Snapdragon 855 smashes competition, passes iPhone XS results in latest AnTuTu benchmark

Snapdragon 855 smashes competition, passes iPhone XS results in latest AnTuTu benchmark
AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmark kits out there. It has been so for years and it has established itself as a solid reference service when it comes to phone hardware performance. Company headquarters, AnTuTu Labs often runs tests of its own, to follow hardware developments first-hand.

For that purpose, AnTuTu has its own reference devices — no name, no brand phones that have the most vanilla software running on them, built simply to run a benchmark.

The company has now released its own benchmark test results for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 — the processor that is going to power this year's big-name Android flagships, like the Galaxy S10, LG G8, Xperia XZ4, among others.

On the graph below, we can clearly see that the reference AnTuTu phone that rocks a Snapdragon 855 pretty much smokes the competition. We wish we had an Exynos 9820 thrown in there for good measure, but according to previous tests, it wouldn't have fared better than the Snapdragon 855 still.

What we find more interesting are the last two phones. Taking the final place, we have an AnTuTu reference no-brand phone with last year's Snapdragon 845, while right above it, there's the OnePlus 6T, which is also powered by the Snapdragon 845. The score difference between the two is far from negligible, which leads us to believe that AnTuTu's reference device is far from optimized and probably not showing the best that its processor can do.

In other words, there's hope that the Snapdragon 855 might be capable of even better performance than these preliminary benchmarks indicate. Currently, it barely passes the 355,000 points of Apple's A12 Bionic (iPhone XS). Who knows, in the right device, it might even decisively crush the iPhones...

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