3DMark has long been used to benchmark PC/laptop hardware. However, a while back they announced a new version that would be available on Android, iOS and Windows RT devices. Well the good news is that the 3DMark Android Edition has now been released and you can download it from the Play Store right now for free.
Whilst this news isn’t explicitly Xperia related, we know how many enjoy using various benchmarks such as AnTuTu, NenaMark2, Quadrant and others to see how your phone compares against others. Others like to use benchmarks to see if a new custom ROM provides tangible performance benefits. We imagine that 3DMark will become another staple benchmarking tool for Android users for many years to come.
We have just run the 3DMark tests on an Xperia Z for reference and you can see our scores below (‘Ice Storm’ on top and ‘Ice Storm Extreme’ below).