Apple is paying Geekbench to beat Samsung?
Geekbench is a popular benchmarking platform, which is widely used by smart gadget users. Talking specifically about Geekbench smartphone tests, Apple always beats Android phones including Samsung even with Qualcomm’s most premium application processors.
In a recent development, Geekbench announced a breakthrough in its portfolio, bringing version 6 of the benchmarking platform. As soon as Geekbench 6 went live, people tested their devices and found radically increased differences in single and multi-core scores between Apple and Samsung.
And here began a controversial debate…
Folks over at PhoneArena gathered consumer reports complaining that the Geekbench platform always favors Apple. Even though it is said that the iPhone maker pays Geekbench to defeat rivals, of course, it’s Samsung as Galaxy devices always stand behind iPhones in both single and multi-core tests.
The latest Galaxy S23 Ultra has already outperformed other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 rivals, thanks to Samsung’s collaboration with Qualcomm for a custom SoC. The device was tested on Geekbench 5 and got defeated by Apple’s latest iPhone 14 Pro (Max), but, the score difference greatly widened in Geekbench 6.
Geekbench 5 scores (rounded up)
- Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Single-core: 1,600
- Multi-core: 5,000
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Single-core: 1,900
- Multi-core: 5,500
Geekbench 6 scores (rounded up)
- Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Single-core: 1,900
- Multi-core: 5,100
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Single-core: 2,500
- Multi-core: 6,500
As you can see in the rounded-up figures, the benchmark scores different between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro were way too less compared to the scores on Geekbench 6. Samsung’s latest flagship got just a 6% score boost on the new Geekbench, while the iPhone 14 Pro scores are whopping 21% higher.
Die-hard Apple blog AppleInsider created a giant article defending allegations arising against Apple in the Geekbench controversy. They have even mentioned the incident when Samsung was caught adjusting some Galaxy phones to rank up in Geekbench during GOS throttling issues.
Anyways, it’s undoubtedly true that just benchmark results are not the only aspect of competition between or among phones. There are various factors such as different operating systems, functional/algorithmic codes, and operational mechanisms.
Don’t rely on benchmark scores to pick the best phone for yourself!
Official in India drains dam to find his Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a stunning smartphone, no doubt. Think once if you mistakenly lost your phone in a reservoir, what you will do? Naturally, one would get disappointed and go ahead to purchase another model, but, an official in India did something that is unimaginable.
The love for the device reportedly pushed an official in India to drain part of the reservoir (AKA dam) to retrieve his Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which he had lost at the location. Shortly after, the local government suspended him from the job of food inspector.
According to The Indian Express report, Rajesh Vishwas was picnicking with friends at Paralkot reservoir in Chhattisgarh State in India, where he dropped his Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra into the dam. As it was a $1200 smartphone, the man decided to get it back by draining the entire dam.
Watch | A food inspector posted in #Chhattisgarh Kanker district was suspended after he drained out around 21 lakh litres of water from a reservoir next to a dam to fish out his recently-bought Samsung phone. pic.twitter.com/jXWzwfGSI3
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) May 26, 2023
Firstly, some villagers he knew spent two days diving in the dam to get the phone back, Mr. Vishwas told The Indian Express. When it didn’t work, he rented a diesel pump and drained about three feet of water over another two days, which was enough to irrigate 1,500 acres of farmland.
After all, Mr. Vishwas managed to retrieve his phone back this past week, but in an unusable state. However, He told The Indian Express that news reports of his phone-retrieval operation had been greatly exaggerated. He also said the Paralkot reservoir was not used for irrigation.
Ms. Shukla, a district magistrate in the area, said that “local farmers did rely on it to irrigate their fields. He will face consequences for draining the water, and this won’t be tolerated.”
Image – NYTimes
Samsung SM-S919O spotted running Exynos 2300 with 9 Core CPU
Samsung is working on the Exynos 2400 chipset to launch the next-gen flagships with a multi-chip strategy. Meanwhile, a mysterious Samsung device SM-S919O equipped with an alleged Exynos 2300 processor surfaced on Geekbench.
According to the info, the Exynos 2300 AP with 9 Core (1+4+4) CPU has now appeared in a mysterious Samsung device carrying model number SM-S919O. It’s noteworthy that this chipset is said to have a semi-design based on AMD’s RDNA2 architecture for its GPU.
In its Machine Learning test on Geekbench, the Samsung device scored 456 points, which isn’t too impressive. The chip is paired with Android 13 OS, 8GB of RAM with the main core clocked at 2.6GHz, 4 performance cores clocked at 2.59GHz and 4 efficiency cores clocked at 1.82GHz.
It is reported that the Google Tensor G3 chip will adopt a “1+4+4” CPU architecture. The CPU is a Cortex-X3 high-performance core with a main frequency of 3.09GHz, four ARM Cortex-A715 performance cores with a running frequency of 2.65GHz, and four An ARM Cortex-A510 efficiency core running at 2.10GHz.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE to miss Snapdragon AP
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is reportedly coming later this year or in early 2024. The company has already started software development and a new rumor talks about possible chipset installation. Tipster claims that Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will use Exynos AP rather than Snapdragon.
According to tipster @Tech_Reve, Samsung could equip Galaxy S23 FE with Exynos 2200 AP, which debuted with the Galaxy S22 series last year, rather than Snapdragon. It’s a premium chipset on paper and is affected by performance and overheating problems in practice.
It looks like Samsung is considering Exynos 2200 over a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC to maintain price. However, it will significantly affect the sales of the upcoming Fan Edition smartphone as consumers are well aware of flaws that surfaced in the Galaxy S22 lineup.
Earlier, it was reported that the company may fuel its next FE model with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, the same as the Z Flip 4 and Fold 4. Meanwhile, some Korean reports also say that new Exynos 2200 chips are better than those installed in S22 line as Samsung improved the process technology.
S23 FE definitely uses Exynos 2200 https://t.co/fRLeTwff7F
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) May 27, 2023
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