Samsung Galaxy S10+ narrows the speed gap to the iPhone XS in new benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is (theoretically) slower than the iPhone XS and XS Max in a newly revealed pre-release benchmark, but last-minute software optimizations could close the performance gap entirely.
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


47. rsiders

Posts: 1895; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I love it when I bring up a real world scenario and all the other person can come up with is why it's It's more than enough to keep my kids entertained while I drive safely and the maps is in a small window. Once again ONE of many real world scenarios that the almighty iPhone can't do. But you have no answer for that but dumb arguments about the implementation or quality. Have a great day.

48. Leo_MC

Posts: 6909; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There are so many things that are wrong with what you just said...

29. mackan84

Posts: 260; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I just can’t focus on driving when I’m watching Netflix on such a small screen with 5-7”. So nowadays I use an old iPad that works great to watch netflix and maps with PiP.

32. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Shouldn’t be watching Netflix while your driving to begin with. That is just asking for a wreck. As a medic I’ve dealt with several distracted driving accidents. Just hope you don’t end up killing yourself or another person or a family with lil kids because you can’t wait to watch Netflix when your not driving.

34. RoryBreaker

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Or maybe they are just a passenger

35. rsiders

Posts: 1895; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The Netflix is for my kids and the maps is for me so no, I'm not watching while I'm driving.

15. Godlymansean

Posts: 330; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Can't get over this hole. Just weird design choice.

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 1934; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung phones need an iMessage equivalent.

40. ph00ny

Posts: 2013; Member since: May 26, 2011

No thank you to iMessage or its equivalent unless it's universal across. When my number was stuck in iMessage hell for switching to S5 from iphone back in the days, it was annoying af not getting messages delivered from iphone users

45. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No thanks Samsung is just fine the way it is.

17. eyaleng

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 25, 2019

Who cares? Processors are plenty fast already. Manufacturers should focus on battery life instead.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All about real world usage. Benchmarks are great, but how all those features/RAM/processing power come together is what matters most.

24. OneLove123

Posts: 878; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Don’t forget this and the sd 855 will be the new king in Antutu for mobile phones. The A12 will be down a few spots.

25. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

It's a penis measuring contest at like it's always been. Everyone has one and it'll work fine... Unless ur like 80 years old maybe.

26. bekks

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 27, 2017

The funny thing here is I've watched several YouTube videos where the note 9 and Huawei mate 20 pro opened almost all apps faster than an xs/xsmax... Phone arena should stop all these hype over apple and give us a realistic comparism based on everyday use and not benchmarks period...phonearena please tell us the truth and let us choose... Ur apple bias kinda makes me hate it more. Pls stop hurting iPhone with ur bias both in reviews..

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 6909; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Good for SD. But that only shows that every oem is pushing in the wrong direction for a few years now.

30. Budhainthemood

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Nothing new. Another year and another Handroid flagship just barely trying to keep up with last year’s iPhone...

46. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No, its just like always Some apps apple will open fast and some android will open faster, flagship androids. Apple opens games fast almost every time and android opens everyday apps fast almost everytime.

31. Kwabena

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

These speed tests are useless now. The average smartPhones are faster than fast to do the essential basic daily stuff

42. mike2959

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Most comment on this thread are if the millennial “it doesn’t need to be faster”. Yes it does. It always does. If you stop advancing then it’s over for you. Go out the pasture and graze at the grass. We must always push the boundries.
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.