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Sony Xperia T gets benchmarked, proves it’s a worthy flagship

The Sony Xperia T has just finished its run through our gauntlet of benchmarks, and we can finally see how this Sony dual-core Krait stands up against the competition.

We’ve got it going against the just-announced Motorola RAZR i and DROID RAZR M, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the HTC One X and other current smartphone top-dogs.

The Sony Xperia T is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon chipset, featuring a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and an Adreno 225 GPU. Built on a 28 nm process, the Krait provides a great performance-to-power-consumption ratio that other chipset manufacturers are still having a hard time keeping up with.

BenchmarkPi shows just about the same numbers we saw at IFA. The Motorola DROID RAZR M houses the same 1.5 GHz Krait as the Xperia T, so it’s no surprise that these two devices top our standings.

BenchmarkPi

Lower is better

  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    264
  • Sony Xperia T
    269
  • Sony Xperia V
    286
  • Sony Xperia TX
    289
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    294
  • HTC One S
    306
  • HTC One X
    330
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    344
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    402
  • Motorola RAZR i
    534

This trend continues with Linpack, though neither device was able to surpass the (Krait-powered) HTC One S. Nevertheless, the results at the top of the pack are very close.

Linpack

Higher is better

  • HTC One S
    210.0
  • Sony Xperia T
    198.9
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    188.9
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    186.4
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    177.1
  • HTC One X
    160.9
  • Motorola RAZR i
    108.5
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    51.2

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    5952
  • Sony Xperia TX
    5793
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5365
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    5170
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    5126
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    4814
  • Sony Xperia T
    4774
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    4178
  • Motorola RAZR i
    4125

The JavaScript browser performance tests tell a slightly different story, however, as the Xperia T found itself right around the middle of the pack in both SunSpider and BrowserMark. We expect scores to improve slightly with an eventual Jelly Bean update, which boosts the performance of the Android browser, but it’s a far cry from the Motorola RAZR i, with its Intel-optimized JavaScript-parsing processor.

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    972
  • Motorola RAZR i
    1043
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1447
  • HTC One X
    1468
  • Sony Xperia T
    1608
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    1647
  • HTC One S
    1708
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    1861
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    2136

BrowserMark

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    185034
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    169811
  • HTC One X
    140270
  • Motorola RAZR i
    129562
  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    113620
  • Sony Xperia T
    111265
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    107535
  • HTC One S
    98435
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    92653

Finally, GPU performance on the Adreno 225 is stellar, and it sits right up with the big guns in graphics performance. The phone runs 3D applications such as games very well, and the video playback experience is top-notch.

NenaMark 2

Higher is better

  • Motorola DROID RAZR M
    61.1
  • HTC One S
    60.5
  • Sony Xperia T
    60.1
  • Sony Xperia TX
    60
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    58.8
  • Sony Xperia V
    58.8
  • Motorola Atrix HD
    56.7
  • HTC One X
    56.6
  • Motorola RAZR i
    38.9
  • Motorola RAZR MAXX
    36.9

The Sony Xperia T has shown that it’s one of the more powerful smartphones around, at least for the time being. Stay tuned for our full review, where we’ll get the rest of your questions about the new Sony flagship answered.

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