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Galaxy S8 blasts through iPhone 7 Plus’ AnTuTu benchmark record

Published Mar 20th, 2017 11:18AM EDT
Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus Benchmark Scores

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The Galaxy S8 is almost upon us, but the phone is hardly a well-kept secret. We know everything there is to know about its design, its specs, and some of its unique software features thanks to a huge number of reports. The leaks aren’t done, however, and a new rumor indicates that the Galaxy S8 will blast through the iPhone 7 Plus’ record AnTuTu score.

Last week, leaked Geekbench 4 results indicated that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets will outperform the iPhone 7 series when it comes to multi-core performance — but not in the critical single-core department.

Now, a new video posted on Vimeo found by The International Business Times features a Galaxy S8 model (SM-G950) recorded as it performs the AnTuTu benchmark test. The final score is 205284 for the handset, a result that beats the iPhone 7 Plus’ record by quite a big margin.

The iPhone 7 Plus scored 181807 in AnTuTu tests, followed by the iPhone 7 with 173575. The OnePlus 3T is the best currently-available Android phone, with a score of 162423. Google’s Pixel is ranked 17th from the top with a score of 140807, a few thousand points less than the iPhone 6s Plus (142063), and a few thousand points more than the Galaxy S7 Edge (137360)

While benchmark scores alone don’t tell the whole story when it comes to performance, what Samsung achieved here is quite remarkable. These early benchmark scores indicate that Galaxy S8’s Qualcomm and Exynos chips will obliterate the competition. For comparison, the LG G6 features a Snapdragon 821 chip just like the one found inside the Google Pixel.

More importantly, the AnTuTu benchmark shows us what performance gains are to be expected from the next generation of 10nm processors that will power some of the top flagship handsets of this year. The list includes the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chips), the Xperia XZ Premium (Snapdragon 835), the Galaxy Note 8, and also the iPhone 8 (A11 series).

Apple’s TSMC-made A11 chips are also built on 10nm process. Traditionally, Apple’s iPhones have outperformed Samsung’s best Galaxy models in real-life tests, even though they haven’t always won benchmark contests.

Check out the Galaxy S8’s AnTuTu test in the following video clip.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.