Xolo X500 and its Intel Atom Z2420 CPU get benchmarked, get pretty good scores
January 31st, 2013, 20:20 bySunil27 comments
Xolo X500, which was launched a week ago in India, has just been benchmarked. The smartphone is designed for emerging markets with low cost at higher priority than stellar performance, but it did surprisingly well.
Perhaps a part of the explanation is that the Intel chip also uses its hyper threading technology, which has better multi-tasking ability. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Lexington Z2420 processor along with Power VR SGX540 GPU.
The Atom-powered Xolo X500 is right behind the Xolo X900, which is powered by the Medfield chipset in the Quadrant benchmark tests.
However the X500 managed to beat its more expensive sibling at the AnTuTu benchmark. The smartphone aggregates 12859 points in the AnTuTu 3.0 benchmark, which is not bad at all
Xolo X500 is on top of Vellamo 1.0 browser benchmark tests too and scores a hefty 1168 and 421 points in the HTML5 web browser tests and CPU subsystem performance respectively.
The X500 also managed to max out the NenaMark 2 benchmark. At the onscreen GLBenchmark test it only managed 18fps, but it should still do pretty well with all but the heaviest games.
Samsung Galaxy S3 pounds HTC One X into benchmark dust
By Luke Westaway on 25 May 2012, 12:36pm
We've run the Samsung Galaxy S3 through a barrage of benchmark tests, with our results showing that Samsung's latest toy is a proper performance powerhouse that manages to beat the beefy HTC One X(tegra 3). Read on, folks, and brace for numbers.
In the Antutu benchmark, which tests memory, CPU speed and graphics, the S3 racked up an impressive 12,112 points, beating the One X, which scored 10,827 in the same test.
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The Atom-powered Xolo X500 is right behind the Xolo X900, which is powered by the Medfield chipset in the Quadrant benchmark tests. However the X500 managed to beat its more expensive sibling at the AnTuTu benchmark. The smartphone aggregates 12859 points in the AnTuTu 3.0 benchmark, which is not bad at all
This article says that this device may be priced at $100. If it is priced at $100, It can very well be a throw-away impulse purchase and would explode the market for Android-based Intel Tablets.
Among other things, thIs could be why Intel is investing massive R&D/Capex for building huge capacity...
Asus To Launch £60 Intel Powered Android Tablet
Asus have always made great tablets but they really rose to prominence when they partnered with Google to produce the Nexus 7. The amazing-value tablet has taken the market by storm and rumours have resurfaced that Asus are working on their own affordable tablet.
Back in December we reported that Asus were working on an affordable 7 inch tablet without Google's influence. The new information suggests Asus are working on a new tablet, code-named ME371MG, which will be priced at just $100 (£60).
Currently, the only other tablets coming close to that price-point are unbranded Chinese tablets which are notoriously unreliable. Therefore, you might not hold out much hope for Asus's tablet but if these rumours are correct it's looking like an amazing deal !
Asus's affordable tablet is rumoured to have a 7 inch LCD touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. To put things in perspective that gives it an identical PPI to Google's Nexus 7 which retails at £159.
One interesting thing about Asus's new tablet is that it'll come with an Intel Atom processor which is expected to run at clock-speed between 1 and 2 GHz. While, it'll have 1GB of RAM and will come in models with 8, 16 or 32GB of on-board memory with the £60 model presumably having the lowest capacity.
Apparently, the tablet will come pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean and will have both a rear-facing 3 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.2 mega-pixel snapper for video calling. We presume it'll only support WiFi but this is yet to be confirmed.
Overall, it's looking like a truly amazing deal but could it be too good to be true ? Only time will tell and as soon as 3G hear more about Asus's affordable tablet we'll let you know.