[Sticky] Device performance benchmark v1
Since Apple is still dominating the tablet market but not everyone is feeling to join (fan of) the Apple ecosystem. We are working on a benchmark test setup to compare the most popular devices.
Based on using many different devices, it is safe to say that Apple is with the iPad still two or three years ahead of most Android tablet manufacturers. This is based on the processor, multitasking, screen techniques, and OS update support for older devices.
There are however some interesting Android tablets that can compete. Below the first devices, I have tested.
Benchmark of most popular devices
- All modern iOS devices are 64-bit. For Android, most of the latest midrange to high-end tablets have a 64-bit CPU as well. However, some manufacturers install a 32-bit Android operating system, this means that it can not run 64-bit only apps like EasyVFR 4. We have found a website where you can search for operating system architecture: https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/search
- Be aware that some tablets come without GPS. Often the model without GPS is called ... Wifi;, and the one with GPS is called ... LTE/4G. All models that are tested have a GPS build in.
- The lower the Total, View, Load and Start Scores are the faster EasyVFR 4 runs on that device.
Please let me know if you would like to see some other specifications and devices for comparison. What do you think of this benchmarking approach?
Tim, at what point are you timing the start, load etc? Is it starting the device or app when is load complete and when is view? I can send some data for the M5 Lite.
Tim, we can have a go with Anydesk seems a bit easier! Can we do it on Tuesday? Tied up tomorrow
I've ordered a Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with a 8'' screen. The availability of Xiaomi devices is better in some European counties than others, but it's always possible to order through Banggood, Aliexpress, Gearbest, etc. Price is around 190-230 EUR. Performance should be comparable to Huawei M5. I will try to benchmark it once it arrives.
Just to let you know that i've a Huawei Mediap M5 wifi, there is a gps included in it although it is not a LTE version
I would recommend testing on Samsung S2 8 inch tablet as well. In the 8 inch market this tablet has the very best screen (Apple comes close). Very relevant during flying. It has Android 7.
After 2 hours trying how EasyVFR4 works I had 3 application crashes. And it is slow.
I found a Lenovo M8 FHD on Bangood for 150Eur 64 G storage 4G RAM. While the benchmarks say it's not very fast I just installed E4 and it's running fine. Takes app. 30 s to start E4 until the "loading map" box disappears.
Tablet comes in Chinese, flashed Rest Of World ROM with Lenovo Rescue app. It has a metal case, a bright full HD 8' screen, and long battery life. First time I see a GPS fix in the house.
Somehow the de-clutter and map appearance is way better than on the PC. Cool!
A quick note to confirm the issue with Android 11. My Samsung S10e used to work very well with EV4, but a 'security and GUI update' forgot to mention it was an update to Android 11, and now EV4 is unusable 😪
So for all you Android users out there, be very careful before hitting OK on the next update of your device.
Just a small update on the Android 11 issue, we found a work arround that fixes the performance problems and hope to be able to provide a version to betatesters this weekend.