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  • aegisofrime - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    My Galaxy S II does Sunspider 0.9 in 3423.8ms, if you guys want another data point. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Sunspider 0.9, or Sunspider 0.9.1? Methinks the latter ;)

    -Brian
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  • fixxxer0 - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    My droid x on CM7 rom does the sunspider 0.9 in 3945ms (vs 7014 for stock) for peoples comparison.

    not overclocked at all (undervolteded though)
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  • yourwhiteshadow - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    if you're going to mod the phone you get, you might as well get the G2x, but otherwise you're better off with the sensation.

    hopefully we'll see these benchmarks repeated with a stable CM build.
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  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    That's actually our plan - to do a CM story and show some performance numbers. I've actually run all the betas and the final stable CM7 builds on the Optimus 2X which we still have kicking around.

    Honestly from the sound of it, CM7 is much, much more stable than the binary that LG has pushed out to the G2x. I can't speak too much for the G2x version of CM7, but the Optimus 2X CM7 build is flawless.

    -Brian
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  • arbarath - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I own Optimus 2X and I was very excited when I bought it.

    I am really disappointed after I bought. Sometimes my single core HTC desire performs better than Dual Core Optimus 2X. I have all above mentioned problems. The phone suddenly becomes very slow. The pre dexopt issue also killing. When you want to add a widget u need to wait for 30 sec to bring up the list of widgets.

    I tried Cyanogen Nightlies but not stable yet. I get too much of dropped calls with RC1. I will move to cyanogen. I have no hope on LG's software side. Better they could hire some cyanogen group persons to develop their software.

    I am not recommending LG Phones to any of my friends.. after all these..
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  • fabarati - Friday, August 05, 2011 - link

    You should try out Modacos GR2 alpha. It's fluid and smooth and quick and pretty damn stable. But more importantly, it has all the LG software improvements, like a better texting app, better contacts app, 720p mkv playback, LGs camera app.

    Also, there's a camera app mod that allows 30fps 1080p recording @ 17 mbps and 30 fps 720p @ 10 mbps, greatly increasing video quality. It's also available for CM7.

    But yeah, it's a tinkerers phone.

    /optimus 2x owner
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  • roguecong - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    i recorded a clip on the "high" setting and it showed as 1080(8)/23 in windows properties - with a lousy 128kbps audio. Reply
  • fabarati - Friday, August 05, 2011 - link

    There's a camera app mod that allows 30fps 1080p recording @ 17 mbps and 30 fps 720p @ 10 mbps, greatly increasing video quality.

    The audio is limited by the microphones. Increasing the bit rate won't improve audio, but lowering it won't necessarily worsen it.
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  • Vinas - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I liked the last half of this review. Still I feel that the benchmarks are not a good indication of performance since these phones are not running the same stuff. For instance the HTC sensation only had about 100MB free with sense 3.0 running. It also has a much better qhd screen, so the resolution is just higher although it keeps up well. Basically I bought the sensation over the g2x. In the end sense 3.0 is pretty awesome and I'm not wanting to switch back anytime soon. Reply
  • halcyon - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    ...but, when will you review GS2?

    I know you like to review operator models, but the original non-operator version of GS2 has been out for over three months already and it's the best thing since sliced bread, everybody says.

    I'm sure you could get one directly from Samsung or afford to source one from an online retailer at RRP.

    Really looking forward to that review.
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  • quiksilvr - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    If there is a newer version of Sunspider out why wouldn't the phones be tested on that instead of the old version? Reply
  • bplewis24 - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Because if you run all of the new phones on the newer version only, there will be no way to compare them to the old phones run on the older version of the test (unless you re-run every single phone on the new version). Reply
  • Brian Klug - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    We'll eventually move over to the new version as it runs similar tests with a few improvements, but also has a much shorter runtime.

    -Brian
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  • MobileMenace - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    The table lists the screen size as 4.3in, but is actually 4.0.

    Is the Bluetooth streaming fixed for CM7 on G2x? That has kept me from using it, since I use that frequently. I haven't tried it recently, but it seemed to run stable several weeks ago.
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  • beepboy - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Is that a Honda Dizzy (Distributor), from a Civic engine perhaps? Reply
  • Sansnombre - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I see the phone, no big woop -- standard issue -- but what the h is it resting against? Good Lord, is that a distributor, circa 1978?! Or perhaps a mint example of the original electromechanical RAID distributing concept being used as a paperweight/photo accessory . . . Reply
  • VivekGowri - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Sixth-gen Accord, actually. Reply
  • Chaser - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I love my Sensation :) And T-Mobile gave me an upgrade price for the Sensation that replaced my G2x. Reply
  • aegisofrime - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Nope, it's 0.9. I made sure to run the same version as you guys do. Here's the results. Apologies for the URL shortener but as you know the link for the results is fiendishly long.

    http://bit.ly/nh0crN
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  • B3an - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I also get about exactly the same on my Galaxy S2.

