Xiaomi Mi 6, with 6GB of RAM, tops the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on benchmark test

Xiaomi Mi 6, with 6GB of RAM, tops the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on benchmark test
Benchmark tests are a way for smartphone fans to get an unbiased rating (in theory, anyway) on certain handsets, allowing for comparisons between different units. And since numbers don't lie, it is supposed to be a more scientific way to make sure that the new phone you spent so much money on is really as powerful as you were told it is. Well, the problem with that statement is that some benchmark numbers do lie. Several manufacturers have been known to overclock the CPU when a benchmark test is recognized.

Tonight, the Geekbench benchmark test results for the Xiaomi Mi 6 were discovered. The next flagship phone from the company once known as China's Apple, is expected to be unveiled on April 19th in Beijing. According to Geekbench, the Mi 6 will feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU (which was running at 1.90GHz for the test) and the Adreno 540 GPU. 6GB of RAM is included and Android 7.1.1 runs the show.

On Geekbench's single-core test, the Xiaomi Mi 6 managed to score 2006 while it tallied a high 6438 multi-core score. In both tests, the Mi 6 managed to beat the Samsung Galaxy S8, which managed to post single-core and multi-core scores of 1916 and 6011, respectively. The Mi 6 also outperformed the Samsung Galaxy S8+, which scored a single-core test result of 1929 and a multi-core test result of 6084. It should be pointed out that the specs of the Galaxy S8+ are the same as those for the Galaxy S8 except for the larger screen and the larger capacity battery used with the former.

Besides the specs listed on Geekbench, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to feature a 5.15-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A 19MP camera will adorn the back of the unit, and an 8MP selfie snapper is on the front of the handset. Keeping the lights on is a 3200mAh battery, and MIUI 8, based on Android Nougat, will be pre-installed.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 outscores the Samsung Galaxy S8 on Geekbench

The Xiaomi Mi 6 outscores the Samsung Galaxy S8 on Geekbench


source: Geekbench via XiaomiToday

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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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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92 Comments

1. endlessz

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Does having a FHD screen still effect in getting higher benchmark score than that of QHD one?

6. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Does having a FHD screen still effect in getting higher benchmark score than that of QHD one?" A) Nope. B) The S8 defaults to a higher scaled 1080P as well, so it's basically irrelevant here.

19. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Anyway, S8 with Exynos 8895 still outperform Mi 6 in multi score and nearly equal in single score. https://youtu.be/NAbR6XArL30?t=32 As if I'm not wrong, Exynos 8890 (S7) had lower single core Geekbench than S820 initially but after Geekbench updates, E8890 single core became better.

22. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Too bad Canada didn't get the Exynos version again. I wonder why since we got the Exynos in the S7 Sucks. Oh well.

49. ydl08

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I heard Qualcomm is blocking the sale of Exynos due to patent issues

52. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

That doesn't make any sense

53. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

They aren't blocking anything Samsung can use Exynos any where they want e.g. like the S6 But they don't for the US and a few countries which use CDMA since its more expensive to license CDMA patents 810 was causing heating issues in S6 prototypes, so they paid those licensing costs instead Samsung is choosing the SD for Canada Not sure why Since the US also uses SD maybe its cheaper as less in logistics and RMA services (just a guess, probably wrong)

61. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its Canadian carrier thats chosen the SD version. Too many return for overheating and cracked back or camera lense ( because of overheating ) so they going for SD version thats did not had any overheating issue on SD820 and 821.

78. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Too many return for overheating and cracked back or camera lense ( because of overheating ) so they going for SD version thats did not had any overheating issue on SD820 and 821." Any evidence behind such a bold claim? Or you're just talking out of your arse? SMH

63. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

hey Omnitech I want to live in Canada, any advice? :)

66. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Simple just wed a Canadian men or women ;)

40. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

S8 sucks

46. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

S8 still better than your iPhone, BTW.

54. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope, you suck

59. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Exynos 8895 GPU is a joke as usual as in every past exynos its was inferior to SD. its beat it by a hair on cpu ( the gap has got narrower ) and i expect similar efficiency if not even more on SD835 ( go read how its was build to understand )

36. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nope.. though S8 defaults the resolution to FHD+, benchmarks always runs in the native resolution of the display (which is QHD+ FOR S8) not what the software optimised resolution.. Try harder kiko..

