Canadian Galaxy S7 with Exynos spars against AT&T Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon on Geekbench

Canadian Galaxy S7 with Exynos spars against AT&T Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon on Geekbench
The Canadian version of the Galaxy S7 for Bell Mobility - SM-G930W8 - has popped up in the Geekbench database carrying an octa-core Exynos 8890 chipset, allowing us to compare it directly with the Snapdragon 820-ladden model for AT&T, coded as SM-G930A. As you can see, the Exynos variant outscores the Snapdragon one in the multicore test and gives way in the single-core one, for identical core clock frequencies. 

This doesn't come as a big surprise, given other benchmark leaks of the two Galaxy S7 chipsets, and the difference has consistently been about 20% in favor of the Exynos 8 Octa chip by Samsung, yet it is nice to see two versions that are headed for the North American market being compared directly.

The other info that can be gleaned from the benchmark tally is that the phones will ship with 4 GB of RAM, and Android 6.0.1 out of the box, as can be expected, and we are also providing a table with all known carrier models of the S7 for reference who is battling who in the benchmark table. In real-world usage, though, the two chipsets are likely to prove so powerful that these synthetic score differential probably wouldn't matter much in your day-to-day interaction with the Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge, which is expected to sport the same silicon, what do you think?


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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not suprised. Exynos has always been the superior choice on Samsung phones since it's optimized well for it.

2. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Single core score is a bit low though..

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

who care? :-/

28. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

your apps.

29. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Name me one app that will use only one core on Android. I'll wait.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why you have to steal my typical saying for this? I see you've been reading my posts. +1 for copying me! This is the Techie influence!

45. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

many test about single threaded/multi threaded they use app like browser, youtube and other light apps. if you base your argument on this it is easy to conclude android dont need single thread. but all test i see when it come to resource extensive apps like games then they show one core used more than other (single threaded) here are the links to prove my points. 1.temple run 2http://www.androidauthority.com/fact-or-fiction-android-apps-only-use-one-cpu-core-610352 2.modern combat 5http://www.anandtech.com/show/9518/the-mobile-cpu-corecount-debate/17 if you look carefull those games use multi thread but all heavy loads are on one thread. if sd820 will have superior single thread, those games will be faster compare to cpu with less single thread. only cpu to run dolphin emulator at decent speed is nvidia soc like K1 which has good single thread, there are many processor with good multithreaded perfomance but they dont run dolphin well

46. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

All resource heavy Android apps scale brilliantly But currently Android games don't because they use OpenGL ES Once Vulkan is released (probably in Android N) that won't be a problem anymore Vulkan is a low level graphics API that's designed for modern CPUs and GPUs

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks like the scores for the sd820 are up and down, I like this one better, hahahahahahah https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/4968211?baseline=5117008 In this later test Samsung CPU gets an easy win with both

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looking even more crap is that sd 820 https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/5135372?baseline=4968211 https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/5135348?baseline=4968211 It's a joke, but it just shows that there are CPU blocks on benchmarks as per my other post

38. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Please note the above links are to all new model number on tests

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is old news was was listed on this site some time ago, I also take the better muti-core score as this is android

3. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

uuhh.. im I drunk or does it read 1873 and 5946 for Exynos and 2282 and 4979 for the SD820? how is that 20% better in both single and multi? :\

18. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Unless they've changed the text, I don't read that anywhere in the article.

22. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

they corrected it

25. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Frustrated to see single core performance of exynos, snapdragon will win the speed test.

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

In what?

4. lit_n_light

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

I would like to see the exynos and snapdragon variants go head to head in a speed test since exynos variant is low on single core scores, I feel the snapdragon variant may be faster when opening/loading apps.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Opening and loading apps largely depend on hard drive speed and memory. Cpu speed is mostly useless since almost nothing uses it all in average use. GPU speed matters because it's in constant use and can easily be maxed especially in games.

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

100% true, the new iPhone only got fast due to them removing Emmc HD and nothing to do with the A9 like many review website said who had no idea what they are on about

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Need to wait for GPU benchmarks and real world performance. Are all the extra CPU cores worth it for Exynos or will the Adreno GPU push ahead? Hnnnnngggg, can't wait :)

24. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Better wait for the Gamebench examinations.

34. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The problem is exynos is not running at full speed and is running in secure mode for testing, it will run faster

40. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Noone knows exactly.

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Does anyone even proof read the articles here? "the Exynos variant outscores the Snapdragon one in both single- and multicore tests". If you look at the picture the Exynos wins on multicore test but LOSES BIG TIME in the single core score. Anyway, let´s wait for the real benchmarks done by professionals, but my prediction is that they will have similar performance this time around. Why? Because this is what I expect the real performance will be:http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/5117008?baseline=4968211 As you can see very similar for both.

8. oranttge

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

4-core cpu is better... Single Core Score of 820 is very good! It will be battery friendly cpu of the year. 5000+ scores on multicore is not important so much.

9. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

this is not IOS, multi matter very much on Android.

10. oranttge

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Never needed 8-cores on z3 compact and s5 (s801)

14. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

never said you did :) but for performance on Android both single and multi is as important, I can agree with you on the battery part as I also belive that the SD820 will be more efficient than 8890 but we`ll see when the time and facts come won`t we.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What phone you know uses all 8 cores. 4 low frequency cores for lite work, 4 larger higher frequency cores for heavy lifting. My Galaxy doesn't need the bigger cores, but I am sure its nice to have. Especially considering the price of a Xperia.

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