3DMark update makes it easier to compare Android and iOS

December 7, 2016

3DMark Android benchmark for smartphones and tablets

We released a minor update for our 3DMark Android benchmarking app today.

3DMark Android v1.6.3428 renames some tests to make comparing scores across platforms more intuitive. Benchmark scores are not affected.

The "Sling Shot using ES 3.1" benchmark test is now called "Sling Shot Extreme". Use Sling Shot Extreme to compare flagship Android devices with the latest iPhone and iPad models. The test uses OpenGL ES 3.1 on compatible Android devices. On iOS, it uses Metal.

The "Sling Shot using ES 3.0" benchmark test is now simply called "Sling Shot". Use Sling Shot to compare mainstream Android devices with popular iPhone and iPad models. Sling Shot uses OpenGL ES 3.0 on both Android and iOS devices. 

These new test names match the names we use in the iOS app, making it easier and more natural to compare scores across platforms.


3DMark is a free Android benchmark app available from Google Play.

Download 3DMark Android benchmark from Google Play