Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out, it's time to take a serious look at what's changed over the year. Samsung's facing tough times lately, after its failure with the Note 7 and troubles with the Korean government. So the Galaxy S8 will be a major component of the company's attempt to regain investor and consumer confidence. To that end, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will improve things by quite a bit. The Korean tech giant has added a lot of upgrades this year. Today, we've managed to get our hands on some benchmarks for the international version of the Galaxy S8. Take a look below to find out more.
Samsung Galaxy S8 gets benchmarked in variety of tests; scores on par with the iPhone 7
An initial look at today's benchmark scores shows that Samsung will retain the benchmark crown in the Android world. Keep in mind that no other 10nm smartphones are available for testing as of yet. The only other device with a 10nm processor is Sony's Xperia XZ Premium. Apart from that, all other comparison phones use 14nm, making a noticeable impact on end results.
The device for which we've got benchmark scores features Samsung's Exynos 8895. It shows mixed scores in some results and outright dominates in the others. The Exynos 8895 is Samsung's latest addition to its in-house processor lineup. It features two sets of four Cortex A53 and Mongoose M1 cores, clocked at 1.7 and 2.5GHz respectively. At the GPU end, we get ARM's Mali G71 with 550MHz frequency and 375 GFLOPs.
Courtesy of folks over at Yugatech, we can now get a preliminary look at what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S8. Starting from Antutu, the device performs well for a 10nm processor. It leaves 2016's smartphones in its dust but doesn't manage to top the iPhone 7. Apple improved its processor game significantly with the processor. The A10 Fusion is the first processor from Cupertino to feature four processor cores. Samsung also didn't increase the RAM count for the Galaxy S8, as it hopes 10nm's reduced footprint and Android's efficiency to account for this difference.
Perhaps, performance won't play as much a major role for the Galaxy S8 as it did in the past. The phone's most striking upgrade is its design. Samsung has improved its design sense by miles in only one year. The Galaxy S8's reduced top and bottom bezels, combined with a button-free front make for an amazing, minimalist look. In fact, the device is one of the best-designed smartphones out there and beats the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by miles. We've carried out a brief comparison of the S8 with some other smartphones below. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We'll keep you updated on the latest.
|Galaxy S8:||174,155||1,974(s), 6,339(m)||Exynos 8895: 4x M2@ 2.5GHz, 4x A53@ 1.7GHz||4GB|
|iPhone 7:||171,000||3500(s), 5600(m)||A10 Fusion: 2x Hurricane & 2x Zephyr @ 2.34GHz||2GB|
|Galaxy S7:||130,000||2100(s), 5400(m)||Exynos 7420: 4x M2@2.3GHz, 4x A53 @ 1.6GHz||4GB|
|LG V20:||132,000||1400(s), 3600(m)||Snapdragon 820: 2x Kryo@ 2.15GHz, 2x Kro@1.6GHz||4GB|
|LG G6:||130,000||1800(s), 4300(m)||Snapdragon 821: 2x Kryo@2.35GHz, 2x Kryo@ 1.6GHz||4GB|
|Google Pixel:||135,000||1700(s), 4000(m)||Snapdragon 821: 2x Kryo@2.15GHz, 2x Kryo@1.6Ghz||4GB|
*All benchmarks except Galaxy S8 are based on aggregate scores.