Sure, WP7 may already be fast. It may not lag as much as Android even after you’ve downloaded a number of apps. But who’s to say even that experience can’t be improved upon? Microsoft thought it could do better with WP8, and the company was (predictably) right.
The first benchmarks of a Windows Phone 8 device have been released to the public via an app called WPBench, and the results are quite interesting. The “”Juggernaut,” a Windows Phone 8 alpha device whose name showed up on a leaked list of upcoming WP8 devices we showed TruTower readers two weeks ago, scores a 151.14, compared to the next highest score of 97.32 from an HTC Titan. It’s true that this 55% performance boost can be attributed to the Juggernaut’s using a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor versus the HTC Titan’s lone core, but add in vastly more efficient software and you’re likely going to reach improvements in excess of 100% by the time the new OS launches later this year.
The Juggernaut Alpha is a glimpse of great things to come for Windows Phone 8 and roaming SIM users who are clamoring to get their hands on the new devices. And that’s just the beginning. The apps that go along with that vast performance boost are going to make WP8 one highly-desired cake in the mobile OS bakery.