Samsung Galaxy S9 thoroughly beaten by Apple’s iPhone X/8/8 Plus in early benchmarks

“I promised an update on the performance scores of the Exynos 9810 variant of the Galaxy S9,” Andrei Frumusanu reports for Ars Technica. “I was able to have some time with one of the demo devices at the launch event and thoroughly benchmark it with a few of our common tests.”

“In our testing we were able to confirm the GeekBench 4 scores already leaked, where we saw the Exynos 9810 achieving excellent performance gains and vastly outpacing the Snapdragon 845, and coming into the territory of the Apple A10 and A11,” Frumusanu reports. “When looking at the performance per clock it is clear how the Exynos M3 distinguishes itself as a much wider microarchitecture compared to any other existing CPU which powers Android SoCs.”

“Overall today’s quick benchmarking session opened up more questions than it managed to answer,” Frumusanu reports. “Hopefully with more time we will be able to investigate the working of the new SoC and, fingers crossed, today’s results are not representative of shipping product as that would otherwise be an utterly massive disappointment.”

Samsung Galaxy S9 thoroughly beaten by Apple's iPhone X/8/8 Plus in early benchmarks

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MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.

With each passing year, and especially with iPhone X, it becomes increasingly clear – even to the Android settlers – that the competition has no chance of even remotely keeping up against Apple’s unmatched vertically integrated one-two punch of custom software and custom hardware. The Android to iPhone upgrade train just turned onto a long straightaway, engines stoked, primed to barrel away! — MacDailyNews, September 13, 2017

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Am I reading that correctly, for some of those benchmarks the latest and greatest by Samsung falls below the A10 Fusion? Further, from what I understand the chip used in US phones is even a worse performer. Apparently Apple sure does dominate the market in SoC performance.

    1. The performance of the Exynos 9810 is at least 1.5 years behind Apple’s A-series. And, if you look at the bottom two charts (WebXPRT 2015 and Speedometer 2.0), the performance of the Samsung 9+ phone that uses the Exynos 9810 is utterly abysmal. The iPhone 7 kicks its ass.

      I do not focus solely on specs. There is a lot more that matters, including security, privacy, and user experience. But specs are basically all that non-Apple vendors have to (potentially) brag about – much like Windows PCs in the pre-PPC times and late PPC times prior to Apple’s transition to Intel processors. If non-Apple vendors do not have specs to comfort their sheeple, then what are they going to do?

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