The processor in the Samsung Galaxy S8 has set the new standards, but it is soon replaced by the Apple iPhone X. So, in the next game in form of Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung want to make sure it breaks every possible record.
Talking about the score of Samsung Galaxy S8, the processor of this model gives us very good figures as expected. In Geekbench 4 we have 1996 and 6683 points and in Antutu with 149697. In 3D Mark, using Slingshot, we reached 2148, and in Quadrant we reached 40710. In Vellamo we have obtained some score since it did not appear available to us in the Google Play Store. These results though belong to the high-end, but we need an iPhone X killer in form of Samsung Galaxy S9.
As expected Samsung continues to customize its terminals with TouchWiz, its graphical interface that in this case runs on Android 7.0. Although it is not the latest version of Android we do not think it is a problem that has not been upgraded to Android 7.1.1 and we are sure that Galaxy S9 will be one of the first mobiles to get Android 8.0.
One of the main differences is in the desktops display, which now allows us to hide the button where the applications are and replace it with a gesture, similar to the one we have in the Pixel Launcher, although we can change this behavior and leave it as in previous models. On the desktop, we have a section dedicated exclusively to Bixby, which can be launched from the physical button. And, this button might not be present in the Samsung Galaxy S9.
In the settings of S8, we also see many changes such as the central maintenance that manages the behavior of internal memory, RAM, and even the battery. We get the feeling that Samsung increasingly looks more at customizing its Android interface to brands like Xiaomi or Huawei, which are moving away from the aesthetic Material Design. It is missing that you did not use the simple press of the pressure-sensitive home button to perform some action, just like a long press activates Google Now On Tap. So, settings should be little improved in the Galaxy S9.
Nevertheless, we do not have any complaints regarding performance or aesthetics, which can be changed through the themes in the S8, but who doesn’t like better. So, Samsung Galaxy S9 should set the new limits. Although the competition is getting bigger, it is clear that Samsung was right two years ago when it radically changed its concept of high-end with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Two years later this idea has evolved mixing concepts of several models, and the S8 Plus. So, wait for the 2018 when Samsung will welcome the smartphone world with new benchmarks of smartphone technologies.