Which Galaxy S8 can bench more? Snapdragon 835 vs Exynos 8895 models get scored on AnTuTu

As is lately the case with almost every Samsung flagships, this year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ variants will come in two separate versions – one for the US and China, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, and one for the rest of the world, powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895. This comes as a result of Qualcomm’s firm grasp on CDMA-related patents, which all but guarantees their near-monopoly in the States, forcing companies like Samsung to release modified versions of their devices compatible with local bands. Ditto for the TD-SCDMA standard in China.

While the two chipsets have their differences, they are fairly minimal, and the end user will probably never feel them. Still, the benchheads are clamoring to know if the Exynos is faster than the Snapdragon like it was last year in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and, sure enough, the AnTuTu database delivers. 

The Galaxy S8 with Exynos 8895 scored the whopping 174,155 points, passing even the iPhone 7 Plus by a small margin, while the Snapdragon 835-powered S8 version that will be sold here in the US, managed a more modest 162,101 score, which is still very impressive, and higher than most anything else currently on the market, so we wouldn't read too much into these synthetics.

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Finally the S8 is showing its claws.

70. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The Samsheeps claim its on pre release software so probably its jacked.

74. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If it was jacked, then it's score probably would have topped 200k already.

93. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Im still not getting the whole rigged number theory. It's not like it was pushing the SoC beyond the specs to achieve higher numbers

2. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Wow, they can't even beat the 7 month old iPhone, Its so depressing..... :(

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

of course it wouldnt. apple phones are not a multitasking phone. its just a smart phone.

34. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Even after cheating Samsung scored only 162k LOL... This shows how good the iPhone processors are. I can hear Samsung fanboys crying within...LMAO

38. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple phones multi tasking is excellent; the only thing it lacks is the ability to close all opened apps.

85. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

More like a dumb smartphone

9. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

I am considering switching to Iphone 8 this year, with the 10th anniversary, Apple's going all out, Amoled curved screen, 10nm processor thats gonna kill the competition, bigger battery, wireless charging, ip68, better camera etc

22. kerginaldo17 unregistered

That is, everything the S8 already is.

24. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Bigger screen not bigger battery and galaxy s8 has oled fast charging 10 nm processor etc plus the iPhone 8 having a QHD display doesn't mean much cause the display on it wull probably be as good as the one on the galaxy s6. Plus there's the galaxy note 9 coming out in August. Also the iPhone 8 will be special edition anf cost over 1000 dollars so good luck apple

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Plus there's the galaxy note 9 coming out in August." No, you mean the Galaxy Note8.

37. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It is first time than an iphone supporter is talking about hardware. You know you have all this already and most of them from long time ago. Enjoy!

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that's quite the wish list. New iphone Same classic design! More money!

52. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Smh kill the competition you say, don't you mean just getting the features samsung and other android phones have for years!?

53. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Keep dreaming dude! Where you read all that "facts"?!? Curved, wireless charging etc? Dude, tell me what kind of pills you take. It is obvious that works well.

64. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So basically Apple is catching up to everyone else from 2013? What a hallmark occasion! We should all get iPhones because they have finally given us positive attention in this abusive relationship of 10 bad / 1 good. ;)

67. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

So your switching for a Samsung running iOS?

72. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So basically s8 specs which is here right now but the s8 has an SD slot and better operating system

73. andrewkb

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 04, 2016

apple never goes all out

75. junkyardhound

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

apple fanboi yawn.

91. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Boy are you going to be disappointed if you actually believe Apple is going all out. The only reason Samsung can do what they do is because they manufacture their own stuff and is okay with just big profits. Apple doesn't and settle for nothing less than ridiculously ginormous profits. There is 0% chance they go all out. Lol

26. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

both soc's are impressive... Apples SIC... pushes much modest OS resources than Android..... so android is still the king in both hardware and software.... ioN... mongoose exynos are *fire

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Wow, they can't even beat the 7 month old iPhone, Its so depressing..... :(" Did you miss this part of this article: "The Galaxy S8 with Exynos 8895 scored the whopping 174,155 points, passing even theiPhone 7 Plusby a small margin" Like I've already said, AnTuTu went to crap since v4... So, I couldn't care less about the benchmark.

33. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Can anyone explain to me why the Exynos versions of Samsung phones always outscore and outperform the Snapdragon versions???

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they make exynos from ground up so they can optimize it from both ways..

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Because Samsung cant optimise qualcomm chip as well or just dont feel like doing it. but i want to see battery test on both. This years apparently Qualcomm gone for battery life instead of performance. Also i want to see GPU test as well as heat/throttling test. But in my real life 10 min with the S8 its was butter smooth ( i dont know if its was qualcomm or exynos as in Canada they tend to switch lol )

78. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

1- More powerful cores. 2- Better ram management. 3- Samsung in house chipset so Samsung knows how to optimized. 4- Less overheating than SD.

36. Nopers unregistered

Just benchmarked my 7+ and scored 174964, so it's within the margin of error. Yes, AnTuTu isn't exactly the most reliable tool considering the S7 benchmarked similarly to the iPhone 6S but performance of the S7 went to s**t after 6 or so months and the 6S remained solid, even on the latest firmwares.

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