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Intel’s Orange Santa Clara Phone Outperforms iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus in Benchmarks

Intel has big plans to take the smartphone world by storm with its new Medfield processor. It’s got stiff competition against the established likes of Nvidia and Qualcomm though, so it needs to come up with the goods to stand a chance of getting a slice of the market share.

Recently at the Mobile World Congress Intel showed its cards with a new smartphone that will be branded by UK network Orange and sold in the UK and France, the Orange Santa Clara. From the outside it doesn’t look like anything out of the ordinary, but on the inside it packs a punch with Intel’s new processor.

The processor is clocked at 1.4GHz, but its architecture means it’s capable of some impressive feats that other smartphones simply can’t manage, such as burst mode which takes 10 pictures per second.

A keen German blogger was interested in finding out just how fast the Santa Clara and its Medfield processor was, so he used benchmarking software (Qualcomm’s Vellamo app and BrowserMark) to see how it shaped up against other smartphones and tablets on the market. As you can see from the image above, the results are very impressive.

Intel’s Medfield processor helped the Santa Clara to a benchmark score that beat Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, both of which are among the most powerful smartphones on the market today. Benchmark tests prove the phone’s power, but don’t really take into account real life situations, such as multitasking and fast app switching. We also can’t tell if this power will have a bad effect on the phone’s battery.

We’ll just have to wait until later in the year when the Santa Clara goes on sale through Orange exclusively in the UK and Europe.

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Via: The Verge

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