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Galaxy Nexus GLBenchmark Shows Up, More on Specs and Screen Resolution

I hope everyone is ready for non-stop Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich talk today, because over the next 12 hours, it’s going to dominate your life. Well, there will be a couple hour break when we head over to the Motorola DROID RAZR event, but then it will likely be back to G-Nex-Life.

In the latest bit of info to grace our inbox, we get to see one of the first benchmarks from the device and it’s not pretty (meaning the scores are really low). There could be a variety reasons for that, so we will instead move forward and look at some of the other specs that seem to be confirmed yet again. We see that it most definitely has an HD (1280×720) display and a processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It’s definitely running Android 4.0, is referred to as different types of tuna, and is again appearing as the Galaxy Nexus.

We should point out though that the resolution in the benchmark is actually showing as 1196×720. That just means that the on-screen buttons are 84×720 and were present during the test.

Via:  GLBenchmark, Ameblo

  • Jigga_Z

    What’re the odds that the file system is screwing this up? We had this happen with the Charge, and this is another Samsung phone. Thoughts?

  • Anonymous

    How will the GPU proccessing stack up to the iPhone 4S? That’s all I want to know.

  • Anonymous

    1.2GHZ processor, and 5MP camera? Ill pass….

  • angermeans

    This is just me, but I expect this phone to not “perform” (when i say “perform” I mean according to benchmarks) as well as some of the phones and that is because it is pushing many many more pixels than these last gen phones (well soon to be last gen in just a couple hours). We shoudl expect them to be low and we should also know why. For me I will take lower scores for a much better screen especially when benchmarking scores really dont mean much when it comes to real life usage. I have never been so excited for a phone (except when i got my N1 which is still my fav phone of all time). Happy G-Nex day everyone, I am sure it will be one for the ages filled with surprises, expectations (both above and below what we expect which how else would it go with a device as hyped as this one has become), and fun. 

  • Jake

    Oh, man, this thing get TROUNCED by the 4S. The only thing that gives me hope that these numbers are wrong is that they haven’t been officially tested by the GLB Team and that on several measures it actualy underperforms the older Nexus S.

  • Smacguide
  • Smacguide

    THESE RESULTS WERENT TESTED BY THE GLBENCHMARK TEAM, so they could be fake, i hope they are

  • Dave

    How can we be sure that this is final firmware? I still say we should wait on an official release and final benchmark to really gauge what this thing can do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    Those numbers can’t be right…can they?  We will have to wait and see.  No one knows the level of the phone or even if it is the Nexus.  However, if it is this paltry, then this phone may go to the wayside.  We’ll have to wait and see.

  • Anonymous
  • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

    From Twitter:

    TeamAndIRC
    ✔ jcase

    Ignore those Galaxy Nexus benchmarks, they were from a gimped firmware.

  • Antivanity

    WANT!!!!!!

  • Jjasper2010

    it is just me or did the GLBenchmark page for the nexus just go down?  

  • FortitudineVincimus

    okay I will admit it, shitty benchmarks matter to me

  • Anonymous

    This was a very rude way to start my day..Come on Sammy really.. Not what we expected from you or any device with Nexus in the name..

  • Bionicman

    would i rather have HD resolution and graphics or low res and faster benchmarks? ummmmm HD res please :) look here is the deal, a 4.7 inch screen with a low res is just stupid. i dont care what anybody else says.

    • Jjasper2010

      i agree but if it’s true they are using an outdated graphics card there’s no way it will be able to handle the HD resolution correctly.  it’s almost pointless.  i’m holding out for the press conference to see what they show us but this certainly kills the hype somewhat.

  • hatethanet

    I wonder how the RAZR’s numbers will stack up? 

  • Jojo

    welp that kills my boner for a pre-order. i guess i’ll have to wait and see how this phone pans out first_

  • Loltehe

    If this is true im getting an iphone

    LET THE FLAMING BEGIN

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

      Ok.  Here are some new apple centric sites for you http://9to5mac.com/ http://www.macrumors.com/ and http://www.engadget.com

      • Anonymous

        Don’t forget Gizmodo

        • vh

          And BGR

      • Loltehe

        Thanks bro, way to look out

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately I think I may be in the same boat. I went from og iphone to og droid. This is the end of the contract and unless this G-nex really knocks my socks I am going to have to go to the phone that simply works. No more battery pulls etc… I really hope this phone lives up to the hype! Come on 10 PM

  • Justin Kos

    hardware can only preform its best with well written software

  • Anonymous

    Look at how well the galaxy II did, I can’t imagine they would put out this dog and call it their flagship.

    http://www.glbenchmark.com/phonedetails.jsp?benchmark=glpro21&D=Samsung+GT-i9100+Galaxy+S2&testgroup=overall

  • Espnman36

    no matter what any android is a MASSIVE upgrade over my BB Curve.  Been waiting for this phone so I could finally join the android community!

    • Jojo

      people still use blackberries?

      • Espnman36

        Had a really bad case of buyer’s remorse. Once I walk out of the store with the G-Nex, I am throwing the Curve into the wall to watch it break into a million cheap BB pieces.  Might take a video of it with the G-Nex

        • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

          A 2nd phone is always good as a backup :) and is easy to activate with Verizon from home.

          • Espnman36

            I actually have a second phone right now…it’s a old LG flip phone that I still use as my alarm. Talk about serious old school.
            I’d rather use that if I had to use it for a few days if I was waiting on a replacement phone. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

            You know at this point it is probably safe to assume everyone has 2-3 old phones lying around as backups already.

          • Kakashiisagod

            Still got my RAZE V3. Best alarmclock ever.

        • Anonymous

          I would wait for the reviews on the G Nex before you buy it. You don’t want it to depict Android in a bad way for you if it has bugs. It is the first of its kind and may need to get issues worked out. Plus just my opinion, Samsung is hit or miss with their devices.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

            Maybe more bugs, but also much faster upgrades and they will be smoothed out.  If you choose another phone be prepared to not get but 2 upgrades, if that.

          • Anonymous

            I know that Vanilla phones are the best for updates but we don’t even know anything about this phone yet. Most things are speculation. Yes we have an idea but I wouldn’t get any phone ever on launch day. I would wait for reviews. Look at all hype about the Thunderbolt, it was suppose to be revolutionary so to speak, look at how that turned out. And the last Nexus device was very underwhelming, yes it was vanilla but had the same hardware as all the other Galaxy S1 phones.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

            Isn’t the hype much higher for this device than any android in the past?  I had just read an article that was pointing out that people are almost getting to iPhone excitement levels for this one and that has never happened with an android before.

          • Espnman36

            Samsung being hit and miss I’ve heard actually.  But if it’s close to the S II, I have to believe that the G-Nex will be a solid phone. 

        • Anonymous

          I will be doing this with my thunderbolt.

          • angermeans

            Me too this phone (thunderbolt) is absolute garbage and the only good thing about it is LTE. 

          • Anonymous

            When it’s not dropping signal or out nationwide. Granted, the signal drop issue isn’t that bad now.

  • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

    why am i starting to get the feeling like my g/f is going to break up with me? Google dont do this to me man. There better be a some that y’all aint tell us. Becuase if this is it i may do the unthinkable, and get that which cannot be spoken.

    • Anonymous

      I’d rather get the Razr than the iPhone.  Althought I have the Thunderbolt now, so any dual-core LTE phone will be better than what I have now.

      • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

        I have the TB now and i hate it!! POS. I havent been happy with Moto since the OG Droid. I have high hopes for the Razr but it all comes down to the OS too. If ICS doesnt deliver as pormised on PROPPER hardware optimization i really think im done.  It means google just doesnt get it and i can wait anymore. Ive been with Andy since the G1 but i might be saying g’bye.

  • Keith Norris

    Oh how I want this phone but I refuse to pay full price. I hope my little ol Droid 3 gets an ICS update lol.

    • Anonymous

      I’m using my mother’s upgrade and giving her the Thunderbolt.  Ah the advantages of being the account owner.  She doesn’t mind though, she can’t spend $200+ on a phone anyway.

      • Keith Norris

        Yeah I’m in the same boat but unfortunately my moms update isn’t until March of next year. Also i’m going to lose my unlimited data due to the fact that “they” claim i’m still using a Alltel plan.

  • Anonymous

    If this is the case, and samsung uses an old azz graphics card for this device, I may just abandon android completely.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I know the feeling. :(

    • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony Mai

      I agree. I want a stock Android experience. I want 4G LTE. I want ICS. If it’s packaged in crap hardware, I’m quitting for Apple. At least until android gets their shit straight. (this assumes they drop the ball hard and disappoint, I’d rather not leave).

  • Jamie E

    I’m totally not listening to my professor lecture at all anymore.  All other concerns are secondary. 

  • Livin4Freedom

    Why is anyone even concerned about these benchmark scores. They are so bogus compared to real world use anyways. Plus the device isn’t even done yet or ready for release. You guys need to stop reading so much into this pre-release info before you drive yourself insane over nothing.

     

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Care to provide details on how benchmarks are “bogus”? I know it isn’t exactly real world, obviously, but benchmarks give a pretty good view as to the capabilities of hardware.

