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HTC One M9 performance benchmarks: Snapdragon 810 against Apple A8, Exynos 7420, and the rest

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HTC One M9 performance benchmarks: Snapdragon 810 against Apple A8, Exynos 7420, and the rest

The HTC One M9 features Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 810 system chip. It's one of the most powerful systems on a chip available right now, but this does not mean that it does not have some solid competition. This time around Samsung seems to have gone with its own Exynos octa-core solution in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and we already know that Apple is using its own  Apple A8 with custom Cyclone CPU cores in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

How does the new Snapdragon 810 compare against those two? And how much of an improvement is it compared to the earlier versions of Snapdragon seen in the One M8 and Galaxy S5?

How does the new Snapdragon 810 compare against the best chips?

We've managed to run some benchmarks to test both the CPU and GPU performance of the One M9, and bring you the numbers right below. It's worth noticing that - despite all the progress with Snapdragon 810 - Apple still has the lead in the important area of single-core CPU performance. In fact, the difference between the iPhone 6 and the One M9 is quite staggering, and not in favor of the Snapdragon 810 on the HTC phone. Samsung with its newest Exynos is actually the only chip that really stands up to it (the iPhone 6 still scores better, but the results are at least close).

Turn over to multi-core performance, though, a feature used by much less (but more demanding) apps, we see that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is the leader here with its Exynos 7420 system chip, while the Snadpragon 810 comes as a runner-up, but not really all that close.

Finally, though, GPU performance and gaming is where the HTC One M9 truly excels. HTC has decided to use a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution for the screen of the M9, rather than the trendy Quad HD resolution, and this results in some stellar gaming performance. The One M9 is really the Android phone gamers would be most pleased with. Take a look at the scores right below.

HTC One M9: Snapdragon 810 versus the rest

Geekbench 3 single-core
Higher is better
LG G3 950
HTC One (M8) 888
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 1112.67
Samsung Galaxy S5 944
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1625
Apple iPhone 6 1630
Samsung Galaxy S6 1440
HTC One M9 1209
Geekbench 3 multi-core
Higher is better
LG G3 2545
HTC One (M8) 2613
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3259.67
Samsung Galaxy S5 2900
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 2918
Apple iPhone 6 2927
Samsung Galaxy S6 5127
HTC One M9 3738
AnTuTu
Higher is better
LG G3 30634
HTC One (M8) 31075
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 41185.33
Samsung Galaxy S5 36603
Apple iPhone 6 50888
Samsung Galaxy S6 58382
HTC One M9 56896
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
Higher is better
LG G3 7.5
HTC One (M8) 11
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 11.2
Samsung Galaxy S5 11.7
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 18.4
Apple iPhone 6 25.8
Samsung Galaxy S6 16
HTC One M9 24
GFXBench Manhattan off-screen
Higher is better
LG G3 11.4
HTC One (M8) 11.8
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 18.5
Samsung Galaxy S5 11.8
Apple iPhone 6 17.8
Samsung Galaxy S6 19
HTC One M9 24
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
Higher is better
LG G3 20.7
HTC One (M8) 28.3
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 25.9
Samsung Galaxy S5 27.8
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 40.9
Apple iPhone 6 48.9
Samsung Galaxy S6 37
HTC One M9 49
GFXBench T-Rex HD off-screen
Higher is better
Apple iPhone 6 42.3
Samsung Galaxy S6 46
HTC One M9 50
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posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:10 24

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The S6 scores a lot higher acc. to this:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=37217482&postc%E2%80%8Bount=283

It seems that the software of S6/M9 is premature and we should wait for the final one.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:12 11

5. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


You're annoying af. Get off the computer and do something

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:16 23

7. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You seem butthurt. Apply cold water on burned area.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:28 6

12. wargreymon (Posts: 741; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


*splashes a bucket over TyrionLannister*

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 12:01 4

20. ABAldOPayardu (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


I nominate him for the ice bucket challenge

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:49 3

15. kobainez (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yup for sure he's annoying

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:59 7

19. Tom1206 (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Nov 2014)


No! I like this guy, he is one of the few to know what he's talking about!

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 12:19 1

28. Awalker (Posts: 1577; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


He's too much of a Samsung fanboy to be objective.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 15:19

53. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


And both things can be true at the same time. LOL

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:49

85. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


So what?

