Samsung has done the same thing that Huawei did with their flagship P10 and P10 Plus. They introduced their phones with two different combinations of hardware first was LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 for the RAM and eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.0 or UFS 2.1 for the storage. While you were buying the phone, you could never be sure that whether you got the better of the two. It is called the hardware lottery.
Now buying Samsung S8 or Samsung S8 Plus, you might not be able to figure out that whether you got UFS 2.0 and paid the same amount as some who got the battery hardware version UFS 2.1. Despite using the phone, most of you might not be able to make the difference.
While promoting Samsung S8 and Samsung S8 Plus, the official website of Samsung clearly mentioned about the UFS 2.1 built. But an XDA recently revealed that Samsung hs subtly removed the mention of UFS 2.1, this means that the company is selling the UFS 2.0 phone. This rumor was further strengthened by the reports that some users were facing a difference in the sequential read speeds on the Samsung smartphones.
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The sequential read speed for UFS 2.1 devices is about 800 Mbps, whereas for UFS 2.0 devices the speed has dropped down to 500-600 Mbps. Nonetheless, we can assure you that this difference is not a big deal. Most of the users won’t even feel it while using the phone in their daily routine. But ethically we believe that it’s buyers right to get the UFS 2.1, especially when Samsung was boosting during the promotional campaign.
This is why we have dedicated an entire article to finding out whether your Samsung is UFS 2.0 or UFS 2.1 built. So, let’s get started!
How to Check whether Samsung Galaxy S8/Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is UFS 2.0 or UFS 2.1:
You can check whether your phone is UFS 2.0 or 2.1 via Terminal Emulator. You need to download this and then either the command “cat\proc\scsi\scsi”. This command will return the memory chip number of your phone. If the number is ‘THGBF7G9L4LBATRC’ it means you missed the mark. You have bought Samsung S8/S8 Plus with UFS 2.0 and if the number turns out to be THGAF4G9N4LBAIRB’, you just got lucky.
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Check the sequential reads using the AndroBench. If these reads are between 5000-600 it means you have the UFS 2.0 device and if they are about 700-800 it implies you have won the hardware lottery.
We hope this helped, if you want to know more please do let us know.