Samsung has been struggling for the past periods to keep up with rivals like Apple. As mobile sales continue to plummet, many expect the Samsung Galaxy S7 to be the company’s saving grace, but it appears the device is also now plagued with performance issues.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge series boast of speed, but the same capability may be the lineup’s downfall as well. Recent reports suggest that Samsung may have to deal with consistency concerns. For instance, Antutu’s recent benchmark results suggest that Samsung’s CPU performance varied at 5 percent – which is completely acceptable – but models posted different graphics performance with the difference of as much as 32 percent.
Forbes suggests that the problem is that Samsung decided to incorporate different chipsets on different Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models across the globe. For the current lineup, Samsung went with the Exynos 8890 (for the 7420 successor) and Snapdragon 820 processors. What is interesting is that the Snapdragon 820 offers superior graphics performance compared to the Exynos 8890. This will result in varying user experience. This might not be a big deal for other users, but for those keen on mobile games, the difference could be felt.
Another report from AndroidPIT draws attention to another pitfall of the Galaxy S7 series. Samsung did not incorporate the Adoptable Storage feature found in the Android 6.0 firmware. The feature allows microSDS to function as internal storage. Many users have seen this as a major problem. Nonetheless, the report also says that it might be as bad news if people look a bit closer. The Galaxy S7 can still keep complete apps on external SD.
While Adoptable Stoage may offer more app data storage, the Galaxy S7 does not really fall entirely in this respect. The Galaxy S7’s external storage functionality may be used in place of such.