We have reached a point where Android phones are real beasts to run games. Multiprocessor manufacturers have increased processing capabilities, especially in graphics: the power escalation of GPUs allows us to enjoy high quality games on our screens. But how to know what is the real performance offered by our smartphone?
Make a benchmark test It is a way to know the real performance of a device. The problem is that the test is performed based on very specific parameters and running 3D graphics prepared for the test. The really interesting thing is to know how our mobile behaves running real games, like PUBG, Asphalt 9, Fortnite … That's where we'll know the actual performance of the device.
Android does not provide any tool capable of offering all the data, but there is a very complete application that allows you to know them. SPF or framerate, how many resources were used, the battery that was spent, what was the processor charge … The time has come to meet Gamebench.
GameBench, an application that informs you how your mobile runs games
With Gamebench You will know if your mobile is able to run the games at the highest quality and how it has behaved during the process. Simply start the service and you will see on the screen the SPF with which the image is refreshed. And once the session is closed the app will offer you different graphics, data and evolution of the game load so you know how the phone behaves and you can compare with other devices in the real environment, the one of the execution of games.
The application we are talking about does not need ROOT access, but it does require a specific process to enable it. Once you have downloaded GameBench on your Android, follow these steps:
- Run the application, sign up for GameBench and follow the instructions to enable Access to use permission.
- You need to download a file from the GameBench website to activate the service on your mobile from your computer. It is an executable in Java, so it is multiplatform (you need to have Java on your computer).
- Activate the developer options on your Android by pressing ten times on Build Number, in Settings / About phone.
- Enter the developer options and activate the USB debug mode.
- Connect the phone via USB to the computer and run the Jar file that you downloaded from GameBench. You will activate the service on the mobile.
- Now open the GameBench application on your mobile, add the games you want to try and run them from the menu. You will see the FPS appear in the right corner and a stop button counter on the left. To stop the performance scan you just have to press on that button.
The process is somewhat cumbersome, but it's worth it: GameBench throws a lot of information around the execution of the games. In this way it is possible to know the real performance of the devices and how they affect the performance of energy saving systems or the Huawei Turbo GPU, to give two examples. In addition, all session information is synchronized with your account, so you can access the data from the web.
GameBench is free, but only offers half an hour of use per month at no cost
After an analysis of how much the app offers, and how much information it throws from the device's performance, the bad news comes: GameBench only offers half an hour free per month. It is enough to perform small tests, but surely it is not enough if you dedicate yourself to analyze the mobile in depth.