Though it might not look like an awful lot has changed on the outside, that does not mean that much has not changed on the new Samsung S9 when compared to its predecessor the S8. The most popular android smartphone manufacturer is once again looking to wow its customers and the world with what they have on offer.
With features such as a variable rear camera aperture, AR Emoji, super-slow motion, improvements to Bixby and Intelligent Scan just to name a few. It will be interesting to see how the smartphone compares to the likes of the google Pixel 2XL and the iPhone X.
If you have seen my review of the previous Samsung smartphones the S8 and the Note 8, then you will know that the fingerprint scanner has been in a very unfavourable position which is why I'm glad to see Samsung have taken the time to listen to the feedback of the community with relocating this to a more ergonomical location. With the latest processor technology, updated software, larger battery, and improved design the Samsung S9 is sure to turn heads and wow its customers; if you would like to see this smartphone get unboxed then click on the image to the left or below.
Benchmarks are never a true depiction of a devices capabilities, but what they are good at is showing the differences between devices when it comes to a set range of activities; these can include running various algorithms or even rendering a specific scene and counting its frame rate. The number one reason as to why I like running these tests is that you can compare the results to the previous model or other smartphones entirely, which allows you to make an informed decision on if upgrading is 'worth it' or if you should perhaps hold back to the next generation.
Above you also see the scores of the GFXBench Open GL tests and once again comparing it to the previous smartphone the S8 there has been improvements; though the improvements aren't as big as those we have seen such as the single core side of things from geekbench, But nevertheless when it came to the heavier graphically intense tasks there was approximately a 16% increase, with the less intense tasks gaining close to 12% of an increase in performance.
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