MikuMikuBench is a handy app that benchmarks your phone by running a 3D animation of everyone's favorite computer generated singing star, Hatsune Miku. You get to enjoy plenty of Miku's poses and movements while testing out the power of your phone.
Allow me to first make sure you understand what a benchmark is; here's a quote from Wikipedia. A benchmark is...
the act of running a computer program in order to assess the relative performance of an object, normally by running a number of standard tests and trials against it.
With MikuMikuBench, it's essentially evaluating the performance capabilities of your smartphone. MikuMikuBench tests your smartphone, then spits out a numerical value that represents the power of your phone.
Because it's easier to watch rather than explain, I've added a video below so you can see for yourself how this app works. This is a user-submitted YouTube video.
Cute, eh? Hatsune Miku dances along with the Nyan Cat song while it benchmarks your phone.
When the app starts up, you can change Miku's poses:
You can swipe to rotate and pinch to zoom. There are plenty of poses and motions to keep you busy for a short while.
Tap "Benchmark" all the way to the left of the poses to start the main benchmark. Miku dances for a bit, then your final benchmark score is shown onscreen. The music is a bit loud, so be careful before running the benchmark.
The benchmark score is calculated based on the frames per second (FPS) value shown at the top of the screen. The higher this value, the smoother Miku dances and the higher your benchmark score.
There are already a number of benchmark scores for different devices available for your perusal on Google Play. There are some newer devices with scores over 5000.
Among the devices owned by TABROID editors, a Nexus 10 pulled an impressive 5,371. My HTC desire HD scored a rather humble 2,574... Ouch.
Wondering how your smartphone measures up to other popular models? Let Hatsune Miku find out for you!
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Time used: about 39 minutes and 39 seconds
Device used: HTC desire HD (001HT)
Publisher: Prime of the Moon
Last updated: 7/24/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.1 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan