Samsung Galaxy S7: Face-off Between Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890

Samsung Galaxy S7: Face-off Between Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890
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The much-talked about Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship model is packed with Snapdragon chipsets for the US market, while the rest of the S7 handsets aimed for other parts of the world are supported with Exynos chipset. In a recent AnTuTu benchmark test, Samsung’s Snapdragon 820 variant took the number one spot. It should be noted that the chipset topped Apple’s own A9 as well.


Samsung preferred using its home built Exynos silicon combined with Qualcomm chips for its flagship models. This trend continued until the Galaxy S6, which was released in 2015. However, Samsung soon decided to only stick to Exynos silicon owing to overheating issues experienced by Snapdragon 810-powered handsets.

Things took a different course in 2016, when it was proved that Qualcomm’s next-generation chipset has no overheating issues. It was then that Samsung decided to offer support for Snapdragon chipset once more. This year, we saw the unveiling of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge equipped with both octa-core Exynos 8890 and quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipsets.

The difference between the two chipsets depends upon the CPU count. While one chip is powered by quad-core, the other is supported by octa-core. In several benchmark testing sites, Galaxy S7’s Snapdragon 820 won six out of nine custom tests. It proves that the Qualcomm variant is more powerful than the Exynos-powered model. On the other hand, the Exynos 8890 is more suitable for web browsing than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.

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When compared, you can expect comparable system performance from the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890. However, more benchmark testing of the two chipsets will determine whether both chips are equally efficient, or one allow better battery performance than the other, reports IBTimes. Here’s a comparison of the two chipset courtesy of Phone Arena.

Samsung Galaxy S7 was announced in February and was released in March. The handset is powered by dual-core 2.15GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, and quad-core 2.3GHz Mongoose & quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex –A53.

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