Flash Plus 2 with 3GB RAM: Benchmark and Gaming Test
The 3GB RAM variant of the Flash Plus 2 is arriving today and, while we’ve already published the full written review and video review, we did another round of benchmark tests and gaming test with the 3GB variant.
We were curious to know whether the additional 1GB of RAM for the Flash Plus2 would have any noticeable impact on the performance of the device. Here are our observations so far:
- Did not increase boot up time of the handset. The 2GB variant was already enough in term of memory to manage proper speedy boot time.
- Gaming performance did not improve since most of the work is done by the CPU and graphics anyway.
- There’s significantly noticeable improvement in multi-tasking. The device still feels snappy with additional windows and apps running actively and in the background. This is the biggest contribution of the additional memory allocation.
- There’s a little improvement in scores from various benchmark tests, including a 7% increase in Antutu score and 5% increase in PCMark score.
We played NBA2K16 on the device and it went pretty smoothly. We’ve never encountered any lags or dropped frames during our game test. Check out a snippet of our gameplay below:
As for the benchmark results, there is little to no significant improvements in benchmark scores between the 2GB and the 3GB variant.
Here are the scores for our suite of benchmark tests:
Antutu Benchmark – 45,305 (42,220 on 2GB variant)
Quadrant Standard – 15,621 (15,775 on 2GB variant)
PCMark – 4,165 (3,922 on 2GB variant)
PCMark Storage – 2,543
3DMark – 416 (ES 3.1),595 (ES 3.0)
If you missed our video review, you can watch our hands-on review below:
The Flash Plus 2 also be available thru Lazada starting 12noon today (see store link here) for a suggested retail price of Php8,490.
And we’re also doing a giveaway!
Here’s the quick mechanics:
Hit the subscribe button above and go to the video page in YouTube and leave a link (here) that you entered/subscribed. Make sure to leave a comment in the video so we know you’re a subscriber.
That’s it! We’ll randomly pick a YouTube subscribe after the 1st week of July to win a brand new Flash Plus 2.