Samsung’s New Galaxy S9 Ripped by Old iPhones in Benchmarks

Galaxy S9

Samsung’s newly announced the Galaxy S9, but it is getting ripped in benchmark tests meant to gauge performance and speed. The new flagship phone is lagging behind last year’s iPhone X, and iPhone 8.

In benchmark tests performed by AnandTech, the Galaxy S9 was beaten 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.

A Samsung spokesman confirmed to AnandTech that the shipped demo units were running special firmware for Mobile World Congress, and that they might not be optimized. Experts expected the next-gen Exynos 8895 chip to meet or exceed performance in Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845, and it does, in some tests. In others, though, it’s not even close.

Check out all of AnandTech’s benchmark results here.