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

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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1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

9. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Seems more like exynos without benchmark cheating code to me.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

14. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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

16. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

45. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

"Samsung phones haven't had the "cheating" code for years" ??? I don't think so.

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.

42. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 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

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.

2. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Oh it's really impressive in power saving mode.

4. Unordinary unregistered

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

5. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 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.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

23. Unordinary unregistered

Multi score + Apples chip. Lol. You don't know much do you. All educated android fans know Apple makes the best SoC in mobile.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

37. Unordinary unregistered

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.

40. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

6. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

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

8. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It will have 5.5inch

17. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

18. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Yeah, I think its time for me too.

26. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You dont have 6s plus you little troll :)

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Slow and crappy? lolwut

27. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

U read me ryt. Slow crappy. Office applications are slow. Transfering data to my Surface is slow, not even compatible to USB3.0. Calls drops frequently, tested it, not carrier related. Data tethering is slow AF. So many gripes on S6. I hope our company change something non-Samsung.

28. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, because all other devices are USB 3.0 compatible. All of the devices seem firmware related. Do a factory reset, should fix them. I am using the device for around 10 months and have none of the issues you mentioned.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, he doesn't have one. Just like twens doesn't have a 6s.

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The s6 transfer files over to Any pc and back again faster than any 3.0 USB phone including note 3 due to ufs, so you full of it

36. TyrionLannister unregistered

Hmm, I think you replied to the wrong comment.

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