Back at MWC 2011, Samsung announced the highly anticipated successor to the Galaxy S the Galaxy S II. At that time, the Galaxy S II was supposed to feature a 1GHz dual-core Exynos processor.
However, a month down the line Samsung decided to bump the clock speed of the processor to 1.2GHz. The already fast Galaxy S II got faster, due to the 200MHz speed bump on each core.
The Galaxy S II is already the fastest Android smartphone ever. However, this has not stopped the awesome developer coolbho3000 to overclock his Galaxy S II to 1.5GHz, in a bid to make it faster! Yes, that’s 1.5GHz (1504MHz to be precise)!
He has uploaded a video of his Galaxy S II running at 1.5GHz and ripping through all the benchmarks. Here is the video of the Galaxy S II overclocked to 1.5GHz :
He has also posted the steps so that fellow Galaxy S II owners can overclock their phone to 1.5GHz, if they wish to. Here is the link to the thread over at the XDA forums.
I will recommend general Galaxy S II owners to stay away from installing this kernel on their handset, except for testing needs.
The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best Android phones in the market right now. The phone has a 1Ghz Cortex A8 based Hummingbird processor, and 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy S features the best combination of CPU + GPU on an Android device. The Galaxy S is sold in the U.S under different operators and under various names like Captivate and Fascinate. With the various lag fixes available for it, the Galaxy S beats all other devices in Quadrant benchmark irrespective of their Android OS.
However, for some developers this was not enough and they have gone ahead and overclocked their Galaxy S to 1.2 GHz. The Hummingbird CPU inside the Galaxy S can be overclocked to 1.6 GHz safely. Interested readers need to flash a modified kernel to overclock their CPU to 1.2 GHz. They also need to download SetCPU from the Android Market. Here is the link on how to overclock Samasung Captivate to 1.2Ghz .
Keep in mind that the above link is valid only for Samsung Captivate owners. Samsung Galaxy S owners need to check this thread on how to overclock their CPU.
Motorola Droid is one of the most popular Android phones in the market right now. The phone runs on Android v2.0. The phone features a 600mhz ARM A8 Cortex processor along with 256Mb of RAM. Even though the Droid features a 600Mhz processor, Motorola have underclocked the processor to run at 500Mhz.
Droid has also been selling in very well numbers. Verizon reportedly sold 1.1million Droids in the last quarter. Due to its popularity, Droid has become a favorite among the modding community. A lot of custom ROMs are available for Droid. These custom ROMs added many new features to the phone, increase the amount of free RAM etcetera. Now a modder with the username tasmanian_droid over at the AllDroid forums has been successful in overclocking the processor of his Droid to 1.1Ghz. After its overclocked speed of 1.1Ghz, the speed of the Droid processor is more than the default speed of the Nexus One 1Ghz Snapdragon processor.
The modder (tasmanian_droid) also posted benchmarks of the overclocked processor on the forums. He benchmarked the processor after overclocking it to a speed of 900Mhz, 990Mhz, 1Ghz and 1.1Ghz. The results of the benchmarks are as follows –
7.646 Mflops/s on linpack
3054 on BenchmarkPi
8.367 Mflops/s on linpack
2695 on BenchmarkPi
8.498 Mflops/s on linpack
2661 on BenchmarkPi
9.254 Mflops/s on linpack
Currently the Droid processor is stable at an overclocked speed of 850Mhz, 350Mhz up from its stock speed. Currently the 1Ghz overclock works on Droid phones running on the Sholes ROM. The steps for overclocking the Droid along with all the required files can be found here.
Keep in mind that Overclocking the processor of the phone, will increase the battery consumption. It may also decrease the life of the processor. It can also lead to an increase in the working temperatures of the phone.