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.
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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