More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
3DC Benchmark Lets You Compare Your Android’s and PC’s 3D Performance
There are a whole bunch of benchmark applications on Android that tell you how your device performs. Some of the most popular are Quadrant, Antutu, and NenaMark2. Well, there was another benchmark we wrote about that tested device’s 3D graphics. Since we first brought news about it, it has been updated to run the Unity 3D engine. Now, it was been updated again.
The app developer, XDA Senior Member sadegh1993 has released 3DC Benchmark, the next in the line up of benchmarks designed to take Android to its limits. Many of the features are the same. It still uses the Unity 3D engine, and it’s still based on OpenGL. However, the biggest added feature is that you can test your Android phone and then compare it to your PC or laptop. The main features are outlined as such:
with this version you can compare your Mid-range or High-End Windows or OS X based system with other systems .
some of 3dc benchmark features :
-Sun shafts Effect
-color correction curves
-real time shadows
-1280×720 limited resolution as i know
-limited quality setting. (example : fantastic on windows version)
If you’d like to learn more, visit the original thread.
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