Samsung uses both Snapdragon and Exynos SoCs in its flagship handsets. For the most part, the Snapdragon-powered devices head to the U.S., while other parts of the world settle for the Exynos models. With the latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung followed the same format of using both chipsets based on the region of release.
Interestingly, the chipset selection based on location has not affected Samsung thus far. This is predominantly because both Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets are equally powerful and they offer almost similar overall performance.
During the time of release, many benchmark test portals reported that the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 is identical to the Snapdragon 820-powered Galaxy S7 with regards to ?processing speed.? But when it comes to ?efficiency,??PhoneArena, citing an exclusive report from?GameBench, says the Exynos variant is ?superior? to the Qualcomm-based S7 models.
It is worth noting that GameBench benchmark tool helps identify performance issues and assists in finding solutions. The team at GameBench reportedly tested both variants of the Galaxy S7 and also the Snapdragon 820-powered HTC 10 and LG G5. This benchmark site has exclusively shared all the tests done on the aforesaid devices with PhoneArena.
PhoneArena, meanwhile, conducted a custom test of its own and found to their surprise that the Exynos Galaxy S7 variant?s battery life is indeed better than the Snapdragon models sold in the U.S.
Samsung has apparently not responded to the queries yet. In the meantime, what do you think of these custom benchmark tests? Feel free to leave a comment.