A picture of a Droid 2’s Quadrant benchmark results has been released, and its score is the best stock store to date at 1,458. This is especially impressive considering the phone is apparently straight from the box.
Compared to the Droid X’s score of roughly 1,100, it’s even more impressive. Because both devices sport nearly identical hardware configurations, the difference most likely comes from Froyo - while the Droid 2 runs Android 2.2, the X only runs 2.1.
Granted, a benchmark’s real-world applicability is questionable (after all - Linpack famously runs about 400-500% faster on 2.2 compared to 2.1, but that certainly doesn’t mean the phone is 5x faster). That said, the next closest scores are a Froyo-rockin’ Nexus One (somewhere around 1,300) and the Android 2.1 Droid X (again, around 1,100). Our stock 2.2 EVO 4G, for the record, runs at around 1100-1200.
By comparison, my EVO running CM6 @ 1.152 GHz (vs. the D2’s 1 GHz) only hits 1,585, and David’s Nexus One running CM6 hits 1,750 - ouch. Can’t wait to see what the dev community cooks up for the D2 after launch - it certainly has a lot of potential.