1ns0mniac, 27 Feb 2016SD's GPU performance is slightly better. But in CPU performance, Exynos is better.http://m.gsmarena.com/adreno_530_snapdragon_820_gpu_benchmarked_competition_crushed-blog-16443.php
1ns0mniac, 27 Feb 2016SD's GPU performance is slightly better. But in CPU performance, Exynos is better.Dude SD820 is better than the exynos, have you seen single core performance? Of course on multi core exynos is higher on a small margin coz it's an octa while the sd820 is a quad. But it's the single core that counts in looking at which Soc is better. And that's SD820
And the Gpu, none of the present GPUs could go against the Adreno 530 even the power vr by the apple A9 can't beat the adreno
Saddly, the problem here in Latam is that the Carriers overprice handsets. Here in Colombia, if you buy the phone from a Carrier with no plan you end up paying around $750-$800 for a $600 handset, so many of us just go to an online store, buy the handset there and play for the shipping+taxes, which ends up being even cheaper than buying the flagship handset here.
And now in Colombia, in order to prevent stolen phones from US to come here they stablished (in january 2016) an accord in which you couldn't buy phones from another country and bring them here unless you're a company with import credentials... then they changed that to: You can bring a maximum of 3 per shipment, but you got to homologate them with the local carriers (Claro, Tigo, Movistar maybe Virgin Mobile, which is a reseller so I don't know about that one), so... since you got to homologate the handset, it must be a handset with technical support provided by those local carriers... now, that brings another issue: Here, most people just know the most popular brands (Samsung, apple, LG, Nokia, Motorola), so just until a couple years ago they started selling Huawei and Lenovo phones so I have no hope of seeing any Xiaomi, Oppo, Meizu, Acer or any of the "less popular" brands.
All my phones (Motorola Atrix 4g on 2012, Xperia T on 2012 and a LG escape 890 I think on the same year, I've been using that xperia for a while now, I don't really have any special needs from the phone anymore) have been purchased from people who brought them from US since the carriers here don't have that many phone models available, they mostly go for the lowest end ones from 2012-2013 and selling them with prices from low end handsets from 2016 or they go for flagship phones, they don't sell that many mid range models.
Mirkran, 28 Feb 2016I don't mind if LG brings a G5 with SD652. It outperforms the SD808 in the G4 and that's enoug... moreTotally agree with you, expecially if the SD652 is gonna be cheaper. As long as none of the features are missing I'd rather save some money and pick up that version
I don't mind if LG brings a G5 with SD652. It outperforms the SD808 in the G4 and that's enough for me. But the pricing must be right. LG is playing a risky business with this move. I can't imagine what would happen if this marketing strategy fails.
Herodroid, 27 Feb 2016Who the hell makes these decisions once again... Why no same version for all regions? why Sams... moreit depends on the customers and the feedback they get from them
if the market is low in specific regions than of course it will change the product
Jin1234, 27 Feb 2016They said the decision is made based on the operator of that region feedback and the currency ... moreThat's bullshit. I live in Colombia, and most of the people I interactu with have high end smartphones (unless they are "old school people" eg, my father, 60yo+ people, who usually prefer a feature phone rather than smartphones). here where I work most of us are just college students or after-graduate high school students and we mostly use mid to flagship smartphones. And I'm talking about a place where non-administrative staff earn between one to two minimum salaries.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2016Amazing the amount of whining on these boards. I can't get the phone I want...waaaa-waaaa-waa... morekek
So it just means that, we should like, settle for paying huge import taxes or take risks like that? Frankly that's way too much brand love.
My solution is simple: boycott it. Go for the concurrence instead of giving money for a company that does such a trick.
I take back what I'm saying if the pricing of the device will be far lower than the concurrence with chipset comparable to the original (say the S7 vs the normal G5), if they did this to have a mid-high end device with a nice name only. But if they have the poker face to price it like a full fledged flagship with it's intended flagship performance, no way.
Jin1234, 27 Feb 2016I noticed phone manufacturer from Asia having less and lesser interest in the UK market. Is th... moreWell, oppo used to sell a whole range of devices through Amazon, now they just sell the f1. And nothing else. Huawei seems to care though, however the mate 8 is still unavailable through vmall . So yeah, it doesn't seem like smartphone manufacturers care about the UK a lot. On a side note, we still haven't got the Asus zenfone 2 series. Still got zenfone 4, 5 and 6 available to buy for high prices
Amazing the amount of whining on these boards. I can't get the phone I want...waaaa-waaaa-waaa.
You need to grow up and look for alternate ways to get the phones you want. They are out there. Be it through websites that sell online (such as Alibaba or Amazon) or phones shops in tech malls that import the phones grey market and warranty the phones.
These big companies do their market research and look at economic conditions to make business decisions that will generate the most revenue for them. I'm living in a country that just recently introduced 4G networks and know what it's like having a limited choice of phones.
You can either moan and complain and do nothing about it, or you can get creative, show some initiative and get what you want.
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 27 Feb 2016So you mean that s820 is degsin by samsung =/ ? or intel tsmc doesnt exist ?When I said that?? I'm only trying to say they are not only can 'make' but also can 'design'. And also, in 14nm, they are better than TSMC. Thats why Qualcomm went with Samsung's manufacturing for SD820. Last year (the year of their disaster), it was TSMC. And don't bring Intel here, they are not ready yet for mobile processing.
1ns0mniac, 27 Feb 2016No, I will not say that. But my friend, Samsung is no factory, they can design chipset too &am... moreSo you mean that s820 is degsin by samsung =/ ?
or intel tsmc doesnt exist ?
Maybe those higher ups in LG is not reading opinions on gsmarena or other websites so they don't care
SaRPeR, 27 Feb 2016Exynos S7 is better than Snapdragon S7.lol kidding? you must be joking... Exynos does not get custom ROM support also bloatware... Nobody cares multicore score, Single core score is more important. And SD820 is 10% better in single core and 17% worse in multicore than exynos 8. Most apps use 1 core. Only browsers require more cores so yeah.
Yhien041715, 27 Feb 2016SD is good and behind the exynos when it comes to gpu? Dude are you serious?? SD's GPU performance is slightly better. But in CPU performance, Exynos is better.
Amonynoust, 27 Feb 2016Yeah, but design from Qualcomm,, And why other big oem like sony, htc, lg, mi,prefer using s... moreYes. Designed by Qualcomm. No doubt about that. I don't why they don't use it. The difference is: Exynos is slightly better in CPU performance & SD is slightly better in GPU performance. Well, Samsung's AMOLED is best display tech, but other company does't use it either. May be SD is little cheaper!
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 27 Feb 2016When you buy an album , will you say the cd is produce by the cd factory ? No , the studio an... moreNo, I will not say that. But my friend, Samsung is no factory, they can design chipset too & it can deliver. They proved it last year. You know why SD came to Samsung? Because 'No other company than Samsung can make 14nm better'. Yeah, thats because of last years experience.
Grey1213, 27 Feb 2016They're using it in USA because to use exynos they would need extra licenses for the modem or ... moreAha so that is the reason why even a budget phone like Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 runs games like GTA:SA of even Liberty City Stories fluently compared to any Snapdragon phone...