Mirage.PH, 25 Mar 2016SD consume your battery too fast not unlike the Exynos. I wonder why Samsung use the SD if the... moreIt is business you know ! Maybe they have a contract with Qualcomm or any other hidden marketing strategies. OR let us see that in this way : how you can tell people that Exynos is better than SD ? Same software & same hardware except for the cpu and gpu, there you go ! now the world knows that Exynos is just better.
Mirage.PH, 25 Mar 2016SD consume your battery too fast not unlike the Exynos. I wonder why Samsung use the SD if the... moreonly b'coz the US carriers LTE frequency bands r better optimized by SD processors
no wonder y apple buy all of its essential components for their iDevices from samsung
SnapDragon processor supports all the radios used in North America. I think the Exynos doesn't support the CDMA radios used by Verizon & Sprint.
Well, we all knew the exynos would be better so no surprises there.
Faster and more efficient.
Qualcomm did okay but not good enough. If they don't up their game further they're gonna start losing market share
Alien, 25 Mar 2016First of all, Snapdragon 820 has only 4 cores, while the Exynos is using 8! Second, i think ... moreI guess you just started reading about processors 2 days ago max to come up with this conclusion. Snapdragon processors last year, namely the 810 suffered much overheating, and the new 820 is an upgraded 810 with basically the same architecture which means even if it is to be overclocked, overheating will be horrendous, so better keep it this way.
SD consume your battery too fast not unlike the Exynos. I wonder why Samsung use the SD if they can use the Exynos with the s7?
I have a question, SD820 is supposed to have a feature called SenseID 3D fingerprint scanner, is it available on the SD820 version of S7/Edge? if no, why?
Boldy, 25 Mar 2016You can't even root the snapdragon variant this time. Qualcomm secure boot has made the boot l... moreDude, it's only a matter of time before XDA guys unlock whatever it is. They shall unlock it as they have done many times in the past.
I think this is just a case of a lack of optimization of software for the hardware.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 20161000 cores will always lag if you use lagwiz.Obviously you have not tested a S6 or above. At least not with an open mind free of prejudice.
First of all, Snapdragon 820 has only 4 cores, while the Exynos is using 8!
Second, i think that sammy overclocked their processors, while leaving the SD820 on "default" to prove us their chips are better.
I'm not an expert but i don't think it's a fair fight.
Have you seen the score M10 from HTC got? It topped every phone out there.. and that's cos i think they altered the "default" SD820.
Anywho, I'd still get the SD version if it would be world-wide. But as it's not, I'm gonna go with the X Performance from Sony or M10 from HTC.
ethereal, 25 Mar 2016I repeat it again. It's not about speed difference but the custom ROM support between the both... moreYou can't even root the snapdragon variant this time. Qualcomm secure boot has made the boot loader locked on the snapdragon based s7.
Martin, 25 Mar 20168 cores will always be better than the 4 cores.1000 cores will always lag if you use lagwiz.
Lol sd820 refreshes apps instead of running them on the background.definately a deal breaker.
They may have varying units of speed on their results but overall performance is not relatively distant from each other. It would then be left to the consumer's tastes or available options that is if one variant is unavailable to a particular market. Not that I am all for speedy seeding but I am really interested and curious to know of how Samsung would deliver security patches or OS updates to these differing SoC variants. I think for all those who wildly go crazy of whether their flagship will get the latest of OS updates and security patches in a reasonable amount of time the better question should be: Will they seed to both SoC nearly the same time or will users encounter an unreasonable delay of update(s) to whichever SoC?