Galaxy S7 (Exynos 8890) vs Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820): Performance Comparison

Reports from various sources suggest that Samsung is going to launch its flagship device Galaxy S7 in two variants. One variant will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC while the second variant will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 chipset.

Both of these chipsets are undoubtedly the most powerful and the current best chipsets in the world. It would be interesting to watch how these two chipsets fare against each other.

Recently we saw the Snapdragon 820 on the AnTuTu benchmarks and now the Exynos 8890 powered Galaxy S7 variant has been spotted on the Geekbench. We already have the Snapdragon 820 powered variant’s performance on the Geekbench and now we have results for comparison.

The SM-930W8 (Bell Galaxy S7 version) outscored the SM-G930A (AT&T Galaxy S7 version) in Geekbench multi-core tests. The Snapdragon model, however, took the lead in the single-core tests.

Exynos 8890

The Exynos 8890 powered Galaxy S7 scored 1873 in the single-core test, and 5946 in the multi-core test. While the Snapdragon 820 powered variant scored 2282 in the single-core test and 4979 in the multi-core test. The results aren’t surprising as these chipsets have performed similarly in the previous tests.

Exynos 8890 variant is yet to hit AnTuTu so we can’t yet compare the results there. Snapdragon 820 variant of Galaxy S7 scored a mind-boggling 125k on the AnTuTu benchmarks leaving behind Apple’s A9 chipset. We expect somewhat similar or even higher scores from the Exynos 8890.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to feature 4GB of RAM, 5.2-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top and a storage of  64GB among other things. Details specs are yet to release and we are also eagerly waiting for the official release.

Samsung is set to launch its flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 on February 21, a day before the MWC at its Unpacked 2016 event. The flagship will come in the above mentioned two variants and both these variants are expected to be launched in North America.