So, by now, you’ve probably already heard that the Samsung Galaxy S is a beast at gaming – it can produce a staggering 90 million triangles per second compared to the Nexus One’s 22 million. But that is just one spec, and real world tests are what most people care about. Quake 3 has now been ported to both devices, and it acts as a great test of each device's gaming capabilities.


That’s the Nexus One running Quake 3. It runs quite smoothly, without any hiccups. You may be wondering why you would need a more powerful device. Take a look at this video.

In this test, the Samsung Galaxy S destroys the Nexus One. Like GeekWord says, it’s “as if it was made for the Super AMOLED handset.” Clearly, the numbers are right – this is best Android device for gaming. If Quake 3 isn’t your thing, keep in mind that the amount of high quality 3D games in the Android Market is constantly growing. Personally, I can’t wait for the day a PlayStation emulator hits the Market. The day I play Final Fantasy VII on my phone is the day we enter the future.

Source: GeekWord

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Aaron

    What is the player using as a control interface on the Galaxy S??

    • PacoBell

      I'm assuming some bluetooth device like the wiimote. I know it already works on snesdroid.

    • KovaaK

      He's not actually playing the game - he's running a demo of gameplay just to show performance.

  • http://twitter.com/aaronhutchinson Aaron

    I wouldn't call this an exactly fair comparison...
    The difference in quality of video makes the Samsung look much better, because you can barely make out the image on the N1...

  • Deon

    How do I get Quake 3 on my N1? I searched the market for Kwaak 3 and Quake 3 and nothing.

  • Ivan

    i agree with Aaron, the quality of the N1 video is alot cheaper than the the one of the Galaxy. Not fair, they are just trying to make it look better so they can sell more

  • rrc007

    Forget the video quality, you only have to look at the FPS and see how fluid the 90+million pixels the Samsung can push.. Nexus ONE.. EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!

    • http://twitter.com/aaronhutchinson Aaron

      I wasn't insinuating that the Samsung wasn't better, all I said was that it was an unfair comparison.
      I'd like to see another video of an N1 running the game so that I can compare just how much difference there is.

  • TareX

    You see, that's why you need the Epic's keyboard: Gaming Nirvana, that's why.

  • http://mobilesmug.com/ Joe

    Cool, but the game is old...

  • PatrickB

    I'm so torn. I'm deciding right now which way to go - evo or epic. the keyboard is certainly an enormous plus, that's for sure.