I Bet Your Phone Can't Do This
The Samsung Galaxy S II has only been out for a short time. But it's been out just long enough for XDA Developers to have some fun. The Dual-Core behemoth of a phone, in all its shiny glory, has been overclocked and put through the ringer on Quadrant. Thanks to coolbho3000 and fellow xda members, it was possible to put a kernel on the phone that would allow for some extreme overclocking. Overclocking that would push the boundaries of any phone on the market.
I know we all got excited when we heard that the Galaxy S II was being released with a 1.2 Ghz processor instead of just a 1.0 Ghz model. But thinking that a hacked kernel could push the phone to 1.5 Ghz without compromising the stability of the phone is beyond amazing. That's right, 1.5 Ghz. Extremely impressive statistics, considering how we thought dual-core phones was an impossibility only a few months ago.
And as you would expect, this overclocked Galaxy S was put through Quadrant, just to see exactly how it scored. I want you to keep in mind that a stock Galaxy S could not reach scores higher than 3500. But this leviathan (the overclocked Galaxy S II) has reached a mind-boggling score of 4000+. The most awesome part, at least in my mind, is that the phone is completely stable, and this overclock rate is only a starting point for this phone. It can easily reach higher speeds, and get even higher scores in the Quadrant.
I'm looking forward to seeing how far someone can push this phone before it crashes completely. But please be aware, when you attempt a task, such as overclocking your phone, there are serious risks of destroying the internals of your phone.
[Via Android Community]