Benchmark Your Android Smartphone with 3DMark Sling Shot

Recently I bought a good affordable smartphone for my friend. This new phone Infinix Zero Ultra has 200 megapixels of camera, 256 GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. It is powered by an octa core processor Mediatek Dimensity 920 clocking at 2.5 GHz. With a powerful phone like this the obvious question that comes to the mind is how good it is when playing games.

There is a well known benchmark app called 3DMark which can be used to run various tests on any Android smartphone. Some of the tests offered in this test are meant only for very high end gaming smartphones. But even for cheaper phones, it offers a simple graphics benchmark called Sling Shot.

Using 3DMark Sling Shot is extremely easy. After installing 3DMark on your smartphone, you can swipe the 3DMark app screen a couple of times to find the Sling Shot benchmark. It is an OpenGL ES 3.0 benchmark and measures the GPU performance of your smartphone. In addition, it can also measure the main processor performance during the Physics test. Before starting the benchmark, you should close all the other apps that could be running in the background.

3DMark Sling Shot

The Sling Shot benchmark will go on for 5 to 10 minutes. You should not touch your smartphone and let it run without any disturbance. Some people also advised me to put the smartphone into the airplane mode so that an incoming phone call does not disturb the benchmark tests.

After the 3DMark Sling Shot benchmark test is over, you will be shown the score for your phone. On the score screen, it shows the overall score, the graphics test and the physics test. There are two graphics tests and three physics tests. It also shows the graphical comparison between your device’s score and that for some of the popular Android devices.

You can get the 3DMark Sling Shot for Android from