    Almost feel sorry for the yanks not yet having the best phone on the planet months after release. Almost :)
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  • Brian Klug - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    That's surreal, I get 4614.8 ms on SunSpider 0.9 on my SGS2 running the latest official firmware. Very very odd and unsettling, are you running a custom ROM?

    -Brian
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  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Interesting use for the Honda Distributer. Reply
  • D3CIM8 - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I have been running a CM based Gingerbread (2.3.4) ROM with a custom kernel for some time now. I get a freeze or random reboot maybe once a week at most and I use my phone a lot. Unmounting the USB drive can result in instability occasionally. The camera isn't as nice as the LG one in 2.2 and AD2P just doesn't work. On the bright side there is a hack to get true 1080p/30fps video recording working on the camera. Netflix streaming also works which is a huge plus for me. With the custom kernel I get a minimum of a day under medium to heavy use.

    For reference I am using Faux123's ROM with his OC/UV EXT4 kernal. For you benchmark junkies, OCed to 1.5Ghz it scores 5000+ on Quadrant and is completely stable (my phone at least, YMMV).

    On a side note, in the specs comparison chart you have the screen on the G2x listed as 4.3" instead of 4.0".
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  • VivekGowri - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Fixed - that table got copied almost directly out of Brian's Sensation review, I wasn't looking too closely for issues. Thanks for catching it! Reply
  • fearsjohn - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    i had the same issues random reboots and stuff going wrong and the 2.3.3 update helped some. the funny thing about it is the kernal is still based on froyo not gingerbread. i got tired of the issues and flashed eaglesblood on it which is based on cm7 and fauxs kernal and it is so much better than the half baked crap lg and tmobile sent out. and these guys do not even get paid for it. Reply
  • yourwhiteshadow - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    passion for things cannot be replaced. that's the reason the modding community is so amazing, its the passion that drives things forward, not the money. Reply
  • Mr Benelli - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    I must have lucked out. After the Gingerbread update I have zero random reboots and zero reception issues. I have nothing but good things to say about my particular device's performance since the update. Although, I am waiting for a root option for GB... Reply
  • sabrewulf - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    I just got 3460 on sunspider 0.9 and 3333 on 0.9.1 with my Verizon Fascinate running the latest CM7 nightly, but even the the latest stock Verizon (2.2) ROM is in the 5-6000 range. You guys should really consider removing the 2.1 results from these reviews, or at least adding 2.2 results. The GS is still an extremely capable phone and to portray it in such a poor and inaccurate light is really doing a disservice to prospective phone buyers. Reply
  • lowlymarine - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    Agreed. The iPhone has a different entry for every point release yet the Galaxy S devices languish on 2.1 months after the last one got it's official FroYo update - and after the international GT-I9000 got an official Gingerbread update, to boot. Reply
  • amankumar - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    want some super cool android HD games to unleash its potential, here's the link:
    http://nitin-xyz.blogspot.com/2011/07/free-and-ful...
    Reply
  • aegisofrime - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    In fact I am, I'm on Lite'ning 5.0 at the moment, although I think what's really making a difference here is the governor used in the kernel. Perhaps your SGS2 is not scaling up to 1.2Ghz during the Sunspider benchmark. I know from some discussion on the XDA forums that the default Samsung governor is very conservative with it's scaling.

    Also, I find it interesting that fellow readers are reporting vastly superior results with Cyanogenmod 7. I'm going to try that and report back. Any ideas on the reason for the improvement? Is CM7 using a superior Java engine?
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  • pata2001 - Friday, August 05, 2011 - link

    "Every time you wake the phone from display sleep, whatever the last displayed screen was will briefly flash on the display for maybe a tenth of a second, before changing to the correct image."

    This seems to be a bug of Android's own launcher. I have this issue on my Nexus One also. Using an alternate launcher "fix" the problem.
    Reply
  • MadGoatVTX - Friday, August 05, 2011 - link

    Whats up with the distributor holdin' the phone up?... I srsly had to register to ask this question ;-) Reply
  • MadGoatVTX - Friday, August 05, 2011 - link

    srry didnt see the "pages" of replies... an interesting use for a car part... but honestly i dig it. I think a lot of us tech enthusiasts are car/bike people... Reply
  • NAunimusofECC - Sunday, August 07, 2011 - link

    lol, did somebody have to use a G2x after their car stopped working? Reply

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