OnePlus 2 may run on a throttled Snapdragon 810, leaked benchmark indicates
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 20, 2015, 5:15 AM
The rest of the sheet includes a 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP selfie snapper, 64 GB of storage, and a 3300 mAh battery. A metal body is all the more likely, looking at the specs, given that the weight of the phone is shown at the hefty 166g mark. The only eyebrow-raiser here is the Snapdragon 810 chipset, and the pesky overheating/throttling issues that might be arriving with it.
latest, improved version of the chip, v2.1, which will be "fine-tuned both hardware and software"-wise. OnePlus have also allegedly applied a thermal gel coating and graphite inside the phone, gunning for more effective heat dissipation.
Still, a leaked benchmark shows that OnePlus 2 might bet on the good ol' thermal throttling to keep the temperature in check. The screenshot purportedly shows the old OnePlus One compared to the new flagship, and they both got around the same score on AnTuTu, despite the fact that last year's edition is running on Snapdragon 801.
The 810 chipset n the other handsets that have it, like the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, is capable of much higher results, but OnePlus might have decided to play it safe, and underclock its v2.1 chipset significantly, in order to avoid any heating issues that might still arise, hence the modes score. We are very curious to see why the additional effort that OnePlus says it has put towards heat dissipation, still requires the thermal throttling we see in the benchmark here, but let's wait for the final retail version to hit the shelves before we jump to any conclusions.
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why would any one switch from the 1 to the 2? there's no progress in performance, the camera is still OIS-less, same display size and same resolution... it should be called FlopPlus 2
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:28 AM 13
Megapixel count went up from 13 MP to 16 MP, from Snapdragon 801 to 810, from a 3100 mAh battery to 3300 mAh battery. It improved on every area necessary. Troll harder.
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:38 AM 10
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btw isnt the CPU the Snapdragon 805? Also i have a LeTV One Pro which has pretty much the same specs as the One Plus 2 + OIS and 2k Display (Only seen when taking Photos/Videos) without removable battery and SD Card (cloud ftw) so i cant see why People would pay 450€~ for the Phone when the Letv is probably at 380~ by the time it´s being released
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:58 AM 1
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Throttled 810 = throttled sales. Sorry One Plus, but you shot yourselves in the foot with this one. Should have just waited to release this; people would have understood the reasoning. I guess that is why they will release another phone soon after, to make up for this...That is just bad business moves right there. Why put a turd-pie out there with your name on it, and then try to push something 'better' when people still have a bad taste in their mouth from the first pie? Just make a decent product, and it will sell. Don't rush to just put things out their. You all know the saying, "Throw a bunch of hsit at the wall, and something will stick?" Well they don't ever advise you of the hsit that didn't stick, will hit you in the face falling back down.
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 7:40 AM 3
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It's also worth pointing out; the majority of OnePlus owners frequent websites like this. Their target audience is tech geeks and developers. So why on earth would they choose to use a cpu with such a bad reputation?
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 9:49 PM 1
We already suspected this to be the case so nothing surprising or unexpected about this. This shouldn't be an issue so long throttling after moderate to heavy use isn't terrible and GPU performance can be maintained. CPU performance isn't that important.
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:32 AM 4
GPU performance can't be maintained. The CPU is getting the trouble but the GPU isn't much better. Remember the M9 hot IR photo. That was taken while playing GFXBench T-Rex, a pure GPU based workload. Then, some magic happened and M9 suddenly stopped overheating under the same load. Most people think that HTC just throttled the CPU. However, that was not the case. Want proof?? This is M9 before throttling update: http://images.anandtech.com/do
And this is after:
http://images.anandtech.com/do .PNG ci/9137/GFXBench_New2_M9_575px .PNG
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:37 AM 5
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Off course GPU will throttle. Imagine what would happen if near-6W GPU will run full power just ten minutes. It can burn the device easily. So it's better to have moderate throttling to keep CPU and GPU temp around 70 - 75 degrees Celsius under high load rather than achieve 100+°C with phone body temp around 55 degrees.
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 7:30 AM 0
I understand that but there is a difference between maintaining consistent performance under load and heavy throttling after a few minutes of play. If they've done a good job you should never notice any throttling outside of benchmarks. Just look at the images posted above, one with abnormal level of throttling and the other which appears more consistent. Gamebench did an article on this and most devices can maintain a high level of performance with consistent framerates, especially the iPhone.
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 8:14 AM 0
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Noone knows what temp does iPhone's GPU achieve. With hi-res displays GPU runs at maximum speed a lot of time so thermal throttling will be noticeable. Though I don't think it will be so critical - my Note 4 has near-6W GPU too and throttles down only to 83% of top speed. Most other GPUs are cooler (Exynos 7420 draws about 4,8W; Snapdragon 805 eats 4 to 5W etc).
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 5:21 PM 0
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I think qualcomm should stop their supply until unless they have overcome the heating issue. I personally faced the issue with snapdragon 615 chipset. Its too hot like cooking pan. When qualcomm was the major supplier for the flagships, every company utilised their chips. Now at present, 810 is overheating and at the same time samsung's chip is doing well in all the aspects. Why these companies are not making their flagships with samsung's chip??
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 6:11 AM 1
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Your safest bet is to just avoid the 810
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 6:16 AM 1
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Then. It's 808 ( but the G4 over heats) Or Samsung epop or 7420 Or the Apple a9 The sd820 is not out this years, it be like dec or March or you will have noted loads of leak scores by now, like when the 810 was in testing
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 10:11 AM 0
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I really dont understand why no one has gone in for the Qualcomm 805 with a 1080p display . .. That thing should fly ... I haven't seen many phones with that configuration ( S5 LTE-A is one ). 805 has lesss heat and it runs well on a Note 4 with Quad Display ! so 1080p should be smooth in it ...
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 7:25 AM 1
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Amen! Note 4 with 805, shows how a beast that chipset is.. c'mon it handles the quad display easily..
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 7:39 AM 5
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Yes it is ... but for a buggy 64 bit 810 they can very well go ahead with 805 for now.. there is heavy throttling in almost all devices ...and i am yet to see a real life difference between a 64 bit and 32 bit in Android...
posted on Jul 20, 2015, 12:08 PM 0
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