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Video shows Samsung Galaxy S8 topping 205,000 on AnTuTu

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SM-G950 is reportedly the model number of the Samsung Galaxy S8. A video discovered online apparently shows Samsung's upcoming flagship handset registering a spectacular score of 205,284 on the AnTuTu benchmark site. That would make the Galaxy S8 the new top scoring phone, taking over from the Apple iPhone 7's 181,807. The top Android model has been the OnePlus 3T, powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC. That phone tallied 162,423.

The huge jump from the OnePlus 3T's score to the number racked up by the Galaxy S8 could be indicative of the substantial fire power available with the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 chipsets. Depending on where you purchase Sammy's new top-shelf phone, one of those two chips will be found under the hood. Last year, consumers in the U.S. and China purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820 SoC inside. Elsewhere, the phone was powered by the Snapdragon 8890 chipset.

Samsung is running behind its usual schedule, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to be unveiled on March 29th in New York City. The actual launch of the two new models should take place on April 28th. There are two possible reasons for the delays. One, Samsung is double and triple checking everything to make sure that the new units don't suffer the same fate as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. That model was recalled twice after a number of units exploded following the phablet's release last year. Samsung's investigation said that battery issues were the culprit.

The second cause of the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ delay are the low yields that both Samsung and Qualcomm reportedly have suffered while manufacturing their new 10nm chips. That would be the Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets, respectively.   

Check out the clip showing the Galaxy S8 scoring a new record on AnTuTu. Simply click on the video at the top of the story.

source: Vimeo, AndroidSoul

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posted on 18 Mar 2017, 10:28 10

1. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1153; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

In b4 the comments saying now AntuTu is reliable once again and affirms their beliefs

Sorry, I just find it funny that on both sides of the aisle, when something beats their device or whatever, "they don't believe it or isn't reliable" but once it does win out again in the future, it's "reliable" again.

But yeah the S8 is looking to be very impressive, i'll take a 6.2 inch S8 Edge Plus in Midnight Black...wish they would make Emerald Green again

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 10:45 9

13. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1322; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

I'm going to go with the coral blue since they aren't making a matte black... Note 7 nostalgia...

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 10:50 3

15. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1153; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

RIP mesmerizing, very beautiful Emerald Green color...

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 10:54

17. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1322; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

Ikr... They really need to bring that bask ASAP!

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 01:06

121. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)

Techie why don't use your original account

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:20 1

48. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

Remember last year, when the Galaxy S7 beat the iPhone 6S in Antutu, and people were going crazy over it, saying that 'this year', samsung will thrash Apple in performance.....go galaxy!

That 'this year' never came.

Same as 'this year', Samsung fans' 'this year' doesn't seem likely. While Apple is planning to thrash Androids in performance, 'NEXT YEAR'.....!

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:25 11

49. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

That's a pretty bad way to compare performance. Newer chip will always be better. The S8 will beat the 7, 7S will beat the S8, S9 will beat 7S and so on.

6 month newer processor wins, simple as that.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:40

52. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

You need to specify, for the uneducated, that the S8 will beat iP7 in Antutu......and seeing as most benchmark applications differ in their testing, I hardly doubt the Antutu score will be an indicative of real-world performance. Which means that, the S8 won't be as powerful as the iPhone 7. But it won't be half as powerful either, unlike what Geebench shows us.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:50

57. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

Well, the SD821 phones were already almost the same score(160k vs 170k) as the iPhone. We know that the SD835/E8895 will be at least 30% faster due to faster storage and GPU. So there's that.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:02 1

61. AmashAziz (Posts: 1479; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

Yeah I know that. I am talking about Antutu not being an indicative of real world perfromance, just like every other benchmark application.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 11:38 6

32. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

Honestly, none of the android benchmarks except PCMark, GFXBench and 3Dmark makes any sense whatsoever.

Geekbench has it's own weird issues. It has certian instructions which makes certain processors look really bad, and certain CPUs look really good. For example, RyZen 7 would score similar in single core geekbench to A10, while in real world tasks like encoding, crypto or rendering, it won't even score half. This is due to the fact that most of the algorithms used inside geekbench 4 are done on fixed function on the A10, and not on x86 processors.

