With the UK launch of the Galaxy Nexus being just a few days ago, it wouldn’t be long before it was taken through the paces and the device’s performance was benchmarked. From a hardware perspective there really isn’t anything that the Nexus has that outshines other devices. It boasts a TI-OMAP 4460 chipset, and a ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor paired with LPDDR2 RAM. The GPU that’s used is the Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 540.
The software side of things is where the Galaxy Nexus really shines. Ice Cream Sandwich brings Honeycomb’s optimization work and takes it even further with some extra ICS optimization work. This really shows in the browser benchmarks. If you follow the numbers, it shows that pages are rendered much faster than that of the Apple iPhone 4s.
The graphics tests showed that the Galaxy Nexus didn’t perform as well to that of the iPhone or iPad but didn’t do horrible. Even with being limited by the SGx540, the device still placed in the top 4.
So while the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t outperform the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 or the SII in terms of graphics, the device doesn’t slouch by any means. It will be interesting to see how the U.S. version of the phone stacks up to these numbers when it’s released. My guess is the numbers will be somewhere along the same lines as its sister phone in the UK.