Samsung Galaxy S9+ (with Snapdragon 845) gets benchmarked, impressive scores ensue

We're at least a couple of months away from the day whenSamsung announces its Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones, but we alreadyknow a lot about the two devices. For example, we know that both should bepowered by Qualcomm's brand new Snapdragon 845 processor (at least in the US).


Since the Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomm's most advanced chipsetto date, the performance of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ should be top-notch, superiorto any previous Samsung phone, and perhaps any previous Android phone,regardless of its maker. Benchmark website Geekbench appears to support thisidea, as someone seems to have benchmarked a real Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its Snapdragon845 processor, putting the results out in the open.


As you can see in the screenshot on the right, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (model number SM-G965)got a single-core benchmark score of 2422, and a multi-core score of 8351. Untilnow, from what the data available at Geekbench can tell us, no other Samsung smartphonescored higher than 2000 on single-core performance, while the best multi-corescores hover around the 6500 mark.


This new GeekBench test also shows that the Samsung GalaxyS9+ runs Android 8 Oreo, and features 6 GB of RAM - no surprises here. Both theGalaxy S9+ and Galaxy S9 should be officially announced in February (likely atMWC 2018), and released around the world some weeks later, in March. The two smartphones seem tobe incremental upgrades over the S8 and S8+, but people are probably still excited aboutthem. Are you?

source: Geekbench via Zyad Atef (Twitter) 

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Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



2. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015


54. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Will s9 be a success unlike iphoneX?

3. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

The geekbench app on my iPhone 8 plus shows 4191 single and 10159 multi.

4. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Yes but even with those benchmarks, it loses out in speed tests. Perhaps if Apple spent more time on improving the iPhones average battery life and less on getting meaningless high benchmark scores the iPhone would be a much better product.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It loses because Apple feel off in the optimization department after iOS 9 and Samsung picked it up. The average battery life of iPhones is pretty good already, not bad enough to complain about anyway.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's kind of funny actually. If the iPhone's A11 SoC is really that fast, then why is that NO iPhone currently supports real multitasking and/or split screen multitasking? Even Apple compared it to an Intel I5 CPU. Apple is all talk and no substance. Or better yet all hype and propaganda.

46. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Want real multitasking buy a PC or Mac you want split screen buy an iPad Pro. In my opinion all these staff about multisking on smartphones just usles even on Android it will effect performance and make phone laggy even with 6GB or 8GB if you open more than 30 apps and it happens to me with my pervious 8GB of ram one plus 5.

61. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The usual argument - if the iPhone doesn't have it, you don't need it. No lag on my Note 8, even with all those things you listed.

51. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Who uses an Apple for lots of tasks and heavy duty apps? Not your average Apple user. There is your answer.

52. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

iOS already has picture in picture though. and its really responsive. the keyboard sucks though and there isnt a real alternative unfortunately

35. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

'Speed tests'. Does that mean, 'how quickly an app loads'?

50. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

It loses out in speed test? No, it loses out only in retaining apps in the memory.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How does multi window show on your 8 Plus? How does picture in picture show on your 8 Plus? Does your 8 Plus slow down, when you change the theme? How are the floating windows on your 8 Plus? How does the schedule messages feature work on your 8 Plus? How does resizing the keyboard work on your 8 Plus? Lemme know.

8. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

It’s not needed for me. I just need iOS that I can use together with my friends.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wasn't speaking to you. I can respect your reasons for having iOS.

15. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

people who boast multi window, picture in picture mode in that small screen always get me. themes are the way to clutter, make your whole UI incosistent. iOS default UI is great already no need to tinker with it. i'm an S8 user but really disappointed on Samsung, UI is far less smooth compared to Pixel or iPhone, don't even talk about games. even my sister's old iPhone 6 is so smooth. if Samsung could improve on that rather than focusing on gimmicky features like smart stay, smart alert, direct call, etc.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My phone can't do it, so I don't need it 101. We know you have an S8 ;)

21. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

That score from Snapdragon is impressive considering Snapdragon employ smaller space for CPU, while having bigger segment for GPU and many more small specialized segments for AI, Image Processing, DSP etc. If Qualcomn can pull such results even after having around 40% smaller SOC die then it's show how poorly A11 CPU is from Apple which scores higher only by virtue of having more transistors and larger die size.

39. Furbal unregistered

a11 had a decent size shrink, a10 is massive compared to the 835.

44. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The A11 is still nearly 20% larger than the SD835 and has 1,3billion transistors more.

38. Furbal unregistered

All this horsepower and nothing to use it on. :(

40. path45th

Posts: 406; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It sounds an overkill for a device with a small sceeen. If my iPhone had all those features it would be as laggy as Samsung. I hope Apple never does the iOS as busy as touch wiz. In fact, I missed that time when iOS was simpler.

47. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

The guy who uses his phone as a desktop cause he can’t afford a real computer lol! Dude, you know no one really uses those features at all on a phone. It’s just there for people like you to say you have it.

57. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

"you know no one really uses those features at all on a phone" You sound so dumb, making general statements like that.

13. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Until it's a year old and Apple starts to drastically reduce performance because the batteries they use start to crap out after a year.

18. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

So why is iOS so stuttery and laggy? Optimization beats raw power everytime. Apple seems to have forgotten about that.

36. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Maybe you got a 'bad battery' and are being throttled to hell

58. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Geekbench scores are not comparable cross platform.

6. kotan24

Posts: 312; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


7. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Good numbers, but let's see how that translates into real world use. Geekbench only tells a fraction of the performance story...

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