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 12:28 4

30. androidwindows (Posts: 194; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


He gave a link to a reputable site and you call him annoying? I think YOU should get off the computer and do something.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:10 2

3. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


6 Plus scoring higher on on-screen tests then the Galaxy S6? Lol wtf.

I am pretty sure its safe to say now the Adreno 430 is superior to the Mali GPU in the S6

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:12 6

4. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


See this. It isn't:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=37217482&postc%E2%80%8Bount=283

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:26 3

11. gelullabarr (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Those results are for offscreen, but you don't use your phone offscreen, I hope. On-screen, Adreno 430 scores with 5fps more than Mali T760

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:54 7

18. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


Yes but games are usually rendered in 1080p not 1440p so the offscreen score matters

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 13:02

35. Cicero (Posts: 889; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Depends of the screen (hd, full hd or 2k). If you put a very performant gpu running on hd or sub-hd screen you will have a super high score.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 13:22

38. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Hey man.
SSo now I see that S810 is not that bad
I wanted to ask.
Mali-T760 MP6 was known of performing a llitlle bit bad in benchmarks, but have better stability rate and can produce a higher average fps than adreno 420, as per game bench comparison of note 4 variants on Asphalt 8. Is it safe to still say so? I mean, adreno 430 is pushing only a 1080p screen while Mali T760 MP8 is pushing a 1440p one. So adreno 430 has more power than adreno 420 and less work to do than Mali. My guess is that adreno 430 in HTC One M9 will have a better stability rate than the Mali T760 MP8 in the galaxy S6. Do you agree with me ?

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 20:40

75. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I'll have to see. But the games run at 1080p only. So 430 has to do the same work as Mali.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:05

80. Niva. (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


You keep saying that games run at 1080p only, but soon there will be games that will enable running at 1440p... just like there are games that are rendered at 720p only. This is all rather useless as ultimately native resolution matters for producing the best image rather than interpolating. Now don't get me wrong, I personally think anything over 1080 on a sub 6" device is overkill, but some person out there will swear they can tell the difference. I still object to your general statement that "games run at 1080p only." Even if that were true today, which it isn't, it won't matter tomorrow when 1440 games hit the market.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:20

81. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Let's see when that tomorrow comes. Then devs will put less effects on phones that can't handle it i.e. phones with QHD.

For example, HTC M8 scores 28 fps in Asphalt 8 while M7 scores 51 fps. Devs tone down graphics for phones which have less power.

For the proof that games run at 1080p, let's take a popular game i.e. asphalt 8. Now, Note 3 and 4 have same onscreen scores. But see this:

http://www.gamebench.net/blog/samsung-galaxy-note-4-beats-every-other-phone-asphalt-8

Then there are other issues too. Like Mali sustains frame rates for longer. As you can see from the link, the T760 has a much higher frame rate than Adreno 420 despite adreno having higher scores in benchmarks. There are just too many factors.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:33

82. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


So you mean that Mali reaches a lower maximum fps, but sustains a higher average fps.
Anyways, I just saw an article over here saying that HTC One M9 is overheating, and in AnTuTu, a popup declared that the phone is running too hot, which may cause a system shutdown or restart ...
So galaxy S6 is to be my next phone, despite the missing micro sdcard slot....

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:57

87. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Exactly. Mali is a little better in sustaining performance while adreno is better for short bursts of performance.

I'd still wait for reviews to see. Also the price of the S6 64GB variant matters. For now the prices seem like this:

S6 32 GB: 700 euro

M9 32 GB: 750 euro

S6 64 GB: 800 euro.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:24 8

10. justaguy (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


6plus is full HD while s6 is QHD so in on screen test iPhone is better because the resolution.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 14:31 1

50. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


6 Plus renders at 2208x1248 resolution though then gets downscaled to 1080p/full HD resolution

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 15:33 1

59. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


^This is Bulls**t^

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:11

64. GreatBigPhoney (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I have no interest in which phone is "better" for any reason as everyone will always have their own preferences regardless of performance or benchmarks but his comment wasn't made up. I'm not allowed to post links yet since I don't post often, but if you google "6 plus renders 2208x1248" there is a site called "paintcodeapp" with an article called "iPhone 6 screens demystified" that explains how the resolution is downsampled to 1080p.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 17:15

65. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


How is it bulls**t? apples own developer pages says exactly this. The 6 Plus renders at 2208x1248 resolution then gets downscaled to 1080p

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 22:58

88. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That is correct. However, that's still a lot below 2560X1440.

And these scores of S6 is via pre release software.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 11:13

6. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


6 and 6 Plus perform admirably well for being 6 months ol

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 12:02

22. Tom1206 (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Nov 2014)


Just like the note 4... ^^

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