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European Samsung Galaxy S7 runs through Geekbench, matching the score of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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European Samsung Galaxy S7 runs through Geekbench, matching the score of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S7 went through Geekbench with the Exynos 8890 SoC inside. This model (SM-G930W8), which is headed to North America, attained single-core and multi-core scores of 1873 and 5946, respectively. Just a couple of days ago, another version of the Galaxy S7 also was benchmarked by Geekbench. But this unit carries a different model number (SM-G930F), which indicates it is heading to Europe. It also will be powered by the Exynos 8890 SoC.

For some reason, the European model scored much lower on the benchmark test, with a single-core score of 1358 and a multi-core score of 4911. Those scores might be lower than the ones tallied by the North American variant, but they are pretty much in line with the European version of the Samsung Galaxy 7 edge (SM-G935F). The latter also was put through Geekbench with the Exynos 8890 chipset inside, and tallied 1363 and 4951 for the single-core and multi-core scores, respectively. Of course, we don't know whether we are looking at scores produced by prototypes, and whether the clock speed of the CPU on each model was reduced for the testing.

We've compiled some of the recent Geekbench tests run on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and have embedded them in the slideshow for you to compare. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled on February 21st, the day before MWC kicks off in Barcelona. We could see the phones launch on March 11th.


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posted on 30 Jan 2016, 19:41 19

1. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Now I can see from the benchmark that the phone can run perfectly fine in powersaving mode compared to 2015 flagships. Great!

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:13 9

9. Punchy506 (Posts: 94; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


Seems more like exynos without benchmark cheating code to me.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:25 22

10. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's because you're a tard, Samsung phones haven't had the "cheating" code for years.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:32 16

14. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


he's a new hater..they join PA this time of year...right when Android flagships are about to be announced

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:35 13

16. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Probably one of the existing haters, with a second account. Then they can hate and upvote themselves.

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 05:13

45. AmirBudi (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


"Samsung phones haven't had the "cheating" code for years" ???

I don't think so.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7384/state-of-cheating-in-android-benchmarks

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 09:18

46. Shocky (unregistered)


2013 mate, check the dates first maybe.

Samsung dropped all the optimizations in 2014, in case your not aware it's currently 2016.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 14:33

42. ph00ny (Posts: 1267; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm still not understanding how the benchmark "cheat" is really a cheat. It's not like it was running beyond spec. It actually run quite a few things in the same setting outside of benchmarks

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 09:30

47. Shocky (unregistered)


It's misleading because applications in general are not treated the same way, only benchmarks were affected by this.

This was only for benchmarks, nothing else.

I don't remember any proof showing this happening in other applications, I would be very concerned if it did as it would result in massive overheating and battery drain.

They're not meant to run at full speed for any length of time, most Android SoC's will drop between 30-50% performance to maintain temps after a few minutes of running at intensive application.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 19:46 17

2. maxha97 (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Oh it's really impressive in power saving mode.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 19:47 11

3. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


E7420 performance in power saving mode. Thats incredible folks

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:47

7. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


don't you mean Exynos 8890?

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:26 13

11. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, he means the 8890 in power saving mode nearly matches the 7420 in full power mode.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:33 1

15. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Okay...then...well here's to using the S7 in power saving mode all day..if past rumours are to be believed this phone is going to be a battery life champ

posted on 01 Feb 2016, 09:45

48. Shocky (unregistered)


Doubt it, power saving mode usually affects other features, animations, GPU acceleration and framerate, it will lag just the same as previous power saving modes.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 19:54 5

4. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Wait are these real? This is embarrassing....

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:03 2

5. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 273; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Maybe they will surprise you eventually ;) as much as I want SD820 to be better than Exynos 8890 still I'm waiting for SD820 to beaten by Samsung.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:28 11

12. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It is real. The 8890 in power saving mode has a better multi core score than the A9. That is embarrassing, just not for Samsung.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 03:53 5

23. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Multi score + Apples chip. Lol. You don't know much do you.

All educated android fans know Apple makes the best SoC in mobile.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 08:25 4

30. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


All uneducated Apple fans know that. The rest of us know that when the newest Apple SOC comes out, it loses in multicore and several overall benchmarks to the already six month old ARM SOCs. In this case, a new CPU in super piwer saving mode brat it in multicore.

Yes, it's a very good CPU, but the fact is that all the flagship CPUs are more than powerful enough to run a smartphone.

Something else I know- PA needs to do some major work on their mobile website. It's the worst. Come on, PA, people have been telling you how terrible this site is for months now. Make a move.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:13

37. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


PA's website is a joke. Also, you'd think that a website purposely made for smartphones would have a smartphone app... Another thing. They beg and cry for us to turn off our Ad Blockers because it supports them, yet they keep releasing sh*tty articles and click bait. The site overall is garbage.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:41

40. joeytaylor (Posts: 466; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I use RBrowser... works awesome on this site....

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 12:52

41. miket1737 (Posts: 3026; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I use adaway on my rooted nexus 6p. works flawlessly with Chrome Dev.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:30 2

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Lets wait and see

Its Geekbench, easily faked/tricked
For all we know its S6 with modded build.prop or S7 powersaving mode

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 20:04 2

6. keithtae (Posts: 442; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Seriously stop teasing us. I want the edge variant now!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 21:04 1

8. maxha97 (Posts: 94; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


It will have 5.5inch

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 23:05 2

17. twens (Posts: 982; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I am selling my 6s plus when this gets out.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 23:19 1

18. Avishek (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


Yeah, I think its time for me too.

posted on 31 Jan 2016, 05:39 1

26. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


You dont have 6s plus you little troll :)

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 23:38 4

19. Settings (Posts: 1720; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Its about time my slow crappy S6 got replaced. I cant wait for S7 to come out.
I'm stuck using slow Samsungs coz my company are on contract with carriers. If only we can switch to iPhones, Xperias or LGs our life would be better.

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