Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra Benchmark Performance – The Most Powerful Android Tablets By Far

After Samsung unveiled their 3 new Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 flagship tablets on Wednesday, it's now time to take a look at the performance of the 11-inch Tab S9, the 12.4-inch Tab S9+, and the 14.6-inch Tab S9 Ultra.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablets all have the exclusive 3.36 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor which also features the Qualcomm Adreno 740 graphics processor on the same chipset.

And they all share the same type of RAM and storage too, with the difference being a maximum of 12GB RAM on the Tab S9 and Tab S9+, and up to 16GB RAM on the Tab S9 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Benchmark Scores

So that brings us to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 benchmarks, and because they share identical main hardware, they all come out with the same benchmark scores too, with neither of the three sizes of Tab S9 being any quicker than the other.

The model numbers for the Wi-Fi editions of each tablet, starting with the smallest, are SM-X710, SM-X810, and SM-X910. And we can see in Geekbench 6, that the Tab S9 tablets can get up the 2080-2110 region in single-core scores, and up to just over the 5600 mark in multi-core, which makes these tablets the fastest Android tablets on the market today.

And by a solid margin too. If we compare the speed and power of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablets to the other most powerful Android tablets we can buy today, then it's a good idea to start with the predecessors. The Tab S8 series, has been able to get up to 1750 in single-core, and just up to the 4000 mark in multi-core scores. So that's a performance increase of 40% when the octa-core processor is tested on multi-cores. And that's a good bump up in power, and more than the norm with model series upgrades, which has typically been in the 15-20% range the last 10 years.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 S9 Plus S9 Ultra Benchmarks

The other thing we need to look at then is how the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablets compare to the other most powerful Android tablets that are available globally.

There are only 3 of them on the global market right now. The first two are two MediaTek Dimensity 9000 tablets, with the first one being the 14.5-inch Lenovo Tab Extreme which can get up to the 1640 area in single-core and up to the 4340 area in multi-core scores.

We also have the 11.6-inch OnePlus Pad running the same processor, but set to run a little higher in single-core at just over 1700, and up to the 4400 area in multi-core.

The third powerful Android tablet is the 10.95-inch Google Pixel Tablet which has the Google Tensor G2 processor. But even that tablet can't keep up as it runs up to the 1450 area in single-core, and just over the 3800 mark in multi-core score.

With benchmark scores like these, Samsung is destined to be in the lead for a long time. So that makes picking the best Android tablet a lot easier too.

The performance is known, so then it's just a matter of choosing a tablet according to the most suitable screen size or price.

– Jim Miller