      • http://twitter.com/bobtentpeg Bob Tentpeg

        For starters, the benchmark software is often not fully compatible with newer hardware which leads to poor performance.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Which is complete speculation in this case. Neither of us know the complete line of hardware in the device, nor do we know at what level the software understands the hardware it’s testing. That’s all speculation. So it could go either way, it could be as crap as it seems, or it could be better.

  • Anonymous

    This is not surprising, this resolution is going to be much harder to push than the standard resolution.  Thankfully I don’t play games on my phone.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      The issue isn’t just games being accelerated by the GPU, the UI is supposed to as well. If it isn’t related to the new release of ICS, I am going to be really disappointed.

  • @mfg68

    I doubt the Benchmarks App is fully compatible with ICS.

  • Anonymous

    The graphics chipset is listed as a PowerVR SGX 540, which if I remember correctly, is a chipset from 2007. Can this seriously be correct?? You would think it would have at least an SGX 545 if not a SGX 543. I just can’t imagine them using such an old chipset… For reference, ths SGX 540 was used in the original Samsung Galaxy S.

    • Justin Kos

      i dont think they would use something from the dino-days of cell phones

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    Kellex this is probably an Alpha build……… Notice it’s signed with dev-keys? That would probably explain the low benchmarks and not to mention benchmarks don’t really mean anything (kinda).

  • Joshua Rossi

    Razr is sexier

    • Justin Kos

      too bad its locked, and bogged down and motorola makes it

      • Anonymous

        The fact that Motorola makes it is a bonus. Samsung build quality and raidio is behind Motorola consistantly. The 2 things that the G-Nax has going for it is 1. Its open, 2. ICS.
        RAZR will get ICS. Dont get me wrong I’m still leaning towards the G-Nax, but thats not because Sammy makes it, its in spite of Sammy making it.

  • HTC rules

    like i’ve been saying, Rezound all the way!!!!! It’s a samsung, what did you expect…………….

  • OG Droid

    How many phones have we seen with great scores; and then when you get them they suck?

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    Ummmm can I haz now pleaze?

  • Ravnos CC

    Hey, it’s still 3-5 times faster than my D1, isn’t this phone supposed to replace that? :P

  • Kianjudah

    I would just like to take a moment and dedicate a song that says it all to the beautiful G-Nex. G-Nex, wherever you are, this one’s for you. http://youtu.be/CHekNnySAfM

  • Tom

    Follow the GLBenchmark link and then click the tabs for the different types of performance. It does look terrible. Not sure why. This phone should be getting great scores.
    But then again when you look at all Android devices, they all do poorly except the SGII: http://bit.ly/pSac00
    But I thought G-Nex > SGII

    • Anonymous

      If anything we can blame samsung for delivering yet another device fail and for googling allowing it.

  • Trdracer21

    CANT CONCENTRATE AT WORK SO EXCITED

    • Anonymous

      You telling me. Today is my Anniversary and Nexus Announcement…..no mind for work at all!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Don’t get too excited… I heard your girl is banging some dude, and he’s an iphone guy, buddy!

    • Michael Allis

      Super distracted… all day!

  • Anonymous

    OH Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhush!   Don’t you listen to him, my lil G-nexy baby – you will be a star buddy guy!

    • http://twitter.com/JasonRosensweig Jason Rosensweig

      im not your buddy, guy!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

        He’s not your guy, friend!

        • Anonymous

          He’s not your friend, buddy!

  • Kianjudah

    “I hope everyone is ready for non-stop Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich talk today, because over the next 12 hours, it’s going to dominate your life.” In response to that, I’d just like to say…umm…THANK GOD!!!!!!

    • Joshua Rossi

      That sounds enticing…

  • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

    I dont care what you call it, I Want Some Tuna Lovin then!!!   

  • Ravnos CC

    I think there’s some missing info…

  • Derp

    What is “not pretty” about this? I don’t get it

    • Anonymous

      The scores are awful. Sorry, clarified in the post now.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone explain the “not pretty” aspect of what we’re looking at for those not in the know on GLBenchmark?

    • astr0ng

      click on the via GLBENCHMARKS link on bottom. Then click on some of the tabs, and you can see like 1 or 2 star scores for alot of the tests.

  • Anonymous

    Where can I line up for one?

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.dieleman Chris Dieleman

      Go stand outside Radio Shack, you can be first in line!  Then set up a chair and a little tent.  Don’t let anyone know what you are doing else they’ll try to steal your Nexusususus.  Don’t even tell the employees – they are the worst!
      Write back in 3 weeks, k thanks bai.

      • Anonymous

        Of course you know I didn’t mean that literally.