PERFORMANCE Posts on XDA

Dissecting Performance: A Look at What Makes the OnePlus 3 & 3T Excellent Real-World Performers

To Android enthusiasts, speed matters -- we recognize we use our phones for hours upon hours every day, often in quick and short bursts, and we want the best out of our time and often-expensive flagships. Surprisingly enough, it’s some of the least expensive flagships that perform the best in the real world -- we are talking...

The Inherent Problems in Speed Test Videos and Their Validity as Performance Benchmarks

Clarkson, Hammond, and Mays line up, each of them driving one of the world's fastest “Hypercars." Millions of in dollars metal, aluminum and carbon fiber waiting to barrel down the track, each wanting to take the throne as the fastest of the litter. If you aren’t familiar with the description above, this scene took place in...

Clearing up Misconceptions regarding OP3 and OP3T Storage Speed Differences and F2FS

Among the improvements that OnePlus touted for its OnePlus 3T release, we were told that the company had managed to improve app opening speeds and general loading times, something especially noticeable on heavy applications such as 3D games. This struck us as a surprise, because the device ultimately packs the same kind of UFS 2.0 storage...

Google Pixel Uses the Hardware Crypto Engine of the Snapdragon 821

Encryption on our smartphones is more important today than it ever has been. With more government bodies trying to hack into people's personal computers, having the data that is being stored on our devices encrypted can give us the peace of mind that we deserve -- at least some extra, anyway. Google has taken this...

More than a Meme: Google uses TheVerge.com to Benchmark Nexus Devices

Digging around in AOSP is a great way to make new discoveries about Android, and this time we've come across something rather hilarious. For some time, users have reported that the technology website TheVerge.com provided slow performance on mobile devices. Now to their credit, their website performance has improved over time in my experience. Plus, it's not...

Give Your App a Free Health Check Up At Droidcon UK

The Performance Clinic - Thursday 27th October from 14:00 till 15.30 NimbleDroid is an automated performance analysis service for apps, and they are offering to give your app a free check up aimed at making your app as fast as possible. There will be two categories of prizes: 1) Best Startup Time 2) Most Improved Startup Time For the Best Startup...

Beyond the Specs: In the End, the Note7 is a Remarkable Phone for Life

Often times as tech enthusiasts we tend to look at things from a single perspective, and that perspective is performance. The performance we expect, demand, and receive must meet our ever growing expectations or it runs a severe risk of being sidelined. Android phones in particular always seem to a draw special polarization in thie regard. Looking...

Processor Temperature Results for Tens of SoCs — How Hot is Your Chip?

Testbird, a company we've talked about previously, reached out to us to share some interesting data regarding processors that they have collected during their extensive compatibility testing. And some of the results that they shared were quite surprising, to say the least. First off, the data shows the maximum and average temperatures of various chipsets from...

Sunday Debate: Are We Close to a Performance Plateau?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Performance. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     At XDA, we love optimizing...