Benchmarking phones has been all the rage on other operating systems for quite some time. In fact, if you watch many Android unboxing videos then running a benchmark test is all part of the procedure. We already know that the BlackBerry 10 browser kicks butt, but benchmarking takes things a little deeper.
Geekbench 3 for BlackBerry 10 offers up pretty much the same experience as its Android counterparts. As you will see in the video it's just a case of running the test and the results will be displayed neatly for your analysis.
If you've not come across the term before, benchmarking essentially allows you to measure the performance of your BlackBerry and you'll be given a score at the end. With some Android benchmarking apps you'll also see a list of other phones so you can compare against yours. We don't have that yet here with Geekbench 3 but maybe in the future?
With the app being available for iOS and Android as well as BlackBerry 10 it's a quick way for you to get together with your buddies and see who's smartphone is giving the best performance. Yes, it's a bit geeky, but if you don't want it - don't download it.
Geekbench 3 is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices and is free to download - unlike on other platforms where it costs $0.99. That makes a nice change!