Galaxy Note 8 can’t beat aging iPhone 7 Plus in performance

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Galaxy Note 8
Apple should be worried about Galaxy Note 8.
Photo: Samsung

The iPhone 7 Plus may be almost a year old now, but it’s still one of the most powerful smartphones you can buy today.

So powerful, in fact, that not even Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 can outperform it in early benchmark tests.

Samsung is relying on the Galaxy Note 8 to redeem its Note business following the exploding Note 7 fiasco last fall. Like its predecessors, it will deliver the South Korean company’s best design, specifications, and features — plus the beloved S Pen stylus.

We’re expecting the Note 8 to be a lot like the excellent Galaxy S8, only bigger. It will sport Samsung’s stunning Infinity Display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, a generous 6GB of RAM, and the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software.

The Note 8 will also match the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual rear-facing cameras, but it won’t be able to match its performance. Despite packing the fastest chip available to Android manufacturers, the device still scores fewer points in AnTuTu benchmark tests.

Galaxy Note 8 benchmarks
Galaxy Note 8 pops up in AnTuTu benchmarks.
Photo: PhoneArena

According to PhoneArena, the device achieved a result of 179,000. That beats the iPhone 7’s score of 173,575, but it’s still lower than the iPhone 7 Plus’ score of 181,807. It’s even lower than the Galaxy S8’s score of 205,282, which was first to topple the iPhone 7 lineup.

It seems strange that the Galaxy S8 achieves a greater score than its newer, more beastly sibling. But let’s remember these are early benchmark tests, and that might not be a true reflection of performance on final Note 8 units.

Samsung will make the Note 8 official at an event in New York on August 23.

  • Northern Libtard

    But the S8 score was an aberration. Every S8 scores since has been around iPhone 7 score.

  • Linked Devices

    so much jealousy. Even if the benchmarks had any meaning, which obviously they don’t, not only are we dealing with different hardware but fundamentally different software as well, but what good is performance when you’re restricted to iOS?

    It would take multiple iPhones to do what a single galaxy could do. In fact on a galaxy you can run multiple android OSes at once with zero overhead each with its own ip address if you want.

    You’re comparing a Sci fi everything tool to a smart phone.

    • SkyFall

      What are you talking about?? Jailbreak the iPhone load multiple OSes. You can do most stuff on an unjailbroken iPhone that you can do on an unRooted Android. You can theme its icons, you can download stuff, with iOS 11 you have a file manager… Then jailbreak it and add multi-windows, multiple OS support (bootlace for example), theme the whole device, make it a toaster if you’d like.

      The only one with jealousy here its you.

      • Linked Devices

        Well of you want to compare rooting capabilities too then the iPhone has no chance. There’s an infinite array of things you can make android do if you root. But we’re not even talking about that. And you’re taking about multibooting. That’s not anything special. Windows mobile could do that back before 2005. I’m talking about running multiple instances of Android simultaneously so it’s like you have multiple devices at once with multiple ip addresses. The additional Android instances hide behind the core instance which works as a drawbridge and gate keeper to prevent hacking. It’s tech literally based on NSA patents. It’s never been hacked.

        The only thing Apple shills can do is write ridiculous articles that represent Knox like it’s an anti-virus or something.

        I remember hit pieces coming out claiming “Knox has been hacked” and what they meant is that a standard android exploit still worked on a device that had Knox. Knox doesn’t even do anything if you don’t actually use it. Any hack would have to go through the core environment which would prevent any access to any Knox containers.

        It’s basically like trying to hack into someone’s dream with a crowd bar.

      • bIg hIlL

        Hey, Linked Devices, you made a comment on my comment below about zero overhead, I got an email telling me so, came here to like it and it is not here! Did you delete it already?

      • Linked Devices

        Nope, they keep deleting my comments without warning me. I backed it up though since it happens so often, so here ya go:

        Yup. It uses encryption layering so anything in common between the instances of Android only has to exist once. On the S7 for instance you can literally clone your device 3 times if you want and run all three at once and assign each its own ip address even. You can run apps from each instance of Android while only requiring the resources of one instance. Apps from all instances can be used at once by switching apps like normal, in split screen or floating window. Lots of gamers use it to cheat but it’s literally tech based on NSA patents. It lets you create conpletely secure environments. Each environment beyond the core uses the core environment as a gate keeper and drawbridge to prevent any chance of hacking. If you want to be 100 percent secure just install generic apps into the core environment and put all your personal stuff in the Knox containers.

        It’s like trying to hack into some one’s dream with a chain saw. It’s really useful for multitasking, security/privacy and just keeping your device organized since you can keep a certain class of apps in each environment and just have them essentially not exist until you need them.

        If the fbi got a hold of it they wouldn’t even be able to tell there was more than once instance.

        There’s all sorts of crazy powerful stuff like that that Apple fans don’t get to know about mostly because the media are too creeped out by apples media black list to cover anything that would make Apple users know how inadequate iOS is.

        For instance did you know that galaxies also have enhanced messaging services that works just like iMessage? Did you know that s pay literally works anywhere since it falls back to mst anywhere contactless payment isn’t supported so it even works on old credit card readers from the 70s and prior. It literally blasts a magnetic pulse. It’s strong enough to even work on ATM card style readers.

        In fact the biggest obstacle to using s pay is that you have to convince people that it’s not Apple pay so it actually will work since so many people say “oh, we don’t have Apple pay.” and it also scores you really deep discounts and pays you back in rewards. It’s impossible to hack since it uses burner cards in place of your actual credit cards.

