Regular Galaxy S10 gets benchmarked, not as powerful as the iPhone XS

Regular Galaxy S10 gets benchmarked, not as powerful as the iPhone XS
The Exynos-powered Galaxy S10+ produced some pretty lackluster scores earlier today that likely weren’t representative of its full potential. And to back this theory up, the regular Galaxy S10 powered by the same chip has just been spotted some significantly better numbers.

Powerful, just not the most powerful

Produced by the same Exynos 9820 and 6GB of RAM combination found in the larger model, the regular version of Samsung’s upcoming flagship reached a total of 9570 points on the multi-core test and a very respectable 4382 points on the single-core alternative.

These numbers are 1571 and 1134 points ahead of the Galaxy S10+ that was spotted earlier and are more or less on par with the expectations for the chipset at this stage. Once the chip is tested in combination with the final software, though, the multi-core result will probably be closer to the 10,000 mark putting it on par with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's Kirin 980 and slightly behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855.

Much like last year’s Exynos 9810 and A11 Bionic, it’s also worth noting that this year’s Exynos 9820, which is manufactured using the 8-nanometer process, isn’t expected to best Apple’s 7-nanometer A12 Bionic.

One month until the Galaxy S10's unveiling

Following in the footsteps of the larger Galaxy S10+, the regular Galaxy S10 will arrive complete with the same triple-camera setup on the rear. This means consumers can expect to see a 12-megapixel variable aperture camera, a telephoto alternative, and a third sensor complete with a wide-angle lens. Up front, an improved selfie camera is to be expected too.

Speaking of the front, the Galaxy S10 is set to include a 6.1-inch Infinity-O display which features a small display hole in the corner. This will be paired with minimal bezels around it. Also set to be part of the package is a dedicated Bixby button, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a bottom-firing speaker.

As Samsung has already confirmed, the Galaxy S10 will be announced in both London and San Francisco simultaneously at a February 20 event. The flagship is set to be joined by the Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10+, as well as the foldable Galaxy Fold if the company’s teasers are anything to go by.

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Last year's Exynos 9810 too scored higher in single core Geekbench, yet failed miserably against Snapdragon 845 in real world performance. No processor uses just single core at any point of time. Load is distributed in small amounts to other cores too. And that's where Exynos failed. It just couldn't replicate that Geekbench score in real life even for 1 second. Cause too much battery drain, heating and throttling. Similar case will be with this Exynos too. Don't believe me? Look at Multicore results. So pathetic! Leaked XZ4 Geekbench shows it doing 12,800 in Multicore. It clearly means their processor is bad at handling heat and extra load. And hence will repeat the same last year's failure. Obviously being based on A75 cores and 8nm isn't going to help them out when competition is at A76 and 7nm. I think it's time Samsung just gives up. They just can't make decent flagship processors. I don't know what their chip engineers are even doing anymore. Chasing Apple single core baseless numbers and going bust in the process.

3. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

The new exynos scores over 12k in multicore. This benchmark was done while the phone was underclocked.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Geekbench always reports the lowest clocked cores. And nowhere 9820 has done 12k in Multicore.

5. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I guess you're right, my bad. But anyway, turns out I was thinking of some leaked note 9 exynos 98120 geekbench score which was over 12k, google it, but that's irrelavant, I'm not a Samsung fanboy, it seems like the new exynos processor doesn't stand a chance against the SD 855, Samsung should price the s10 lite around 600$, that's the only way I'll buy it.

7. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

GeekBench is a crappy test, period.

9. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

At launch it'll probaly easily break 12k, but will still not perform as the sd 855 will.

11. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yep you're right, higher benchmark score doesn't always mean better performance.

14. slashas

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

You are wrong about single core performance, most of the time phone works on single core and utilizing multiple cores only on heavy duty apps or games... That’s why iPhone excel others in smoothness and etc., because it is running fast already before multicores are fired :)

16. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

2008 called and wants you back. Since owning the S2 8 years ago, my phones have rarely ever used a single core. Practically every app prompts the use of 4 to 8 cores on my S8. Really, your myth has been debunked so many times, it baffles me why people keep repeating it.

20. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Open cpu z and use split screen, you'll see that all the cores are always enabled.

2. luisoduque

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

that doesnt really matter right now.. you dont need that much power to have a good phone.

6. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Stop being the mushy, “a phone doesn’t need that much power”. Yes it does. It will need more with every iteration. That’s called moving forward. Innovating. There’s always the people that say that’s enough. Thank god you’re not the majority.

8. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bulls**t. Most people do not even know what kind of processor their phone is running. Stop kidding yourself

23. blastertoad

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Your right, and the Facebook app used to be 85mb. Just because the majority of users are under educated or have no respect for their products does not mean the services they use everyday will not demand more resources as time goes on. Having huge power now at low heat means users will continue to be able to use the services they rely on for multiple years even with their resource usage growing and hardware slowing with age.

15. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Yes based frequency 1.95Ghz can not compare with based frequency 2.5Ghz on ip XS

18. shiv179

Posts: 176; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Pre release software?

19. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

This sucks!

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31317; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here we go with benchmarks. Let's see those YouTube battles, when they drop.

22. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

We don't want any of crapzynos around EU !!!

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