Galaxy S7 for T-Mobile reports for benchmarking, scores higher than the AT&T version

Galaxy S7 for T-Mobile reports for benchmarking, scores higher than the AT&T version
The database of the Geekbench synthetic cross-platform benchmark is the gift that keeps on giving. After we were able to compare yesterday the Exynos-laden version of the Galaxy S7 for Canada's Bell Mobility against the Snapdragon-toting one for AT&T, now it's time for the T-Mobile model to pop up in Geekbench.

The T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S7 is coded as... you guessed it... SM-G930T, and is powered by a zippy Snapdragon 820 chipset, just like its AT&T sibling. It carries 4 GB of RAM, as expected, and the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow takes care of the software base. As for the final benchmark tally? 

We wouldn't put much thought in it, as these might still be engineering units, and yet Qualcomm's silicon fares great, with a 2347 mark in the single-core test, and 5352 on the multicore, indicating a pretty powerful handset is in store for T-Mobile's subscribers once the Galaxy S7 hits the shelves there next month.

source: Geekbench via G4Games

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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)



1. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I'm looking forward to seeing this! Can't wait to hear the battery life figures!

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

i'll buy the varient that score higher in geekbench multicore

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You should buy the variant that scores highest in GPU benchmarks like GFX or better yet Gamebench. So if you plan on playing games the GPU is most important.

3. Shocky unregistered

I'll buy the variant that has the faster GPU, CPU's in both are more than fast enough and won't matter in the end.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'll...have no choice, since I'm on Verizon. Not that it matters really. The Note 6 is what I'm waiting to see.

9. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'll buy the one that has better battery

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If you are in the USA, then I be thinking the sd820 due to modem

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

really likning the SD820 so far!

7. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I want sd820 bcoz it has wider developer's support. Sumsung will release exynos in my country. I dont know how I will be able to buy sd820 model? So, LG G5 for me.

5. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

the only reason am excited about sd820 is dolphin emulator. i want to emulate wii and gamecube on my phone. for me adreno 530 and that single thread perfomance is all i want.

10. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The interesting part is that this year, we've only seen a handful of Exynos 8 benchmarks (as in actual verifiable results, not quoted results) and they are rather similar to those of the Exynos 7420 of last year (minus single core scores, which aren't all that great still and not that telling for Android devices). What's odd is that last year around this time, the leaked Exynos 7420 scores were in line with the final performance. Here's hoping that's not the case this time, because especially the memory bandwith on the SD820, for now blows the Exynos 8890 scores out of the water. It's getting harder and harder to maintain that all the scores leaked are in power save mode and no one bothered to give it full throttle...

14. Shocky unregistered

They could be fake scores.

21. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Doubtful, since they used a name similar to the prototypes last year (universal8890) and there is consistency among the scores, plus there's no obvious red flag in any of the specs or results, which every fake result usually has on closer inspection.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's been reported that the 8890 scores were run in power saving mode. If true (who knows), they're impressive.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Proof that bloat bogs your device down? Not that there's no bloat on T-Mo phones, but AT&T is terrible with bloat.

20. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

It'd be nice is they just made this apps better.

12. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

The Galaxy Alpha 850M is the Exynos version which oddly has a MUCH louder , fuller ,clearer Speaker than the Qualcomm AT&T ( Different Audio Chip, probably different speaker). I would prefer the Exynos if I go to S7 except I will need the Tmobile / Metro Bands...I could get the Canada Bell Version unlocked which will have similar Bands ( not sure about Band 12) but - I have learned that unlocked Phones even with the exact Bands do not perform as well as Carrier Devices which have Carrier Software to lock to their Networks etc.

13. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I thought T-mobile was getting the Exynos from the reports a few months back?

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'll save my money & keep my S6 for another year

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If i buy an android phone it will be this year's nexus. Google need a new nexus tablet cause the pixel c cost to damn much.

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