Same with Antutu and it's weird selection of tests such as Chinese chess and other aspects which are not comparable across OSes.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 11:55 1

44. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

It appeared that with the new Antutu algorithm, to arrive at the benchmark score, they took a U-turn when compared to its previous version i.e. all the phones having high Geekbench single core scores were all getting high Antutu scores in contrary to the previous one where those having high multi core scores used to lead.

But looking at the leaked Geekbench scores of S8 using Exynos 8895 and SD 835, it scored lesser than its predecessor, Due to this, it appears that this Antutu video is fake.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:28 6

50. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

The S8 geekbench scores were higher than S7, what are you talking about.

Geekbench scores don't tell anything about antutu scores since both test different things. Most of Antutu is 3D testing, which geekbench avoids.

One more thing. Geekbench score doesn't tell CPU power exactly. It uses certain algorithms and tells how the performance is in those tests. Some of those tests may run slower on the new CPU due to different architecture, but it doesn't mean the CPU is slower overall.

For example, Apple A10 scores double that of android processors, but it won't have double the speed in all tasks. At best, it's 50-60% faster. Geekbench insane score is due to SHA done on fixed function, and not the CPU.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:40

53. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

This would be a good topic for a blog post

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:50

58. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

You mean which benchmarks are good, or a comprehensive analysis of geekbench/antutu?

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:55

59. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

a analysis of all....... why are some better than others....and why certain SoC perform better under certain conditions..... and which ones mimic real world conditions

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:23

63. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

Check the below links. S7 scored higher single core scores than S8 did.


posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:30

64. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

You have a galaxy S8?

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:43

66. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

How will I even have, it is just the scores that I posted from the links on GSMArena and PhoneArena

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:48 2

67. joeytaylor (Posts: 927; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

Kind of my point.....they are irrelevant until the phone is out

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:48 3

68. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)

The image from GSMArena is from geekbench 3. S7 scores 1700 in geekbench 4.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 14:07

71. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

Oh ok, I missed it somehow, Good to hear that anyways!

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 16:48

85. Macready (Posts: 1493; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)

No, regardless of the weight of single core vs multi core CPU performance, Antutu also heavily weighs in GPU speeds which Geekbench does not at all. And the new GPU is supposed to be rather beastly, which can easily explain this overall score.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 12:46

55. omnitech (Posts: 900; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)

Open vs closed OS affects everything, even benchmarks.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 13:11

62. nedimko_wot (Posts: 115; Member since: 01 Oct 2016)

you know intel and nvidia spend a lot of money so companies can s**t on amd

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 10:30

135. ROG9320 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Mar 2017)

Yeah, there are in-app optimizations to Ax chipsets, which gives Apple the boost in most benchmarks. In 3D Mark IceStorm Unlimited, my OnePlus 3 edges out the iPhone 7+ 256GB. In AnTuTu (which does a better job than the rest, cause GeekBench is really biased), the OnePlus 3 is a lot closer to a 7+, and the 7 only beats it out because it has half the resolution, and AnTuTu is typically an on-screen benchmark.

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 14:00 2

70. piyath (Posts: 1035; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

This is the cheating benchmark. Sammy cheats on antutu remember? So this is INVALID

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 17:30

90. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 604; Member since: 07 May 2014)

Hahahaha.... I know you....

posted on 18 Mar 2017, 20:35

107. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Hahaha. That is funny. I still dont care!

There was one day i visited PA and tbey did a test with Antutu. So I went and read it and what it involves.

Its basically an ARM mobile equivalent to some old desktop benchmarking tools qe had back in the day with Windows.

I dont care what it scores and i domt care it beat the IPhone. Even though both hardwares are based on ARM, each OS uses the hardware differently.

What they need to do is find a tool that can scorw both an IOS device and Andeoid one, and take into consoderation the limitations and benefits of both and give anf adjuest number and let us see the result

For example, we all.know iOS and Amdrood habdlw muktitasking differently. So adjust the number to show, how fast an Android qouod be pulling the same weight as iOS and do a test with iOS workong as hard as an Android and adjust the results.

If this is done I can guess the Galaxy would have a larger number than that and a even llwer number for the iPhone.

posted on 19 Mar 2017, 05:01 2

125. Leo_MC (Posts: 2677; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

This was tested already and iPhone was found to be handling multitasking better than Android devices.

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