Speaking of the Sensation, a lot of the internal hardware looks pretty similar. The two devices share Qualcomm’s now standard dual-core MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 SoC. That basically translates to two 1.2GHz Scorpion cores and the excellent Adreno 220 graphics processor.

Anand is going to do a deep dive into the dual-core Snapdragon microarchitecture in our forthcoming EVO 3D review. The EVO 3D has the MSM8660, which has the same CPU/GPU combo as the 8260, just with a CDMA capable modem onboard. So I’m just going to present benchmark results here, but for the most part, we’re looking at performance pretty similar to the Sensation. 

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark 0.9

Rightware BrowserMark

Linpack - Single-threaded

Linpack - Multi-threaded

Flash Performance

The Sensation’s graphics tests aren’t an apples-to-apples comparison with the MT4GS because of the resolution difference, but we can get some meaningful data out of them. No search button means no results from Kwaak 3 (yes, there are ways around that, but it’s not worth the effort - Quake 3 results are losing relevance at WVGA resolution, since the average is somewhere very close to the vsync of Android regardless of which dual-core SoC you’re running). 

RightWare Basemark ES 2.0 V1 - Taiji

RightWare Basemark ES 2.0 V1 - Hoverjet

Basemark runs at VGA regardless of native screen resolution, so we see pretty similar numbers between the Slide and the Sensation, and especially in the Hoverjet benchmark, we see that Adreno 220 wipes the floor with....everyone. 

GLBenchmark 2.0 - PRO

GLBenchmark 2.0 - Egypt

GLBenchmark doesn’t actually tell us very much. The Slide benchmarked a hair slower than the Sensation, even with the WVGA vs qHD thing. Given that most of our results are clustered in that region, it’s possible that there’s something in the textures or geometry that is limiting the framerates to around 25 fps in the Egypt benchmark and around 55 fps in the PRO benchmark. We’ll talk more about the Adreno 220 and how it performs in our EVO 3D review as well. 

We ran the MT4GS through our entire battery life suite. Given that the Slide has roughly the same components and battery size as the Sensation, and as such, the battery life ends up being pretty similar. 

Smartphone Web Browsing Battery Life

WiFi Web Browsing Battery Life

3G Talk Time Battery Life

WiFi Hotspot Battery Life Time

Overall, the Slide fares pretty well. The Sensation gets pretty good battery life for a dual-core smartphone, and the MyTouch is no different. 


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  • Bendynachos - Monday, August 15, 2011 - link

    With this line: "Seriously, HTC does the best hardware keyboards in the business, and it’s been that way for a very long time."

    After using the blackberry 9900's keyboard, there is less than no doubt in my mind about which is better.

    That said, I eagerly look forward to the galaxy s II review and the evo 3D review. I hope they're coming soon!
  • shenjing - Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - link

    Come go and see, will not regret it Oh look

  • scottram - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    excellent review and I am now sold on the sensation !

  • leon85321 - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - link

    Hi, good review, i got my 4g slide couple weeks ago, really love it, but the screen is a bit laggy when sliding anything from left to right, from top to bottom, just not smooth as Sensation, is it because of hardware issue?? or it is what it is...

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