We’re waiting to get our hands on the new, top-of-the-range Nokia smartphone: the Lumia 800. The benchmark figures below have not yet been verified by us below but are in line with our expectations.
The Lumia 800 comes with a 1.4Ghz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 processor and Windows Phone 7.5, or ‘Mango’. Unfortunately, having already benchmarked a smartphone running Mango, we were never expecting the Lumia 800 to break any records … the processor is also lacking power compared to the main competition.
Sunspider 0.9.1 Time: 6957 milliseconds
(best score seen so far is 1370ms … the lower the better)
Browsermark Score: 31001
(best score seen so far is 89567 … the higher the better)
Both scores indicate performance is nowhere close (approximately 1/3rd) to the current smartphone leaders. Hopefully Nokia will release a more ambitious handset in the near future that will properly compete with the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2, Droid Razr, etc..
It is worth mentioning that a large portion of the performance deficit will be due to OS/browser optimisation being sub-standard vs the more mature smartphone operating systems like iOS and Android. The Nokia Lumia 800 should probably perform around half as well as the leading handsets available today given the same software.