I understand S820 will have built-in security features though. Does anyone know if these are worthwhile and do other chips have these features?
"The Snapdragon 820 can automatically detect threats from rogue applications before these have even had a chance to infect your handset." (Slide 9 - No more malware)
The single threaded performance is the one that matters. Just look at apples. You can't run all 8 cores at once for long. Please educate readers of this reviewers, you aren't helping improve android phones by driving multicore fad.
Its all planned. As we know s820 is build by samsung. So they will surely make their own chip more fast than the 820 as per their marketting stratergies....
Who cares, LG is going to win over Samsung this year anyways. Samesung is going backwards with their non removable battery and storage constrictions.
Jonny4, 27 Jan 2016Even if the S820 scores worse I bet it will still get better battery life than the Kirin or Ex... moreI doubt that. My note 4 is the exynos version and its battery life is superb. More so than a friend's snapdragon-powered note 4.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2016snapdragon has always been lagging behind exynos. This isn't shocking.Qualcomm compete on core efficiency which translates to the most fluid and power efficient user experience. Samsung is competing on overall power, which means adding more cores (8 v 4 on the 820) at the cost of power efficiency. In light of this, the 820 is ~20% faster than the 8890 in this comparison.
FYI, Snapdragon has never lagged behind Samsung or Apple. Beginning with the 'Scorpion' core series in 2010 Qualcomm have dominated on all but one series of releases (the 810 which had thermal issues and so was throttled).
Qualcomm is light years ahead of the standard because they build their own ARM cores from the ground up, Apple and Samsung only became licensed to do this recently (if they even have). In the past they have used generic ARM cores combined with their own controllers.
UnKnowNinG, 28 Jan 2016Don't be proud cause Huawei Kirin is ONLY good on the CPU side while its GPU, you'd be unsatis... moreExynos 8890 is better than Kirin 950 in terms of cpu performance,because the mate 8 has a 1080p display so benchmarks will be higher.The galaxy s7 would have a QHD display,but then also the Exynos variant has benchmarked very close to the mate 8.
Let's hope it gets better cause iphone is going to blow it out the park
ithehappy, 27 Jan 2016You must be the troll king I suppose. Cause even the premium trolls will find it hard to say t... moreYou obviously haven't used LG's UX4 on G3/G4 (android 5.1 or 6.0)... Btw, Mr. Troll, LG's software is quite smooth and very practical. It probbably isn't best designed but features outweigh the design flaws in my book. It's not bloated like Samsung's or Sony's software (kudos to HTC). So, try before you judge next time...
The Cosmicist, 28 Jan 2016As expected, the Snapdragon wins in single core performance, which is far more important to re... moreThe exynos galaxies have always performed better than their qualcomm variants both in benchmarks and real world usage. The only bad thing about them is that samsung did not release the source code for exynos, which makes custom rom builds difficult to achieve.
Don't be proud cause Huawei Kirin is ONLY good on the CPU side while its GPU, you'd be unsatisfied, maybe 1/4 performance of Exynos/Snapdragon.
Huawei Hi-Kirin isn't an all-rounder chips. BOTTLENECK.
blzd, 27 Jan 2016How many people get fooled by synthetic performance benchmarks that mean nothing for real worl... moreBenchmark is not everything but it is not nothing either.. Benchmarks give you a good estimation on how the real worlx usage would feel such as gaming and web browsing.. SD810 always beats SD210 in benchmarks.. But by your logic SD210 could be faster in real life such as gaming, web browsing.. Well that never happen mate.. So your logic is flawed
The Cosmicist, 28 Jan 2016As expected, the Snapdragon wins in single core performance, which is far more important to re... moreI guess you've never used a galaxy s3 with a snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) and one with exynos 4 quad. The US/Canada/Japan variant with the snapdragon is slow as dirt compare to the exynos model. What exactly is the "better design" if it lags so bad that I can't even use it?
Unfortunately, that trend continues to this day. Can't wait until Samsung completes its SoC with LTE integration and process cheap enough that they dont have to rely on qualcomm anymore. For a flagship device, the user deserves better, and you're ignorant if you think otherwise.
As expected, the Snapdragon wins in single core performance, which is far more important to real world usage than multi-core score. Exynos is always a lot of brute force, but never a very good design.
Ralf, 27 Jan 2016I am a proud owner of Huawei Mate 8 :)Are you happpy with it?
Kirin 950 fabrication = 16 nm FinFET
Snapdragon 820 = 14 nm Samsung FinFET
Exynos 8890 = 14 nm Samsung FinFET
Apple A9 = 14 nm Samsung FinFET, and 16 nm FinFET TSMC
So we can say its balance there,
for now based on this data i will say ..... (on paper)
Kirin will requires more battery and produce slightly more heat.
There will be good battle this 2016 :D
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2016snapdragon has always been lagging behind exynos. This isn't shocking.I agree.
Jonny4, 27 Jan 2016Even if the S820 scores worse I bet it will still get better battery life than the Kirin or Ex... moreif it manages to snag the win in both battery life and single core performance then the S820 might come out on top this year
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2016I cant believe that there are people who wants 4 gb of ram or 8-core 2.2 Ghz processor.. Only ... moremore ram never con for Android. You can keep more tab open with more ram. Core count matter for android. iOS don't because it is a feature phone os.