Depending on the region of release, Samsung ships the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with either Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 chipset. Speaking of U.S., Qualcomm’s silicon powers the S7 series.
Very recently, we reported that the Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 outpermored the homegrown Exynos 8890 in various preliminary benchmark tests, except for those pertaining to web browsing. To be specific, the Qualcomm chipset pulled off an impressive score of 136,695 in AnTuTu test. The Exynos chipset, on the other hand, tallied just 130,116 points.
But now, there is a twist in the tale. SamMobile apparently stumbled on to new videos comparing both variants. The videos show the Exynos chipset doing better than the Qualcomm silicon.
It is worth noting that the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 is available only in Asian countries. However, sooner or later, this variant will land in third-party retailer websites as international variants with no manufacturer warranty but with significantly lesser price.
Apart from the U.S., the Qualcomm variant can also be found in Australia, Europe, other parts of North America and South America. Going by the video comparisons uploaded in YouTube, the Exynos 8890 variant of the Galaxy S7 is “significantly more powerful” when compared to the Snapdragon 820 version.
The Exynos variant reportedly boots and opens apps faster. Plus, it renders video at a faster rate. We are expecting more such videos to pop up as Samsung has already started shipping the Galaxy S7 devices. The handsets are now in the hands of general public, which is good because it helps in gauging the real-time usage and performance.
GSM Arena, meanwhile, says the possible reason for Qualcomm variant acting relatively sluggish in the videos could be something to do with “optimization” of that particular handset. This is also because the Snapdragon 820 chipset scored solid benchmark scores in many tests in the past.
Meanwhile, here are the videos showing the performances of both Snapdragon and Exynos-powered Galaxy S7 variants: (Credit: YouTube/Clickbuy's Channel)
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