        At any place where there’s a credit card swiper mounted alongside the point of sales touch screen for instance as soon as they tell you the price, you just wave the phone right by the card swiper and the drawer pops open. And their Jaws drop open, then you just say, yea it’s not Apple so it just works. =P

        It’s so funny when you have apple users whine and say “mine doesn’t do that”

        There’s a billion things you don’t get to know about. It’s like being part of a secret society from the future.

      • Linked Devices

        The website doesn’t let me talk about certain topics unfortunately. My comments keep getting deleted.

      • bIg hIlL

        You should complain to the site admin. that you are being unfairly and unnecessarily censored.

      • SkyFall

        Multibooting isn’t special? Try loading iOS or Windows 10 (S or Pro) on Android, you can’t. On iOS you can with jailbreak.

        ” I’m talking about running multiple instances of Android simultaneously so it’s like you have multiple devices at once with multiple ip addresses”
        Theres this software called iMultiBoot which allows you to install multiple iOS releases, for example you have a device updated to iOS 10, you can install iOS 7-8-9 as a secondary OS, and you can do pretty much anything. Even change the IP if you want.

        Also nobody mentioned Knox. Why mentioning it? It’s on par with iOS security (maybe a little worse). If you don’t believe this, all the recent leaks from NSA don’t have a single exploit that can hack into an iOS device, also the FBI case where they couldn’t hack into an iPhone 5c with iOS 9 due to the encryption it had….

        If you want to bash Apple or any other company you should learn the full capabilities of their OSes/Hardware… Check r/jailbreak for exaple…

      • Linked Devices

        You keep thinking I’m talking about the ability to boot to different OSes. That’s not anything new or significant. Multibooting had been a regular thing people have been doing even on windows PCs.

        You’re still only on one instance of an OS at a time. And if you wanted access to the other OS you’d have to reboot.

    • bIg hIlL

      zero overhead LOL

      • Linked Devices

        Yup. It uses encryption layering so anything in common between the instances of Android only has to exist once. On the S7 you can literally clone your device 3 times of you want and run all three at once and assign each it’s own ip address. You can run apps from each instance of Android while only requiring the resources of one instance. Apps from all instances can be used at once by switching apps like normal, in split screen or floating window. Lots of gamers use it to cheat but it’s literally tech based on NSA patents. It keys you create conpletely secure environments. Each environment beyond the core uses the core environment as a gate keeper and drawbridge to prevent any chance of hacking.

        It’s like trying to hack into some one’s dream with a chain saw. It’s really useful for multitasking, security/privacy and just keeping your device organized since you can keep a certain class of apps in each environment and just have them essentially not exist until you need them.

        There’s all sorts of crazy powerful stuff like that that Apple fans don’t get to know about mostly because the media are too creeped out by apples media black list to cover anything that would make Apple users know how inadequate iOS is.

        If for instance did you know that galaxies also have enhanced messaging services that works just like iMessage? Did you know that s pay literally works anywhere since it falls back to mst anywhere contactless payment isn’t supported so it even works on old credit card readers from the 70s and prior.

        In fact the biggest obstacle to using s pay is that you have to convince people that it’s not Apple pay so it actually will work.

        At any place where there’s a credit card swiper mounted alongside the point of sales touch screen as soon as they tell you the price, you just wave the phone right by the card swiper and the drawer pops open. And their Jaws drop open, then you just say, yea it’s not Apple so it just works. =P

        There’s a billion things you don’t get to know about. It’s like being part of a secret society from the future.

      • Linked Devices

        Let me try to sneak this in. There’s a feature on galaxies that is misrepresented and portrayed as a passive security feature when it isn’t. It actually isn’t even something that does anything unless you actually use it. Because of that, there are all these articles trying to attack it by claiming that it doesn’t prevent hacks that are standard to android. And while it’s true that there will always be zero day android vulnerabilities like anything else the feature uses that to its advantage by bottle necking hacks through the main OS so that it serves as a drawbridge and gate keeper. It let’s you create basically burner OSes that run simultaneously alongside your core android OS. What I meant by zero overhead is that its not like a virtual machine type thing. The secondary OSes run directly off the hardware at 100 percent speed. Anything in common between each instance of Android is recycled so that they only require the resources of one instance. It’s amazing tech that doesn’t get any coverage and is a piece of cake to set up.

        I wrote an article about it a few years ago and there are lots of people I’ve seen who use it even to cheat at games and stuff even since you can run multiple instances of the same game at once each using different ip addresses as of you had multiple devices.

        The secondary instances of Android can’t be hacked because everything has to filter through the primary android instance and as soon as the core android environment is breached, the others just cease to exist.

        The analogy I used is like trying to hack into someone’s dream with a chain saw.

        Like I mentioned as usual there are hit pieces who claim that devices could still be rooted and pretend like that means it fails when that is completely normal and by design. If the security platform blocked rooting people would be very upset. There is already the myth that “it’s just a way to block rooting and modding” when it doesn’t do that at all. It just detects that a device has been rooted.

      • bIg hIlL

        Great info thanks. I have an Android emu here called Genymotion, do you know of it? Would it be possible to run multiple instances of Android in the emu on a computer?

      • Linked Devices

        It’s a Knox feature. It relies on the hardware to work. It’s called my Knox and or secure folder. People often use it without even knowing what it really is. If you just use it passively you’ll think it’s just a way of making certain apps secure but it’s way more than that. It’s one of those things where you can use it and it’ll work fine without you ever really knowing how it works but when you realize how it works it makes all the difference.

  • WiscoNative

    A 1080×2200 screen? My S7 is 1440×2570, why would the Note 8 step backwards from that? Seems suspicious…