The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the king of the Samsung and arguably the entire Android smartphone space has been released and damn is it something special, from the gorgeous 6.3-inch display with its 1440p resolution to glass sandwich design with its dual 12-megapixel cameras which allow for two times optical zoom with optical image stabilisation across both lenses. It’s slightly steep price tag of £869 not only gets you the smartphone as included are a pair of AKG tuned earphones which include three different pairs of ear tips to ensure they fit your ear perfectly. A USB C charge and sync cable along with a USB quick charge plug to allow the smartphone to charge up to 50% in less than 40 minutes. Unlike other companies Samsung include two different USB C adaptors, one micro USB to type C and a USB A to type C. The video below shows you exactly what comes included in the box.
Now though benchmarks don't always show the true capabilities of a device, they're very good at showing the differences between these devices when it comes to a set range of activities; these can include running various algorithms to the amount of frames which can be rendered within a specific amount of time. One of the main reasons as to why i like using benchmarks is that you can use them to work out how much of a difference there is between the device you use on a daily basis verses the newest device just released by your favourite company. So here i will show you only a few results between the newest Samsung smartphone the S9 and compare it to their previous the S8.
One of the most common benchmarking applications today seems to be Geekbench, a cross-platform benchmarking collection of tests which are ran on the processor and the graphics unit giving us more of a comprehensive look at the machines ability to handle a variety of tasks; from playing popular games to exporting video in different codecs. Taking a closer look at the charts below you get an idea of how much has changed between the S8 & S9; looking at the single core scores given from geekbench there seems to be an above 40% improvement. While the difference on the multicore side of things isn't as much at above 25%; its still a huge increase and will definitely help out when it comes to opening up 'heavier' applications and handling harder tasks.
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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