Google Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Z2 with Android 5.1.1 overpowered by Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition in Fish Tank Test

Using the Fish Tank test, Szymon Waliczek, an Ubuntu Touch insider, did a comparison between five smartphones, which included two Ubuntu Phones, two Android phones, as well as an Android phone running Ubuntu.

Szymon Waliczek is from the Ubuntu Touch Manager project, a graphical software that allowed users of Ubuntu Phone to take screenshots of the Ubuntu Touch’s Unity user interface, as well as send and receive files from their devices.

The developer has posted a 20-second long video along with a few pictures of the comparison on his Google+ page to show the comparison between the Android and Ubuntu Touch-powered devices running the popular Fish Tank test in the default web browser software of each device.

Starting from left to right, the smartphone devices used in the test are Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, Nexus 4 running Ubuntu Touch, Nexus 4 running Android 5.1.1, and Sony Xperia Z2 running Android 5.1.1.

The video attached at the end of the article clearly shows that the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition wins this round, followed closely by Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, having ~25 FPS and ~15 FPS respectively.

We can see the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone running Android 5.1.1 on the third position with only ~7 FPS. The Nexus 4 device fails with only 5 FPS, in spite of it running Ubuntu Touch. On the Fish Tank test also, the Android version of Nexus 4 shows 5 FPS.