Benchmark test scores on GeekBench are considered the most reliable indicator of a smartphone’s power and performance. Samsung promised the best Galaxy phone yet before the launch of its two new handsets last month. The South Korean tech giant excelled in bringing a top-notch device in terms of hardware and software combination. Infinity Edge display of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has made new Samsung mobile devices the talk of the town. Today, official GeekBench scores of the Galaxy S8 are out. Let’s see how the latest Galaxy phone stacks up against the best performers of the past on GeekBench.
The Exynos Variant Of The Samsung Galaxy S8 Breaks 7000 Points Threshold On GeekBench Multi-Core Performance Tests
There is no doubt that the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are absolute power-horses when it comes to processor power and speed. Like always, Samsung has launched Galaxy S8 phones in two variants: the US model comes with the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor, while the international model features Samsung’s own the 10nm Exynos 8895 processor. Recent performance tests have once again established the dominance of the international variant powered by the Exynos processor over its US counterpart. Ironically, Samsung also manufactures the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, but the company must have left something special reserved for its own Exynos chipset which makes it faster than the Qualcomm’s chip.
Samsung’s ascendancy over mobile chip manufacturing has once again been established by the latest Geekbench scores for the Galaxy S8, which has broken all previous records for multi core scores, which proves that Samsung’s remains the king of mobile device processors. The International variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Exynos 8895 processor was put through various Geekbench tests. Results present a mixed outcome, and almost on par with Apple’s iPhone 7 devices.
As can be seen in the above image, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has managed to register 7101 points in Antutu for multi-core, which takes previous high scores on the same benchmark to the cleaners and sets a new benchmark record. However, single-core scores are anything but impressive where the device failed to live up to its claims. Apple remains the top dog in town when it comes to single-core Geekbench scores leaving Samsung with much catching up to do to improve Mongoose architecture in the Galaxy S8 if it is to trump Apple on single-core performance basis.
It is important to point out here that Samsung’s primary focus was on improving power consumption in the new 10nm FinFET based chips instead of giving them the performance boost, which likely explains the below par test results on single-core. But when it comes to multi-core Samsung nicely sits on the top of the pile. We will have to wait and see whether other manufacturers manage to produce processors that can topple Samsung’s multi-core GeekBench scores. Till then share your view on these scores in the comments section below.