From all the Kindle Fire reviews I read, none of them put the device to the test to see how it compares against other Android devices in terms of raw speed. The reason? You’ll need to root and install the Android Market to be able to install the test suites. We did all that (see our Android Market Install tutorial) and the results are here for your enjoyment! The applications used for benchmarking are Quadrant, AnTuTu, RealPi, GLBenchmark and System Test.
In conclusion, the performance is decent but by no means stellar, with the Kindle Fire score below many new Android smartphones on the market today. We can’t wait until we get our new Nook Tablet and put it to the test as well.
1. Kindle Fire Quadrant Score – 2058
Quadrant is probably the best known Android benchmarking suite. Kindle Fire managed to achieve a score of 2058, nothing to write home about to be honest, compared with my Samsung Galaxy GS II Skyrocket that reached over 3000.
2. AnTuTu Kindle Fire Benchmark Score – 4738
AnTuTu is another popular benchmark applications and again Kindle Fire was beaten by Samsung Galaxy S II, although not by a large margin
3. RealPi Kindle Fire Benchmark Score
RealPi focuses purely on the CPU/memory speed while crunching Pi decimals.
4. GLBenchmark Kindle Fire Benchmark Scores
The majority of tests in GLBenchmark focuses on the graphic performance and rendering quality. GLBenchmark also displays a lot of details about the internal hardware.
5. System Test Kindle Fire Benchmark Score -3521
System test is a general benchmark suite focusing on the following components: CPU and ROM tests, 2D graphics test, 3D graphics test, Database IO test, SD card IO test.