Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 scorched by old iPhones in speed tests
Samsung Galaxy S9, the newly announced flagship device, is getting destroyed in benchmark tests meant to gauge performance and speed. The device, which we recently got our hands on (along with other members of the press), is lagging behind last year’s iPhone X, and iPhone 8.
In benchmark tests performed by AnandTech, the Galaxy S9 was beat handily by both of last year’s iPhone’s in simulations measuring everything from web browsing to photo editing. Surprisingly, even the iPhone 7 — now almost two years old — bested the new Galaxy S9 in a handful of tests.
Samsung did reveal it planned to “tune down” the performance on its new chip to match that of the Snapdragon 845. Maybe the company got a little heavy-handed. Fingers crossed it’s a tuning issue that can be fixed in future firmware updates.
Check out all of AnandTech’s benchmark results here.