Xiaomi Mi 6 Overtakes Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus in Benchmark test: Numbers Don’t Lie

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Xiaomi Mi 6 scored higher in a Geekbench test, when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+.

The Mi 6 is the next flagship smartphone from Xiaomi and will be revealed on the 19th of April at Beijing.

Scoring in Benchmarks

 Benchmark tests are a reliable means of comparing different smartphones. The Geekbench test for the Xiaomi Mi 6 offered the smartphone a score of 2006, with a 6438 score on the multi core. The Mi 6 outperformed the Samsung Galaxy 8 as well as the Samsung Galaxy 8+ in both these tests. The Galaxy S8 was able to score 1916 for the single core test and 6011 for the multi core one, whereas the Galaxy S8+ scored 1929 and 6084 for both these tests respectively. The specifications of the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ are similar, but the latter smartphone comes with a bigger screen and a higher battery capacity.

Xiaomi Mi 6

Top Specs of Mi 6

The Geekbench states that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will come with the Snapdragon 835 processor, with an octa core, CPU running at a speed of 1.90 GHz during the test. It comes with the graphics card of Adreno 540, a RAM of 6 GB and the phone will run the Android 7.1.1 operating system.

Other Features

Apart from the above features mentioned on Geekbench, the Mi 6 will come with a screen display of 5.15 inches and a 1080 x 1920 FHD screen resolution. The phone will have a rear camera with a resolution of 19 MP and the front camera will be an 8 MP one. The battery is powered at 3200 mAh and the phone comes pre installed with the MIUI 8 over Android Nougat.

Launch Dates

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will begin shipping on the 21st of April. On the other hand Xiaomi will begin the launch of its Mi 6 and the Mi 6 Plus a few days before that on the 19th of April. The similarity between the Galaxy S8 smartphones and the new Xiaomi Mi 6 is that they have the same Snapdragon 835 processor. Xiaomi has recently tested the performance of the processor on its upcoming flagship phone, the Mi 6, and the scores on the Geekbench are as mentioned above.

Samsung Galaxy S8

High Geekbench Scores

The scores seen for the Xiaomi Mi 6 seem very impressive, but there could also be several other factors helping the device to score so high. One of the reasons could be the presence of a Snapdragon 835 processor that was clocked lower. The Snapdragon processor can reach a maximum speed of 2.45 GHz, but the test device runs at 1.9 GHz. Another reason for the high scores could be that the Xiaomi Mi 6 has a full HD display screen. This will consume less power, as compared to other flagship phones that feature a quad HD screen.

Comparing Scores

The comparison of the scores in Geekbench by the Xiaomi Mi 6 and the Galaxy S8 phones suggest that the performance of the Xiaomi Mi 6 could be better. Both the phones run the latest Android Nougat version.