It is no secret that Samsung has two processors powering its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones — the Snapdragon 820 or the Exynos 8890.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset powers Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones available in the U.S.,Japan and China, whereas Samsung's own Exynos 8890 chipset fuels the two smartphones being retailed in other countries around the world.
But which of the two chipsets is faster? Speculations have been rife as to which of the two processors is speedier and now new videos have surfaced on YouTube that show a comparison of both the Exynos 8890-powered and the Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 smartphones. The videos bring a new aspect to light - the Exynos 8890 is faster than the Snapdragon 820.
According to previous reports, a preliminary benchmark pointed to the Snapdragon 820 processor on the Galaxy S7 being more powerful when compared to the Exynos 8890 on several counts. The Qualcomm SoC had clocked 136,695 points vis-à-vis 130,116 points notched up by the Samsung chipset in the AnTuTu benchmark test.
A Geekbench test, as we reported, also gave the Qualcomm processor a thumbs up as it scored 5,423 compared to the Exynos 8890's lower 5,946 rating.
However, the latest YouTube side-by-side comparison video that surfaced online on March 14 has turned the stakes in Samsung's Exynos 8890 chipset's favor.
The Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy 7 is significantly powerful than its Snapdragon 820 counterpart. The Exynos run model of the Galaxy S7 boots faster. The applications also open more quickly when compared to the Snapdragon 820 version. Moreover, the videos also render at a much faster rate on the Exynos 8890 variant of the Samsung smartphone.
A possibility exists that the performance difference between the two Galaxy S7 smartphones could be specific to the units being used. Unless more videos which show a similar comparison result are available, the notion of the Exynos 8890 being better than the Snapdragon 820 variant of the Galaxy S7 will remain circumspect.
Moreover, experts suggest that the fact that the Exynos 8890 powered Galaxy S7 fared better than the Snapdragon 820 version could be due to the fact that there is an optimization issue with the latter variant of the handset. This is plausible as the Qualcomm chipset has steadily scored higher benchmark results in tests.
Check out the YouTube video which compares the performances of the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 smartphones.
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