Android is a fairly young OS in the phone market, but it is maturing rapidly. Some are forecasting it will overtake the iPhone as quickly as Q2 2011. Anyway, as more devices come loaded with Android, you’ll find a huge variety in the hardware that Android runs on. So, want to know how your device’s hardware performance compares to the rest? There’s an Android app for that! And its called Quadrant.
The author of this post Beyond Life is a regular groovy contributor in the groovyPost community forum and his knowledge of the Android platform is top-notch. This is the first in his series of Android tips and tutorials that will appear here on groovyPost’s front page so welcome to the crew Beyond Life!
For this How To I’m using Quadrant on a Samsung Galaxy S i9000, but it should work and look the similar on other Android devices.
Step 1 – Download & Install Quadrant
You can find Quadrant Standard in the Android market for free and you can install it like any other app. Just search for quadrant and it will be the only result by the developer Aurora Softworks.
Step 2 – Launch Quadrant
After you installed Quandrant, you start it by Tapping it from the app drawer.
Step 3 – Benchmark it
Upon opening you’ll see a menu with the following options:
- Run full benchmark
- Run custom benchmark*
- Result browser
- System information
For this tutorial, we’ll Tap Run full benchmark.
*Note: This is the free version of Quadrant so the Run custom benchmark is not available.
Step 4 – Patience
A list of points to be tested will appear. The test will run through your Android device, it will measure CPU, Memory, Storage (I/O), and your graphics capabilities. It can take a minute or two to complete, so don’t do this if you’re in a hurry.
After all of the tests are complete, Quadrant is ready and tells you it has to sent the results to the internet, but no personal information was collected. Tap Ok and watch your score. As you can see on mine below, it doesn’t really match up to where a Galaxy S should be. Mine is all the way up there, almost double that of the second fastest. That isn’t a miscalculation by Quadrant however, I’ve just rooted and lag-fixed my Galaxy S. Samsung should be proud…
Where does your phone lineup compared to the others? Tell us in the comments below!