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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 benchmark tests

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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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 benchmark tests
AnTutu benchmark results
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 benchmark tests
Quadrant benchmark results

AnTutu benchmark results


Quadrant benchmark results

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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posted on 27 Sep 2011, 18:20

1. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Galaxy sII all the way....

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 18:30

2. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:49

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. :)

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 20:06

7. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 20:50

8. Skidro13 (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Jul 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

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 20:52

9. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:27 1

11. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 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.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 00:44

12. 300k2o (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Sep 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.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 10:30

16. jbird4747 (unregistered)

What do you want them to write about the iphone...apple 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.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:08 1

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:28

4. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:39 1

5. Beltway Bill (unregistered)

Go away apple boy, play with your shiny paper wieght

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 22:33

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.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 04:07

13. minoooo (unregistered)

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

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 19:16

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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