You’ve read the title. In this video, I’ll be comparing the OnePlus 2 with the Moto X Pure Edition (or Moto X Style, depending on where you live) with the BLU Pure XL to test their speed by running each device through several benchmark applications as well as running each device through a real world performance test. These are three of the most popular and the most recent “flagship” smartphones that cost right around $400 off-contract. And they all feature different processors. The OnePlus 2, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM; the Moto X Pure Edition, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with 3GB of RAM; and the Pure XL, a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM as well. So this should be interesting.
So the first benchmark I ran on each device was Geekbench 3. You’ve probably heard of Geekbench 3 I’m sure. If not, it’s basically the standard for testing the CPU of a device. The OnePlus 2 received a score of 1202 and 4763 for the single and multi-core performance. The Moto X Pure Edition, a score of 1267 and 3460 for the single and multi-core performance. And the Pure XL received a score of 909 and 4911 for the single and the multi-core performance. So the score that really stands out to me is the multi-core score of the Pure XL, almost approaching 5000; that is certainly one of the highest multi-core scores I’ve ever seen in Geekbench. So that is certainly impressive.
The next benchmark I ran was AnTuTu. AnTuTu is a benchmark that tests performance as well as the graphic performance. It does a little bit of everything. And it spits out a score in a ranking system. The OnePlus 2 received a score of 60,334, the Moto X Pure Edition a score of 48,467; and the Pure XL a score of 46,638. The Pure XL is not verified because the device isn’t officially out in the market just yet. But it’s pretty safe to say that the OnePlus 2 wiped the board with this test as it significantly outscored the other two devices.
The last benchmark I ran was 3DMark and I would say it’s probably the best benchmark for testing the graphic performance of the device, the GPU. I ran a Sling Shot test, which is new. I’ve actually never ran it before on the device prior to making this video so the scores are a bit different. I also cannot get the Pure XL to work with this test unfortunately for whatever reason. I’m thinking it’s because it’s not a verified device. It’s not officially available. I was just one of the lucky few who happened to get their hands on a unit early. So unfortunately, the Pure XL cannot compete in this benchmark but it will compete in the real world performance test coming up very shortly.
With that said, the OnePlus 2 received a score of 956, very close to a thousand. And the Moto X Pure Edition received a score of 510. So the low scores of this Sling Shot test were a bit new and kind of unusual to me. I was expecting scores in the thousands. But the nearly 500-point difference between the OnePlus 2 and the Moto X Pure Edition is very apparent.
As for the real world performance test, what I did was I just had each device run through the same series of applications. I first opened up the stopwatch, hit start and immediately pressed home to launch the next app in sequence and I would proceed to the next app after each opened up and load content all the way. The apps used for this test were YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit is Fun, Chrome, the native Gallery app for each device, the Settings app, Play Store, Dialer, Messenger, and the native Camera app. For Chrome, I would load PhoneDog.com and proceed once the site was loaded all the way. And once I ran through each app, I opened up the clock app and stopped the stopwatch to see just how quick each device was able to open and load each app. I do want to say that the channel that first turned out beyond testing this performance was PhoneBuff here on YouTube so all credit goes to him. It’s a pretty cool way to test the performance.
The device that finished first was surprisingly the BLU Pure XL as it finished in 0:59.9 seconds. The device that finished a close second was the Moto X Pure Edition at 1:02 seconds. And the device that finished last by quite a long shot, relative to the others, was of course the OnePlus 2; coming in at 1:14 seconds. I think what really hung up the OnePlus 2 was the web browsing. It took a really long time to load PhoneDog.com on the OnePlus 2 for whatever reason.
So it goes to show you that benchmarks aren’t everything. I know I wasn’t able to perform this real world performance test perfectly across each device so the times will vary (of course) each time I run this test. But hopefully and the goal is to give you guys a good idea as to how fast each device is in terms of both the real world performance and in terms of just raw numbers. Feel free to leave me your thoughts by leaving me a comment down below.