We've tested the Samsung Galaxy S3, to see how its 1GB of RAM and quad-core processor performed in real world conditions. Here's our Samsung Galaxy S3 benchmarks.

Unless you have just awoken from a coma or returned from a prolonged stay at an extremely closed-off convent, you will be aware Samsung launched its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, last Friday. While we have already provided extensive Galaxy S3 coverage at PC Advisor, a lot of the attention on the new phone rightly focuses on Samsung's new approach to the software and usability aspects. Impressive as these are, it should not be forgotten the Galaxy S3 is an impressive piece of hardware in its own right, as well.

As you'll know, the new top dog comes equipped with no less than 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. More importantly though, it is the first to have the new quad-core Exynos 4412 processor at its core. This puppy's four ARM Cortex A9 cores run at no less than 1.4 GHz, making it potentially 233% more powerful than its impressive in its own right Exynos 4210 predecessor.

Even though it has the same MALI 400 GPU as the Samsung Galaxy S2, that GPU is running twice as fast, at 400MHz. All of these improvements were made possible due to Samsung's shrinking of the manufacturing process to 32 nm, using the High-K Metal Gate process, significantly reducing currant leakage.

Galaxy S3 performance tests

The major question of course to the folks over at Hardware.Info was: what do these technical improvements mean in practice? To find out, they put the new Samsung through a whole lot of benchmarks to see how it stacks up against everything from the original Samsung Galaxy S to the newest models by competing HTC, the One X and One S. See also: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X comparison review and Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S comparison review.

So if you're not easily impressed by smart menus and clever interface design, but need to be sure your phone packs the most raw power currently available in the market, you'd best check the lengthy review chockfull of benchmarks you can find over at our colleagues at Hardware.Info.

 See also: Samsung Galaxy S3 specifications