It's a well-known fact that Android enthusiasts love benchmarks. When new devices hit our hands, what is one of the first things we do? Run benchmarks. It's how we compare devices to one another, and what we use to develop the standards on which future devices will be set. At this point, we use a set of benchmarking tools that have become clutch throughout the community: Quadrant, Linpack, SmartBench, etc.

Now, Qualcomm is getting into the benchmarking game with a new web benchmark called Vellamo that aims to judge device performance in areas that really matter: rendering, javascript, networking, and user experience. As a whole, Vellamo performs eleven different tests across the aforementioned categories, and it uses multiple tools within each test. Qualcomm's Sy Choudhury does a better job of covering the different benches performed than I do, so check out this video to get a better understanding:

Pretty sweet, right? We've taken the liberty of giving Vellamo a test run and grabbed some screenshots in the process. Have a look:

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Vellamo is available for free in the Android Market and works on both phones and tablets.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Munszu

    My OG SGS (running Cyanogenmod 7.1) recieved 805 points. What about you guys?

  • Jeff

    Nexus One CM7 Nightly: 701 pts

  • Gil

    876 OC G2 running XM7.

  • Mike

    620 on a stock Thunderbolt....but had a bunch of texts come in during the process...will run again to see if it had any effect..

  • luke

    956 on stock sammy galaxy tab 10.1
    506 on stock sammy droid charge (lol)

  • Chris

    924 on Thunderbolt das BAMF 2.1

  • Tarek El-Eter

    just a benchmarking app thats runs better and more optimized for their cores

    • Elvis

      Haha that's what I was wondering "ours are the best SEEEE? SEEEE?"

    • Gil

      Could you provide us with some examples of it?

  • Andge

    I just received results: 681 --on a 1 year old EVO 4G, on 4-bar 3G signal, 63% battery, current with whatever came from HTC/Sprint... nothing fancy but stock... (the only fancy-fried specs I could come up with)

  • rudiox

    Samsung Galaxy S2 score: 986pts

    • IamBeast

      Beast...I am so jealous :(. I would totally buy one for $800 but being stuck on AT&T's horrible network is not worth it :/.

  • zephiK

    [2.3.4] Nexus S + CM7.1-RC1 + Netarchy's 1.3.7-CFS Kernel (ondemand; 1.3 GHz): 984
    Nexus S (same setup as before, 1.0 GHz): 784

    [3.1] ASUS TF101 + PRIME 1.5 + Clemsyn-Blades 16 Kernel (interactive; 1.6GHz)...: 1248
    ASUS TF101 (same setup as before but on 1.0GHz): 1136

  • Astria

    HTC Desire CM7.1 RC1 - 623

  • IamBeast

    626 on Droid X with CM7 nightly and that's it. No undervolting and overclocking. None of the fancy stuff.

  • jbonics

    Droid 2 CM7 1.3 GHz 778, she goes to 1.43 GHz hmmmm, uninstalled.

  • http://xda 14u2c

    Got a 689 stock EVO 4g 2.3

  • http://xda 14u2c

    Ok ran it again same 689 on stock EVO 4g 2.3 still one of the best so u can keep your 3d magic shows..lol

    • Eric

      Why are there so many blind evo fanboys? It's an awesome phone, yes. Not one of the best anymore though...

  • Shadowsnake

    991 EVO 3D oc@1.71

    • alex

      wow thats terrible.. oc at 1.7 and only 991?

  • Rockerode

    Sensation 4G: 758

  • K Stanners

    2417 on a HTC one S.