Benchmarks: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X

Earlier today, Samsung unveiled their new flagship Galaxy Note 9, which features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, with the announcement coming ahead of Apple’s rumoured iPhone refresh next month.

Tom’s Guide has posted some early benchmarks of the new Galaxy Note 9 versus its Android competitors and the iPhone X. When it comes to speed, the iPhone X beats the new Galaxy Note 9.

Taking a look at Geekbench 4, the iPhone X scored 10,357 to the Galaxy Note 9’s score of 8,876. The Note 9 tested had 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, to go with its Snapdragon 845 CPU. The iPhone X has 3GB of RAM to go with its A11 Bionic chip.

Galaxy note 9 geekbench

In another test, 3DMark Slingshot Extreme 3.1, seen as a demanding graphics test for smartphones, the iPhone X still beat the Note 9, with a score of 4,994 for Apple’s latest smartphone, versus 4,639 for the new Samsung flagship.

While the iPhone X beats the Galaxy Note 9 when it comes to speed, the latter beats the latest iPhone when it comes to display brightness and colour gamut.

It’ll be interesting to see how Apple’s rumoured iPhone X and ‘iPhone X Plus’ refreshes coming this fall will fare in benchmarks, if they are powered by a next-generation A12 Bionic CPU.