whitedragon, 18 Mar 2016On single core the iDevices bench high due to the strong capability of their cores.
IDevices ... moreNo. IPhone specifically focuses on single core more than multi tasking.
And obviously they could be doing a lot better comparing their dual cores to quads and eight cores that come close in songle core.
Yet the whole point of their large and oh so anazing dual core set up is to shine in single core. But they really only have a tiny lead.
And just being limited does not make them supremely optimized. If they were that well optimized then why have they led in app crashes for years by a huge margin, despite their supposedly optimizing and supreme single core are out pacef in speed tests in app opening and such, and make their couple year old phones lag more with simple suposed optimized light updates. And the two year old devices cant even get the full update.
Blunder, 15 Mar 2016The iPhone is better at single core testes because they do not focus on multitasking. Its 2016... moreOn single core the iDevices bench high due to the strong capability of their cores.
IDevices DO multitask, and do so very well with iOS 9.2 onwards.
Unfortunately for Android, the OS may not make use of all the cores in these devices.
Where iOS shines is in the hardware utilisation. Remember this is a company that designs BOTH hardware and software. (Yes, they customise their system on chip (SoC) to do very specific things).
I wouldn't call the A9 or A9X a dual core though. They did drop a core from their previous generation, but then they moved the M9 motion controller on chip. This makes the device perform in similar ways as some Android setups where music can be relegated to a 'low power' core, or the 'OK Google' feature can remain in an active state without ripping through battery life.
Number of Cores and multitasking are related, but we cannot count the cores and assume multitasking efficiency.
It is true that the average Android developer can assume the target audience will have at least four cores. Unfortunately they have no idea of the nature of these cores, as the Exynos way of doing things is quite different to the Qualcomm way of doing things.
For that reason; if I was buying a Samsung phone, I would opt for theExynos variant, as, quite likely, this is the one they are optimising THEIR software for...
Food for thought, ay?!
Seems pretty clear cut to me, if you want to play games you want the S820 version, if you aren't interested in games then you probably aren't going to notice any difference between them in real world applications.
How can these numbers be justified and be near phones like iPhone, while having the latest and greatest? No need to mention that Sami makes chips for iPhone!!!
"...The Quad HD resolution takes its toll on the onscreen test - the Xiaomi Mi 5 does a lot better, yet the Galaxy S7 edge doubles the S6 edge's score....."
Yeah double the ridiculous low score of the S6... a still ridiculous 15fps. Onscreen score should be 30fps no matter what you do. These QHD are a serious problem when you want to play a decent game. Imagine what a ridiculous frame-rate you can expect in VR!!!
Manufacturers URGENTLY need to use their few functioning brain-cells. It's stupid to increase CPU and GPU performance and then waste it on ridiculous high screen-resolutions. Especially when the difference is negligible with regards to sharpness but has a huge impact on frame-rates.
ablejo26, 17 Mar 2016Hate updates, Uninstalled itunes due to constant updates. Iphone as well, to many updates... W... moreLol are you serious? In case you didn't know, an android flagship has an OS update timeline for about three times. SOO it's able to support at least 3 OS versions which are OR updates unless you can Flash. CAN THE IOS BE FLASHED WITH CUSTOM ROMS? as far as I know the first nexus phone the HTC nexus one was Able to run Android Marshmallow, can the first gen iPhone run iOS 9??? Lol... Maybe you're just being a Mr smarty pants who doesn't know about it, or you just don't have an android flagship. LOL.
Emerald Core, 17 Mar 2016I wonder why nobody noticed that Samsung has TWO DIFFERENT CAMERA SENSORS (CAMERAGATE) in S7/S... moreNobody noticed or mentioned?
Where have you been? There has been articles and comparisons
new to Samsung?
its also same with s6/s6 edge/s6 edge + /note 5
they use diff cpu/sensor for different region
Harmonica, 15 Mar 20163 year old iPhone can run smoothly with the latest OS.. but in android we cant even expect to... moreHate updates, Uninstalled itunes due to constant updates. Iphone as well, to many updates... Why update if the device is running well?
ablejo26, 17 Mar 2016Have the Exynos 8890 and don't get your issues. wounder if its cpu related?
Exynos left s7
Defeated SD 820
GS7 EDGE UNIMPRESSED, 15 Mar 2016I have had this phone from the first days that it was available for preorder from T-Mobile. It... moreHave the Exynos 8890 and don't get your issues. wounder if its cpu related?
I wonder why nobody noticed that Samsung has TWO DIFFERENT CAMERA SENSORS (CAMERAGATE) in S7/S7 Edge. One made by Sony and the other is Samsung inhouse. Google it. I am disappointed why they don't go honest about it.
J2001m, 17 Mar 2016The benchmarks can give you that idea, but videos show it's not and the Samsung CPU is best in... moreActually, I was rooting for the Adreno 530. :)
But still, qualcomm did a great job, looking forward to the 830 or so
Abbadonsgey, 17 Mar 2016Qualcomm SD820 the best!! The benchmarks can give you that idea, but videos show it's not and the Samsung CPU is best in a big time way next to it when doing basic take like opening apps and loading games and so on
Carol, 16 Mar 2016I would only buy an iphone to sell it!!! Is the best crapp of all times. Is the Justing biber ... moreagree will sell it to chumps and buy myself a proper smartphone (android) with that money
Tudor, 16 Mar 2016Guys, I bought this phone on Sunday. Had S5 and S2 before. If with S2 I had problems and lag a... morelet us know what's happening after a month. I have had Samsung for years and everything is OK for 2-3 months. After that, the hell is coming; hangs, lags, shits.
Guys, I bought this phone on Sunday. Had S5 and S2 before. If with S2 I had problems and lag and this year it died and the S5 still being a great phone and has quite some features which I miss the S7 Edge it's just AMAZING!
+ looks, power, everything opens in a fraction of a second, battery lasts more than one day, perfect screen, night mode and adapt on mode, beautiful pictures;
- missing some functions from S5 which I would have wanted (IR blast, DLNA, detachable battery), hard to find some things and apps and need to research on internet and search in the phone to find them, better audio levels