Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Snapdragon 835 SoC gets benchmarked

The first benchmark that shows the performance results of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appeared yesterday. Samsung SM-950F is the Exynos-based version of Galaxy Note 8, one that will be sold as the international model.

However, customers in the United States will get a slightly different Galaxy Note 8 model, which will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor instead of the Exynos 8895 that was benchmarked recently.

If you've seen the benchmark scores for the Exynos-based Galaxy Note 8, then it's time to compare them to those of the Qualcomm-powered model, which has just been spotted at Geekbench.

Apparently, the Snapdragon 835 processor scored slightly less than the Exynos-enabled Galaxy Note 8. Still, the differences are minor, so this will likely to be a non-issue for those looking to buy one or the other version of Samsung's flagship.

The Samsung SM-N950F that comes with Exynos 8895 inside scored 1984 (single-core) and 6116 (multi-core), while the Samsung SM-950U with Snapdragon 835 scores 1815 (single-core) and 6066 (multi-core), respectively.

To remind you, Samsung has already confirmed its next Unpacked event is scheduled for August 23, so that's when we're expecting the Galaxy Note 8 to be made official.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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93 Comments

163. Esteban4u

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

What PA really needs to do is benchmark these phones after they've had real-world usage after 6 months and after a year to let all the readers know the real performance degradation Samsung phones have with all their bloatware, redundant apps, and useless processes running in the background. They should also note whether they've had any O/S and security updates in that amount of time as well.

148. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Back in, like, 2009 and 2010, Android fanatics with flagships always bristled proudly with how well their phones did on benchmarks. Now, in 2017, Android fanatics are fighting a war of words to disavow benchmarks in order to deny iPhone fans bragging rights. I remember how I used to think that some iPhone fans were so ridiculous, and now I have to say that some Android fans, especially some Samsung fans, are just as ridiculous, if not worse. Apple caught up in the benchmarks game, after all they could buy their way to better specs as they made so much profit margin on their devices... Android fans need to take it like an adult, and not play the hypocrisy games. Yes, Apple is beating the benchmarks senseless, but maybe you should be demanding better from your OEM's than what they are providing right now. If we keep downplaying Apple's takeover of one sector at a time, they will eventually own the specs game as well, and the features game after that, and then there will be no denying that Apple is a real powerhouse. I've been saying it for years: watch the flow of money!

152. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Believe me fans on the both side are hypocrite. And will always be.

133. LeonVonKaiser

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Android phone benchmarks: Mediocre score - People go "meh" High score - People go "OMFG let's see if they're cheating!"

105. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Y ppl hate iPhone in this forum?

106. mikehunta727 unregistered

Because it's the popular "cool thing" to do. A lot of people are followers and not leaders and many want to fit in. This is one big way they attempt that

121. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't. I like them quite a bit, but as a long time user if them, I'm not satisfied with the way they've grown. I'm simply not afraid of the backlash, and hate I get for saying it.

147. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its not the phone. For years Apple stifled innovation of competitors by taking advantage of the broken patent system. That's lessened quite a bit under Tim Cook. It's the militant fans that people don't like, the ones who want to pretend it's still 2008, and the iPhone is still the top of the pile, and everything else is buggy, laggy and poorly built copies of it.

103. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Still, there is an 8-9% difference, it is not quite negligible.

99. mikehunta727 unregistered

Yeah the A11 is gonna blow this thing away and offer very noticeable performance improvements over the Note 8. The king deserves something better than a S835 No need for me to get into the fanboy bickering above, the A11 is going to be much faster than just a few seconds in apps/etc, workflow will be noticeably faster, websites will load noticeably quicker, you will just have more power at your finger tips The difference will be like a i5 vs a i7 , pretty big when applications take advantage of it, etc The A10 already performs ridiculously well in real world The S7 in real world feels just like a iPhone 6 nowadays , which is not that fast anymore and can't always exactly keep up on everything. S8 feels marginally better

101. mikehunta727 unregistered

But like I said a few times already, SoC isn't every single thing in a phone so

89. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Here’s comes the note! Then after bringing it to the world in a few weeks it will be buried by greatest iphone ever made. Then most fandroids will buy s7 edge instead coz they cant afford note while iphone is selling 1k$ and and people were ranting coz they can get their iphone early January due to high demand.

52. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Samsung never crushes it in benchmarks nor real world use. TouchWiz has too much lag.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is every post for you lol. Go to bed batty.

129. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Right on!! Also don't forget Touchwiz has too much lag! Man, it's time to give up on this lag crap, samsung is bad for your health :)))

44. Khyron

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Does Samsung can make a more powerful soc than a -series every year but this will result in higher price for Samsung devices For samsung less is more Put less transistor keep the CPU building process cheap and sell a lot of well balanced socs apple just put more transistor in a-series socs Socs to increase IPC and keep higher price This is why always a-series socs perform well In single core scores and make task a little faster than Qualcomm and Samsung socs

16. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I'd rather go for a Vivo or similar Chinese brand. Samsungs are just overpriced and overhyped.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Enjoy it.

12. GoTstan

Posts: 396; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Samsung killed the note line..... Long live the mighty note 4

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I went from the Note 4 to the Note 7. Note 7>Note 4 in EVERY area.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Only thing I'd want from the Note 4, is the IR blaster. Samsung is about to kill it on the 23rd.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hope you get it. I personally never used it.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I miss the blaster. It was my remote. Sadly, it's dying, as smart software takes over.

33. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Every Note has been better than the last (obviously, since each one since the 4 has been the best phone available)

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just unveil this beauty, and let me get to the preorder page on AT&T. Black or Blue Note 8, and I cant wait to get it. Screw the perfectly fast benchmarks, I want the features, S-Pen, versatility, looks, battery life, features, and features.

5. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The A11 is going to crush those scores. Qualcomm needs to do much better. This is their field and they're letting Apple walk all over them. Such a shame!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, but it's gonna crush the iPhone in features, versatility, real life battery usage, and overall capability. The iPhone will benchmark faster...yep. What does that mean? It means it'll open some apps, and most games a second faster on Phonebuffs speed test video. I'll use my S-Pen to make a Gif of his speed test for you. Yeah...That's such a shame.

8. therealestmc

Posts: 680; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I doubt that. The iPhone is already a great device and owned by millions. All the stuff you list are subjective but scores in benchmarks are facts and usually translate to real difference in user experience.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Benchmarks are for bragging rights only. Features, and how they're put to use are facts. I've owned all the top iPhones, and the Notes wiped the floor with them in all the areas that mattered, but yeah it opened some apps faster. Try that benchmark crap on a blind fanboy, that only uses iPhones. I real tech fan, that uses multiple platforms, will see right they that bragging right crap.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A and thru.

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