Samsung has finally unveiled its highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 flagship device at its “Galaxy Unpacked 2018” event in New York. The Galaxy Note 9 has everything you’d expect from a top-of-the-line Samsung device in 2018. Even in terms of raw hardware specifications, the Note 9 is a beast, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6/8GB of RAM under the hood.
But it seems that even with all that horsepower, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can’t match last year’s Apple iPhone X when it comes to performance.
The comparative testing of two smartphones resulted in Apple iPhone X getting a score of 10,357, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could only manage 8,876. These numbers are a measure of the two devices’ multi-core performance, as analysed by Geekbench 4. Even OnePlus 6, which is significantly cheaper than the Note 9, got a better score of 9,088.
That’s not all! Even on Slingshot Extreme, a demanding graphics benchmarking routine by 3DMark, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was left behind by Apple iPhone X. While the iPhone X scored 4,994 points, the Galaxy Note 9 could score only 4,639 points.
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However, all’s not bad. According to Tom’s Guide, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smoked Apple iPhone X in terms of display brightness. While the former registered 604 nits, the latter maxed out at 574. The Note 9’s display also covered 224 percent of the sRGB color gamut, far ahead of the measly 128.6 percent scored by the iPhone X.
Samsung’s displays are generally regarded as among the best (if not the best) in the business, so it’s hardly a surprise that iPhone X couldn’t hold a candle to Galaxy Note 9.