Alleged Sony Xperia XZ4 dominates Geekbench's single- and multi-core benchmark tests

Alleged Sony Xperia XZ4 dominates Geekbench's single- and multi-core benchmark tests
Just yesterday, a purported Snapdragon 855-powered Xperia XZ4 casually positioned itself at the very top of AnTuTu's benchmarking charts, setting itself far ahead from just about any othe Android device. Of course, everything's just rumors at this point, so take it with a grain of salt. Today, an Weibo account posted an image allegedly depicting how well the Xperia XZ4 fared on Geekbench, another popular benchmarking tool that gauges performance in both single- and multi-core specific tests.

The newly-leaked info further corroborates the rumor that the Xperia XZ4 will be a serious powerhouse as the flagship device allegedly scored 3,497 points in the single-core exercise and 12,801 in the multi-core test. To put things in perspective, the top-performing Android phones achieve around 3,000 points in the single-core test; in the meantime, the best multi-core results in Geekbench gravitate around the 8,800 mark. 


No way around it - the Xperia XZ4 shapes up to be an admirable performer, and we should probably thank the Snapdragon 855 for that! Aside from raw performance, the latest Qualcomm silicon is also expected to deliver quite a bunch of useful new tricks to Android devices, namely HDR10+ video support, dual-frequency GPS, 4K portrait mode video bokeh, and others

Of course, we should never forget that synthetic benchmark performance doesn't always translate to superb user experience: more is usually better, but there's much more in play here than raw silicon power alone. Here's to hoping Sony will be able to come up with more than an adequate answer to the iPhones and Galaxies in 2019 - the Xperia XZ4 looks like it could be a potential candidate.

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  • Display 6.5" 1644 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(24.8h 3G talk time)

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41 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Sony phones always benchmark well not surprised. With Sony's excellent software optimization it will be a great performer.

3. Elvis358

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

It's sad that people choose to buy overrated Samsung!

8. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

They're probably cheating like many of the others. It's hilarious that anyone here takes these benchmarks seriously, the reason Samsung fall behind is because they don't cheat. Samsung were caught years ago and stopped, others like HTC, Sony and pretty much all Chinese OEM's still cheat and even admit to it. Hell one OEM even had optimizations that degraded image quality in games by default to increase performance, was LG or HTC, I can't remember.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not true at all, Sony cheated way back when Samsung was doing it as well. But like Samsung, they stopped doing this. They even tested this on XDA. So no... Sony doesn't still cheat nor admits to it. https://www.xda-developers.com/benchmark-cheating-strikes-back-how-oneplus-and-others-got-caught-red-handed-and-what-theyve-done-about-it/ And how do you degrade image quality in a game written by someone else? Apart from lowering resolution.

31. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

If Sony are getting better performance then other devices with the same hardware consistently, not just Samsung then they're doing something to boost performance. Maybe they're optimised peak performance at the expensive of consistent performance, this has been done before, there are lots of ways to cheat benchmarks.

38. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I don't recall there was a Sony cheating article before. Tbh, Sony always has a low benchmark score. This is the first time Sony lead.

12. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1475; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Sony just does optimization well. Samsung phones with the same SoC generally score near 10% lower, no doubt connected to Samsung's use of its own UX, which still hogs resources.

30. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Easy to say when Samsung have nothing available with equivalent hardware to SD855. Quick look at 3dmark shows virtually no difference at all between the Note 9 and ZX2 with SD845. Not sure why but GFXBench doesn't even list a Sony device with SD845, such is Sony's popularity I guess. Also bare in mind these benchmarks only test peak performance and not sustainable performance

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A quick look at 3dmark shows no difference between Note 9 & ZX2 If Sony is getting better performance than other devices with the same hardware consistently, not just Samsung then they're doing something to boost performance. You are contradicting yourself. Also, GFXbench doesn't show any Samsung devices with the SD845

40. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Doubt it..

26. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Because of better marketing and promotion

2. AbhiD

Posts: 857; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Great thing about these performance scores is not only that they are best for an Android SoC, (even better than A12 in most metrics) at the moment, but that these are still preliminary scores, considering phones with it will launch probably at least in 1-2 months.

10. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That multi core scores is the highest in a phone by far.

4. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

This may finally be their break into the industry. They deserved it for a long time now.

20. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

The Qualcomm's SOC it is not enough for Sony for come back to glorious days.

41. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sony have always been on the backfoot with supply of SD parts. With all the law suits between Qualcomm & LG, etc, Sony might actually get parts earlier than a lot of the "usual" phone manufacturers... My money is still with OnePlus though. I do love Sony phones - but they always seem to be lacking in the camera department, as well as accessories in the market (so hard always finding screen protectors!) However, this being said, anyone who wants an android phone that receives updates (almost as fast as Oneplus) then Sony is it! They get the latest security updates out almost as fast as Google recently - its impressive.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sony may double their sales into the dozens this year...

6. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Can't wait to hear that multicore doesn't matter anymore from apple fans.

15. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 742; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

How about android fans saying that A11 having better multicore than snapdragon 845 isn't a thing?

29. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

It is an ongoing cycle. I am just saying apple fans will start saying this again.

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Does anyone even care? last time I had performance issues was back on the Galaxy S6, since SD820 developers have failed to keep up, basically, the available apps and games are not optimized to make the most of current hardware. Other than very basic video and photo editing very few people do anything demanding on phones or tablets. Understanding that most new high-end phones have better GPU's than the Nintendo Switch should put things into perspective considering the gap in quality between the games on Android and that console.

14. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Devices that support vulkan is actually pretty much optimized very well for performance, but like you said, devs have to utilize vulkan to render their apps. Alot of apps still use older api's which is the problem

19. foldablephone

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I agree with everything you said, the average customer doesn’t really care about this stuff as long as their phone fast (which RAM is also the big other thing). I’d even go as far to say the average S9 owner couldn’t fully name the chip on their device (not talking about people on Phone Arena but in general). Apple have suffered badly from this developer problem too. Their A12s are amazing but they have little unique Apps or features that can show them off. The nearest they have is the the higher res update to Fornite. Apple and other Flagship manufacturers need to show what all this extra power can be used for otherwise they will keep losing sales to mid-range cheaper offerings.

27. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Exactly!

9. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

iPhonearema can’t even say the antutu scores beats even an iPhone. Now, the geek bench is even higher than an iPhone in multi cores.

16. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 742; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

But did it beat the A12X in multicore?

17. AbhiD

Posts: 857; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

A12x is a tablet level processor, not for a smartphone. Don't be dumb. Qualcomm has launched 8cx series for pc and tablets that has extreme performance and will probably even thrash the A12x. How about having a comparison between those two?

21. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 742; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

But do you see a new Pc or tablets that are running on 8cx? Just to remind you that by the time 8cx is released. Apple already has A13x in their lineup for new tablets.

23. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

But do you see an iPhone running a12x? Let me know if you find one.

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