a slight edge here but lets see the DX and D2 do video chat and test to see which phone downloads a file faster..

    • surf2

      1. if you live in 4g area yea your faster awesome no shit. 2. on 3g my dx was faster than tbolt using speed test. 3. lets see which phone needs to be plugged in 4 times a day …..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Crisp/573192754 John Crisp

        I had a Rooted/Libery ROM on my DX and loved it and before that I had a D2…but I wanted 4G/Video Chat/Surf the net and be on a call…I got the extended battery for my TBlot and in 4G with everything turned up I got about 14hours on one charge…Its the price to pay for being on 4G….I can live with that..

        • Micvachon

          Does the battery ad weight or size?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Crisp/573192754 John Crisp

            it does both….but I think its well worth it…

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

            how much does it suck on the wallet to upgrade every 6-8 months?

        • Micvachon

          Does the battery ad weight or size?

    • Anonymous

      My wifi download speeds on the DX are awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      And in a month or so, the Thunderbolt will be getting blasted by a newer phone. What’s your point?

    • Tim242

      Wanna see which phone dies faster?

  • Vanilla Ice

    So, when is my DX getting this update :/

    • droydhead

      whenever you’re ready to flash it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        exactly.

    • Dustin

      Du nu nu nun nu nun nu

  • Anonymous

    Are you expecting a similair boost when the thunderbolt is upgraded to 2.3?

    • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

      Oh I thought TB was on Gingy

      • Anonymous

        nope. q2

    • Anonymous

      I would assume that we’ll see a nice boost. It’s already putting up bigger numbers than both without it.

      • Booboolala2000

        Yep.