Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 benchmark tests

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 benchmark tests
After checking out a whole host of Honeycomb flavored tablets, we’re not all that ecstatic anymore whenever we hear about something packing a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor – especially when it’s remarkably in use by many of the available crop. Considering that it’s the latest gadget to come out of Sammy’s camp, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 relies on pretty much the same internals found with its bigger brother – though, it’s marginally smaller in footprint due to its 8.9” display.

Out of the box, we find the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 running the TouchWiz UX experience on top of Android 3.1 Honeycomb. For the most part, its operation is acceptable with its smooth execution when navigating the homescreen. Even better, it doesn’t exhibit the same choppy performance found in portrait usage like its older brother. However, things take a dramatic leap down as we test the tablet out by activating an intensive live wallpaper. Almost immediately, it is plagued with noticeable bouts of lag and slowdown - thus, wiping our earlier thoughts of fluid executions. Still, we haven’t played with the tablet for too long to make final judgment, but we’re sure to keep an eye out during our testing.

Getting right into it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is able to obtain Quadrant scores between 2,226 and 2,434. Even though they’re great score in the eyes of some people, they’re not all that mind-blowing considering we’ve seen scores over 3,000 with the Samsung Galaxy S II alone. Interestingly enough, it’s able to best the score of its older brother, which put up a paltry score of 1,550 on Quadrant. Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 manages to get a total score of 4,815 on the AnTutu benchmark test – again, beating the Tab 10.1’s score of 3,729.

Comparing it to the cream of the crop out there, the results aren’t drastically superior, but we’re more concerned to see how it handles in the end with real world usage. Naturally, time will surely reveal its performance, so we'll keep checking it out to see how it stands up in the long run.

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GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • Display 8.9" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6000 mAh



1. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Galaxy sII all the way....

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Just so everyone knows i am no longer commenting on this site. This is beCause this sit is so pro android its a shame to because the writing is so good. The only people who defend the iphone at all is taco but he just really r liles android tryng to make ifans llook silly by his silly comments. It a shame to as i like android as well.

6. FZeroWing unregistered

It would be great if you could find more news on Apple products than the ones that are already out, but the Android scene has a lot going on right now so it's got more attention. If however, you want only Apple news then you would probably be better of at an Apple blog. :)

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Its not that i want more apple news its that i want no mote fanboy which is dominated by android fans looking at specs. Thats why i posted this on a benchmark test.

8. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

your right. we shouldnt looks at specs to decide if its a good phone we should look at other stuff like what color it is or how many annoying/boring squares you can fit on a page

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is my point. Instead of looking at specs why wouldnt you look at how it functions. no you dont care about that all you care about is bragging rights.

11. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

You say this because no benchmark tests exist on your ipad. Your apple gods don't want you to find out that it sucks. And please don't say that the ipad is better. These tabs perform smoothly when they don't have a live wallpaper. They still will be populated with widgets and other cool stuff. Your ipad is just a glorified app launcher. It doesn't have anything cool to drain its power.

12. 300k2o

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Do you know how many other sites their are that are more pro Apple? So, if there is one site that is more Android opinionated, it's bad, but it's more Apple opinionated, it's ok. And why would we care if you comment on the site anyways? it's your choice to do it.

16. jbird4747 unregistered

What do you want them to write about the hasn't dropped a phone in a year and a half and they keep all there specs a secret, so until Apple release iphone 5 who cares!!! Blame Apple atleast android gives them something to write about. Be patient and you will get your apple iphone fix real soon.

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

So why the hell did they make a tablet pc that isn't even good as the phone they also made...?

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Consistency isn't something that Android and Samsung do quite well.

5. Beltway Bill unregistered

Go away apple boy, play with your shiny paper wieght

10. ken unregistered

when you comapre phones or tablets, these benchmarks serve as reference. Fpr those who wanna make a purchase without previous knowledge of how things work, these marks are perhaps the only guidance u can get. It becomes irrelevant when it comes down to personal experience, and thats why i prefer Sony Arc than HTC sensation even tough HTC scores better. Besides benchmarks, there are other things that matter indeed.

13. minoooo unregistered

Can yiu try GlBenchmark and Others? And do battery test?

18. Tony unregistered

I have this tablet and it's extremely laggy and feels like a plastic toy in the hand I do not recommend this device for anyone Samsung is a disappointment. Go asus or apple

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