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.
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19. tigmd99

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Speed test is nothing if not done by Phonebuff.

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Haha.....those speed tests take into account the Memory/storage speed, network latency, difference in optimization b/w iOS and Android apps, and some other factors since it's just loading the apps. CPU/GPU speed matters little in such tests. Loading apps doesn't fully show how powerful an SoC is! Look up Gary explains on youtube, where he devised a proper offline test to actually test the CPU/GPU performance. But you're a troll so you probably won't listen to me.

24. alaw.14

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Exactly, I try to explain this everytime. App opening is really a latency test of i/o devices. Also gary's test is interesting but it's not on ios.

28. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

even the animation of the APP play an huge different

38. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

But why use an impressive SOC, if the rest suck?

21. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Imagine trusting Antutu in 2019, a benchmark as accurate as the horoscope. Btw, I wanted to thank PhoneArena for banning Techie again, even though I know he’ll be back and will say he doesn’t know anything about his past personalities, but in the meantime this site is better and more peaceful

41. Jrod99

Posts: 695; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Techie got banned again? Anyways the chips keep getting more powerful so don’t really matter who has bragging rights. Just matters what software and features work best for you.

42. whatev

Posts: 2111; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yes, he got banned, but he’ll be back, he always does, and you’re saying is true, I feel like smartphones are stuck in 2014, nothing impressive and most phones from that year can do what newer ones do

26. pupkin

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

All new Phones are fast nowadays. The real challenge is when the Phone aged, it becomes laggy. That's where iOS devices shines. The old iPhone 5s still runs iOS 12.1.2 and it still runs smoothly.

30. blingblingthing

Posts: 838; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Compare it to the original OS version it ran. You'll likely see it isn't as fast.

35. clarity

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

I bought a 5s on iOS 7.1.2 this week. It runs faster thourgh the system than my 7 on 10.1.1.

31. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2116; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Guys 855 = A13...This is 2019 and not 2018. Comparing this to A12 is a great reference benchmark, but clearly the A13 will be the chip to beat this year. The A13 should put up an Antutu score of 500k+

33. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

I can't see your logic here.its 855 vs A12. . 4th quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019 is closer with respect to time gap compared to 1st 2019 and 4th quarter 2019 therefore it is more logical to comapare the SD855 and A12

36. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2116; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Regardless the 855 has caught up to the A12. 855 is 2019 generation chip. Thus the A13 will be a 2019 generation chip. Last I checked there were no phones released last year with the 855. Not that this all matters, as Apple has always remained the leader of chip design. I give credit to Samsung, Qualcomm, and Huawei of closing the gap. All the 855 benchmarks indicate that it has caught the A12 in performance, but these benchmarks will only last until the A13 releases. Again not a big deal as all of these phones are fast enough for everyone's daily use.

45. tigmd99

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

S855 has NOT caught up to A12 in anything.

39. alaw.14

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

500k is stretching it a bit, i'll guess ~400k as 7nm matures. Then again early 2020 the sd 865 will be the chip to beat until a14; the cycle repeats.

46. tigmd99

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Although iOS and Android Antutu cannot be compared, keep in mind that A12X (in iPad Pro) went over 500k. So, A13 getting over 500k is not so wild prediction.
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