OnePlus 2 may run on a throttled Snapdragon 810, leaked benchmark indicates

OnePlus 2 may run on a throttled Snapdragon 810, leaked benchmark indicates
By now, most of the specs of the upcoming OnePlus 2 are no secret. It is said to come with a Snapdragon 810 chipset, a USB Type-C port, an eventual metallic body, and there will be models with 4 GB of RAM, as the company itself teased. The display diagonal also revealed itself to be 5.5" inches, with 1080p screen resolution.

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. 

This is why the OnePlus team went out of its way to assure us that the Snapdragon 810 beast will be tamed in its newest flagship with several approaches. It will allegedly use the 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.

source: GizmoChina

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

4. gaming64 unregistered

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.

7. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Nope megapixel count stayed at 13, with presumably the same ol' IMX214.

8. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

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

24. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

"Cloud" never gets the win. Cloud is dog sh!t

11. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If these are the changes, hardly worth an upgrade.

12. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the thing is battery going up from 3100mAh to 3300mAh when the processor is a battery hog... battery life will be even worse... look at all the SD810 phones to date (M9, Z3+, Flex 2...)

41. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Camera is still at 13 MP or 12.4MP 4:3 to be exact. Source: MKBHD

19. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd820 is not out to dec/March time, I.e. There will be no good phones this year apart from Samsung epop and Apple a9 I.e. The sd 820 is not coming this year

40. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

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?

30. Simona unregistered


42. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Whoa One plus saying its running on a tweaked chipset. Lets all believe in them and buy this phone. Really ????

2. Shocky unregistered

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.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

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: And this is after:

5. Shocky unregistered

Wow, that's just terrible. Thanks for this. However I will reserve judgement until the OnePlus Two is tested, but I'm not that hopeful after seeing that.

17. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

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.

23. Shocky unregistered

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.

37. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

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).

6. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

As long as its a 1080p display this kind of performance is much more than enough.

9. mailboxofcsk

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

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??

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Your safest bet is to just avoid the 810

13. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

why ???? i don't get it

14. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It's a lemon t*rd that's why

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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

15. aru2hot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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 ...

18. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Amen! Note 4 with 805, shows how a beast that chipset is.. c'mon it handles the quad display easily..

21. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Isn't the SD 805 only a 32 bit though

33. aru2hot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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...

34. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Understand that but wouldn't a 64 bit be more future proof

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