Last night, Samsung “unpacked” its latest flagships – the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ and the internet has not stopped talking about them.
While most people are focused on the looks and the cameras, it is what is under the hood that interests those of us who are more tech savvy.
Like its predecessors, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ come in two variants – an Exynos powered version which will be available internationally and a Snapdragon variant for the US market. However, it is said that only the Exynos 9810 variant was on display yesterday.
Phonearena got to play with a unit and ran some benchmark tests to see how Samsung’s latest chipset performs and the results are nothing short of outstanding.
We already saw some benchmark results before the phone launched though but these cover all the major benchmark tests.
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 scores a total of 241470 on AnTuTu. It even surpasses the iPhone X (Bionic A11) with over 15000 points. The Snapdragon 835-powered LG V30 comes in at number 4 with 174456. As we already know, Snapdragon 845 phones seen on AnTuTu like the Mi MIX 2S have a much higher score.
For graphics (GFXBench Manhattan), the Galaxy S9 doesn’t do badly. It comes after the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus but is just two points ahead of the Galaxy S8.
However, it does score high on Geekbench. Its single-core score is over 3000 points. It is still below the iPhone X but it leaves the Snapdragon 835 in the dust. It also recorded 8750 points in the multi-core test.
It is safe to say that the Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9 can handle anything thrown at it. It boasts a significant upgrade over its predecessors and over last year’s competitors. So if you are looking for one more reason to purchase it, you’ve got it up there.