Samsung Galaxy S8+ with S835 benchmarked on Geekbench

02 March 2017
A Samsung Galaxy S8+ powered by a MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset has been spotted on Geekbench sporting the model number SM-G955U.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Mar 2017Are you insane!! No phone processor is anywhere near on par with... moreI don't know which planet you occupy but Intel has hardly doubleD the mobile performance over the last 9 years or so. By comparison mobile SoCs have become at least 30 times as fast in the meantime.

So while it was indeed the case that laptops and phones occupied different strata regarding performance about a decade ago, it's certainly not the case anymore, at least cpu wise. Blame it on Intel which hasn't innovated for at least 5 years now ... by comparison desktop and laptop GPUs are still a different strata.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-39937, 02 Mar 2017Exactly, Apple really work on their SOCs to be the best possible... moreAre you insane!! No phone processor is anywhere near on par with any I series PC/laptop processor. There not even in the same planet in terms of processing power.

Those stupid benchmark scores are over inflated to make it look like they are closer,but there is a huuuuge difference in what they can do.

  • AnonD-1385

Simon, 06 Mar 2017Sorry to bring it up, but none of what he wrote was true. Check ... moreOk.

  • Simon

AnonD-1385, 05 Mar 2017Ok my friend. You have given me a different insight . Thanks for... moreSorry to bring it up, but none of what he wrote was true. Check Android Authority, they made a great video explaining things.

  • AnonD-1385

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2017That always praised software optimization (especially by apple f... moreOk my friend. You have given me a different insight . Thanks for your input.

Can someone break it to me: Any reason why Android phones seem to fall in multi-core performance? By the way the difference between iphone and new gen Qualcomm chip in single performance isn't high. While the difference when it comes to multi core perf is huge!

  • Anonymous

Though not as impressive as expected there is still much to be seen behind the scenes like sustainable performance and power efficiency and all the other aspects of the chip

Anonymous, 04 Mar 2017I understand that. The question is how did you modify it? I can ... moreLike you said yourself. it was trial and error. until I found the right coding for it. When I ran CPU Z it didn't recognise the chip due to the heavy modification. all it could see was a quad core CPU at 2.34 GHz. AND YES. although the powerful chipset it had. It felt like I held in my hand a galaxy s4 on steroids. with massive lags.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Most games are single threaded, and use 1-2 cores only. They mos... moreVulkun will change that, they are trying to make the smaller cores do more work cause they heat less. You can search the vulkun video in youtube and see.

  • Simon

8 pages of comments that have no clue or semi have any clue about mobile processors. I can't wrap my head around why benchmarks for mobile chips don't come with wattage.

What you should be thinking is, that after all those years we finally have a processors that took the architecture improvement and major process improvement to focus on power and sustainable performance. This is a mobile chip, download a CPU monitor app and try to launch any other app on SD820 or Apple A10 and see what happens to the temperature and battery amperage within seconds. That will be a very educational exercise.

Kryo was based on the A72, this one is based on A73. Kryo was made on 14nm, this one is made on a far superior 10nm process. This processor has twice the amount of cores too, with addition of the low power cores, but still. Any single of those factors could contribute to higher performance than you see here. However, is there a point if you can use those to lower power dramatically instead? As you can see, finally the greatest decision was made, and it's really sad to see that such behavior is discouraged by so many people who weren't informed about it by the benchmarks. Because I guarantee you, if people took a moment to educate themselves beyond comparing benches, or if benches included power measurements, or at least performance per Watt, the comment sections would look completely different.

  • Anonymous

AzureLord, 03 Mar 2017what I described was a short explaination of what I did. I had t... moreI understand that. The question is how did you modify it? I can see probably booting android kernel on A10 (and it indeed it's probably long and hard work), but even if you did you mean to say that you run android on bare metal, because I can't imagine using the gpu or the special cores that Apple uses on A10.

I remember a few years back dudes running on iPhone 3GS (IIRC) but it was dead slow, put it was much more doable due to the nature of the SoC used by 3GS (I think it was off the shelf cortex A8 cpu cores which were very much used by Android too, at the time).

So it's possibly doable , but only if you somehow make the android kernel compatible with A10 cores (I guess trial and error given that Apple does not release hardware sources of any kind) and even then what would the point be? I mean you'd be running a gimped A10, booting Android as if you were using 5 years old cores.

I mean what were you hoping to do with that exercise?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Most games are single threaded, and use 1-2 cores only. They mos... moreWell, it might be if it was the only thing your device was doing at the time. Unfortunately for your theory, phones have many background processes running at the same time as your game. Multicore rules.

  • Force Majeure

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017The flagships are no longer future proof since they have non-rem... moreThey also feel rather pointless @ €700, when you can get a slightly lesser phone with Snapdragon 625/652/660, 4100 mAh battery and 1080p screen for €150 - 200.

  • Anonymous

J o m s, 03 Mar 2017Wrong, those test won't work if the CPU is not doing anything. A... moreI don't even own an iPhone. I'm merely pointing out that Qualcomm SoCs are trash and ever since Qualcomm became semi monopoly on Androids the whole market suffered.

Back in the day we had Tegras, Ti Omaps, Samsung SoCs were more used and generally a spirit of innovation. That spirit died out once Qualcomm emerged as the sole player and year after year since it underperforms. No wonder Apple is getting faster and faster as years pass by, people trust a hack company to drive innovation on androids and she never does (as she never did; ok she did once when krait cores were first released and that's it).

More like you are running an instance of Android OS as virtual machine or you completely wiped out the iOS and replaced it with Android =D? Former is fine because you can do it on OSX as well but not sure if the virtual machine has access to other peripherals like camera, fingerprint etc.

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Where did you find blobs for gpu, camera and, radios ? Apple doe... morewhat I described was a short explaination of what I did. I had to modify the OS so it will run on Darwin (and for gahd's sake it was hard.) I was trying to mimic the same preformance iOS but with Android but seems that I felt just a fall of 1/6th in preformance. I am a coder in my free time. expert but hobbyist. you are correct though that NATURALLY Android cannot run on iPhones DUE TO THE REASONS you've mentioned. but I wanted to try regardless.
oh well. haters gonna hate on those that are skilled. :P

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2017Yup agreed. Flagships at this price point should have hardware b... moreThe flagships are no longer future proof since they have non-removable battery and it's fact that batteries continuously deteriorate and lose capacity which becomes more significant after 1-3 years of usage.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-39937, 02 Mar 2017Games are about GPU, display resolution and CPU multi core, basi... moreMost games are single threaded, and use 1-2 cores only. They mostly use 1 core at 100% for main task, and the other core for small things. So single core performance is the most imortant when it comes to the CPU.

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Dozens if not hundreds of youtube videos show that the iphone 7 ... moreDozens of iDi*ts running games and pressing the home button right away LoL.
Get over it, nobody uses their phone like that.

Anonymous, 03 Mar 2017Haha, what are you TALKING about. That test is mostly about IO s... moreWrong, those test won't work if the CPU is not doing anything. And you are using your phone as a whole so whatever better IPC you are claiming on your iCrap is pointless when you combine it with the whole system. You can do LapseIt all day you want perhaps you and that reviewer are the only one using it LoL. Or you can load 10 games/apps in 10 minutes and do nothing at all and boast that your iCrap loads app faster.