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Benchmarks of the S9 and S9 + Galaxies impress, but lose to the iPhones 7, 8 and X [atualizado]

No one doubts that the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + they are true beasts of processing – in fact, any manufacturer that launched a flagship that did not fulfill this role well in 2018 would be giving a huge shot in the foot, let alone the (sometimes) world leader of the segment. The fact is that, at least in the harsh coldness of the numbers, it seems that the new South Korean stars have not reached their biggest competitors in terms of performance.

Somehow, the AnandTech managed to publish benchmarks previews of the new Samsung handsets already in the introductory article of the duo – which is impressive considering that the devices will only go into pre-order tomorrow and will not reach consumers in a few weeks. The numbers prove not only that Apple maintains a certain slack in the raw power of its processors, but they show that there will be a not insignificant difference in the performance of the two “types” of S9 and S9 + that will be put in the world.

As you may know, Samsung adopts an unorthodox strategy of producing identical devices, but with different processors depending on the region. For the S9, a version will bring the chip Exynos 9810, produced by the South Korean itself, while the other will be equipped by the Snapdragon 845, from Qualcomm – this second model will land in Brazil, the United States and some other territories. Apparently, he is also the less potent of the two.

Single core geekbench - AnandTech

The benchmarks show that the S9 version equipped with the Exynos chip has reached 3,734 points single-core measurement, while the Snapdragon version was 2,718 points. Neither scores was enough to overcome the measurement of the chip A11, from Apple, which scored 4,630 points in the same test; even more surprising is to see that even the chip A10, already more than a year old, surpasses the new Samsung devices, with 4,007 points – Processor floating point measurements vary slightly, but have similar proportions.

Obviously, some considerations need to be made here before we leave declaring the latest iPhones as the fastest cell phones in the world. First, we still don’t have the numbers for benchmarks multi-core, which is where Samsung usually leaves Apple eating dust (we’re talking about chips octa-core, after all) – and yes, for the (few) applications that offer optimization for processors multi-core, that makes all the difference in the world.

Another point, even more important, is the one that we repeated ourselves to exhaustion at that time around the beginning of the decade, when the Android makers decided to work and made rockets that left contemporary iPhones in slipper in all benchmarks: numbers never tell the whole story. In order to have a real idea of ​​the performance of the Galaxies S9 and S9 +, we will have to wait for many tests in the real world, many considerations and analyzes.

Anyway, I believe that whatever people choose – iPhone, Galaxy or whatever – the new crop of smartphones has everything to please in all aspects. I’m looking forward, are you?

via AppleInsider

Update Mar 09, 2018 at 18:50

The website Tom’s Guide recently published its own findings after its own tests of benchmarks and the actual use of the Galaxies S9 / S9 +. The verdict? Not unlike that published by Ars Technica, above.

Tom's Guide benchmark comparing the Galaxy S9 + with the iPhone X and other devices

THE benchmark in multiple cores, which we did not see in the previous analysis and I speculated that it would give an advantage to the Samsung device, was favorable to the iPhone X: the Apple device achieved a score of 10,357, while the Galaxy S9 + got 8,295.

Meanwhile, on calls “real” measurements – where analysts time similar tasks across multiple devices – the iPhone X also took the lead. In the process of converting a two-minute video from 4K resolution to 1080p, in Premiere Clip, the Apple device scored 42 seconds, while the S9 + needed 2 minutes and 32 seconds for the same task. To open the game Injustice 2, the iPhone took 13 seconds; the youngest South Korean needed more than 20.

Tom's Guide benchmark comparing the Galaxy S9 + with the iPhone X and other devices

The Galaxy S9 + surpassed the iPhone X in graphics area, however: in 3DMark’s Sligh Shot test, Samsung’s device achieved a score of 5,793, against 3,998 of Cupertino’s son.

It is worth noting that, even behind the iPhone in most measurements, the Galaxy S9 + was the undisputed champion of all tests if we consider only the Android universe; that is, if you are on the side of the robot in this life, it will certainly take a while before a more capable device appears than the new creations of Sammy.

via AppleInsider