The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge will be available with two processor variants which are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and the Exynos 8890. The sad story here is that the UK will be getting the less powerful variant. The latter processor is made from the South Korean tech giant, and while it does perform quite well, it is not the greatest choice for this matter.
UK Getting the Weaker Processor Variant for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
There are already recent performance benchmarks with regards to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that have been released by the benchmarking firm AnTuTu. The Snapdragon variant shows that it is 6,518 points ahead of the Exynos chip. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 scored 136,383 in the benchmarking results whereas Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 scored 129,865. When comparing the firm’s own chip against their direct competitor’s, the Appe A9 chip that is found within the iPhone 6s is still 2,792 points ahead of the Samsung chip. However, the Exynos chip is a far better performer than Huawei’s Kirin 950.
While it may appear bad for the Exynos, looking back at the updates over the last year will give you a decent output in terms of a boost in processing power. Both Apple’s and Samsung’s chips have made at least 48,000 points of a boost in AnTuTu benchmarks, which is roughly equivalent to a 60-percent increase in power.
While raw performance is no longer a vital issue for most modern-day smartphones, it does mean that it will be able to handle most basic tasks fairly well, if not more than satisfactory. This means that smartphones of today feel faster and can get more work done quickly. However, if you’re looking for more intensive tasks for phones to cover, this may mean bitter news, especially for the latest flagship phones of Samsung which are the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Nevertheless, most people won’t be trying to press their phones too hard such as render a video or crunch a large amount of data within mere seconds. Instead, a lot of individuals use their smartphones to send texts or emails, make calls, casually surfing the web, or shoot some photos to share over social media apps.
Even though the UK does get the weaker processor for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it does have a silver lining – battery life. Since it produces less power as compared to the Qualcomm chip, it makes for a longer battery life as compared to the more powerful processor.