We use varied software benchmark tools to gauge the various performance aspects of each device we review. You can usually find a dedicated performance article in all the review articles we publish.
To make it easier to compare the performance of phones straight from the specs pages, we are also including there two popular benchmark ratings.
Basemark OS II is a system-level all-in-one benchmarking tool designed for measuring overall performance of smartphones and tablets from all platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows phone 8.
Basemark X is a popular benchmarking tool for evaluation and cross-platform comparison of gaming and graphics performance between Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 smartphone and tablets.