Apple’s year-old iPhone X trounces Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 9 in benchmark tests

“With its Snapdragon 845 processor, we didn’t think the $999 Galaxy Note 9 was going to break any speed records, but it is paired with a robust 6GB of RAM,” Mark Spoonauer reports for Tom’s Guide. “And you can get a Note 9 with 8GB of RAM if you really want top performance — and you’re willing to shell out $1,249.”

“We tested the 6GB model of the Note 9 with 128GB of storage, and we’ve run a handful of benchmarks so far with more to come,” Spoonauer reports. “Geekbench 4 measures overall performance, and the Note 9 delivers solid performance in the benchmark’s multi-core test. The Note 9 notched 8,876… Among current Android flagships, the OnePlus 6 scored a higher 9.088. However, that phone was packing 8GB of RAM.”

“The cream of the crop remains the iPhone X, which scored 10,357 with its A11 Bionic processor,” Spoonauer reports. “And with an A12-powered iPhone X and iPhone X Plus on the horizon, Apple will likely widen its lead.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The fake iPhone peddlers, not to mention Intel, are going to be hating life even more in a few short weeks!

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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  1. Most flagship smartphones are fast enough for 99% of all users. Being a couple of percents faster doesn’t mean anything. Those consumers buying the Note 9 are buying it for all the other features that are being offered which the iPhone X doesn’t come close to offering. The Note 9 is in a completely different category from the iPhone X. Samsung has the Galaxy S9 to compete with the iPhone X.

    I’m not sure how many consumers would need to carry a terabyte of storage on a smartphone but it’s quite amazing it’s possible with the Note 9. That’s some bragging rights. Samsung made sure Apple would never be able to touch them in terms of storage capacity. Samsung is basically saying, “To hell with the cloud, let’s keep it local.” The tech-heads are going to rave endlessly about that immense local storage capacity.

    I know there are a lot of pundits complaining that $1000 is too much to pay for a smartphone, but it’s nice to be able to buy such high-end devices to carry around. Those bad boys are loaded with everything. I’m curious to see if the whiners are going to complain about the high-end $1250 version of the Note 9. The price seems reasonable enough considering all the features a user is getting. No sales records will be broken but Samsung should sell quite a few of those high-end models to the tech-head bunch. Cra-a-a-a-zy powerful stuff.

    1. Funny how the Android fans always pointed to specs all those years when Android had better specs despite being laggy as hell.

      And now that a YEAR OLD iphone is faster than the top of the line new Samsung; when real world usage shows a much bigger margin; and with a new iphone about to bury it completely, these same android fans are saying that specs don’t matter


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