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LG G2 benchmarks are done, check it how it stacks against the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

LG G2 flagship is the second smartphone powered by the latest Snapdragon 800 chipset we are examining today. Its four Krait 400 cores are clocked with 100 MHz higher than those on Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra at 2.26 GHz.

Other than the higher CPU clock, the LG G2 packs the same Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. We noticed the LG G2 has 1.81 GB of RAM available, while the Xperia Z Ultra offers 1.76 GB RAM to the Android OS. Because the smartphones share the RAM with the GPU, this means Sony has made 50MB more RAM available to the Adreno 330 than LG.

Enough technicalities though, let’s put those beasts through the benchmarks and see who wins.

We test the single-core performance with the BenchmarkPi. The LG G2 managed to beat the Xperia Z Ultra score, helped by its higher CPU clock.


Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • LG G2
    99
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    115
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    130
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    132
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    132
  • HTC Butterfly S
    135
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    147
  • HTC One
    151
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    166
  • Sony Xperia Z
    264
  • HTC Butterfly
    266
  • Oppo Find 5
    267
  • HTC One X+
    280
  • LG Optimus G
    285
  • HTC One mini
    293
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    305
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    330
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    350
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    359
  • Nexus 4
    431

Linpack is using all four Krait 400 cores. The LG G2 once again did better than the Xperia Z Ultra by a hair.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • LG G2
    1054
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    1034
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    818
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    791
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    788
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    743
  • HTC Butterfly S
    669
  • HTC One
    646
  • Sony Xperia Z
    630
  • HTC Butterfly
    624
  • LG Optimus G
    608
  • Oppo Find 5
    593
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    413
  • HTC One mini
    320
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    214.3
  • Nexus 4
    213.5
  • HTC One X+
    177.7
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    175.5
  • HTC One X
    160.9
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    141.5

The next benchmark we run is the newly released GeekBench 3. It combines CPU and memory performance but the LG G2 streak came to an end here as it failed to beat the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Geekbench 3

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    2670
  • LG G2
    2243
  • HTC One
    1972
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    1869
  • LG Optimus G
    1623
  • Huawei Ascend P6
    1315
  • LG Nexus 4
    1288
  • HTC Butterfly
    1257
  • Oppo R819
    1047
  • HTC One mini
    887

Quadrant and AnTuTu evaluate the overall device performance and here LG G2 topped the Xperia Z Ultra by a whisker.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • LG G2
    30243
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    29185
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    26275
  • HTC Butterfly S
    25357
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    24716
  • HTC One
    22678
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    21363
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    20056
  • HTC Butterfly
    19513
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    14518
  • HTC One mini
    11434

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • LG G2
    19815
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    18177
  • HTC Butterfly S
    13130
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    12446
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    12376
  • LG Optimus G Pro

    12105
  • HTC One

    11746
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    11346
  • Sony Xperia Z

    8075
  • HTC One X+

    7632
  • LG Optimus G

    7439
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    7153
  • Oppo Find 5

    7111
  • HTC One mini
    6048
  • HTC One X

    5952
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

    5916
  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    5450
  • Nexus 4

    4567

It’s time to test the GPU performance. As we mentioned above, the Xperia Z Ultra offers 50MB more RAM to its Adreno 330 than the G2 and the benchmarks scores confirm Sony’s gadget has greater graphic performance. You will hardly ever notice the difference in real life usage though.

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    60
  • LG G2
    54
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    43
  • HTC Butterfly S
    42
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    41
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    41
  • HTC One
    37
  • Oppo Find 5
    32
  • Google Nexus 4
    32
  • Sony Xperia Z
    31
  • Sony Xperia ZL
    31
  • Sony Xperia SP
    31
  • Apple iPhone 5
    30
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    30
  • LG Optimus G
    21
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    17
  • HTC One mini
    15
  • HTC One X
    11

GLBenchmark 2.7 T-Rex (1080p off-screen)

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    23
  • LG G2
    22
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    17.1
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    17.1
  • Apple iPad 4
    16.8
  • HTC Butterfly S
    16
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    16
  • Google Nexus 10
    13.9
  • LG Optimus G
    13.9
  • Sony Xperia Z
    13.5
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    13
  • Sony Xperia ZL
    12.8
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    6.4
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
    6.3
  • HTC One mini
    5.6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    4.9

Epic Citadel

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    54.9
  • LG G2
    51
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    37.2
  • HTC One
    35.6
  • HTC Butterfly
    29.6

The Adreno 330 GPU on both Xperia Z Ultra and LG G2 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, which was recently added to Android (with 4.3) and that promised improved graphics. It’s reasonable to expect even better graphics performance once Android 4.3 makes its way to this device.

The JavaScript performance of the LG G2 browser is excellent though the Xperia Z Ultra did an even better job. Since SunSpider has recently released a new v1.0.1 we used that for our tests.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    750
  • LG G2
    902
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    1046
  • HTC One
    1174
  • LG Optimus G
    1293
  • HTC One mini
    1375
  • LG Nexus 4
    1379
  • HTC Butterfly
    1397
  • Oppo R819
    1423
  • Huawei Ascend P6
    3858

The combined BrowserMark 2 benchmark was an easy job for the LG G2 and it easily topped our test chart.

BrowserMark 2

Higher is better

  • LG G2
    2718
  • LG Optimus G
    2555
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    2438
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    2419
  • HTC Butterfly S
    2378
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    2338
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    2314
  • HTC One
    2262
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    2170
  • HTC One mini
    2164
  • Sony Xperia ZL
    2107
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2093
  • LG Optimus G Pro

    1801
  • Oppo Find 5
    1797
  • Nexus 4
    1794
  • Nokia Lumia 920
    1774
  • Google Nexus 10

    1773
  • HTC Butterfly
    1475
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1247

We put the LG G2 through Vellamo as well and it turned on par with the Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra

Vellamo

Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    2944
  • LG G2
    2908
  • HTC Butterfly S
    2592
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    2418
  • HTC One
    2382
  • HTC One mini
    2252
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2189
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    2078
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    2060
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)
    2056
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    2019
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
    1936
  • HTC Butterfly
    1866
  • Oppo Find 5
    1658
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1641
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1568
  • LG Optimus G
    1522
  • Nexus 4
    1310

Just like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the LG G2 offers blazing fast performance and user interface experience. There has never been as fast and fluid Android devices as those two beasts.

LG did a great move waiting for Qualcomm to start the mass production of the Snapdragon 800 chipset before outing its flagship. The G2 is definitely faster than the most common version of the Galaxy S4 that is running on the previous generation Snapdragon 600 SoC. You can feel it throughout the whole Android OS, when playing games, even when you are browsing the web. And since the Xperia Z Ultra is a phablet, then the LG G2 is currently the fastest smartphone available on the market to date.

LG G2 is definitely a great comeback for the company. We are already working hard on the full-blown review and you should expect it to hit our homepage soon.

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