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

for geekbench, nope.. for antutu and other on-screen 3D bench, it matter

92. hellhr

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

No there is mjnkmal difference. Check preporucamo.com for detailed review

34. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

https://youtu.be/iR4AzmvQEeU This video right here clearly shows the processing powers and true life benchmarks of the s8+ and it's way higher than what the xaiomi is getting here.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't have the features the S8 has though or the design either. Doesn't have 1440p. Likely doesn't have splitscreen apps, doesn't support MST+NFC, or fast charging, and many other features the S8 has. Benchmarks means squat. Faster isn't better accept at being fast. Speed isn't the be all end all. What features does it have? Almost none compared to the S8. The iPhone typically beats the S8 in benchmarks. Yet takes longer to charge, has terrible battery life, no advanced features and takes photos and videos that are less sharp and terrible in low light.

5. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Oh c'mon , it's not official yet , so it seems early to say that the S8 is better I'm not Xiaomi Fanboy , but your comment is just unlogical

7. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Literally everything he's says is illogical...

86. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Everything I said was fact based on PA's own articles and fake battery tests. You're just an ignorant stupid fool! I don't have time for you...LOSER! Tell your mom to stop calling me.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

reply to #5 it's totally normal to assume $750 smartphone being better than $300 smartphone.. but Mi6 can totally beat anything at it's own price range

8. yann

Posts: 608; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Such a samboy! Not everyone need such resolution on 5.15" screen. It is useless. Even Mi5 supports NFC. Why you lying? Even have a infrared, that Samsung abandoned. Not everyone need split screen, VR s**ts etc. Yes, fast charging is good feature, but i can live without it. Ohh. And the price is less than half of the samdung.

15. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Not useless for the millions shipping with VR kits. Think again.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Doesn't have the features the S8 has though or the design either." Yeah, it doesn't, because it's half the price dumbass... "Doesn't have 1440p. Likely doesn't have splitscreen apps, doesn't support MST+NFC, or fast charging, and many other features the S8 has." A) 1440P on such a small screen is retarded and unnecessary. B) Android 7.0 has split screen built into it. If you didn't have Samsung's junk so deep down your throat you'd know that. C) It'll DEFINITELY have NFC, and MST is headed out the window relatively soon. D) It'll have fast charging, because all Xiaomi phones have fast charging lol. "Benchmarks means squat... when Samsung loses them." FTFY "Speed isn't the be all end all." Says the shill with not a shred of shame. "What features does it have? Almost none compared to the S8." How much do you get paid to ride this hard? Does Samsung at least let you take a break between mouth twerk sessions? "The iPhone typically beats the S8 in benchmarks..." Knew it was coming. He can't keep Apple's name out of his mouth either. #Doublegobbler "Yet takes longer to charge, has terrible battery life, no advanced features and takes photos and videos that are less sharp and terrible in low light." Damn, you whiny AF. There's no way you're wife is satisfied with her decision to wed you... but that's none of my business, lol.

13. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

At A) not so "retarded" when millions will enjoy the VR benefits. You're starting to sound like a shill yourself in your extreme responses. Time for the shill chill pill and a deep breath.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"At A) not so "retarded" when millions will enjoy the VR benefits. The starting to sound like a shill yourself in your extreme responses. Time for the shill chill pill and a deep breath." Your opinion became invalid the instant you used VR as a buffer. Literally less than a tenth of a percentage of phone buyers can use that god forsaken mess, and the majority of those don't either. And you might wanna take your own advice, have you read the s**t that Neanderthal you're defending posts? He's told at least 4 people to kill themselves in the past 48 hours, all because of his fervent lust for all things Samsung. If you have the balls to call my response "extreme", how about calling out your brother in arms up above. Never mind, forgot how the knights gotta operate...

18. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Instead of listing irrelevant percentages, I'll repeat, millions will be shipped with VR kits and last year's model was used millions of hours with VR already. Literally. I enjoy the benefits, others do. Invalidated your "retard" claim, instantly. It's not about "defending" anyone, it's about what you just said. No reason to get more defensive about that. I don't try to reason with unreasonable people, that's why I never respond to the biblical posts.

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