With the announcement of the new Galaxy S9 and S9+, PhoneArena was able to run a few benchmarks to see where the upcoming model stacks up against the other big players.
Even though the S9 will launch with either the Exynos 9810 (International) or Snapdragon 845 (US, China), they were only able to test the Exynos version at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
They used different benchmarking apps like AnTuTu, Geekbench 4, and GFXBench.
AnTuTu tests a range of components including the CPU, GPU, RAM, UX. and the storage and database I/O. GFXBench, as its name indicates, tests the capability of how well phones run various graphical applications, while Geekbench 4 is focused on single and multi-core CPU performance, as well as GPU performance in selected areas such as image processing.
While the iPhone X scored 224538 on AnTuTu, the Galaxy S9 came out on top with an impressive score of 241470. However, the iPhone X dominated the rest of the tests on Geekbench 4 and GFXBench.
In the GFXBench test, the X scored 58.75, leaving the S9 in the dust with 43. Single core results for the show the X way ahead at 4244 while the S9 scores 3105. It did a bit better in the multi-core segment with 8750, while the X scored 10401.
Regardless, the S9’s performance is a very sizable jump over its predecessor, and even puts to shame other competing phones which were released just a few months ago.
The thing with benchmarks is that they should only be used as a guide when purchasing a phone. Even though the S9 fell short of the iPhone X in most tests, it’s already fast enough where the regular user may not even notice much of a difference. The true test which benchmarks don’t cover, is how they fare in the long run.