First Galaxy S10+ benchmarks suggest record-breaking performance

First Galaxy S10+ benchmarks suggest record-breaking performance
The first Galaxy S10 benchmarks are here!

Well, technically, we have the S10+ to test, but with identical hardware under the hood, we'd imagine these results would be representative of both models.

The version we have on hand is an international one, and so it's powered by the Exynos 9 9820 chipset. That means the S10+ benchmark results below may differ slightly from what the Snapdragon 855-powered S10 may offer in the US, but for the most part, we'd expect both models to offer almost identical performance.

We've run a few popular benchmarks, including AnTuTu (system), Geekbench 4 (CPU), GFXBench (graphics) and JetStream (web), to test different aspects of the system. What we found is that this new Galaxy flagship is a notable improvement over its predecessor (S9 and Note 9). Also, the new S10 phones are probably the fastest Android phones right now!

The new processor, along with the faster storage probably play the biggest role in the superb system performance that AnTuTu detects in the S10+. Compared to the Note 9, the S10+ is vastly ahead with a score that is the staggering 35% bigger! The OnePlus 6T, being a mid-season upgrade, comes a bit closer, but is still behind. Only the iPhone XS manages to keep its cool and retain a leading position, but not by a lot.

CPU benchmark

This being the first Android phone with a new-generation chipset in the Exynos 9 9820 or Snapdragon 855, we were obviously curious to see what kind of raw computing improvements this is going to bring. The Galaxy S10+ doesn't disappoint: single-core performance in Geekbench is a bit better than that of the Note 9, and vastly better than that of the OnePlus 6T and LG V40. Keep in mind these numbers do not represent the actual perceived performance of the software running on the phone, as we've previously seen that phones like the OnePlus 6T can deliver a smoother experience even if they seem to score worse in some benchmarks.

In terms of multi-core performance, the difference isn't that big, but the S10+ is still ahead of the Android competition. Apple's A12 Bionic CPU in the iPhone XS remains unreachable for now.

Graphics benchmark

Now, let's take a look at graphics performance, which is by far the most important metric for gamers. For that, we're looking at the GFXBench scores. The Manhattan 3.1 test used to be very demanding, but these days we're starting to see the best Android flagships almost max it out. This is indeed the case with the S10+ and the Mali-G76 MP12 GPU that's part of the Exynos 9 package. It manages to achieve 57 fps on average, which is quite good and can rarely be reached by other Android phones.

The newer and more demanding test is Car Chase, which really manages to push the graphics units on these phones. Here, we are happy to see a bigger difference between the Galaxy S10+ and the competition, which means solid progress has been make in terms of graphics power. Unfortunately, the Car Chase test is not available on iPhone for some reason, but we'd imagine it would have been in the 50-60 fps range on Apple's platform.



1. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

Look at the iPhone xs. Damn

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yeah those chip are no joke.

48. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am always blown away on how ignorant people are when they guage devices based on benchmarks from different platforms, CPUs, GPUs, screen resolutions, and more. For PCs and graphics tests, the use the same resolutions for benchmarking. Not to mention the same ram, and CPUs. So for starters the S10+ is pushing more than 1.6 million pixels than an iPhone XS. That's each and every frame. Plus GFXBench tests for iPhone are based on Apples Metal. That is closer to Vulkan graphics on Android. So comparing iPhone benchmarks to Android benchmarks is always stupid. It's good for a laugh, but that is about it.

2. lee480 unregistered

consumers are not chasing benchmark scores but value, which explains the downtrend in Apple's and Samsung's sales. S10 is a great device but when the price falls it will be a better one. In terms of value-performance ratio, the OnePlus or Pocofone current tops the list.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Pocophone is just a cheap a$$ phone. You won't get a Ferrari by painting a vw Ferrari red and a wing on it.. You get what you pay for as Flossy Carter says. Turning my Note 9 in for a Note 10 for 500.00 beats owning a fn pocophone... Get what you like

11. lee480 unregistered

You're absolutely spot on! That's why on the road you many many see more Toyotas than Ferraris! I'm speaking as a general consumer, do you think I care the iPhone XS beat the S10? Lol

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

And Toyota multibillion, look at the market cap. Look at Toyota company compare to Farrier. I take Toyota anyday.

