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Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says

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Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report quoted unidentified resources, claiming that Samsung has decided to ditch Qualcomm's latest and greatest in mobile SoCs – the Snapdragon 810. Word is that Sammy's been having trouble with random overheating issues and decided to just go with its own, homebrew Exynos chips.

This is not the first time we've heard such rumors – the SD 810 has been collecting a lot of bad rep before it is even in mass production, suggesting overheating and driver issues, memory controller mishaps, and generally – unreliability and delays.

How much of this is true - we can't know for sure. So, what about the 2015 flagships that were already announced – such as the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro? Did these manufacturers manage to curb overheating issues?

Well, LG's vice president of mobile, Woo Ram-chan, commented on the supposed obstacle, while on a press event for the new G Flex 2. According to him, the Snapdragon 810-equipped banana phone actually emits less heat than other smartphones at the moment, and he really did not understand how the overheating report could be true.

Of course, Samsung may just want to move its flagships entirely to home-made chips, so it could reduce costs and have greater control over its smartphones, both on the software and hardware ends. The overheating rumor could be either a misunderstanding, or a fluke. Naturally, there could also be some truth to it, but then, we'd be calling LG liars. We guess we'll just let time tell.

source: Reuters

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posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:51 10

1. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I don't think LG is in a position to judge others' SoCs.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:05 21

4. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Why not? They're testing the 810, as well as Samsung, Sony, HTC and others.
So why would Samsung be in a position to judge the 810 and LG would not?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:10 4

7. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Samsung has their own Exynos in mass production to compare with. LG doesn't.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 05:46 1

17. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2889; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


They can compare to other smartphones, running older Qualcomm soc's. It also says: actually emits less heat than other smartphones at the moment, keyword being at the moment. So current smartphones with current soc's. So they are perfectly able to judge other SoC's.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:18 1

21. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


LG Odin SOC.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 09:34

25. zachki17 (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2014)


LG Has their own Nuclun Soc not only samsung

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:49 1

10. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


LG have no options for using soc's for flagships phones. They are forced to stick with Qualcomm solutions. So what to say now? 810 is a good soc or postponing their phone? Guess what.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:56 2

16. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Well, don't forget that Lg have put screen that was overheating on full brightness on G3 just to be first in qhd race.

I think they are not competent to speak about heating phones.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 05:49 2

18. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


LG had already put the sd 810 into their flex 2. What else would they say? Not like they have any other alternative either. I bet samsung had a good reason to drop 810.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:19

22. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Good, i never liked snapdragon.
Exynos .

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:56 8

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4424; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Just wait for reviews
Don't trust rumors or OEMs

But personally I'd be very surprised if there was an overheating issue

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:06 6

5. andu99 (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I'd be too. If LG and Xiaomi put on their devices Snapdragon 810, I'm sure that they searched for issues before to launch them.
Now, as you said, we have to wait for review and we'll see.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:52

11. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


If it is not QC soc than what they will choosing? Exynos, MT, Kyrin or what? Interesting times will come. Enjoy!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:54 1

12. rockers123 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


They have used 810 because they don't have any other options. When it come to flagship everybody except Samsung(atleast for some variant) goes to Qualcomm. This time I think they don't have any options and even if they have such overheating issues they would never tell those to media other than lying in order to sell their devices. But Samsung has backups and they also proved that even a generation old Exynos 5433 performing equal to the upcoming 810. Just check the Note 4 S-LTEA.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:57 6

3. trc13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


It's cheaper for Samsung to use Snapdragon SoCs instead of Exynos ones.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:50

24. jhondoe. (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Are you joking?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:28 1

33. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


No he's not. Qualcomm has been reducing costs and moving towards the low end market for years.

Its been 3 years since they designed a custom CPU. 3 year old CPU's are cheap.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:09 6

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Crapdragon will gonna crap, mediatek and Huawei processors are way to go, even Antutu agrees on that

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:45 14

9. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Please remind us how 28nm full vanilla ARM midranged octo-core processors "will gonna " beat the SD810. Please remind us how much of a beast the Kirin 925 is in graphics benchmarks and thermal management. You must have more expertise than all the reviewers of Anandtech combined to make such a statement.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:22

32. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Snapdragon 810 is a "full vanilla ARM onto-core processor" as well you know. Absolutely nothing impressive.

6 months from now Samsung, Qualcomm, Mediatek and Huawei will all be using the same vanilla ARM architecture.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 01:36

37. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


LOL Qualcomm uses Mali GPUs?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:54 9

13. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Mediatek and Kirin processors better than Snapdragon? Really..

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:40

35. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


Right because MediaTek's choice of GPUs is rubbish, they don't even come close to Exynos' performance in GPU intensive tests.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:12 4

8. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


May be its a trick by sammy saying that 810 overheats as we all know that almost all flagships in 2015 going to use 810

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 11:32

26. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The new lg phone only as 1080p screen and can not keep up with the note4, that's because they have limited the cpu and it only as the 1080p screen, why do you think the G4 as been delayed

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:24 6

14. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Personally I think that the overheating issue was created by Samsung in order to have the excuse to use its own Exynos chips so as to cut down costs and improve profitability. If indeed there is a problem then why should LG and Xiaomi take this risk on their flagships....just wondering...Anyway Time and reviews will show who is trustworthy and who is not.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 06:36 1

20. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 398; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


just use your mind why they do that if they already have the best processor in market??

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:33 1

23. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


The best??? LOL....I guess you have a lot of studying to do regarding this subject

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:19

31. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Thumbs up for the laughs.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 11:34

27. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Only 1080p screen being used in January the other phones are coming later when problmes fixed I.e. G4

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:48 3

15. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Guys.. If Samsung can make all the 14nm Exynos chips it needs, why would they use a 20nm Snapdragon?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 06:36

19. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Want to bet Flex2 is under clocked in it's current form?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 13:50

29. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


It's clocked at 2GHz, just like Exynos 5433 is clocked at 1.9GHz. I assume that's the limit for Cortex-A57 at 20nm.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 11:44

28. Odiin (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Banana Phone!
LOL!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:17

30. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Apple A8 NEVER THROTTLES. Even running GFX benchmarks back-to-back to full discharge. All the way to 0% battery.

It never gets hot enough to cause the SoC to down clock to prevent overheating.

All Snapdragon and Exynos throttle after minutes of heavy use. Some can't even manage a single GFX Benchmark without throttling.

The goal of these SoC makers should be the same as Apple. CONSISTENT DAILY performance. Not THEORETICAL performance.

Choking processor performance after a couple minutes doesn't even qualify as normal use in my book.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 15:20

34. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2889; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Bulls**t, the Apple A8 does throttle down. Granted less throttling than the Snapdragons and Exynos cpu's, but those are clocked on higher speeds anyway so they will get hotter. But to say the A8 doesn't throttle to prevent running too hot, is humbug.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-in-deep-with-apples-thinnest-phones/3/

As you can see, after 15 to 20 mins, it throttles down!

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 01:07

36. tom872 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2015)


Most phone Manufacturers are pushing tech limits without considering overheating issues. too many models released with very little attention thermal managment.
the reason behind Optimal thermal case by amited.com, looks like S6 is about to get in the list as well..

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