The “S” in Nexus S just might stand for Speed after all, as the boys over at Android Community put the latest Dev phone through the benchmark test with Quadrant. We already knew the phone was fast, packing the latest Hummingbird processor, but it’s nice to see just how it stands up against its peers. The Nexus S in this test was running one of the recent nightly builds of CyanogenMod 7 and didn’t have ext4 implemented, nor was it overclocked. As you can see in the graph, it blows past its predecessor, the Nexus One, by quite a fair margin.
It would be interesting to see the difference in performance from the software side alone. Froyo brought a nice speed bump to Android, and Gingerbread was said to bring even more. Add in the fact that dual core processors will soon hit smartphones left and right, and it will be benchmarks like these, along with tweaked after market ROMs like Cyanogen, that fight for the crown of being the fastest and most powerful smartphone.
[via Android Community]