20. higeyuki

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Technically your Ferrari is a Volkswagen, VW acquired 90% of them in 2017. Volkswagen Group sells passenger cars under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and the flagship Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and TRATON (commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses) under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

So?? Compare VW Tiguan (Pocofone) with Totota Land Cruiser (Note 9). Ferrari is on its own league which only numbered people in the world can afford. Both Tiguan and Landcruiser can be afforded by countless people like pocofone and Note 9.

28. luis.aag90

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

You couldn't be more wrong. Ferrari used to be Fiat's property but they are now a standalone company. The analogy between cars and phones is just flawed as nothing really translates between both


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It is a fair comparison.... Pure adrenaline speed and handling vs just meh driving. Driving a Volkswagen will be nothing like driving a Ferrari. If any of you think that the Volkswagen is a better handling more fun to drive car than a Ferrari you are full of $hit. If you want all the bells and whistles go for an s10+. If not get your busted @$$ pocophone..... No frills all the way cheap.... If that floats your boat go for it. Anyone saying driving a Toyota beats driving a Ferrari is also full of $hit. You see will see more Volkswagen and Toyotas than Ferraris because of the price. Any one looking for speed handling and performance is not going to settle for a Toyota or Volkswagen.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It boils down to how much you want to pay for something and what does it do. Value for something is subjective it most certainly boils down to taste and money.

34. Truthalltime

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 08, 2018

If you think about it, driving a Toyota or VW is way more comfortable compared to a Ferrari. Cheap car cars are made to be driven everyday.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

You obviously never owned a nice luxury car. My Q45 and now my Q50 is way more comfortable than my Toyota camry. Heated seats mirrors and comfortable ride is way ahead of the Camry. The Camry is just meh compared to my luxury car ride. Yeah camry has ac heat Yada Yada Yada, but it is not in the league of my Q50.... Especially in the performance ie acceleration category.

50. Subie

Posts: 2395; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

@higeyuki, Where did you get that VW acquired 90% of Ferrari? And please don't post a link to an article from April 1st,(fools day) 2017...

3. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

S10+ has the best DxOmark scores.

6. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

i think the P30PRO will dethrone it shortly.

10. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah no doubt it will

24. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

It just a number, like any other benchmarks. The real test is in the real world/use

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

For now.....its a game. Every new chip crushes benchmarks....until the NEXT new chip.

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Sd 855 is still king in antutu.

8. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

All I see is... iPhone XS is by far faster. So what’s the hype about?

12. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

Nokia 3310 is faster than the iPhone.

14. thxultra

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Have to give Apple credit the A12 has been out for months and still king by a good margin. Apple is killing it in the chip making area.

23. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

True.. But its a shame all the power is wasted with stripped down functionality in iOS. Hope Apple opens up.

27. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I used to think the same about iOS until I got to know that I can do everything on an iPhone that I used to do in android without jail breaking except for downloading torrents ( I don’t need that by anyways). By everything I mean the productivity that makes my life easier, not the customizations. Customizations on androids are crazy though.

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

It still can't do general multitasking though.

38. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

They put it to a good use too, games, productivity tools like photo/video rendering etc. on iOS are still leading by a large margin.

15. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Quite crazy that my iPhone X scores beats this S10+ in all other tests than antutu. No wonder they are leaving intel next year with their Macs.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

While A series chips are crazily powerful, does cross platform benchmarking reveal actual scenario? I doubt it, specially when the real life scenario and experience is so similar. In real life usage, how much of a difference do you think it can make?

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