Qualcomm Snapdragon 810: faster than Exynos 7420, cooler than Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810: faster than Exynos 7420, cooler than Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumours about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, and Samsung doing its own thing – Exynos 7420-style – with the Galaxy S6 gave credence to the idea of the 810 being faulty.

But nope, the rumour mill now seems quite content that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is cool – literally cool, and actually faster than Samsung’s Exynos 7420.

That’s perhaps the most interesting facet of the whole saga; assuming the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 doesn’t overheat, would we want it in the Samsung Galaxy S6? Or is the Exynos 7420 the better choice?

Well, according to AnTuTu benchmark results shared by PhoneArena, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 beats the Exynos 7420 in overall score (61,499 vs. 60,978 for what it’s worth), though the latter actually wins in 7 out of 12 categories.

As for those overheating concerns, a set of graph thingies on STJS shows that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 actually runs cooler than the Snapdragon 801. Phew!

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 will power many of 2015’s Android and Windows Phone flagships, so hearing that the chip was overheating was obviously a cause for concern. Thankfully, we can now lay those concerns to rest. Seemingly.

Still, Qualcomm’s dominance in mobile processors is definitely in question. With Samsung relying more heavily on its in-house Exynos solution, and Chinese manufacturers often turning to MediaTek, the mobile processor market is actually – never thought I’d say this – incredibly interesting right now.

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babylon  Feb. 16, 2015 at 19:28

Well Samsung will save money going in house, And if the Exynos is more economical when it comes to power, It's a win Win for Samsung and there customers, Which makes the negative 521 benchmark points neither here nor there.

Nick2891  Feb. 17, 2015 at 20:00

This was a test done on some bogey device from Qualcomm themselves to save face. In all the other benchmarks so far, where an actual phone that uses the 810 (LG G Flex2) was used, the results were the complete opposite and then some.



My guess is Qualcomm has brought this out last minute to persuade customers to not jump ship to Samsung who they've just lost as a customer. Also, these results only come from Phone Arena, a website that is generally anti Samsung. You can see this in all their reviews. I bet Qualcomm knows this and has teamed up with Phone Arena to send out a last minute propaganda message before the release of the phones.


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