AnTuTu is quickly becoming one of the most popular benchmarks on Android, and for good reason: the devotion of its developer to providing timely updates is admirable (even if his talent for GUI design isn't... at all). The bump to version 3.0 brings a host of major changes, including a brand-new OpenGL ES 2.0 3D benchmark, along with a new 2D benchmark specifically for testing (wait for it) 2D gaming performance.

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The UI has apparently been updated, too, but that's sort of like spotting the rearranged living room furniture in an episode of Hoarders.

Of course, benchmarks aren't really about aesthetics (well, maybe Vellamo is), so much as they are numbers. And AnTuTu does numbers well. This new release adds the ability to compare scores with popular devices (a la screenshot number three), some anti-gaming measures to stop benchmark trolls, and the requisite various bug fixes. Hit up the Play Store to grab it now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Guest

    Link doesn't work for me - anyone else?

    • shojus

      Just go to the playstore and update their...?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It has since been fixed.

  • shojus

    I have been using 3.0 for awhile and the benchmarks are fairly accurate and don't jump around so much (like others) and I think it gives you a pretty good general idea on how your phone ranks but the ONLY phone that I am having problems with is the N4 as it jumps around sooo much in benchmarks (think it gets too hot!?) but I don't rely on these I just like to see my ranking... LOL REAL world performance we all know is what counts though! :)

  • http://pctonic.net/ Ashutosh Mishra

    So the Nexus 4 fares pretty well in AnTuTu.

    Also, the UI is nothing special but it's not horrifying either.

    • shojus

      what did you get on your N4?

      • Wude

        I have readed that with the new version of antutu, nexus 4 scores an average around 17500

        • Kiiv

          But The CPU result is pretty low... Look at the first blue bar :/ Far from a GSIII

      • http://pctonic.net/ Ashutosh Mishra

        I don't have a Nexus 4. Just commenting on the screenshot shown.

    • Elias

      So what do the colors mean? I want to compare the galaxy note 2 and the nexus 4

  • http://williamjudd.com/ William Judd

    Link should be https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark I think I (capitalisation of the package name seems to be the difference).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep, since fixed.

  • Jaysen Barber

    It would be nice if my EVO LTE didn't show up as the EVO 3D...

  • Danrarbc

    At least the UI is better than Quadrant.

  • http://twitter.com/DrLovePiston Roy Psy.D., M.D.

    19026 on the HTC DNA. Not bad.

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  • GraveUypo

    tested both my phones.

    international gs3 stock clocks (which is what i use) gets around 16500, overclocked it jumped to 18600

    motorola defy got 3300 overclocked to 1.2ghz which is what i use it in. didn't test stock as i have no interest in that.

  • Elias

    What each color means? I want to compare the N4 and the gs3. Also, if hardware for the optimus g and n4 is identical, why N4 achieves 11890 while the optimus g gets 13643? ( tab "highest" on http://www.antutu.com/Ranking.shtml )